My husband and I love to get these kebab chips from the kebab shop down the road. But being on a tight budget means we can't always have them. So why not make them? First you have to make the kebab meat. I like to use beef (which is untraditional i know!) but its what we had on hand and i think it goes well. I mince my meat twice as well but if you don't have your own mincer that's fine. Top with your favorite toppings (kinda like nachos) to ta da! a meal in a bowl!
500g Mince Beef
3g Cumin Powder
3g Ground Coriander
2 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
1 Onion, Grated
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
500g Frozen Shoestring fries or my homemade shoestring fries
Smokey BBQ Sauce
Mix all of the kebab meat items together and combine well. Heat oil in a large frying pan and add mince, cook until mince is well browned and crispy.
Deep fry chips or oven bake them until cooked. Once chips are cooked layer your bowl with chips and crispy mince and top with sour cream, cheese and bbq sauce.
My mum always used to make me homemade chips when i was a little one so this recipe is in ode to her...
Oil for deep frying
Salt and Pepper
Peel and chop the potatoes into fine matchsticks. Place into a bowl of cold water (shake em around a bit to release the starch).
Heat oil (when you can place a cube of bread in it and it frys straight away its ready). Drain the potatoes on paper towel and dry thoroughly. Place small batches of chips into the oil and fry for 3-5mins until crispy. Drain on kitchen paper and continue process until all chips are cooked. season with salt and pepper and serve.
So my dad saw this recipe for apple dumplings on facebook and asked me if i could make some for him. There was just one problem.... it was an american recipe.. and here down under our biscuits are to be dipped in coffee! so i did a little research and made up with what i think would be pretty close to the american biscuit dough (if you're american and make this can you let me know how i went). This dish is so scrummy. Its pretty much apple chunks wrapped in this soft bread like dough cooking in a buttery , sugar mix with... wait for it... lemonade! sounds sickly but its so delicious and moreish! go on give it a go your fall in love!
2 1/4 Cup Plain Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Milk
3 Apples, cored and quartered
1/2 Cup Butter, melted
1 1/4 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Country Apple Pie Seasoning or Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180'c and lightly spray a brownie tin (or any other tin you want to use) with baking spray.
To make biscuit add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar to your kitchenaid bowl and mix together. Put in your mixing paddle and add butter to bowl. Mix on a slow speed until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then add half the milk and mix, add the rest of the milk till combined. Change to a dough hook and knead for 10-15mins (you may need to add a few spoonfuls of flour to stop any sticking).
Whilst dough is kneading combine melted butter with sugar, vanilla and seasoning, until it forms a paste.
Roll out your dough mix until you can get 12 equal triangles (make sure the wide end is bigger than your apple in length). Wrap each apple slice in a triangle starting at the wide end and finishing with the pointy end. Pinch the sides to encase the apple and place in a baking tin (that can fit the 12 dough bundles, my brownie slice tin was perfect) repeat until all apples are wrapped and fitted snug into your tin. Spread over your butter and sugar paste all over the rolls until it's all gone. Pour over lemonade and place in the oven for 30-40mins or until dough is cooked. Serve with ice cream, cream or custard.
Ive never made my own flavored vinegar before but i can tell you its the most simple and rewarding thing you can do. Its so easy and looks great sat on your kitchen bench for all to admire. Can be done with any herb.
White Vinegar (depending on size or your container)
Bunch of Tarragon
Stuff the tarragon into your clear bottle fill with vinegar and let sit for a week before straining and putting in a clean sterilized decorative bottle.
I created this recipe one night when i wanted to make a quick stew with leftovers. I picked up some amazing lamb necks from the local shop and with a bit of love from the pressure cooker in 50mins i had the most wonderful aroma permeating my house. You can swap out any of the veggies for what you like, and if you want to cook it in a slow cooker just chuck it on for 6-7hrs on low. The trick is to cut all your veg roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
8 Lamb necks
Plain flour to dust
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large Onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 Clove Garlic, minced
2 Carrots, sliced
100mls Red Wine
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
1 cup Peas
1 Cup Corn
1 Cup Beans
8 Small Potatoes, diced and chopped
1/2 Litre Beef or Chicken Stock
Lightly dust necks with flour. Heat oil in the pressure cooker and seal lamb necks until browned. Place on a plate a set aside.
Place onions, garlic and carrots in the pressure cooker and sauté for 2 minutes, or until onions are soft and brown. Add red wine. Stir for 2 minutes , scraping the bottom of the pan for any brown bits. Reduce liquid by half. Put lamb back in the pressure cooker. Add in tomato paste, mixing well to coat the lamb necks. Add in tinned tomatoes, peas, corn and beans. Stir. Check the liquid in the pressure cooker. Add just enough stock to cover the lamb and vegies. Cover the pressure cooker and bring to high pressure. Set to 40mins. Release pressure. Carefully open the lid. Season and serve with a few slices of buttered bread.
So i've heard all these amazing things from people all round the world about these In-N-Out burgers in the states. As soon as i saw a picture of them on instagram i knew i wanted to try and recreate it. My friends Charlotte and scott who just got married (i was maid of honor woo!) went to america on their honeymoon and sent me a pic of the famous animal style burger... Here is my version
500g Beef mince
20g Lard or dripping, into small chunks (I used this Wix Dripping)
1 Tablespoon Butter
Salt and Pepper
1 Large Onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons Mayo
1 Tablespoon Ketchup
1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon White Vinegar
6 Hamburger Buns
12 Slices Tomato
Lettuce (enough for 8 burgers)
1/4 Cup Mustard
6 Slices American Cheese (I used coles smoked cheese singles)
Add the beef and lard together so the lard is distributed evenly thru meat, season well with salt and pepper and shape into 8 patties. Place in fridge to cool.
Heat 1 Tablespoon of butter in a non stick frying pan and heat until hot. Add onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt, reduce to a medium-low heat and cook until onions are brown (keep stirring and this could take up to 15mins).
Pre-heat oven to 200'c. Once onions begin to sizzle and appear dry and 2 tablespoons of water and mix. When onions seem dry add 2 more tablespoons of water, repeat again one more time until onions are soft and dark brown in colour. Once cooked set aside in a bowl.
To make burger sauce add mayo, ketchup, relish, sugar and vinegar to a bowl, mix well and place in the fridge.
Preheat same frying pan onions were in until preheated. Add the patties cook them for 2mins until brown and crusty on the bottom. While they are cooking spread mustard over the uncooked side. Flip the burger and cook for another 2 minutes or until cooked to your liking, add cheese to your burger just before removing from the pan so it can slightly melt .
Add the sauce to the top and bottom of the bun, add lettuce and tomato to the bottom of the bun. Top each burger with a patty and a generous amount of onions. Serve.
For quite a few months i have been wanted a waffle iron, but i just couldnt justify spending alot of money for something i wasnt sure id even like. I just happen to be wandering around target and staring at me was a pile of $9.99 waffle makers... SOLD! I wanted to use my waffle maker in a different way (not just sweet waffles) and i had an idea!
I had seen on pinterest someone making hash brown type waffles using their waffle maker.. and Oh My Gosh... Heaven!
1 1/3 Cup Grated Potato
1 Cup Bacon bits, Cooked
1/2 C Shredded Cheese
1 Spring Onion, Chopped finely
Salt and Pepper
Preheat Waffle maker. In a mixing bowl combine all the above ingredients and combine well. Spray waffle iron with canola oil (or any other non stick spray). Add a handful of mixture to the waffle maker and press lid down, cook for 5mins or until they're golden and cooked through.
Mum of 2, Wife of a Fifo worker and lover of delicious, creative food.