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  • Friday, August 28, 2009

    Cooking With Me (Debby/Gtargirl/The Gatekeeper/Lady Gatekeeper!!

    Leche Flan (gathered from MyLot)


    evaporated milk 1 big can
    condensed milk 2 small cans
    6 egg yolk (preferable itik egg or duck egg)
    white sugar

    prepare a steamer. before doing the mixture start placing the steamer on a low fire. In a big bowl, mix evaporated milk, condense and 6 egg yolk. mix gently, avoid making bubbles. Then using a strainer, strain the mixture to remove unmixed parts of egg, set aside.

    In a small pan and on a low fire dissolve sugar until caramelized (make sure to not burn the sugar or do not make the sugar too brown in color because that will make the syrup bitter).

    After dissolving the sugar, while hot, pour a small amount to a llanera or the leche flan container (just enough to cover the bottom) then get the mixture and pour it also in the llanera (be care when pouring to not mix the syrup and the custard mixture), cover the llanera with a foil and place on the steamer. Steam for 45 minutes! be sure that the fire is low.

    Check after 45 minutes. The leche flan is ready when the custard is solid but jelly-like. When done, let it cool. Then using a thin knife, scrape the sides and then turn upside down on a serving plate. Best served when chilled!!


    Seaweed Salad


    100 g dried seaweed (Eucheuma Cottonii) soaked, cleaned and cut into pieces.
    1 carrot - shredded
    1 young cucumber - peeled n shredded (excludes the seed)
    200 g fresh pineapple cubes
    2 red chilies - shredded
    5 red bird eye chilies - chopped
    10 limes - for juice
    2 tbsp - vinegar
    salt and sugar for taste
    5 tbsp sesame oil

    Mix all the ingredients and balance the taste of salt and sugar. Finally add the sesame oil. Chill before serving.


    Egg Salad

    hard boiled eggs, you know what to do to them . . . (ever tried scrambled eggs instead?)

    Ingredients to add:

    Mayonnaise, or Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, or Thousand Island dressing
    A little mustard
    Black pepper
    Pickle relish? (If you like.)
    Crumbled bacon
    Celery, chopped up really small
    Onion, thinly sliced
    A little Basil
    Sweet pickles

    Combine it all, gently mix and refrigerate. I like to put a thin layer of butter on bread, lettuce leaves (ice berg or Romaine), a slice of tomato, and a lot of egg salad in between.


    Potato Cakes

    Shred the potatoes, 3 or 4 for 12 to 14 of them
    Dice up 1/4 of an onion
    add an egg
    1 Tbsp flour
    a couple table spoons of milk
    add salt and pepper
    mix it all together in a bowl
    Heat on high in a frying pan (use left over bacon grease or oil. Fry em up load 'em with sour cream and pig out!


    Cheesy Mushrooms


    2 or 3 Tbs. of butter
    a double dash of black pepper
    1 small can of mushrooms
    a few slices of onions, roughly chopped
    1/2 steak tomato, chopped
    a handful of finely shredded cheese (I use a mix of Colbey, Jack and Monterey Cheese)


    On medium heat, melt butter in frying pan and add pepper. Stir in the mushrooms. Let it cook for a couple of minutes and add the onions. Keep stirring and throw in the tomatoes. When it all looks about done, add a handful of shredded cheese and stir for a minute or so until cheese melts. It's breakfast or a quick snack for one.