Panierte Frikadelle Mit Schweizer Käse (Breaded Meat Patties With Swiss Cheese)

> > > ” WHY ARE MOST AMERICAN BURGERS CRAP ? “ > Easy boy’s and girls, just trying to get your attention here. 🙂 But……….. For many years the American style burger was a complete mystery to me. You see, when I came to America for the first time in 1970, my  “burger” senses were […]

” Aloo Ki Tiki ” Indian Potato Patties

> > ” Aloo Ki Tiki ” Indian Potato Patties Very tasty dinner tonight. Toke the liberty to replace the peas with some other vegetables to get even more flavor and color. Tomorrow – NOT a vegetarian food day   🙂 > >

Calamares Al Ajillo, Arroz Mexicana Y Frijoles Negro

: : : This was such a down to earth, yet wonderfully delicious meal. Well-prepared rice and beans are something I enjoy at least twice a week. But not just the simple black beans and white rice common here in the Caribbean, South America and South Florida, but many, many combinations of different rice and […]

Schnitzel vom Schweinerücken „Zigeuner Art“

> >> > One of my first childhood memories involving food is about Schnitzel. When visiting a restaurant with my parents in my earliest years, more often than not at least one person of the family/group at the table ordered a schnitzel, sometimes everybody. There was a wide variety of schnitzel available, even in the most […]

Shrimp Cakes, Avocado Salad, Dill-Yogurt Sauce

> While  my stomach tells me that the larger the shrimp, the more I love the dish, my wallet sometimes pulls back the reins and tells me to take it easy 😦 So last week when I went to the store to buy shrimp for this dish, these small salad shrimp for $7.75 a pound […]

Pearl Burgers

. > > < Pearl  Balls Burgers : > DON’T  PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD ! When we were kids, most of us had to be told not to play with our food in order to install respect and gratitude towards our daily nourishment, which in my case, immediately after WWII in Germany, was not nearly as […]

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Thighs With Potato Patty And Cilantro/Lime Dressing

> > This  dish has wonderful layers of flavors and textures, is easy on the wallet, looks great and is a snap to prepare. Go for it 🙂 (If you prepare the potato patties in advance, the rest of the dish takes but a few minutes to prepare and finish) For convenience, I  always have a few […]

Food Glossary & Classic French Garnishes

> > > > 1) English/French Food Glossary 2) Classic French Garnishes / Descriptions —————————————————————— 1 English/French Food Glossary > ? A À emporter (adj) to go (as opposed to sur place, for here). À l’ancienne old-fashioned, as in une baguette à l’ancienne. À point (adj) medium rare. Abats (m. pl.) offal. Abricot (m) apricot. Addition (f) check/bill. Agneau (m) lamb. Agrume (m) citrus. Aiguillette (f) in a bird (mostly […]

Shrimp-Loaded Twice Baked Potato & Cucumber/Tomato Salad In Chili/Lime Vinaigrette

> > Versatile  is an understatement when describing this dish. Tasty, great, satisfying,  lecker  , delicious and wonderful on the other hand are highly accurate. Because of the large amount of shrimps added to the potatoes, there is fair amount of stuffing left over. You can shape this into patties (2 ounces for hors d’oeuvres, 4 oz for […]

Sauteed Pickled Herring And Potato Patty (“Pommes De Terre Macaire” With A Twist)

> > Once  a regular item on a menu, I have not seen pommes macaire on a menu for many years. What a shame, since they are such a great dish and so easy to prepare. Another thing that baffles me is that whenever I ask folk’s if they like pickled herring, the answer is […]