Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
- 750 grams (1.5 lbs) ground beef or lamb
- Olive oil for shallow frying
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 slices of bread, crusts removed
- 2 large eggs
- Salt, pepper and barbecue spice to taste
- Flour for dredging
- Heat oil in a large, lidded frying pan and saute the onion for about 5 minutes.
- Soak the bread in a little water and then squeeze dry. Mash in a large bowl with a fork until almost breadcrumb consistency.
- Combine the onion with the ground meat, bread, eggs, salt, pepper and seasoning. Shape into balls, each just slightly larger than a golf ball. Roll each ball lightly in flour.
- Heat a bit more oil in the frying pan and brown the frikkadels, a few at a time, for about 5 minutes on each side.
- Once all the frikkadelle have been browned, return them to the pan, add a half cup or so of water and cover with the lid. Turn down the heat slightly and continue cooking for about 10 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve hot with mashed potatoes and either gravy or train smash (onion and tomato bredie).
Putu Pap and Train Smash 20mins
Makes about 540ml/18fl.oz. Hot Savoury Sauces Accompaniment S. Africa
1 tbsp Oil
3 Onions, chopped
3 Tomatoes, chopped
5 tbsp Vinegar
5 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp Sugar
½ teasp dry Mustard Powder
Salt and Pepper
1 teasp Cornflour
1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and tomatoes and sauté gently until softened.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Mix the cornflour with a little cold water to form a paste then add to the saucepan and continue to cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Serve as a sauce with meats, fish or putu pap.
South African Marshmallow Dessert
- 1/2 lb marshmallow
- 1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup fresh cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Spray a tart plate with nonstick spray.
- Cut the marshmallows into smaller pieces, and put in a heavy-bottomed pot with the orange juice and vanilla.
- Heat and stir constantly, until the marshmallows start melting. Do not boil! You only want them to melt completely. Add and stir in the vanilla.
- Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
- Beat the cream until stiff, adding the salt, and then fold into the marshmallow mixture.
- Scrape into prepared plate, and leave in fridge to set.
Monday, June 7, 2010
This picture made me realize that Jeff and I both have chin dimples! Do we always have chin dimples? So weird. Do our kids have chin dimples? It's funny the things I don't pay attention to. I've lived with my chin for 32 years and never noticed. Actually, I think it's just the picture...right?