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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

Poor and hurried man's Raclette
Balanced it ain't...

1. Boil potatoes, skin on (small ones - need to fit in a frying pan under the lid, because...
2. Put a heavy frying pan on high heat, sprinkle pan with one pack (110 g) lardons, fry for two minutes.
3. Put potatoes on top, cover with slices of cheap raclette cheese (100 to 150 g per Person), cover with a lid.
4. Lower heat to medium. Let cook until the lovely smell of slightly burnt raclette cheese fills your kitchen.
5. Serve very hot, with pickled gherkins, pickled onions and sliced tomatoes. Make sure you scrape the cheesy crust of the bottom of the pan, that's the yummiest bit.
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I remember when bread and dripping was a luxury.
I wouldn't mind betting I'm the only one on the EF who remembers that.
Luxury indeed!
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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

Surprised none of our South African members have not come up with
Bobotie. Will have to look up my MIL's recipe (OH was born in Cape Town)- unless somebody can come up with their own version in the meantime.
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Here's my favorite summertime salad recipe which I usually serve with a sliced baguette. If you have someone in the family who needs meat or protein with their meal, just saute or grill a duck breast or chicken breast to go with:

Watermelon & Tomato Salad with Feta

Dice 2 cups of watermelon and 2 cups of ripe tomatoes and put into a salad bowl. Add a handful of fresh, chopped basil and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Sprinkle with aged balsamic vinegar and loads of olive oil. Toss. Sprinkle with crumbles of feta cheese. Delish.
Add in a few olives, some chopped mint, and a squeeze of lime juice too (you need to use less balsamic though). It's amazing!
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Old 06.07.2011, 15:27
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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

If you need a cheap meat fix - then go for Ostrich. 2 small steaks for 7chf.

Serve with a simple tomator salad (ripe tomato, a little onion, olive oil, balsamic) and pasta (tossed in butter and fresh sage)

DONE
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Old 06.07.2011, 15:44
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I squeeze the bottom. If it is ripe, it should give just a little bit. Too stiff, and it's not ready. Too squishy, and it's too far gone.

A firm, yet yielding, bottom is exactly what you're looking for.

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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

For 10 CHF, I'd try to buy 4 biers for dinner...
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Poor and hurried man's Raclette
Balanced it ain't...

1. Boil potatoes, skin on (small ones - need to fit in a frying pan under the lid, because...
2. Put a heavy frying pan on high heat, sprinkle pan with one pack (110 g) lardons, fry for two minutes.
3. Put potatoes on top, cover with slices of cheap raclette cheese (100 to 150 g per Person), cover with a lid.
4. Lower heat to medium. Let cook until the lovely smell of slightly burnt raclette cheese fills your kitchen.
5. Serve very hot, with pickled gherkins, pickled onions and sliced tomatoes. Make sure you scrape the cheesy crust of the bottom of the pan, that's the yummiest bit.
round ere thats called a Tartiflette
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Old 06.07.2011, 16:23
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Surprised none of our South African members have not come up with
Bobotie. Will have to look up my MIL's recipe (OH was born in Cape Town)- unless somebody can come up with their own version in the meantime.
Try this one:

BOBOOTIE


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, peeled and sliced
2 1/4 pounds good quality lean ground beef
1 thickish slice of white bread
1 cup milk
* 1 tablespoon medium curry powder (or hot for the brave)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
* freshly grated pepper (about a half teaspoon)
3/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 tablespoons malt vinegar
1/2 cup seedless raisins (or Sultanas)
2 tablespoons strong chutney (Mrs Balls from Coop)
2 bay leaves (or fresh lemon leaves if available)
2 medium eggs


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Preheat oven to 350°F.
Heat oil in medium sauté pan. Stir in onions. Cook over medium heat until transparent. Add ground beef. Cook until lightly browned and crumbly.
Soak bread in half the milk, squeeze out excess milk and mash with a fork - DON'T TOSS SQUEEZED OUT MILK! Pour it straight back into remaining milk. Set milk aside, and ad pulled-apart bread to the meat mixture.
Add curry, sugar, salt, pepper, turmeric, vinegar, raisins, chutney to the beef mixture. Spoon the mixture into a greased baking dish, and place bay leaves on top.
Bake for 50-60 minutes in preheated 350°F oven.
Beat egg with remaining milk and pour over mixture approximately 25 - 30 minutes before end of baking time.
Serve with steamed rice (traditionally yellow!) and extra chutney.
Pure South African comfort food! Especially nice in winter, or cold with a salad in summer Serves: 6
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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

My MIL had to feed the 5000 (almost) so hers had several slices of bread to make it go further. Yum - will make it tomorrow- with yellow rice of course.

