Thursday, February 28, 2019

Breakfast Chorizo Hash Browns Leek البيض مع النقانق والكرفس



My virgin of the Hash Browns, added leek, eggs and sausages! This is came out a nice combination adding extra flavor and texture to the hash, however I used for this particular recipe a chicken sausage, and the truth I wan't impressed, thought it's less fat!! But wasn't worth, or may be the particular sausage I used wasn't great! originally I made the recipe with Chorizo and German or Spanish traditional sausage, and always came out superb!!
It's important not to let the leeks over-coked and drain all the excessive water from the shredded potato, so that gives it extra textures and crispness. Finally serve the dish with German sauerkraut and cucumber is the balance for the dish... hope you try it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium size potato
  • 2 Sausage or Chorizo
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 leek
  • Butter for saute  

Method:

Shred the potato hash, wash it thoroughly and let the water drain by squeezing the hash a little. Add some salt and pepper and mix it very well, sometimes I add dash of cardamon or splash of cayenne. On medium heat, use non stick skillet is a most here! melt the butter and add the hash, press them on the skillet making the pie shape. Cook for 6 - 8 min and transfer the hash pie to another plate, so you can slide back to skillet to cook the other side for another 5 min, then take off sliding back the hash pie to the plate.
Add another 2 Tbspn of butter to cook the sausage and let coke for 5 min, add the leek and continue cooking for another min, then whisk the eggs with salt and pepper and add it to the leeks and sausage, before, at the same time add the hash pie to the eggs and other and let it cook for 2 -3 min.  



   

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mashed Potato Tray with Beef صينية بطاطا مع اللحم

Potato Puree with Meat and Cheese

 بطاطس بالصينية  

This is a simple delicious dish for potato lovers, who doesn't like potato!! Oh may be my friend Jessica.. the topping texture give the dish a balanced contrast and texture, as turned the smooth potato melted in you mouth with the delicate chewing of the cheese taste. Here I use the gruyere cheese and mozzarella, however using a gouda cheese is also a good choice, but I like it with first more!! I used a frozen green peas for this recipe and cooked very short time with the meat mixture to maintain the texture of the peas. Also the ground beef I used is lean about 8% fat. The oven time is short just to make the topping brown  as well as to incorporate the taste of the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Ground beef or about 1/2 pound
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 4 potato medium size about 2 pounds
  • 1 cup of bread crumb
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 cup of milk
  • half of a cup of cheese (Gruyere and mozzarella)
  • 5 tbsn of butter- 3 for cooking and 2 for bread crumb
  • 1/4 cup of pin nuts 
  • Seasoning: Black pepper / cinnamon / cayenne  

Method

Chop the onion onion minced, melt the butter and  sauté the onion while it's coking add the cinnamon and black pepper. Just before the onion gets golden and brown it's about 4 min, add the beef and stir very well after adding more black pepper and some salt, cook for another 5 min stirring very well normally about 5 min. Add the green pees and the pin nuts and cook for extra 1 min only, try not to over cook the pees.
mash the potato adding generous amount of salt and the milk with dash of cayenne, then spread half of the potato in a medium size oven tray as the first layer, add the cooked beef mixture in the middle, then add the rest of the potato third layer. 
Add two tbspn of melted butter to bread crumb and mix them well, spread the bread crumb on the top of the potato adding the cheese.
Bake at 350F for about 15 min.... Enjoy 






Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mediterranean Syrian Meat Pie Beef on Flat bread Sfeha



Ingredients:

  • Pita bread dough (Recent recipe)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 peeled chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tspn of each salt, pepper and oregano
  • 1/2 tspn of each cinnamon and white pepper
  • 1-1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 bread crumb
  • 1/3 cub of milk
  •  2 tspn lemon juice

Method:

Combine all ingredients together and mix it very will for the topping.
cut the dough in to small pieces and put them in a greased pan
spread the dough and add 2 tbsp of the topping and press it firmly by spreading it to cover all the dough.
bake it in the oven for 5-7 min  until done.



Saturday, February 16, 2019

Spaghetti Garlic Noodles with Beef and FreshTomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion 
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn pepper 
  • spaghetti 
Method:

Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain, and set aside.

Spaghetti sauce:
 in a large saucepan over medium heat saute onion in olive oil  for 10 min add garlic mix it then add the beef after 5 min add the tomato paste and fry for 5 min add salt and pepper tern the heat to law.
blend the tomatoes until smooth then add to the pan tern the heat to high until boiling then let it simmer for 5 min.

transfer the spaghetti to baking dish and top with spaghetti sauce put in the oven for 25min.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Homemade Syrian Bread

This is one of the few recipes for pita, is very simple and easy to make. I've found that, it's important to use unbleached flour for this recipes, additionally I mixed the white flour with the whole wheat flour, therefore I used two cops of white and one cup of whole wheat, you may use the same amount of flour with white only, if you're white flour fanatic!! However I've found myself had to add an extra half cup of the flour to reach the right consistency after all.


Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp of yeast
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water
  • 3 +1/3 cups of flour
  • 1 Tsp of salt
Method
    Pour the lukewarm water in mixer container,  add the yeast and mix till dissolve, you may leave the mixture for 5-10 min, then add the flour plus the salt.
    Let kneed for 5 - 7 min, at the this stage you may add some flour if needed. Normally it's easier to add the flour then water at this step.
    You may finish kneeling by hand or until the dough is smooth and silky.
    Make it even small pieces and roll it about 1/4 in thick.
    Bake it at 450F oven  7- 9 min.

    Enjoy!!