Fried Eggplant Sandwiches

Ingredients

1 eggplant
salt
6 oz mozzarella cheese (not grated)
1/2 tsp yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (105-115 F)
2 cups plain flour
pepper to taste
4 1/2 tsp oil
1 lg egg white
oil for frying

How to prepare

Slice the eggplant into 1/4″ rounds. Sprinkle with salt and let drain in a colander for about an hour. Slice the mozzarella into thin slices and trim to the shape of the eggplant slices. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and stir until is dissolved. Whisk in 1 1/2 cups flour and the pepper until smooth. Keep at room temp for 30 min. Rinse and pat dry the eggplant slices. Fry them in batches using 1 tsp oil per batch over med heat about 2 min per side. Remove to paper towels to drain while you finish the other slices. Place a cheese slice between each two eggplant slices (like a sandwich). Press firmly together and dip in the remaining flour to coat both sides. Beat the egg white until stiff (but not dry) peaks form. Fold into the yeast mixture. Heat oil (about 1 inch deep) in a lg frying pan. Dip 1 eggplant sandwich into the batter at a time and place in the hot oil. Fry 4-6 at a time for 1-2 minutes per side until light brown. Place on paper towels to drain oil until all are done. Serve hot. These are great with a horseradish type dressing on top! Depending on the size of the eggplant, this could make 6-12 sandwiches.

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Crockpot sweet & sour kraut with pork chops

Ingredients

2 potatoes, wash & slice
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 1/2 cup sauerkraut, rinsed & drained
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
2 thick pork chops, trimmed

Pepper

How to prepare

Put potatoes in crockpot. Top with chopped onion. Combine sauerkraut, (1 can) with brown sugar and pineapple juice. Spoon over potatoes. Top with pork chops which have been trimmed of fat. Season with pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.
Serve with rye bread. Yield: 2 servings

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Roasted cornish hen, by pierre franey

Ingredients

4 cornish hens (about 1 lb each)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 sprigs fresh rosemary or 2 tbsp dry
4 garlic cloves peeled
2 tbsp olive oil
1 med onion peeled and quartered
1/4 cup dry white wine

3/4 cup fresh or canned chicken broth

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 450

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Moroccan charmoula for fish

Ingredients

1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp ground cumin
4-6 cloves of garlic, minced fine
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup fruity olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste

How to prepare

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together lightly. The all-purpose, most-loved moroccan sauce for baked or grilled fish enough for six to eight portions of fish give or take your propensity for charmoula rub a little into the fish a few hours before cooking spoon some on the cooked fish serve with couscous if you desire (also good on chicken )

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Armenian stuffed fried potatoes

Ingredients

6 medium potatoes
1/2 lb cheese, grated
1 egg
1 or 2 tbsp minced parsley
1 egg yolk
cracker crumbs
1 tsp salt

How to prepare

Boil potatoes and drain well. Mash them with 1 whole egg and salt. Mix cheese, yolk, and parsley as a filling. Take one handful of potato, form a ball the size of a large plum. Make a hole or cavity in the center with your finger and stuff with cheese mixture. Close the hole, and flatten to make a patty. Roll or dredge in cracker crumbs, and fry in deep fat.

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Borani – cold spinach and yogurt salad

Ingredients

1 package frozen spinach
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp finely grated onion
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp fresh mint, minced

How to prepare

1) thaw spinach, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
2) combine remaining ingredients with spinach until well incorporated.
3) refrigerate for a half hour and serve.

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Tomato – basil shrimp with wine

Ingredients

12 oz shelled shrimp
1 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp instant chicken bouillon
1 tsp dried basil
2 med tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped
10 oz hot cooked pasta
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup parsley, fresh, chopped

How to prepare

Thaw shrimp, if frozen. In saucepan cook onion in 2 tbsp butter and the olive oil till tender but not brown. Stir in wine, bouillon granules, basil, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes or till about 2/3 of the liquid is evaporated. Halve shrimp lengthwise; add to wine mixture. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or just until shrimp is tender. Stir in chopped tomatoes and heat through. Toss pasta with 1/4 cup melted butter. Add shrimp mixture, cheese and parsley; toss till pasta is coated. Serving size : 4
serve with a lg green salad and some crusty french bread and it’s just about the perfect meal.

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Khubuz – pocket

Ingredients

5 lb unbleached flour
1 pkg. Dry yeast
2 tbsp salt
8 cups luke warm water

How to prepare

1) combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
2) in another bowl, dissolve the yeast in water let rest for 5 minutes in a warm place.
3) in a large bowl add flour/salt , in the center create a well and slowly pour in the yeast mixture.
4) kneed the dough for about 20 min. Or until the dough is smooth, soft and elastic.
5) form dough into a ball, lightly cover with olive oil and place in a lightly oiled bowl and let raise in a warm place, with a towel draped over the bowl for 45-60 min. Or until dough doubles in size.
6) on a lightly floured surface, punch down dough and divide into 4

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Luby ib tume – green bean salad

Ingredients

2 lb fresh or frozen green beans
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup salad oil
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

1) cook green beans and let cool
2) using a garlic press crush garlic into a large bowl, then rub the bowl with garlic
3) add beans and toss until garlic is thoroughly combined
4) combine remaining ingredients and toss
5) let flavors combine for 2 or 3 hrs

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