Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas You seriously must try these. Over the weekend I was introduced to these little gems. I was at a birthday party where a mom friend mentioned her addiction to “fried chickpeas”…hmmm…sounded good to me. When she told me how she made them I was instantly intrigued. Why haven’t I thought to do this myself? It’s so simple people…and these babies make the best snack, appetizer or even better, topping for a salad (which I experienced for lunch today – holy yum!). To prepare the chickpeas you lightly dust them in seasoned flour then saute them in a little bit of olive oil in a hot pan till they get nice and crispy. Thank you so much for sharing Juliet! Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas A fun way to serve up chickpeas as a snack or salad topping! Ingredients 1 can chickpeas (I like to use Bush's Garbanzo Beans) 2-3 tsp flour 2-3 tsp Cajun seasoning 2-3 TB olive oil sea salt, to taste Instructions Rinse and dry chickpease on paper towel.
cobbler baked in jars I made these for the Seattle Bake Sale for Share Our Strength organized by Frantic Foodie (thanks Keren!). I had so much fun making pies in jars that I figured this was the perfect opportunity to bake something else in jars. This time I used half-pint wide mouth jars, a nice size for a bake sale. (Half pint jars washed and drying.) I used the blueberry cobbler recipe from Baking Illustrated. (Look! These are great for bake sales because the packing is an eye catcher. The recipe, with notes on actually making it in jars, is below. Seriously, the cornmeal added to the biscuit batter makes all the difference here. I call this mise en jars, I used the washed jars from the overflowing and sticky (but sooo worth it) test batch. For each batch I used a 10-ounce package of frozen wild blueberries and, for the sake of economy, filled out the rest with locally grown (and gorgeous) frozen blueberries that are sold in 48-ounce bags. The scent of these baked goods right here is amazing. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Pepperoni Pizza Puffs If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, there's a ninety percent chance they will say pizza. They love it, as most kids do. I guess I have an affection for it too, but we don't indulge too often. If I had to choose a favorite pizza, it would be the Hawaiian, but no one else in my household appreciates its flavors like I do, too bad for them. So when my kids came home from school and I had this afternoon snack waiting for them, they were pretty excited to be having pizza at 3 PM. Okay, so was I, can you blame me? These are the simplest, yummiest little bites. If you have a mini muffin pan you are good to go. Preheat oven to 375o. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through, then stir in 1 Tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 Tablespoon basil. Print Recipe Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Pancakes and Strawberry Butter In my opinion, pancakes are the most perfect of breakfast foods. However, not all pancakes are created equal and I’ve been on a lifelong quest to find the perfect pancake recipe. My ideal pancake is thick and cakey, yet still maintaining a light fluffiness. One of the best pancakes I’ve ever had meeting this description is at the okayokay diner in our neighbourhood. It’s a really small diner so we often end up eating at the counter where you can watch the cook making orders on the griddle. I’ve spent many a morning watching him ladle out the pancake batter, speculating about possible ingredient combinations and ideal cooking temperatures. My friends, I think my quest is over. I started with Ian’s dad’s traditional Saturday morning recipe and adjusted the baking powder, salt, and egg ratios until somehow I stumbled onto this combination that makes a great thick batter that puffs up into beautiful fluffy pancakes. Perfect Pancakes Strawberry Butter Combine all in a blender or food processor.
Guacamummus or Hummamole (Avocado Hummus) Recipe So…what’s a girl to do when gorgeous, big, ripe avocados are on sale during “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”? Make guacamumus! Or hummamole! Whatever you want to call it, this fantastic marriage of my two favorite dips — hummus and guacamole — is definitely a winner. Hooray for dips that are fun to say, and to eat! You’ll love this Guacamummus or Hummamole (Avocado Hummus) Recipe! Ingredients: 1 avocado, peeled and pitted1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas, drained1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped1/4 cup chopped red onion3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed2 Tbsp. tahini (optional)1 Tbsp. olive oil1 lime, juiced1 tsp. cumin1/4 tsp. salt (more or less to taste) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. All images and text ©Gimme Some Oven If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. Ali’s Tip: Feel free to add in the chopped red onion at the end (instead of blending it in the food processor) if you’d like a less strong onion flavor!
Hasselback Potatoes These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.. Updated: November 26th 2013 This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes Hasselback Potatoes (Printable Recipe) Ingredients 6 Medium Size Potatoes 2 - 3 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 30 g Butter Maldon Sea Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 220˚C (425˚F). Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.
Homemade Onion Rings « Straight from the Farm February 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm Jennie Oh the humble onion. How often I have overlooked thee in my winter local food stores. You might ramp up the flavor in a soup or an omelet, nevertheless I just wasn’t thinking about what you might do as the star of the show. Caramelized onions or French onion soup would perhaps be more predictable fates for a large stash of onions like that leftover from my plentiful onion harvest in the garden last summer. I love onion rings with that crispy salty outside and that soft sweet onion on the inside. Unfortunately I don’t have the physique to get away with eating fried foods in any great quantity. Besides burning the first batch, I declare these a solid success! So, if you had a good dozen or so large juicy onions still in storage, what would you do with them? Homemade Onion RingsA Straight from the Farm Original Cut the onions into a thick rings. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden but not brown, turning over once during baking. (serve 6) Like this:
Garlic Knots When I was in High School, I thought garlic knots were the best things on earth. I guess I still kind of think that, but often I’m disappointed by the garlic knots I buy. I’m not sure if the quality of garlic knots has gone down in NYC or if I’ve become harder to please. These days, they are often hard and dry, probably from being left around too long. As with all bread-based goodies, the freshest way to get it is out of your own oven. These really are a reasonable amount of work, and easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled for even more return. I’m assuming that pizzerias make their garlic knots with the same dough that they make pizza with, so use any pizza dough that you like. Garlic Knots~12-13 knots 3/4 cup +1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon instant yeast1/2 teaspoon table salt1/3 cup water at room temperature (70 to 90 degrees)5 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, divided4 large cloves garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1 packed tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1.
Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites On Fridays, I teach cooking classes to two kids in our neighborhood. They are pretty knowledgeable-so my job is easy:) I think it is fantastic that they want to learn how to cook at such a young age-they are in the 3rd and 4th grade. On Friday we made homemade soft pretzels,the traditional salty ones and cinnamon and sugar pretzels. For fun, we also made pretzel bites. everyone loved these. Is everyone ready for the big game? Buffalo Hot Wings-these are Josh’s all time favorite. My good friend Gaby, from What’s Gaby Cooking, made Pulled Pork Sliders for the big game. Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites Yield: A lot!