Posts tagged as appetizers

Crispy Soft-Shell Crabs with Spicy Bangalore-Style Dipping Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 20, 2012 at 8:23am

Tis the season for the glory of soft-shell crabs, fried crispy and devoured while tongue-burning hot. They’re in restaurants everywhere right now but they’re a breeze to make at home as well, so if the craving strikes…get frying! The Bangalore-style sauce is laced with chiles and fresh herbs, a perfect foil for rich, crispy crab….

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Fried Cheese with Almond Meal Crust (Gluten-Free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 19, 2012 at 7:03pm

So I had fried cheese for both breakfast and dinner today. I am ridiculously obsessed with the stuff right now, to such a degree that I kind of embarrassed myself a couple of weeks ago raving about the gluten-free fried cheese curds at Red Stag in NE Minneapolis to Ryan Petz of Fulton Beer. When…

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Potato Galette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 15, 2012 at 3:18pm

A potato galette is simply thin slices of potatoes, fat, and seasoning layered into a shallow pan and roasted until crusty and browned. It’s traditional to serve alongside a roast of some sort, and definitely do that, because you can imagine crusty, buttery potatoes do a fine job of soaking up meaty juices of almost…

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Grilled Butterflied Shrimp (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 24, 2012 at 1:44pm

These grilled butterflied shrimp are more of a technique than a recipe, a simple way to grill truly shrimpy shrimp. Shrimp shells are where the flavor is at – even if you’re preparing shelled shrimp for a salad or pasta, keep the shells! Either freeze them in an airtight plastic bag or make quick batches…

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Sopes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:33am

It’s a little bit ridiculous that I haven’t posted about sopes before – I make and devour them several times a week. In fact, I’m a maniacal cornmeal cake fan in general. Chef Thomas Boemer had an insane version on Corner Table’s menu a couple of weeks ago, with a bit of lard kneaded in,…

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Ham Fritters

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 28, 2012 at 6:15am

I made the original saltcod version of these fritters via Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures and watched my friends and family devour them. I love fritters! I love anything fried! So I created two versions – both glutenful and gluten-free – and was delighted when taste testers couldn’t tell the difference between the two. If fritters…

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Red Cabbage & Squash Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 5, 2012 at 8:27am

I made this colorful dish for Christmas dinner and am just getting around to sharing it with you now. I’d like to say that I sat down and thought about everyone’s favorite vegetables and what would be pretty with the rest of the meal but honestly…I got rushed, and behind, and realized awfully late that…

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Golden Coin Chicken-n-Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 19, 2012 at 8:40am

Tender chicken and shrimp wrapped around sugar cane, grilled, then topped with spicy peanut sauce. Wrap in lettuce leaves and devour, preferably less maniacally than I did, I could not get enough of these. Recipe for Golden Coin Chicken-n-Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Sauce at Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures/Food & Wine Magazine.

Celery Root Latkes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 18, 2012 at 7:15am

Given that everything is better fried – everything – it will come as no surpirse that root vegetables make utterly dreamy latkes. I like celery root in particular for its slightly sweet flavor. These latkes are delicious as is, fresh out of the fat with a dab of sour cream, but my favorite way to…

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Trinidad Salt Cod Fritters with Pepper Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:46pm

Fun to make for a crowd – Super Bowl Sunday! – and utterly salty crispy addictive. Recipe for Trinidad Salt Cod Fritters at Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures/Food & Wine Magazine.