Yellow rice : add turmeric, a bit of coconut, a hanful of sultanas, a teaspoon of sugar, couple of cardamon pods (she would bite them first to open them) and a small stick of cinnamon (+tangerine peel if available).

My mil never used a recipe though - it was all instinctive, and what is around goes in. We didn't often agree, bless her soul, but it is very much my cooking style now.
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Maggie also had a diet regime, way before Atkins came on the scene, and almost certainly do-able for under CHF 10:
Jesus, if that's all I ate, I'd a) lose weight, and b) regularly keel over from hypoglycemia. I don't have the metabolism of an old lady.

My mom eats like that now!
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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

ooo What I ate for supper last night - good with sausages, I made this a couple days ago, and bought a take-away warm wurst from the metzger on the corner. Yum.

Caveat: this must be made at least a day in advance and allowed to sit at room temperature for 6 or so hours at the very least. You should eat it barely warm.

Wurst cost 6.50 pret a manger, and I'd say this costs about the other 3.50 chf if you're careful where you buy the ingredients.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/caponata_82903
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Old 06.07.2011, 18:43
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Maggie also had a diet regime, way before Atkins came on the scene, and almost certainly do-able for under CHF 10:
Actually, Atkins and the whole concept of low-carb diets pre-date Mags by decades. The original Atkins book was from 1972....

Clearly, though, Mags couldn't have stuck to that diet as she wasn't exactly, erm, svelte.
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Old 06.07.2011, 18:47
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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

I was reminded of this aubergine recipe, which is lovely, and economical too:

www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/recipe_directory/i/imam_bayildi.html
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Old 06.07.2011, 19:28
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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

i've copied down a few ideas already- thanks! mostly i keep meals cheap by not using meat, and then the occasions that we eat out, i get a nice juicy steak.we just use a lot of beans and rice and that way we can still afford fresh, quality veggies and a nice glass (+++) of wine.

here's a great one- my grandma's lentil soup with linguine- i swear this must be around 4 chfs-it's crazy good and last's a few days which is awesome when you have to work late or something.

lentils, water, mashed garlic, a bit of tomato sauce and olive oil. boil, then let simmer at least 45 minutes (good time to get other stuff done ) cook linguine separately (break up to smaller pieces) and add all in a bowl- add salt and pepper to taste. if you wanna keep it a few days, better to keep the pasta and the soup separate.
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Old 06.07.2011, 19:58
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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

Problem is a bottle or two of good plonk, and you've already gone past the budget!

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Problem is a bottle or two of good plonk, and you've already gone past the budget!

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The answer is one good bottle, one medium bottle and a bag of crisps!
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The answer is one good bottle, one medium bottle and a bag of crisps!
Yes, but where in CH will you find a good bottle, a medium bottle, and a bag of crisps for CHF 10 or less?

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Re: Making dinner for two under 10CHF?

a nice amazigh recipe learned on a trek many moons ago:

1) heat olive oil (4-5 spoons)in frying pan
2) garlic + half tea-spoon of harissa in the pan...let heat a few seconds till they whisper to you "tsh tsh tsh tsh"
3) mix in a bowl 4 eggs + 1 spoon of flour + bunch of chopped fresh coriander --> put it in the frying pan
4) let it cook 3-4 min on each side then put aside (it looks like a pancake/crepe)
5) add in same pan 1 spoon of tomato pasta + cumin/carvi/coriander (powder) + half glass water
6) stir for 3-5 min and let it reduce
7) put again the pancake/crepe from 4) on the sauce and let it heat for 2-3 min

enjoy your 5CHF meal.
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