Pickled Onion Rings -Turbo-Charge Your Burgers, Salads & Garnishes with Pickled Onion Rings!

pickled onion rings,pickled onion rings recipe,how to make pickled onion rings,homemade pickled onion rings


Pickled Onion Rings -Turbo-Charge Your Burgers, Salads & Garnishes with Pickled Onion Rings!
Author: 
Recipe type: Pickling and preserving
Serves: 1kg
 
Pickled onion rings are great way to turbo charge any burger, and they also work fantastically as garnishes and salads with just about any meal.
Ingredients
  • 800g Onions (white or red)
  • 3Tbs Non-iodated salt
  • 110g Sugar
  • 2.5ml Coriander seed
  • 2.5ml Mustard seed, or coarsely ground mustard
  • 2.5ml Black peppercorns
Instructions
  1. Pickled onion rings are great way to turbo charge any burger, and they also work fantastically as garnishes and salads with just about any meal.
  2. To start, you'll need 800g onions.
  3. Top and tail the onions and remove the skins.
  4. Cut each onion through the center lengthways and cut the halves into slices of 3mm in thickness.
  5. Place the sliced onion in a large non-reactive bowl.
  6. Measure 3 tablespoons of non-iodated salt, either pickling salt, kosher salt or Himalayan.
  7. Sprinkle this over the onion and mix it in thoroughly.
  8. Allow the onions to stand for 60 minutes.
  9. While the onions sweat, place 110g sugar, 2.5ml coriander seed, 2.5ml mustard seed, or roughly ground mustard and 2.5ml black pepper corns in a saucepan.
  10. Pour in 750ml white wine vinegar.
  11. Heat the pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer the mixture for 30 minutes.
  12. While this continues, rinse and strain the onions.
  13. Place a sterilised 1 liter jar in a saucepan, and fill it with the onion rings.
  14. Pour hot water, not boiling water, into the pot around the jar. This will minimize any thermal shock to the glass when the boiling vinegar is added.
  15. Strain the vinegar through a sieve or coffee filter and pour it into the jar until the onions are completely covered.
  16. Any leftover vinegar mixture can be refrigerated for your next batch.
  17. Clip the jar closed and allow the bottle to cool in the water.
  18. The onions will last indefinitely stored in a cool dark place, however, they should be refrigerated once opened.
  19. (pickled onion rings,pickled onion rings recipe,how to make pickled onion rings,homemade pickled onion rings)

pickled onion rings,pickled onion rings recipe,how to make pickled onion rings,homemade pickled onion rings

How to Make Strawberry Jam – Whole Strawberry Jam Recipe

strwberry jam,whole strawberry jam,homemade strawberry jam,strawberry jam recipe,how to make strawberry jam,make strawberry jam at home,recipes,cooking kitchen tips,pectin test,testing pectin,strawberry jam,best strawberry jam recipe,gourmet strawberry jam,fruit recipes,how to use excess fruit


How to Make Strawberry Jam - Whole Strawberry Jam Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Jams and preserves
Serves: 450-500g
 
With strawberry season in full swing in our part of the world, it's time to use up the excess strawberries by making a batch of delectable strawberry jam.
Ingredients
  • 900g Strawberries
  • 350g White sugar
  • 20ml Lemon juice
  • (15ml Methylated spirits / denatured spirits - for the pectin test)
Instructions
  1. To start, trim away the leaves from 900g berries.
  2. Cut the larger strawberries into quarters lengthways, and the smaller berries in half.
  3. Measure out 350g of sugar and 20ml of lemon juice.
  4. Place the berries in a large heavy base pan over medium low heat and pour in the lemon juice.
  5. Cook the berries gently for about 10 mjnutes until softened.
  6. Use a fork to crush one third of the berries to release the juices and pectin.
  7. Scoop out a teaspoon of the juice and place it in a small cup.
  8. Pour 15ml of methylated spirits into the cup and shake it up.
  9. If the juice coagulates into a large mass, there is enough pectin in the mixture to set the jam. If there are a few lumps, then the jam should still set successfully. If there are many small lumps, there is a pectin deficiency, and you will need to add a further 20ml of lemon juice to the pan, or alternatively, add pectin following the manufacturers instructions.
  10. This has coagulated into a large mass and there is more than enough pectin present.
  11. After the pectin test, add the sugar to the pan.
  12. Continue cooking on medium low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  13. Once all the sugar hass dissolved increase the heat to high and boil the jam rapidly until the mixture reaches 105c or 220f which is the setting point for the jam.
  14. Transfer the hot jam to sterilized jars and you're done.
  15. And here is our delicious creation, with excellent color, a brilliant gloss, and sumptuous big pieces of strawberry.
  16. Here the jam is pictured on a slice of fresh honey and oat bread which will be featured in our next episode.
  17. Thanks for joining us today, p,ease like, subscribe and share, and we'll see you again tomorrow.

