Browsing Category VEGETABLES

Linda’s Fried Sweet Potatoes

  “Here is a recipe with a video of my friend Linda making her famous Fried Sweet Potatoes.  NOT Sweet Potato Fries! It’s  Fried Sweet Potatoes!  LOL These are a family favorite and so delicious!  The ingredients are simple and so is her technique.     Enjoy!” INGREDIENTS: Sweet potatoes Sugar Oil, for frying DIRECTIONS: 1.    Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them lengthwise into thick…

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Falafels

“Salwa, a dear co-worker of mine from Egypt got me hooked on falafels! Falafels are small chickpea patties that are sold in the streets throughout the mid-east. They are famous here in New York too. Salwa’s homemade falafels are so amazing! She knew how much I loved them and made them for me often when we worked together. They are a great non-meat source of…

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Sweet Potato Latkes

   For Sweet Potato Latkes, just follow my recipe for Basic Latkes at  angiesopenrecipebox.com/2018/02/25/basic-latkes but substitute 1 large sweet potato for the 3 large potatoes.   Here is the recipe for Sweet Potato Latkes with the sweet potato already substituted: INGREDIENTS: 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 large onion 1 small celery stalk, with fronds  5 sprigs fresh parsley 1 egg, beaten ¼ cup flour…

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Basic Latkes

“Latkes are traditionally served at Hanukkah with applesauce or sour cream but everyone eats them all year round!  They are just too good to eat only once a year!  There are many variations of latkes: adding vegetable combinations, adding cheese, or using sweet potatoes. To change them up my favorite veggies to add are zucchini and carrots!  Sometimes broccoli. Try sweet potatoes, they are so…

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Zucchini Patties

“I tried!  We liked!  I recommend!  From Allrecipes, I adapted these and they are really delish! My husband Bill raved about them!  Zucchini patties with mozzarella cheese and red pepper, they make a great appetizer or a little snack.  I added red pepper to the recipe. You can substitute the red pepper for any other vegetable you like or use just the zucchini.  We like…

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Amy’s Italian Green Beans

I LOVE this delicious green bean recipe my daughter Amy came up with!   The crisp beans are so tasty with the butter and bread crumbs and it couldn’t be any easier to prepare.  It’s about 5 minutes from start to finish!  She knows I expect this at every family gathering!    Enjoy! Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS: 12 ounces green beans in a microwaveable steamer bag…

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Basmati Rice with Minced Vegetables

     “Basmati rice sautéed with tiny bits of veggies is a side dish everyone seems to love. It is simple to make and because of all the added veggies and so little oil, it does not give you that heavy feeling that happens when you eat other rice dishes. The secret to this dish is to mince the vegetables the same size as the…

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Low-Calorie Stuffed Peppers with Ketchup, Basmati Rice and Ground Beef

“There are so many versions of stuffed peppers!  Only ketchup, Basmati rice,  onion,  salt and pepper make up the flavor for the inside of this easy, tasty, low-calorie version.   I think the ones with tomato sauce are kind of bland and need more kick in them.  But I don’t like them very spicy or with other vegetables in the filling either.   Using ketchup and Basmati rice makes a…

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Colcannon

          “Cabbage, potatoes, leeks, and kale together make colcannon, that delicious traditional Irish dish people love around St. Patrick’s Day, or any day!  It goes really well with lamb chops or anything lamb, and corned beef.  I think the leeks make it so-o good!  There are many variations for colcannon.   You can also make it a complete one-dish meal with chunks…

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Eggplant Parmigiana

                 “Years of watching relatives make eggplant with their various little deviations led me as a teenager to make it this way that everyone seems to love. The technique to making my eggplant parmigiana has to be followed exactly so it ends up not greasy at all, and the eggplant really is the star and not globs of mozzarella cheese! The only cheese…

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Sauteed Cabbage and Bread (Bonard)

    “An old-world, fast, and delicious Italian vegetable side dish recipe that is just sautéed cabbage and bread was called Bonard in my family, and that is purely the phonetic spelling.  I cannot find it anywhere sounding like this or made like this.  It was the only way my older relatives could think how it is spelled. There are other somewhat similar recipes called southern fried…

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