Pickled Gherkins – How to Make the Perfect Pickled Gherkins for Burgers and Sandwiches

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Pickled Gherkins - How to Make the Perfect Pickled Gherkins for Burgers and Sandwiches
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Recipe type: Preserves
Serves: 1.8kg
 
Nothing quite completes a burger like pickled gherkins. The sweet and tangy taste along with the crunchy texture seems to elevate any burger to new heights. This is how to make the perfect burger pickles...
Ingredients
  • 1.2kg Crunchy gherkins (or mini-cucumbers)
  • 45ml (3Tbs) Kosher salt
  • 1 Liter white vinegar
  • 110g White sugar
  • 15ml (1Tbs) Coriander seed
  • 15ml (1Tbs) Hot mustard seed
  • 45ml (3Tbs) Black peppercorns
  • 2 Bay leaves
Instructions
  1. To start, top and tail 1200g of gherkins.
  2. Zap the gherkins through the thinnest slicing disc of your food processor.
  3. Place the sliced gherkin in a large non-reactive bowl and pour in 45ml of salt, a little at a time, mixing it in between applications.
  4. Put this aside and allow it to stand for 60 minutes.
  5. While the pickles stand, place 110g of sugar, 15ml of coriander seeds, 15ml of mustard seeds, 45ml of black peppercorns, 2 bay leaves and a liter or white vinegar on a medium size pot.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat to simmer, and allow this to continue for 30 minutes.
  7. After this time, strain the mixture through a sieve and put this aside.
  8. Back to the gherkins. Drain the water that has drawn from the gherkins and pour in a liter of fresh water. Mix the gherkins around in the water to rinse.
  9. Half fill a large baking tray with hot water and stand your bottles in the tray. The hot water will eliminate the risk of shocking the glass jars when the hot vinegar is poured in.
  10. Fill the jars to just below the brim with the sliced gherkins.
  11. Pour in enough of the vinegar solution to cover the gherkins.
  12. Close the jars and allow them to cool in the hot roasting pan.
  13. The pickles will last indefinitely stored in a cool cupboard, however they should be refrigerated after opening.

 

Fancy Dipping Crackers – How to Make Fancy Crackers for Cocktail Parties and the Big Game Barbecue!

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Fancy Dipping Crackers - How to Make Fancy Crackers for Cocktail Parties and the Big Game Barbecue!
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Recipe type: Cocktail Snacks / Finger Foods
 
Today we're going to make 3 different fancy dipping crackers that will be real hit at any cocktail party or big game. They are quick and easy to make, they look amazing and will certainly make an impression on everybody.
Ingredients
  • 370g All-purpose flour (or cake flour)
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 10ml Baking powder
  • 80ml Oil
  • 125ml Water
Instructions
  1. To start, place 370g of all-purpose flour or cake flour in your food processor.
  2. Add 2.5ml or a half teaspoon of salt and 10ml or 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  3. Pour in 80ml of oil and mix this all on high speed for 15 to 20 seconds. Tilting the machine back and forth while mixing helps to get a good even mix.
  4. Pour in 125ml of water and machine this on high speed until it starts to come together, about 30 seconds.
  5. You can test the dough by pressing it between your fingers. If it holds together it is ready.
  6. Turn the crumbly mass out onto your work surface and compress it into a block. Wrap the dough in cling-wrap and allow this to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  7. After resting, unwrap the dough and cut it into 4 pieces. Flatten each piece into a rectangle.
  8. Working with 1 piece at a time, run these through your pasta roller starting on setting 1 and working to setting 4.
  9. As each sheet is rolled, dust them with flour, trim of the ends to square them up and put these aside until all 4 sheets are rolled.
  10. Attach the tagliatelle cutter to your pasta machine and run 2 of the sheets through the cutter.
  11. Leave the remaining sheets aside.
  12. Fir the twisted dipping straws, simply twist a strand of the cut pasta then transfer it to baking sheet lined with parchment.
  13. Repeat this until half of the cut pasta is used.
  14. To make the dipping spirals, cut rectangles of foil to 12cm by 20cm or 5 inches by 8 inches.
  15. Roll a piece of foil up on a long round object, like a spoon handle, or one of these bag closers.
  16. Twirl a strand of the cut dough at an angle around the foil.
  17. Remove the foil from the handle and transfer this with the pasta twirl to the baking sheet.
  18. Continue until all of the spirals are complete.
  19. For the dipping spoons, first dock the dough sheet by pricking holes in the dough. Cut the dough sheets into triangular shapes across the width of the sheet.
  20. Arrange the triangles on a baguette pan with the handles of the spoons, or the thin end draped ove the high ridge of the pan.
  21. Bake the crackers in a pre-heated oven at 250c or 480f for 5 to 7 minutes until crispy and lightly golden.
  22. And there we have it.... 3 different styles of dipping crackers to make your partly platters shine.

