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Joke of the day – Gourmet

I do know how to
sniff out good eating
esTABLE-lishments.
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An auber-genius recipe🍆

There are so many ways to cook aubergine, eggplant, brinjal or whatever you call this purple fruit.
I’ve tried cooking it with minced pork Chinese style, in fish curry, grilled, stewed, fried (tempura style). But nothing beats this recipe which I’m going to show you now.
First, you need to peel off the skin and cut them into bunches of strips like this.
And after cutting, they should look like those cotton mops you find in the supermarket 😅
Then you soak them in water mixed with some salt for a few minutes. Then leave them to dry in a colander. If you’re in a hurry, then use some kitchen towels and pat them dry.
Now let’s get them ready for frying. Powder them up lightly in corn flour or plain flour. For me I like to mix both the flours.
Next dip them in the egg mixture. I have 6 bunches here, so I’m using 3 eggs.
Then I let them roll in some breadcrumbs.
Now let’s heat up the wok and get frying.
Fry them until it’s nice and brown. Once it has turned brown, remove and leave them on the cooling rack.
It’s crispy and yummy as it is. And it goes well with the salsa dip too.
Even my furry boy couldn’t get enough of it. Before I could say anything, he just jumped and snatched the piece right off my fingers. He forgets his good manners when it comes to delicious food. He’s such an auber-genius dog.
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Comfort food recipe – Tuna patties

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My daughters just love these tuna fish cakes. It’s easy to make and it’s the best thing you can do with a can of tuna.  And it goes really well with ketchup, mustard or chili sauce.
Today I’ll show how you how to make these pawfect patties. Crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside. 
This healthy comfort food will never break your heart or destroy your diet.  May your soul and belly be comforted in this time of restricted movement.
Ingredients:
500g (more or less) potatoes, boiled
50g butter
1 can of tuna
Some chopped onions
About half cup of grated carrot (squeeze the juice out) – Optional though
2 eggs, beaten
Plain flour and breadcrumbs (Japanese golden breadcrumbs is great for this recipe)
Salt, pepper (white & black)
1 or 2 tbsp of fish curry powder

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Step 1.  Boil the potatoes

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Step 2.  Mash the potatoes with butter.

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Yeah, just sMash the potatoes and let go of your frustration.

Step 3.  Mix in tuna, carrot, curry powder, salt, pepper, to taste and 1/4 of the beaten eggs

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Give it a good mix and then add 1/4 beaten egg.

Step 4.  Put the mixture in a container and chill for at least 30 minutes in the freezer

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Step 5.  Shape each into a flat round about 5 cm in diameter.  Coat in plain flour, dip into the remaining egg, then coat with breadcrumbs.

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Do I look like a snowman?

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Now the yolk’s on me.

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Look at the crumbs all over me.

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We’re ready to be fired….errr I mean fried

Step 6.  Heat the oil in a frying pan, fry the patties on each side until golden brown and heated through.

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Flip them over…looking good.

Step 7.  Let’s cool down.  We’re almost ready to be served

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And Shaye says, “yummy for my tummy.”

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Comfort food recipe – Challah

I posted this recipe in 2017.  Since then, this is my favorite comfort food  to bake for my family and friends.  And I guess it will be a long while before I can invite anyone over for dinner.   
So, here’s the recipe (Challah in a bag) for you to try in the comfort of your own home. May this bread brings you smiles and much comfort during the lockdown period.

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Ahhh….fresh from the oven.  Yum!

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