 

How to Make Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut – courtesy of Microcosm Publishing

naturally fermented sauerkraut,sauerkraut recipe,how to,homemade,pickled cabbage,pickled cabbage recipe,naturally pickled cabbage,making homemade sauerkraut,how to make sauerkraut,naturally fermented sauerkraut,natural fermentation recipes,microcosm publishing,book on fermenting,fermented recipes,fermenting recipes,fermentation recipes,cooking


How to Make Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut - courtesy of Microcosm Publishing
Author: 
Recipe type: Vegetable / Fermenting
Cuisine: German
 
A few episodes back I introduced a new book all about natural fermentation, called Basic Fermentation, published by Microcosm Publishing. Consequently they have sent me the final hard cover copy to replace my preliminary copy. It is full of excellent fermentation recipes, all very clearly explained and accompanied with good quality full color photography. You can check out their website by clicking the link in the description below. Today we're going to feature another recipe from this book when we make a batch of delicious home-fermented sauerkraut.
Ingredients
  • Cabbage
  • Kosher salt
Instructions
  1. We will be using a new technique to do this, as well as the traditional method.
  2. For the new technique, you will need to own a ham press which will negate the need for pressing plates and weights.
  3. To start, strip away any dodgy leaves on your cabbage.
  4. This cabbage is about 1.2kg once stripped. I will use half of this for each method.
  5. Use a large knife to cut the cabbage into quarters.
  6. Use a cleaver to cut away the heart from each quarter.
  7. Cut each quarter into thin strips.
  8. I have transferred half of this to a large non-reactive bowl, and measured out 18g of kosher salt. This is 3% of the weight of the cabbage. This makes it really simple to calculate the salt requirement no matter what quantity of cabbage you start with.
  9. Pour the salt over the cabbage and mix this in.
  10. Pack the cabbage into the ham press a little at a time, pressing it down firmly after each addition. This is a 1.5 liter press, and 600g of cabbage fits perfectly, filling to an inch below the rim.
  11. Insert the pressure plate and secure the lid and you're done.
  12. For the traditional method, place the remaining cabbage in a large non-reactive bowl and add 3% salt to the cabbage. Mix the salt into the cabbage.
  13. Pack the cabbage into a tall cylindrical glass or ceramic container, pressing it down firmly after each addition.
  14. Now you will need something to press the cabbage. I am using a glass tumbler with closed end in contact with the cabbage.
  15. To press this down, I have a short langth of bamboo, but you could use anything from a pencil to a butter knife for this.
  16. Place the stick across the tumbler.
  17. Loop a long elastic band underneat the container and bring the ends up to the stick. The elastic will pull the stick downwards, applying pressure to the tumbler and the cabbage.
  18. Transfer the container and the ham press to a warm shady place to ferment.
  19. After 10 to 14 days, your sauerkraut will be ready to eat. This is when you will notice the vast difference between home-fermented kraut and the packaged or canned versions. This is bright in appearance, with loads of crunch and an amazingly vibrant pickle flavor.
  20. All you need to now is enjoy your masterpiece.
  21. Thanks for joining us today, please subscribe, like and share and we'll see you again tomorrow.