 

Breakfast Hotdog Recipe! How to Make a Breakfast Hotdog – A Full Breakfast in One Neat Package!!!

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Breakfast Hotdog Recipe! How to Make a Breakfast Hotdog - A Full Breakfast in One Neat Package!!!
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Recipe type: Fast Food
Serves: 2
 
In today's episode we're going to be making a hot dog that really stands out from the crowd. Frankfurter sausage with crispy fried streaky bacon, flipped egg and salad all served on a length of crusty baguette makes for a breakfast of note.... this is the breakfast dog.
Ingredients
For 2 Breakfast Hotdogs
  • 2 Frankfurter sausages
  • 4 Rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 30ml Butter for frying
  • Salad greens
  • 1 French baguette
  • Tomato sauce and mustard (or sauces of your choice)
Instructions
  1. To start, cut your baguette at an angle into lengths just a bit shorter than the frankfurters.
  2. Turn these length-ways and make 2 cuts downward, 1 third of the width of the roll in from either edge.
  3. Remove the center section of the roll.
  4. Butter the flat faces on the inside of the roll.
  5. Place a generous dose of salad leaves into the channel of each roll and put these aside.
  6. Cut angled incisions into the frankfurters with each incision going about 2 thirds of the way through the sausage.
  7. In addition, unpack 4 rashers of streaky bacon and 2 eggs.
  8. Heat a large pan over medium high heat and add 30g or 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the sausages and bacon to the pan.
  9. Fry the bacon until it is crispy and golden, and the sausages until the crisp up on the edges.
  10. When the bacon and sausages are almost ready, crack the eggs into the pan.
  11. Use your lifter to break the yolks and spread them across the whites of each egg.
  12. Also press in or fold the edges of the whites to form a long rectangular shape.
  13. By this stage the bacon can be removed from the pan and kept warm.
  14. Flip the eggs to cook the top side. The tops only need to fry for 30 seconds.
  15. Lift one of the eggs from the pan and place length-ways on one of the baguettes.
  16. Line the inside edges of the baguette with 2 slices of crispy bacon and fill the remaining space with a frankfurter. Continue with remaining dog.
  17. And there it is... a full breakfast in a crispy baguette. Simply garnish with the condiments of your choice and serve.

 

Bacon and Blue Cheese Spread Recipe – How to Make Cheese Spread – Homemade Cheese Spread

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Spread Recipe - How to Make Cheese Spread - Homemade Cheese Spread
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Recipe type: Cheese
 
This bacon & blue cheese spread is amazing on lightly buttered toast, crostini or crackers and even to turbo charge a burger. It can be a real lifesaver when catering for cocktail parties or any finger food occasion.
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbs Walnuts
  • 2 Tbs Fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbs Chopped chives
  • 240g Soft cream cheese
  • 100g Creamy blue cheese
  • 200g Streaky bacon, chopped and crispy fried
  • Thinly sliced pickled gherkin
  • Dried chilli flakes
  • Crackers, crostini or toast to serve
Instructions
  1. To start you need 100g of good creamy blue cheese and 240g of soft cream cheese.
  2. Fry 200g of chopped streaky bacon until crispy and golden, and roughly chop 2 tablespoons each of fresh parsley and chives. Measure out 3 tablespoons of walnuts.
  3. Place all of this in a tall jug, starting with the cheese. Crumble the blue cheese on top of this, followed by the remaining ingredients.
  4. Use your stick blender to machine this all until fine. You can also do this in a stand blender if you don't have a stick blender.
  5. Transfer the spread to a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe the spread onto your crackers.
  6. Garnish the tops with thinly sliced pickled gherkin and a light sprinkling of dried chilli flakes before serving.

 

Gourmet Crabstick Sausage Rolls – Crabsticks in Puff Pastry with Thousand Island Dill Sauce!!!

