Category: Appetizers

02/11/13

Spaetzle

Permalink 03:32:43 pm, Categories: Appetizers  

I've never had spaetzle (homemade egg noodles) other than my own, but my husband requested it after spending time in Germany and swears it's reasonably authentic. I tried once using a box grater and it was a miserable failure. I promptly ordered this spaetzle maker and haven't tried anything else since. This recipe came in the package.

3 eggs
3 cups (15 oz) flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Beat eggs until foamy and then combine with milk.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour and salt.

Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir until a thick dough comes together.

Fill the square basket of the spaetzle maker and place over a pot of boiling salted water or cooking soup. As you slide the basket back and forth, the tiny dumplings drop into the boiling liquid. When done, they will rise to the surface (about a minute). Use a spider to dip them out into a large bowl and toss with butter. Repeat until all of the dough is used up.

03/14/07

Hummus

Permalink 06:33:46 pm, Categories: Appetizers  

1 can (~15-oz) garbanzo beans, drained
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons tahini
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup olive oil
2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Blend all ingredients in food processor. Serve with baby carrots and/or pita chips.

Pita Chips

Permalink 06:32:14 pm, Categories: Appetizers  

Pita bread
Olive oil
Oregano
Salt
Pepper

Preheat oven to 400F.

Split pita bread in half horizontally, then slice into eight wedges.

Arrange pita triangles on a baking sheet and spray evenly with olive oil. I use a spritzer, but an olive oil cooking spray would probably be fine. Sprinkle with oregano, salt, and pepper.

Bake 10-15 minutes until starting to crisp and brown. Flip pitas, spray, and season the other side. Bake another 10 minutes until crisp.

01/25/07

Buffalo Wings

Permalink 02:20:07 pm, Categories: Chicken, Appetizers  

This is from a forum I frequent. I've modified the recipe (mostly the amounts) just a bit. This makes a lot, feel free to scale back the recipe.

5 lbs chicken wings (separated at both joints, discard tips) or drummettes only
1/4 cup (11/2 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup Frank's Hot Sauce (not the "sauce for wings")
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vinegar
salt & pepper

Combine hot sauce, lemon juice, and vinegar and set aside.

Deep fry your wings (a turkey frier is perfect, otherwise you'll have to fry in batches) at 350 for 10 minutes or until desired crispness is achieved. You can tell they are done on the inside when they float, then just make sure the outside meets your crispness standards.

Remove wings to a paper towel-lined cookie sheet, blot dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Put the wings in a large lidded bowl or tupperware container. Pour the melted butter over them, put on the lid and shake. Take off the lid and pour the sauce in and shake again.

Serve with Blue Cheese dressing and celery stalks.

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