 

How to Make Coffee Burger Buns – Flavorful, Aromatic Burger Buns with a Difference!

burger buns recipe,gourmet burger buns recipe,coffee burger buns,espresso burger buns,best burger buns recipe,special burger buns recipe,how to,how to make,burgers,cooking,homemade burger buns,homemade coffee burger buns,brazilian burger buns,soft burger buns,easy burger buns recipe


How to Make Coffee Burger Buns - Flavorful, Aromatic Burger Buns with a Difference!
Author: 
Recipe type: Bread / Burgers / Burger buns
Serves: 8 - 12
 
The flavors of coffee and beef work very well together whether incorporated in dry rubs or bastings. Today we're going to take this marriage to a new level by making a batch of amazing coffee burger buns.
Ingredients
  • 950g Strong white bread flour
  • 60g Butter grated
  • 15ml Sugar
  • 10ml Salt
  • 10g Instant dry yeast
  • 30ml Full cream milk powder
  • 600ml Espresso, cooled to 35c
  • 1 Egg whisked with 25ml water
Instructions
  1. To start, measure out 10g instant yeast, 1 tablespoon sugar, grate 60g of butter and run 600ml of espresso through your coffee machine. Allow the espresso to cool to 35c before proceeding.
  2. Pour the espresson into a bowl and add the sugar and yeast. Give this a brief stir, cover the bowl and set this aside for 10 to 15 minutes to activate.
  3. Measure 950g of strong white bread flour into your mixer bowl.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons full cream milk powder and 2 teaspoons salt. Stir this to combine.
  5. Add 60g of grated butter.
  6. Place the bowl on your mixer with the beater paddle attached.
  7. Mix the flour for about 60 seconds to cut the butter into flour.
  8. Add the yeast coffee mixture to the bowl and mix this until all of the liquid has been absorbed into the flour.
  9. Open the mixer and swap out the beater paddle for a dough hook.
  10. Close the machine and allow the dough to knead for 8 to 10 minutes on medium slow speed.
  11. You will have a beautifully smooth, soft dough that is not at all sticky.
  12. Cover the bowl with cling-wrap and allow the dough to rise in a warm place for 60 minutes until doubled in bulk.
  13. Turn the dough out onto a lightly flour work surface and knead briefly to knock it down.
  14. Roll the dough into a log and divide it into 8 equal pieces for large buns, 10 for medium and 12 for regular size.
  15. Working with one piece at a time stretch the dough from the edge down to the bottom all the way around the roll.
  16. Finish it off by cupping your fingers over the roll and rounding it using a circular movement.
  17. Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  18. Cover the rolls with a clean dish towel and allow these to tise again for 30 minutes.
  19. After 30 kinutes the rolls will have doubled in size.
  20. Whisk and egg with 25ml of water and brush the tops of the buns.
  21. Use a razor sharp blade to slash the tops of the buns.
  22. Bake the buns in a preheated oven at 200c or 400f for 20 minutes until golden and well risen.
  23. Remove from the oven and transfer the buns to cooling racks.
  24. Allow them to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.
  25. And there we have a batch of beautifully textured and aromatic coffee burger buns.
  26. Thanks for joining us today, please like, subscribe and share, and we'll see you again tomorrow.

 

Bulk Producing Potato Croquettes at Home

potato croquettes,how to make,how to cook,potato croquettes recipe,homemade potato croquettes,bulk producing potato croquettes,bulk manufacturing potato croquettes,bulk potato croquettes,sausage stuffer hacks,how to use a sausage stuffer,making potato croquettes at home,making bulk potato croquettes,crispy deep-fried potato croquettes,deep-fried,best potato croquettes,recipes,cooking


Bulk Producing Potato Croquettes at Home
Author: 
Recipe type: Potatoes
Cuisine: French
Serves: 2kg
 