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Gourmet Crabstick Sausage Rolls - Crabsticks in Puff Pastry with Thousand Island Dill Sauce!!!
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Recipe type: Seafood / Snacks
Serves: 3
 
In our previous episode we made an amazing hybrid hotdog. In today's episode we're making another unusual creation that I call the crab dog, and this how it goes...
Ingredients
For 3 Crabdogs
  • 6 Crabsticks
  • 1 x 400g Roll puff pastry
  • 30ml Tomato sauce
  • 30ml Mayonnaise
  • 30ml Finely chopped fresh dill
  • Zest of one small lemon or lime
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • Sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. To start, finely chop fresh dill, finely grate the zest of one small lemon or lime and measure out the tomato sauce and mayonnaise.
  2. Season the tomato sauce a mayonnaise with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the dill and zest to these and mix it all until well combined.
  4. You will also need 6 crabsticks.
  5. Unroll the puff pastry and place 2 of the crabsticks at the end of the roll.
  6. Spoon a third of the sauce over the crabsticks.
  7. Use the separator plastic to roll the pastry up and over the crabsticks. Press down the ends of the pastry to seal and trim the roll from the pastry.
  8. Trim the excess pastry from the edges and use a fork to crimp the ends.
  9. Continue with the remaining rolls.
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment and transfer the rolls to the sheet.
  11. Brush the rolls with the beaten egg ans sprinkle the tops of the rolls with sesame seed.
  12. Bake the rolls in a preheated oven at 200c for 30 to 35 minutes until crispy and golden and nicely puffed up.
  13. Serve the rolls immediately with the accompaniments of your choice.

 

Hybrid Hotdogs – Super Easy Sausage Rolls – Tasty, Crispy Hotdog in Puff Pastry!!!

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Hybrid Hotdogs - Super Easy Sausage Rolls - Tasty, Crispy Hotdog in Puff Pastry!!!
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Recipe type: Snacks / Fast Food
Serves: 6
 
Today we're going to make a hybrid hotdog.... or the simplest sausage roll ever. A hotdog sausage wrapped in puff pastry with tomato sauce and mustard is amazing, however there is a trick to making this work, otherwise you will end up with a gooey mess.... and here it is...
Ingredients
For 6 Hotdogs
  • 6 Vienna sausages
  • 2 x 400g Rolls puff pastry
  • Tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • Mustard
  • 1 Egg, beaten
Instructions
  1. Slice the vienna sausage at an angle all the way down the length of the sausage.
  2. Flip the sausage over and repeat this.
  3. When the sausage bakes in the pastry with the sauces, the sauce pulls in to the sausage instead of making the pastry wet and doughy.
  4. Continue with this until all of the viennas are cut.
  5. Unroll the puff pastry and place a vienna at the end of the roll.
  6. Give the vienna a dose of tomato sauce and mustard.
  7. Use the plastic separator yo roll up the puff pastry to enclose the vienna.
  8. Press down the edges of the pastry, and trim off the sausage roll.
  9. Add another sausage to the pastry and continue the process until all of the sausage rolls are formed.
  10. From a standard 400g pack of puff pastry, you should get 3 rolls. Simply multiply out the recipe to get the quantity you require.
  11. Line a baking sheet with parchment and transfer the sausage rolls to the sheet.
  12. Brush the hybrid hotdogs with beaten and bake them in a preheated oven at 200c or 400f until crispy and golden and nicely puffed up.
  13. Serve the baked hotdogs immediately with the accompaniments of you choice.

 

Fish Nuggets – How to Make Golden, Crispy Fish Nuggets – Homemade Fish Nuggets

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Fish Nuggets - How to Make Golden, Crispy Fish Nuggets - Homemade Fish Nuggets
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Recipe type: Seafood / Fish
 
