Karay (Fresh Green Chili Peppers)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: June 9, 2017
Yield: about 1-2 cups
Time needed: However long it takes to seed the chili peppers, and a quick buzz in the food processor.

It’s a good idea to get some help washing and seeding the chili peppers. 3-4 pounds would take a long time working alone. But it is indeed a “wonderful spicy appetizer spread” and keeps very well in the fridge.

(Fresh Green Chili Peppers)

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German Potato Salad

Source: 12 Months of Monastery Salads
Date tried: April 29, 2014
Yield: 10 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

A very simple potato salad with a very simple dressing. Excellent combination. No need for chilling either. It can be served immediately at room temperature.

German Potato Salad

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Caesar Salad

Source: 12 Months of Monastery Salads
Made: January 11, 2014
Yield: 6 servings
Time to make: 25 minutes

I have allowed time to prepare the croutons and boil an egg for garnish. The salad itself takes scarcely 10 minutes to put together.  The dressing is especially delicious.

I had to make one substitution. Boston lettuce is near impossible to get in Toronto in January.  Sturdy lettuces like Romaine and iceberg dominate the shelves at this time of year.  So I replaced the Boston lettuce with fresh spinach. I also ducked out of making the croutons myself and used a commercial preparation instead.  My bad!  Will try this again when I can get Boston lettuce and maybe do the croutons myself then, too.

Caesar Salad

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Eggplant Chevre Sandwiches

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Made: December 22, 2013
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time to make: 35 minutes.

A melt-in-the-mouth appetizer or snack in which bread is replaced by slices of eggplant.  I really, really like this.

Eggplant Chevre SandwichesEggplant Chevre Sandwiches
1 large eggplant
2-3 medium ripe tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Goat cheese

Cut eggplant into 1/3 inch slices. Sprinkle with salt and let sit between two sheets of paper towel for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel the tomatoes and chop finely.
Add a clove of garlic, finely chopped to the tomatoes.
Add olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Slice enough cheese to cover ½ of the slices of eggplant.

Remove the eggplant from the paper towelling and pat dry.
Cook on barbecue or grill until light brown.
Brush with olive oil and continue cooking until golden.
Remove to a cookie sheet  and place it back on grill where it can keep warm.

Spoon tomato mixture onto half of the eggplant slices. Add a slice of goat cheese.
Top with another slice of eggplant. Serve as soon as cheese has softened.