Potato croquettes are an all-time favorite with their creamy inside and super-crispy shell. Made in small quantities, they are actually quite a hassle to make, especially considering that they are an accompaniment. Today we're going to make these in bulk, allowing you to freeze the croquettes and use them as required without all the hassle.
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
  • 2kg Roughly mashed potato
  • 60ml Full cream milk
  • 2 Tbs Salt
  • 1 Tsp White pepper
  • 4 Tbs Dried onion flakes
  • 4 Egg yolks, beaten
  • 6 Tbs All-purpose flour
For the Coating:
  • Eggs, beaten
  • All- purpose flour
  • Finely crushed cornflakes or breadcrumbs
Special Equipment
  • Sausage stuffer
  • 300mm Ruler or strip of rigid plastic
Instructions
  1. To start, place 2kg of roughly mashed potato in you mixer bowl.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons salt, 1 teaspoon white pepper, 4 tablespoons dried onion flakes and 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour.
  3. Combine 4 egg yolks with 60ml of full cream milk and pour this in.
  4. Place the bowl on your mixer with the dough hook attached and mix the mash until totally combined. This will take about 5 minutes. You can also mix it by hand if you don't have a mixer.
  5. Attach the funnel of your choice to your sausage stuffer. I am using a 35mm funnel, but you can go with any diameter of your choice.
  6. Fill the hopper with the potato mixture making sure to press it down after each addition to avoid air pockets in the mix.
  7. Close the hopper and advance the plunger.
  8. For the next step, you will need a school ruler, or a length of reasonably rigid plastic.
  9. The potato mixture will be extruded along the plastic to make long cylinders of potato mix.
  10. Advance the mixture along the funnel until it reaches the end of the funnel.
  11. Hold the plastic under the funnel while advancing the potato, progressively moving the plastic at the same rate as the potato exits the funnel.
  12. As it nears the end of the ruler, slice the potato off clean.
  13. Roll the log of potato from the ruler into a large pan.
  14. Continue until all of the potato has been extruded. At this diameter, you will get about 2 meters of extruded potato.
  15. Cover the pans and transfer them to your freezer overnight.
  16. The following day you will need a bowl of all-purpose flour, whisked eggs, and a bowl of finely crushed cornflakes or breadcrumbs. These quantities are all dependent on how much potato you processed.
  17. Take a little of the flour and sprinkle it over a couple of large platters. This is where the coated croquettes will sit waiting to be fried, and the flour will prevent the coating from sticking to the platter and getting damaged.
  18. Remove the potato logs from the freezer and use a strong knife to chop these into equal lengths.
  19. Working with one portion at a time, dredge the croquette in the flour.
  20. Roll the potato in the egg to wet all of the flour.
  21. And then into the crumb to get a good solid coating all over.
  22. Transfer this this to one of the platters and continue with the remaining croquettes.
  23. To fry the croquettes, half fill a wok with oil and heat this to 170c or 340f.
  24. Carefully add the croquettes to the oil and fry them for 3 to 4 minutes. Give them a gentle stir every minute to ensure even browning. You can also par-fry for 60 seconds to set the coating, remove from the oil, cool and refreeze for super-quick croquettes in the future.
  25. Use a slotted spoon to remove the crispy croquettes from the oil and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper.
  26. Serve the croquettes piping hot as an accompaniment to your main course.
  27. Thanks for joining us today, please subscribe, like, and share, and we'll see you again tomorrow.

 

How to Make Buttermilk Rusks – Crunchy Dunking Biscuits!!!

buttermilk rusk recipe,how to make buttermilk rusks,homemade buttermilk rusks,recipe for rusks,south african rusk recipe,traditional rusk recipe,buttermilk rusks recipe,easy buttermilk rusk recipe,baking,recipes,video recipes,whats4chow,cooking,cake,make buttermilk rusks,dunking biscuits,cookies for dunking,dunking cookies


How to Make Buttermilk Rusks - Crunchy Dunking Biscuits!!!
Author: 
Recipe type: Biscuits / Cookies
Cuisine: South African
 
In yesterdays episode we made a batch of thick, creamy cultured buttermilk. Today we're going to use this to make South Africa's traditional dunking biscuit, delicious buttermilk rusks.
Ingredients
  • 500g Butter
  • 500g Sugar
  • 1Kg All-purpose flour
  • 15ml Baking powder
  • 10ml Salt
  • 500ml Cultured buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
Instructions
  1. To start add 500g of butter and 500g of sugar to a medium size pot. Place the pot over low heat and melt the butter.
  2. This recipe is on the sweeter side. You can reduce the sugar, or even replace a portion of the sugar with seedless raisins or any dried berries.
  3. While the butter melts, sift 1kg of all purpose, 15ml of baking powder and 10ml of salt into a bowl.
  4. Measure 500ml of the cultured buttermilk into a large jug. Whisk 2 eggs and add these to the buttermilk.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the buttermilk and egg into the bowl. Mixt this briefly until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the flour.
  6. Pour in the melted butter and sugar. Use your padfle to mix this into the flour mixture until no dry flour is visible.
  7. You will have a thick, lumpy batter.
  8. Pour the batter into an 11 by 14 inch baking tin and spread it out evenly across the tin.
  9. Bake the batter in a preheated oven at 180c or 350f for 60 minutes, and a skewers comes out clean when pressed into the center of the cake.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to stand for 15 minutes.
  11. Use a long ruler and a thin blade to cut the cake into strips of about 20mm wide.
  12. Turn the pan 90 degrees and cut the strips into fingers.
  13. Use a lifter to remove these from the pan and spread the rusks out over 4 large racks.
  14. Place the racks in your oven set at 100c or 200f with door slightly ajar. Allow the rusks to dry out like this for 2 to 3 hours.
  15. And now you have a mountain of traditional rusks just ready for eating.