These fish nuggets are out of this world. Spiced up with cracked black pepper and cayenne, they can serve as a main course, as part of a seafood platter, or as snacks at a cocktail party... and if you omit the cayenne pepper, kids will love them too.
Ingredients
  • 800g Monkfish, or any firm white fish
  • 250g All-purpose flour
  • 30ml Cracked black pepper
  • 15ml Cayenne pepper
  • 15ml Fine salt
  • 4 Eggs
Instructions
  1. Starting with the coating, combine the salt, cracked black pepper and cayenne pepper with the all-purpose flour and stir this until totally combined.
  2. Place the eggs in a jug and whisk these thoroughly until all of the albumen has broken down.
  3. Pour the eggs into a large bowl.
  4. For the fish, I am using monkfish, but you can use any firm fish.
  5. Remove the fillets from the spine and cut the fish into bite-size pieces.
  6. To coat the nuggets, start by sprinkling a layer of the seasoned flour over a large platter. This is where the coated fish will set, and the thin layer of flour will prevent the coating from sticking to the platter and getting damaged. Put this aside.
  7. Drop 6 to 8 pieces of fish into the seasoned flour and toss them to coat. This dries the surface of the fish in preparation for the egg. Transfer these to another platter and continue until all of the fish has had its first coating.
  8. Working with one nugget at a time, dip the nugget in the egg to wet all of the flour, then transfer it to the flour to get a good solid coating all over. Transfer this to the setting platter and continue until all of the nuggets are coated.
  9. Allow the coating to set for 20 minutes before continuing.
  10. Half fill a large pan with oil and heat this to 160c or 320f. Carefully lower the nuggets into the oil and fry the fish for 3 minutes until crispy and golden. Use a slotted spoon to remove the nuggets from the oil and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper.
  11. For this quantity of fish, you will need to fry the nuggets in 2 or 3 batches.
  12. Serve the nuggets immediately with lemon or lime wedges and dipping sauces and accompaniments of your choice.

 

How to Make Long Eggs – Long Cylindrical Eggs Made Easy!!!

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How to Make Long Eggs - Long Cylindrical Eggs Made Easy!!!
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Recipe type: Eggs / Breakfast / Salads
 
Long eggs allow you to slice uniform cooked egg slices to dress salads, garnish breakfast, and simply confuse your guests. After visiting a long egg factory, I decided to see whether it was possible, and practical to make these at home without all the fancy equipment.
Ingredients
  • 4 x Large eggs
Equipment Required
  • 1 x Elastic band (long, or more joined)
  • 1 x 100ml Measuring cylinder
  • 1 x 250ml Hi-ball tumbler
  • 1 x Digital pot or pot on induction range
Instructions
  1. To start, separate the egg yolks from the whites and whisk both thoroughly.
  2. Loop the elastic over one handle of your pot, stretch it across the pot and loop it over the other handle.
  3. Place the high-ball tumbler in the center of the pot.
  4. Invert the measuring cylinder and position this in the center of the tumbler.
  5. Lift the elastic band and position this across the center of the measuring cylinder. This will prevent the the tumbler and cylinder from floating when the pot is filled with water.
  6. Pour the egg white into the space between the cylinder and the tumbler.
  7. Fill the pot with hot water until the water level is about a half inch above the level of the egg white.
  8. When I say hot water, the water must be around 60c or 120f. If it is too hot, the tumbler could crack. This heat also prepares the tumbler for the heat to come.
  9. Set the temperature of your pot or induction cooker to 85c.
  10. Place a thermometer into the pot to monitor the temperature. When the temp hits 80c,start your timer. 30 minutes after this point, the egg white will be sufficiently set.
  11. Remove the elastic band. Carefully remove the measuring cylinder from the egg white leaving the set egg white with a gaping tunnel all the way through it.
  12. It helps the jiggle the cylinder back and forth to allow a little air down the side of the cylinder to break the vacuum below.
  13. Place a funnel into the center of the egg white and pour in the egg yolk until it is level with the top of the white.
  14. By this stage the temperature of the water will be at your target of 85c.
  15. Allow this to cook for a further 35 to 40 minutes.
  16. Towards the end of this time, you can test the egg yellow with a skewer. When it comes out of the yellow dry, the yolk has set properly.
  17. Remove the tumbler from the water.
  18. Using the handle of a dessert spoon press the handle carefully down the side of the egg. Work your way all the way around the edge of the egg.
  19. This will allow air into the glass and the egg will slide out much easier.
  20. All that remains is to slice your cylinder egg slices....

