an easy and tasty little appetizer that I made for one of Country Lady's famous appy parties (April 2009) I sometimes will subsitute 1 large onion carmelized slow and low for the shallots, I actually like it better with the carmelized onions, but I thought I should post the recipe as I prepared it for the party
I was assigned this recipe for a Tapas party that was held for our Book Club discussion of Don Quixote. Even people who thought they didnt like mussels raved about this dish. I think because the mussel meat is chopped up and you dont have to get past the consistancy to enjoy the mussel. The recipe is taken from "Cocina nueva" The new spanish kitchen by Jane Lawson, a must read for Spanish food lovers. The only change I made was to reduce the topping ingredients, the recipe in the book made twice as much as needed.
I made this for Country Lady's Tapas party (Also Elly's birthday/retirement/farewell celebration) A savory strudel which was quite easy to make ahead of time and re-heat. Recipe from Gourmet Magazine/Food Network
This is a little different than some pork sates in that it does not have a peanut sauce. I made this for the appy party/Toolbelt birthday Party that Country Lady hosted, People said they liked it, maybe they were just being nice, but it does have a very nice flavour, and it is easy, so that always works for me. Oh yeah, I got this recipe off of recipe source, so yeah, I stole it, changed it slightly, but essentially it is the same.
My aunt used to make these when I was a kid, then I started making them for my kids, and now my DD makes them, they are very rich, you just want to eat a small slice at a time. Cook time shown is actually chill time.
An awesome snack! My mom used to make this every Christmas, and give some away in Christmas tins, or fancy jars. Makes a great hostess gift, or teacher gift- but now I just make it for myself and my family, usually two batches each Christmas!
These are really easy, can be made ahead, frozen etc... and are quite tasty warm or cold. If you are intimidated by phyllo dough (don't be, phyllo is your friend, and very forgiving) you could use Crescent dinner rolls, rolled and cut into squares, for the pastry.
I love thinly sliced crispy potatoes, and adding cheese to them just makes them all the better. I have searched for a recipe for this dish for a while, and I ended up combining parts of several recipes. I have tried lots of variations, this recipe is my favorite. But you can try differant cheeses, adding herbs, chives, green onions, etc...
My MIL makes these every Christmas, my kids love them, but they also claim that they hate dates, coconut, and walnuts! go figure! These keep for a really long time, so they are a good addition to your holiday treats to have on hand
I stewed a whole bushel today, but this is the recipe for one batch. I can these and use them for spaghetti sauce, crock pot chicken cacciatore and anything you would used canned tomatoes for. I never buy canned tomatoes anymore!