 

How to Make Cultured Buttermilk at Home – courtesy of Microcosm Publishing

how to make cultured buttermilk,how to make buttermilk,homemade buttermilk,make buttermilk at home,make real buttermilk,quick and easy buttermilk,how to make buttermilk for baking,proper buttermilk,healthy buttermilk,how to make real buttermilk,buttermilk recipes,recipes using buttermilk,cooking,baking,sauces,salad dressing,recipes

http://microcosmpublishing.com

Microcosm Publishing, based in Portland Oregon sent me an advanced copy of a very interesting book due for launch. The book is called Wild Fermentation and covers a myriad of fermentation recipes from brine pickles to cider vinegar, kimchi and loads more. The final publication will be in hard cover with full color photography. You can check out the website by clicking the link below in the description.
One of the recipes in the book is how to make cultured buttermilk, and other than the overnight wait, it is really quick and super-easy.
All you need is a liter of full cream milk and a bottle of cultured buttermilk to use as the starter culture.
Pour a quarter cup of the cultured buttermilk into a large jug.
Pour in the milk and give this a good stir.
Put a lid on the jug or cover it with cling wrap and place this in a warm place to ferment overnight.
The following day you will have more than a liter of lovely thick, creamy buttermilk.
This will last for months covered in the refrigerator, and you can use this starter to make even more buttermilk as required.
Stay tuned for tomorrows episode when we use this buttermilk to make a batch of buttermilk rusks, South Africas traditional crispy, crunchy dunking biscuit.
Thanks for joining us today, please like, subscribe and share, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

How to Make Wheat Flour Tortillas – How to Make Cheesy Quesadillas – Homemade Tortillas From Scratch

tortillas,wheat flour tortillas,soft chewey tortillas,how to,how to make,homemade,tortillas recipe,how to make tortillas at home,how to make wheat flour tortillas at home,healthy tortillas recipe,quesadillas,how to make quesadillas,homemade quesadillas recipe,quesadillas recipe,easy quesadillas recipes,mexican recipes,mexican food,make,cooking,recipe,food,kitchen,tortilla (food),recipe,kfc secret recipe,burger bun recipe,how to make apple cider vinegar at home


How to Make Wheat Flour Tortillas - How to Make Cheesy Quesadillas - Homemade Tortillas From Scratch
Author: 
Recipe type: Tortillas
Cuisine: Mexican
 