 

 

How to Make Egg Rolls – Egg Rolls au Gratin – Superbly Tasty Egg Rolls

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How to Make Egg Rolls - Egg Rolls au Gratin - Superbly Tasty Egg Rolls
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Recipe type: Eggs / Breakfast
 
Egg rolls are an all-time favorite. These eggs rolls reign supreme in the realm of egg rolls, and whether you serve them as finger snacks or as an accompaniment to breakfast, you will never be disappointed.
Ingredients
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 1 Tomato
  • 50g Good quality aged salami
  • 50g Finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 100g finely shredded mature cheddar cheese
  • 45ml Snipped garlic chives
  • 15ml Butter for frying
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper for garnishing
Instructions
  1. To start, slice the tomato into thin slices.
  2. Slice the cured, aged salami into 1mm slices.
  3. Finely shred the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Whisk the eggs thoroughly... there must be no albumen visible in the egg.
  5. Finely shred the mature cheddar cheese, and snip about 3 tablespoons of fresh garlic chives.
  6. Add a tablespoon of butter to a 32cm pan. When the butter is sizzling, spread it around to coat the base of the pan.
  7. Pour in the egg and swirl it around to spread it evenly across the pan.
  8. Sprinkle 2 thirds of the chopped chives over the egg, followed by half of the shredded Parmesan cheese.
  9. Spread the thinly sliced salami across the egg, followed by the second half of the Parmesan cheese.
  10. Arrange the thinly sliced tomato around the edge of the pan with any leftover slices in the center.
  11. Season the whole lot with salt and cracked black pepper and remove the pan from the heat.
  12. Slide the egg from the pan onto a large chopping board.
  13. Sprinkle half of the mature cheddar cheese over the egg.
  14. For this part, you need teflon fingers.... starting on one side, roll the egg up as tightly as you can. If you don't have heat-proof fingers, allow the egg to cool for a few minutes first.
  15. Trim off the ends of the roll. This step is the most important of all.... put the ends in your mouth and enjoy the first taste.
  16. Cut the remaining roll into slices of 15mm or 3 quarter inch thick.
  17. These can be served just the way they are, but going the extra mile makes them extra special....
  18. Transfer the rolls to a baking sheet and sprinkle the second half of the cheddar cheese over the rolls.
  19. Place the pan in the center of your oven with just the grilling element on full blast for 5 minutes.
  20. Serve the egg rolls au gratin sprinkled with dusting of cayenne pepper and garnished with the remaining snipped chives.

 

Super Extra Crispy Deep Fried Chicken Wings – These Chicken Wings are Unbelievably Crispy and Yummy!

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Super Extra Crispy Deep Fried Chicken Wings - These Chicken Wings are Unbelievably Crispy and Yummy!
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Recipe type: Chicken
 
Just a week or so ago we published the super-crispy pigs wings. The video was met with much interest, and quite a few of our viewers asked me to do the same super-crispy coating using chicken wings..... and here it is.
Ingredients
  • 8-12 Full chicken wings (16-24 winglets)
  • Oil for frying
  • 120ml Chicken seasoning of your choice
  • 500ml All purpose flour
  • 30ml Salt
  • 60ml Cornstarch
  • 140ml Chicken stock
  • 2 Eggs
Instructions
  1. To start, trim of the wing tips and cut through the center joint of each wing.
  2. Place the wings in a large pan in a single layer. Sprinkle half of the seasoning of your choice evenly over the wings making sure to coat both sides.
  3. Transfer the wings to a large vacuum bag in a single layer and vacuum seal the bag. It is always a good idea to double seal both ends of the bag.
  4. Place the bag in your dishwasher on the high setting, or 70c, and let this wash for 60 minutes. Alternatively place the bag in a digital pot with temperature control at 70c and let it cook for 60 minutes.
  5. While the wings cook, add the other half of the seasoning to the flour and cornstarch and mix this until combined.
  6. Pour chicken stock into the seasoned flour a little at a time, using a whisk to mix it into the flour. If the whisk gets clogged, simply clear it and continue until all of the stock is added.
  7. Put this aside to dry a little while the chicken completes its cycle in the dishwasher or pot.
  8. Once the cycle completes, get into the coating with your hands and break down any bits that are too big.
  9. Remove the wings from the bag. Notice that there is almost no weight loss.
  10. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Working with one wing at a time, dip the wing in the egg to wet it all over.
  11. Drop the chicken into the coating and dredge it to get a good solid coating all over.
  12. Transfer the coated wing to a platter to set while you continue with the rest of the wings.
  13. Allow the coating to set for 20 minutes before continuing.
  14. Half fill your wok or large pan with oil and heat this to 160c or 320f.
  15. Fry the wings for 4 to 6 minutes until super-crispy and golden.
  16. Remove them from the oil and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper.
  17. Serve the wings immediately and savor the incredibly crispy and tasty treats.

