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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Fried pies

Ingredients:

300 g water
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp yeasts
2 tsp salt
0.25 cup vegetable oil
500 g flour

Method:

Mix yeast, salt, sugar, and 2 tbsp flour in a cup.
Add 0.5 cup warm water, mix well, and pour in a large dish.
Pour vegetable oil, mix well, and add the rest of the water.
Add flour teaspoonful at a time, continuing mixing.
When the dough stops sticking to the dish, place it on a table, or on a clean board, and continue knead for about 5 minutes.
Place the dough in a plastic bag, place the plastic bag in a deep dish, cover the dish with towel, and let sit for about 1 – 1.5 hour.
Divide the dough into 30 portions (it is sticky at this time).
To make a pie, place a dough piece on your left hand, roll it into a hand size, place 2 tbsp of stuffing in the middle, and press the borders of the dough to seal your pie.
Grease a baking sheet with butter or margarine, place the pies on the sheet, and let sit for 10 minutes.
Pre-heat a skillet with vegetable oil and fry the pies a minute per side.
Cover a deep dish with towels, place the ready pies in the dish, and cover them with towels.

Note:

Pies are not fattening!
You can vary the stuffing.
Examples of stuffing:
Boiled rice + grated eggs + green onion cuts.
Boiled rice + grated eggs + flaked tuna

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Salad-Cocktail with Calamari

Ingredients:

1 lb boiled calamari
2 medium onions
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 green apple
2 medium salted (or brined) cucumbers
2 medium boiled carrots
4 hardboiled eggs
1 cup Light Mayonnaise mixed with pressed garlic
1 bunch Italian Parsley
Green and black olives and lemon for decoration

Method:

Cut calamari and onions into julienne cuts.
Peel and grate vegetables, separately.
Stir-fry grated onions for 2 minutes with vegetable oil.
Grate eggs and apple separately.
Place a layer of fried onion on a large flat dish, sprinkle with Mayo – garlic mix, and place a layer of calamari over it.
Than, do the same with the cucumber, eggs, carrots, and apple layers (sprinkle with Mayo-garlic mix, and place a calamari layer over it).
Cover the top with the Mayo-garlic mix, and place into a refrigerator.
To serve, decorate with parsley greens and slices of green and black olives and lemon.

Potato Biscuits

Ingredient for 8:

2 lb potatoes
1 cup milk
0.25 lb sour cream
3 eggs
1 lb spinach
2 tbsp tomato paste (or any tomato sauce)
1 tbsp sugar

Method:

Boil potatoes, then peel and make puree from the potatoes, milk, sour cream, and eggs.
Divide the puree into 3 parts.
Boil spinach for 2 minutes, then drain it and make puree from the spinach, and mix it with one part of the potato puree.
Add tomato-paste and sugar to another part of the potato puree, and blend.
Pre-heat an oven to 180 C (360 F).
Grease a baking sheet with margarine, and place different colored puree close to each other. You can use confectioner’s bags with wide nozzles to make them decorative.
Bake for about 10 minutes, and serve immediately, with any vegetable salad.

Note:

You can use other vegetables, to make colored puree.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Potato Biscuits

Ingredient for 8:

2 lb potatoes
1 cup milk
0.25 lb sour cream
3 eggs
1 lb spinach
2 tbsp tomato paste (or any tomato sauce)
1 tbsp sugar

Method:

Boil potatoes, then peel and make puree from the potatoes, milk, sour cream, and eggs.
Divide the puree into 3 parts.
Boil spinach for 2 minutes, then drain it and make puree from the spinach, and mix it with one part of the potato puree.
Add tomato-paste and sugar to another part of the potato puree, and blend.
Pre-heat an oven to 180 C (360 F).
Grease a baking sheet with margarine, and place different colored puree close to each other. You can use confectioner’s bags with wide nozzles to make them decorative.
Bake for about 10 minutes, and serve immediately, with any vegetable salad.

Note:

You can use other vegetables, to make colored puree.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Salad Vitamin

Ingredients for 4:

5 carrots
0.5 lb green cabbage
3 garlic cloves
Grated cheese
Dressing (plain yogurt, or kefir, or sour cream, or mayonnaise, or their mix)
Pomegranate seeds on taste

Method:

Grate washed vegetables, put them in a salad bowl, add grated cheese, dressing and pomegranate seeds, mix well, and serve.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Beef Steak with Onions

Ingredients for 1:

0.5 lb beef
1 tbsp margarine
2 tbsp sliced onions
1 tsp flour
1 egg
Salt on taste

Method:

Cut the meat into portions, if you prefer small steaks.
Tenderize the meat until it is less than 1” thick.
Fry the onions on small heating with margarine until the onions change color.
Sprinkle the meat with flour.
Fry the meat on a large heating with margarine for about 2-3 minutes per side.
Place the meat and onions into an oven-safe dish, and bake in an oven pre-heated to 380 F for 5-7 minutes.
During this, fry the egg in a pan.
To serve, place the meat on to a serving dish, put the egg over it, sprinkle fried onions, and pour the meat juices over this. Place a garnish (French green beans, or boiled cauliflower, or boiled small potatoes) on the serving dish around the meat.