Some time ago we made corn tortillas. Today we're going to make soft and chewy wheat flour tortillas which are the more popular version of tortillas in Northern Mexico. After making the tortillas, we're also going to make a couple of cheesy melted quesadillas.
Ingredients
For the tortillas
  • 300g All-purpose flour
  • 5ml Baking powder
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 60g Vegetable shortening
  • 125ml Warm water
For the quesadillas
  • 6 Tortillas
  • 200g Mature cheddar / Jack cheese grated
  • ½ Red pepper
  • 1 Large pickles jalapeno pepper
Instructions
  1. To start, you will need 300g of all-purpose flour, 5ml or a teaspoon of baking powder, 2.5ml or half teaspoon of salt, 60g of vegetable fat or shortening and 125ml or a half cup of warm water.
  2. Place the flour, salt and baking powder in your food processor. Pulse this briefly to combine.
  3. Add the shortening to the bowl and machine this for about 10 seconds to cut this into the flour.
  4. Pour in the water and run the machine until the dough comes together and runs around the edge of the bowl.
  5. Tilting the machine from side while it mixes the dough helps to get a good even consistency in the dough.
  6. Turn the dough out onto your work surface and press it into a block. Wrap the dough in cling-wrap and allow it to rest on the counter for 30 minutes.
  7. After resting, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  8. Place one of the balls on a lightly floured work surface and flatten it out into a disc of about 7 inches or 18cm.
  9. Use your rolling pin to roll these out until about 9 to 10 inches in diameter or 22 to 25cm. At this stage they will be about 1mm in thickness.
  10. Repeat this until all of the tortillas are formed.
  11. Heat a dry pan over high heat. When the pan is smoking hot drop a few of the tortillas into the pan.
  12. Toast them for 30 to 40 seconds, then flip them over and repeat.
  13. Remove these from the pan and continue with the remaining tortillas.
  14. You can keep your tortillas fresh for a few days in an airtight container or zip lock bag, or freeze them indefinitely.
  15. To make your quesadillas, dice a half a red pepper, and finely chop one large pickled jalapeño pepper.
  16. Mix these together in a bowl.
  17. Grate 200g of mature cheddar or Monterey Jack and place this in a bowl. Add the mixed peppers and mix these into the cheese.
  18. To make up the quesadillas, spread a generous dose of the filling over one side of a tortilla.
  19. Fold the open side over the filling and press it down to secure.
  20. Heat a pan over medium high heat and drop the quesadillas into the pan.
  21. Toast the quesadillas until the cheese is well melted, turning every 90 seconds.
  22. Remove the quesadillas from the pan, cut them through the center and serve immediately accompanied with sour cream for dipping.

 

Microwave Potato Crisps – How to Make Salt & Vinegar Potato Crisps in Your Microwave Oven!!!

Today we're going to look at a neat trick to make salt and vinegar potato crisps in your microwave. Not only do these potato crisps have less oil content then regular crisps, but they are crispier, tastier, and a fraction of the price. You can find the printable recipe on our website http://Whats4Chow.com --- or below in this description! This is episode #774 with Whats4Chow - please subscribe for notifications and updates. Ingredients 2-3 Large potatoes 30ml Kosher salt 500ml Cheap white vinegar 500ml Water A little oil for brushing Instructions To start, use a razor-sharp knife to slice these into wafers of 1mm thickness. Using long smooth cutting strokes will result in more even slices. Pour a half liter of water and a half liter of cheap white vinegar into a large mixing bowl. Add 15ml or a tablespoon of non-iodated salt and stir this until dissolved. Add the potato slices to the salt and vinegar solution and mix them up a little to separate. Allow this to stand for 30 minutes. The salt and vinegar draws and neutralizes the starch from the potatoes, while simultaneously flavoring the slices. After 30 minutes remove the slices from the solution and arrange them over half of a clean dish towel. Fold the open half over the slices and pat them dry. Repeat this until all of the slices are dried. Place a square of baking parchment on a plate and arrange some of the slices over the parchment. Brush the slices lightly with oil, turn them over and brush the reverse sides as well. Microwave the slices on high setting. My microwave is 900 watts, and I zap my crisps for 7 minutes, turning halfway through. If your microwave is more or less powerful than this adjust the cooking time up or down accordingly. Continue microwaving batches until all of the crisps are done. The crisps will keep crispy for up to a week in an air-tight container. And there we have it, a mountain of crisps, from just 2 potatoes.


Microwave Potato Crisps - How to Make Salt & Vinegar Potato Crisps in Your Microwave Oven!!!
Author: 
Recipe type: Snack Food
 
