Recipe Time!

Recipe Time!

I promised yesterday to share the recipes that turned out so well this weekend, so here they are:

Saturday Night:

Homemade Flatbread (original recipe from King Arthur Flour)
I’ve made these 3 or 4 times now and they turn out so well! They’re best when they’re fresh, but they keep pretty well. The only pain is the amount of time they take since there are rest periods and what not. Tasty goodness though : )

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup potato flakes
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  1. Combine 2 cups flour with the boiling water, stirring until smooth.  Cover the bowl or bucket and set the mixture aside for 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the potato flakes with remaining 1 cup of flour with the salt, oil and yeast.
  3. Add the potato flake mixture to the flour mixture once the 30 minutes are up and knead for 5 minutes or so. Let the dough rise, covered, for 1 hour.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 pieces, cover, and let rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
  5. Roll each piece into a 7″- to 8″-circle and cook in a skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute per side, until they’re puffed and flecked with brown spots.
  6. Transfer the cooked breads to a rack, stacking them to keep them soft. Try to let them cool a little before stacking or the humidity they’re putting out will make each other soggy.


Greek Turkey Burgers
(original recipe from the Tasty Kitchen)
These originally called for chicken, but our grocery store didn’t have any so it was turkey for us. All the boys said the turkey was very tasty though. Once again, super easy but really tasty recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. of flatbread or pita crumbs (make in a food processor)
  • 1 lb. ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • Lettuce, tomato, tzatziki, additional feta, anything else you’d like to top your burger with
  1. Combine crumbs, feta, meat, egg, salt and pepper in a large bowl, mixing well. Shape into 4 large or 8 small patties.
  2. Heat a nonstick 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add burgers and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until browned on both sides and cooked through.
  3. Serve with flatbread or pitas, top with lettuce, tomato, etc. Enjoy!

Sunday Night:

Homemade Pork Potstickers (original recipe from Chic n’ Cheap Living)
Bill has deemed these the best pot stickers he’s ever had and the man’s had a lot of pot stickers over the years. These were much easier than I thought they would be and are really easy to customize as well. Caution: you may want to eat these all the minute they’re out of the pan : )

Ingredients:
Dough:

  • 1.5 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/8 c. vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 tbl. salt

Filling:

  • 1 lb. ground pork (or chicken or whatever else!)
  • Fresh or powdered ginger to taste
  • 2 tbl. soy sauce
  • 1.5 tbl. sesame oil
  • 1 tbl pad thai or oyster sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbl. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  1. Combine all dough ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Knead until dough is smooth. I just kept fuzting with the dough in my hands for a good 5-10 minutes while I walked around the apartment. It was sort of calming.
  2. Roll dough into several logs about 1/2-3/4 of an inch thick. Set aside.
  3. Mix pork, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, sauce, egg, salt and garlic salt together and set aside.
  4. Begin forming dumplings! Cut about 1.5″ off a log, roll into a ball, then use a rolling pin to flatten into a large circle. I’d say each circle should be about… 3-4″ in diameter or so. Plop about a tablespoon of meat filling in the middle, fold the circle in half, and seal up the edges making a crescent or half moon shape.
  5. Once all your dumplings are formed, heat your skillet to medium-high and add a tablespoon of oil. Once it’s sizzly, add your dumplings in a circular pattern (you’ll have more than 1 skilletful). Then, pour in 1/2 c. of water and cover. Cook for 5-7 minutes so they can sizzle and steam.
  6. Eat with soy sauce and enjoy! : )
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