Appetizers

How to cook crispy sauerkraut in brine

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Cabbage salting according to all the rules always seemed to me a very difficult task, requiring special cooking skills. More than once I saw how housewives squeezed cabbage with hands then put some pressure on it, stringed it with long thin sticks and I understood that such magic was surely beyond my power. I simply used to buy sauerkraut until I was taught how to make sauerkraut in brine, when literally within three days you get tasty crispy sauerkraut. Perhaps it is not as good for health as cabbage cooked in traditional way. But when cooking it there is also a process of lactic acid fermentation, though ...

How to marinade cucumbers dry

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A cucumber is a kind of vegetable that can barely be kept fresh even in the fridge. I’ve been marinating cucumbers dry for several years and this way I get tasty cucumbers simply and quickly. Due to dry marinating the cucumbers become more delicious and they remain fresh marinated up to a week, and if marinated classically they salt down after 2 or 3 days. Cucumbers Garlic Dill Salt A polythene bag The ingredient set is rather simple. You can try different spices. Wash the dill well. It would be better to use the dill bloom for ...

How to make stuffed eggs

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It is one of the numerous recipes of stuffed eggs. It can scarcely be considered as dietetic, but it is very simple and quick, even kids can cope with it. What is more, you will only ordinary products that can definitely be found in any fridge. Eggs - 6 pieces Any canned fish in oil - 3.5 oz Mayonnaise - 1-2 tbsp Mustard - 1-2 tbsp Onion - 1 pieces Some fresh dill Salt, pepper at taste Begin from cooking the eggs hard. After that cut each egg in two parts lengthwise. Carefully take the yolks away with a tea ...

How to make salted crackers for beer

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The home-made salty crackers are not only safer than the ones we buy in the shop, but they also let you “recycle” the stale bread. As for their taste, it differs a bit from the one the bought crackers have, which doesn’t mean it is worse. Any kind of bread is suitable, and you can use any spices and herbs you like. The quantity can also be different, in this case I am going to make just a few crackers. Any bread - 10 oz (300 g) Vegetable oil - 1.8 oz (50 g) Salt, black powdered pepper and dry basil - 1 flat tsp of each Garlic - 2 cloves A baking dish or a sheet pan Food ...

How to cook ingenious snack – stuffed eggs decorated with little spiders

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Stuffed eggs – is one of the usual dishes on a festive table. In spite of the variety of fillings offered, in most cases they look almost the same. Having spent only a few minutes, you may decorate stuffed eggs with small spiders from olives, and this course absolutely becomes one of the most original on your table. Boiled chicken eggs – 10 pieces Canned tuna – 1 can Olives We peel boiled eggs. Cut them into halves. We spread yolks over a plate. Add canned tuna meat, mash everything with a fork. You may add a bit of ...

How to cook snack pancakes with vegetables and chicken

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The snack pancakes is a dish for everyone to enjoy. These appetizing ruddy pancakes with the chicken and cheese stuff can decorate not only a family dinner, but also a holiday table. Pancakes Roasted chicken Vegetables (the Chinese cabbage or lettuce, a tomato, a cucumber) Some cheese Mayonnaise Prepare the salad for the filling – chop the Chinese cabbage, cucumbers and tomatoes. Mix the vegetables, add salt and spices. Put some lettuce and the roasted pieces of chicken on a pancake. Add the ...

How to cook mushroom baskets with pomegranate

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The holiday table menu should not only include delicious dishes, but also the nice-looking ones. The bright and appetizing mushroom baskets with pomegranate can make a perfect decoration of your holiday table. The combination of the fried mushrooms and pomegranate is quiet unusual, but tasty. Moreover, you don’t need much time to make these baskets. White mushrooms (the fresh or dried ones) Sunflower oil Pomegranate Mayonnaise Spices and salt Waffle baskets or tartlets First soak, wash and boil the dried ...

How to cook a holiday snack of tomatoes and quail eggs

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This is very simple and quickly made snack – "mushrooms" from quail eggs and Cherry tomatoes is capable to decorate table during occasional dinner and holiday meal. Quail eggs – 10 pieces Cherry tomatoes – 5 pieces Mayonnaise Salt Curry powder Quail eggs should be boiled and carefully off-shelled. We wash Cherry tomatoes, cut them in halves. We remove pulp from tomatoes with a spoon. We mix mayonnaise with salt and curry. We fill in halves of tomatoes with this sauce. Take wooden ...

How to cook Burgundy snail’s semi-finished delicacy

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In warm areas of Europe, Burgundy snail or Helix pomatia is found everywhere. On forest and park paths, during cold or after rain, you can gather quite large number of these gastropods when having a short walk. Some people treat them as vermins or indifferently pass by, but literally there is a real delicacy at our feet. Snail’s meat is low-calorie one, and has high nutrition value. It is nourishing and is rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, it’s considered to be a powerful aphrodisiac in some countries. And personally I don’t think it’s too right to miss opportunity of preparing semi-finished product from ...

How to cook party snack with processed cheese and sweet pepper

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Well-known snack salad with processed cheese, boiled eggs, mayonnaise and garlic can be turned into rich party dish by adding sweet pepper to it. Sweet pepper gives not only delicious look to this light salad but also richness. Processed cheese – 2 pieces Boiled eggs – 2 items Mayonnaise Garlic Sweet pepper So to prepare a filling we grate processed cheese on a big grater, dice boiled eggs (1 egg for 1 piece of cheese). If you preliminarily put processed cheese for 15-20 minutes into a freezer it will be easier to grate. We add ...