Today we're going to look at a neat trick to make salt and vinegar potato crisps in your microwave. Not only do these potato crisps have less oil content then regular crisps, but they are crispier, tastier, and a fraction of the price.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Large potatoes
  • 30ml Kosher salt
  • 500ml Cheap white vinegar
  • 500ml Water
  • A little oil for brushing
Instructions
  1. To start, use a razor-sharp knife to slice these into wafers of 1mm thickness.
  2. Using long smooth cutting strokes will result in more even slices.
  3. Pour a half liter of water and a half liter of cheap white vinegar into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add 15ml or a tablespoon of non-iodated salt and stir this until dissolved.
  5. Add the potato slices to the salt and vinegar solution and mix them up a little to separate. Allow this to stand for 30 minutes. The salt and vinegar draws and neutralizes the starch from the potatoes, while simultaneously flavoring the slices.
  6. After 30 minutes remove the slices from the solution and arrange them over half of a clean dish towel.
  7. Fold the open half over the slices and pat them dry.
  8. Repeat this until all of the slices are dried.
  9. Place a square of baking parchment on a plate and arrange some of the slices over the parchment.
  10. Brush the slices lightly with oil, turn them over and brush the reverse sides as well.
  11. Microwave the slices on high setting. My microwave is 900 watts, and I zap my crisps for 7 minutes, turning halfway through. If your microwave is more or less powerful than this adjust the cooking time up or down accordingly.
  12. Continue microwaving batches until all of the crisps are done.
  13. The crisps will keep crispy for up to a week in an air-tight container.
  14. And there we have it, a mountain of crisps, from just 2 potatoes.

 

How to Make Moroccan Preserved Lemons – Middle Eastern Cuisine, Moroccan Preserved Lemons

moroccan preserved lemons,how to make,how to,how to make moroccan preserved lemons,tagine,moroccan curry,moroccan tagine,preserved lemons for moroccan recipes,homemade moroccan preserved lemons,homemade,preserving fruit,moroccan recipes,preserved lemon recipe,lemons,moroccan,preserved,cooking,recipe,cuisine,kitchen,food,morocco,middle,eastern,preserved lemons,kfc chicken recipe,recipe,kfc secret recipe,burger bun recipe,how to make apple cider vinegar at home


How to Make Moroccan Preserved Lemons - Middle Eastern Cuisine, Moroccan Preserved Lemons
Author: 
Recipe type: Preserves
Cuisine: Moroccan
 
Preserved lemons are widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine to add a unique flavor and tang to curries and tagines. The process of making your own preserved lemon is quick and easy, however you will have to wait for a month to pickle before using them. This is how to do it....
Ingredients
  • 850g Lemons
  • 55g / 60ml Coarse Kosher salt / Himalayan rock salt
  • 250ml Lemon juice
  • 250ml Lime juice
  • Extra water to top up
Instructions
  1. To start, you will need 250ml of lemon juice and 250ml of lime juice, 55g or quarter cup of coarse kosher salt, or Himalayan rock salt, and 850g of lemons.
  2. Cut down through each lemon twice, leaving just about 5mm uncut at the base.
  3. Open a lemon up and drop a proportionate amount of salt into the lemon. In other words, if you have 6 lemons, drop one sixth of the coarse salt into the lemon.
  4. Continue until all of the lemons are filled.
  5. Transfer the lemons to a sterilized 1.5 liter preserve jar. Pack them tightly.
  6. Pour in the lemon and lime juices and top the jar up with filtered water until the lemons are covered.
  7. Close the lid, and you're finished. Place the jar in a cool dark cupboard for a full month before using.
  8. Stay tuned, as in a month when these are ready to use, we will be doing a couple of Moroccan curries and tagines using these preserved lemons.

 

How to Make Mrs Ball’s Chutney – Easy to Make Mrs Ball’s Chutney Recipe

mrs balls chutney,mrs balls chutney recipe,how to make mts balls chutney,homemade mrs balls chutney,make mrs balls chutney at home,chutney,recipe,chutney for curry,chutney recipe for curry,easy chutney recipe,making chutney at home,south african chutney recipe,how to make mrs balls chutney,indian food,mrs.h.s.balls chutney,family recipe,family recipes,cooking,kfc secret recipe,homemade,burger bun recipe,kfc hot wings,how to make apple cider vinegar at home


How to Make Mrs Ball's Chutney - Easy to Make Mrs Ball's Chutney Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Preserves and Sauces
Cuisine: South African
Serves: 5-6kg
 
