Pork Adobo

Tasty, but rather fatty.



Stir-Fry Cheat Sheet

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Young Vegetables

  • 1 lb assorted young vegetables, such as peas, carrots, strin beans, cauliflower, etc.
  • salt
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 T parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 C water

Wash vegetables and cook in just enough salted water to cover, but do not let it evaporate. When done, drain and save water, tumble vegetables in butter and sprinkle with parsley and pepper. Prepare sauce with butter, flour, and water.

Credits: German Cooker

Saffron Broth

  • 7 egg yolks
  • 2 T verjuice (or 1 T vinegar + 1 T water)
  • 21 oz chicken broth
  • 1/8 t loose saffron
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1/8 t nutmeg

Put egg yolks, verjuice, broth, saffron, and cinnamon into a bowl and blend. Pass them through a sieve into a pot. Cook down slowly and stir continuously until it begins to thicken. Sprinkle with spices and serve.

Credits: Platina Book 6

Mushroom, onion, and lardon pie

  • 400 g mushrooms, minus a few
  • 2 large onions
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 125 g lardons
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g cream
  • pepper

Slice the mushrooms. Slice the onions. Fry them with crush garlic in butter. Add the lardons towards the end. Preheat the oven to 190C, and pre-bake the crust for 10 min. Beat the eggs and add the cream, and season with fresh ground pepper. Mix the filling with the egg mixture and put into the pie crust. Bake 20-30 min. or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Credits: My devising, on the basis of various recipes.

Leek and lardon pie

  • 2 leeks, sliced thin
  • 125 g lardons
  • A goodly amount of grated parmesan (about 1 C)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • thyme

Cook the lardons and then fry the leeks in their fat, adding butter if necessary. Preheat oven to 190C, and pre-bake pie crust 10 min. Beat the eggs and add the parmesan and thyme. Lay down the leeks/lardons in the pie crust, and then pour the egg mixture over it, spreading around as needed to cover the leeks. Bake at 190C for 15 minutes, or a little more if necessary.

Credits: My own devising based off of many similar recipes of this ilk.

2014-02-16: We wanted to make a couple of pies today to last us through the week, so I got the usual assortment of stuff, and divied it up between two recipes. This is one.