 

Bacon, Mushroom and Chive Dipping Sauce – Simply the Best Dip Recipe EVER!!!

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Bacon, Mushroom and Chive Dipping Sauce - Simply the Best Dip Recipe EVER!!!
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Recipe type: Cocktail Snacks / Party Snacks
 
Today we're going to make the most amazing dip I have ever tasted. This bacon, mushroom and chive dip works equally well as a spread, as a filling for baked potatoes and even as a topping over steaks.
Ingredients
  • 400g White mushrooms (you can also use Portabellini or Porcini)
  • 200g Good quality oak or hickory smoked streaky bacon
  • 30g + 30g Butter
  • 250ml Cultured sour cream
  • 250g Cream cheese (Chive flavored)
  • (add 30ml of finely chopped fresh chives if you cannot find flavored cream cheese)
  • Crostini to serve
Instructions
  1. Chop the mushrooms into thin slices and put these aside.
  2. Cut the streaky bacon across the grain into thin slices. Try to use properly smoked bacon as this adds a tremendous depth to the flavor of the dip.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium high heat and add the bacon.
  4. Stirfry the bacon for 5 to 6 minutes until it starts to caramelize on the edges.
  5. Add the mushrooms along with 30g of butter. Continue to stirfry this for 2 minutes.
  6. Add a further 30g of butter. Continue to stirfry the mixture until deep golden and caramelized. This will take 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Transfer the bacon mushroom mixture to a tall jug.
  8. Add the sour cream and chive flavored cream cheese to the jug. If you cannot find flavored cream cheese, simply add 30ml of finely chopped fresh chives to the mixture.
  9. Use your stick blender to zap this all until fine.
  10. To serve, slice a few French rolls into slices and toast them lightly under the grill in your oven until lightly golden.
  11. Arrange the slices around a platter accompanied with the best dip ever.

 

Super-Crispy Deep-Fried Pig’s Wings. Succulent Pork Skewers in the Crispiest Coating Ever!!!

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Super-Crispy Deep-Fried Pig's Wings. Succulent Pork Skewers in the Crispiest Coating Ever!!!
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Recipe type: Pork / Superbowl
Serves: 12
 
Today we're going to make a batch of Superbowl super-crispy pig's wings. These skewers are super-crispy, and I mean super crispy, and the secret to this is in the way the pork is coated before frying.
Ingredients
  • 2 x Thick-cut pork neck steaks (450g)
For the Coating
  • 125ml All purpose flour
  • 125ml Cornstarch
  • 2.5ml Baking powder
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 75ml Chicken stock
  • 3 Eggs
For the Sauce
  • 45ml White wine vinegar
  • 30ml Light soy sauce
  • 2.5ml Cornstarch
  • 60ml Caster sugar
Instructions
  1. Starting with the secret coating...measure out the all-purpose flour, the cornstarch, baking powder, salt and chicken stock.
  2. Place all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and use a whisk to stir these until combined.
  3. Add the chicken stock, a little at a time, whisking it into the dry mixture to form a rough crumbly mixture. Put this aside.
  4. For the sauce, combine the light soy sauce and white wine vinegar. Add the cornstarch and whisk this until dissolved.
  5. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and add the caster sugar.
  6. Heat the pan over medium high heat and bring it to a boil. As soon as the sauce starts to bubble up, turn the heat off and put the sauce aside.
  7. Unpack the deboned pork neck steaks and cut them into strips of 6mm or a quarter inch thick. Save any off-cuts or odd bits for stir-fries or other dishes.
  8. Thread the pork strips onto 15cm or 6 inch bamboo skewers.
  9. Whisk the eggs in a tall jug.
  10. By this time, the crumbing mixture will have dried a little. Use your hands to sift through the mixture and break down any lumps that are too large.
  11. Hold the jug containing the eggs at an angle and dip a skewer into the egg to wet it all over.
  12. Transfer the skewer to the coating mixture and dredge it to get a good solid coating all over.
  13. Transfer this to a platter to set and continue with the remaining skewers.
  14. Half fill a wok or large pan with oil and heat this to 180c or 350f. Carefully lower the skewers into the oil.
  15. Allow the skewers to fry for 3 to 4 minutes until super-crispy and golden.
  16. Remove these from the oil and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper. Continue frying the next batch of skewers.
  17. Transfer the pig's wings to serving platters and spoon the sauce over the skewers before serving.
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