Mrs HS Ball's Chutney is one of South Africa's greatest contributions to the culinary world. In SA it is a household name, and it is also exported to North America, the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This is how to make your own Mrs Balls chutney at home.
Ingredients
  • 650g Dried peaches
  • 250g Dried Apricots
  • 1 Liter + 1.25 liters Brown grape vinegar
  • 2.5kg White sugar
  • 500g Onion chopped
  • 120g Salt (Kosher, non-iodated)
  • 75ml Cayenne pepper
  • 30ml Dried chilli flakes
Instructions
  1. To start, place 650g of dried peaches and 250g of dried apricots in a large bowl.
  2. Pour a liter of brown grape vinegar over the dried fruit. Stir the fruit around briefly to separate and get everything submerged.
  3. Cover the bowl and allow this to stand for 24 hours, giving it a stir every few hours during this time.
  4. The following day the fruit will have absorbed almost all of the vinegar. Strain the fruit in a colander, and save any syrup that runs into the catch bowl.
  5. Transfer the fruit to your food processor and machine this until almost fine. The texture should resemble that of ground beef.
  6. Tip the ground fruit into a bowl, add the reserved syrup and stir this in.
  7. To continue, chop 500g of onion, measure 120g of salt, 75ml of cayenne pepper and 30ml or 2 tablespoons of dried chilli flakes.
  8. Place all of these along with the ground fruit into a large pot. I am using a digital pressure cooker without the lid.
  9. Pour in 1.25 liters of brown grape vinegar and stir until everything is well combined.
  10. Pour in 2.5kg of white sugar and stir this until the sugar has dissolved.
  11. Bring the por to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and allow this to continue cooking for about 2 hours until it has thickened to a syrup, glossy sauce. It will darken substantially during this time as well.
  12. Sterilize your bottles in your dishwasher and pour the hot chutney into the hot bottles. Put the lids on and you're done.
  13. Enjoy your chutney with any type of curry, with burgers, hot dogs.... in fact just about any food enjoys a splash of Mrs Balls chutney.

 

Batch Processing French Fries – Homemade Par-Fried French Fries to Save Time & Money!!!

french fries,how to make,bulk processing french fries,homemade french fries,frozen french fries,how to,recipe,food,batch processing french fries,making bulk french fries,making and portioning french fries,making frozen french fries,french fries from scratch,fries,recipes,kfc chicken recipe,kfc recipe,cooking,kfc secret recipe,homemade,kfc hot wings,burger bun recipe,how to make kfc chicken,how to make apple cider vinegar at home,spring roll wrapper recipe


Batch Processing French Fries - Homemade Par-Fried French Fries to Save Time & Money!!!
Author: 
Recipe type: Accompaniments
Serves: 1200g
 
On the odd occasion when you have a little spare time, it's a good idea to do a bit of bulk processing that will save you a ton of time later. Bulk processing French fries is really simple, and can save a load of money when compared to bought frozen pre-cut fries.
Ingredients
  • 1200g Potatoes
  • 30g Salt
  • 250ml Cheap white vinegar
  • Boiling water to cover
Instructions
  1. The first step is to peel the potatoes, followed by cutting them into fries of even thickness. You can choose any thickness you like, mine are medium, or about 8mm... if you go thinner cut down the par-frying time, and if you're going thicker, bump it up.
  2. Place the cut potatoes in a mixing bowl, add 30ml of salt and 250ml of cheap white vinegar.
  3. Pour in enough boiling water to cover the fries, give them a quick stir to separate, and allow these to stand for 30 minutes. This gives the time for the vinegar to draw out and neutralize the starch in the chips.
  4. After this time you will visibly see how cloudy the water is.
  5. Strain the fries through a large colander and rinse them thoroughly.
  6. Tip the fries out onto a large dish towel and pat them dry thoroughly.
  7. Heat a large pot or wok of oil to 180c or 350f and fry the chips in batches for 6 minutes per batch.
  8. Transfer the fries to a baking tray lined with kitchen paper and a rack. Allow them to cool for 30 minutes before transferring the pan to your freezer.
  9. After a couple of hours the fries will be frozen solid and it's time to portion them into packets and return them to the freezer.
  10. To cook the chips, fry them from frozen at 180c or 350f until crisp and golden.
  11. You can also bake them like oven chips by placing them in a single layer in a baking tray. Bake them in a preheated oven at 250c until they are crispy and golden, giving them a shake every five minutes to ensure even cooking.

 

Scroll to top

Kitchen Conversions

Convert:
Masses
to:
Volumes
to:
Temperatures
to:
Lengths
to: