Palermitan Salad

palermitan_salad

palermitan_salad

Time: 20 min

Ingredients: [6 portions]

  • 500 gr potatoes
  • 800 gr green beans
  • 30 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • fresh basil
  • oregano, salt, pepper, extra v. olive oil
  • black olives ( missing in this picture D:)

1. For a super easy and quick result, boil together green beans and potatoes already pealed, clean and cut in small pieces. Cook for 15 min wth the lid on.

2. Drain the vegetables and let them cool down. In the meanwhile, wash and cut red onion, black olives and cherry tomatoes.

3. Put everything in a big bowl with a genours amount of olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and basil.

You can keep this salad wrapped in your fridge up to three days without any problems and it will taste always good. It’s a salad in my hometown, but it can be eaten as a main dish. There are different options: some family adds also anchoives, others adds pieces of boiled meat.

Buon appetito to everybody!

Advertisements

Meatballs Recipe

meatballs

Time: 10 min prep + 15 cooking

Ingredients:

  • 500 gr beef and pork  minced meat mix
  • 100 gr grated parmesan cheese
  • 50 gr bread flour
  • 2 eggs
  • parsley, salt, pepper, oregano
  • 500 ml tomatoes sauce

meatballs02

1. In a big bowl mix first with a fork and then with hands: meat, eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and bread flour. If you don’t have the bread flour just use some old bread you were supposed to throw away. To be honest, meatballs recipe was born to recycle meat leftovers and bread leftovers. If your bread it’s too hard, just put a little bit of milk on it and let it soak in. Before using sqeezes it well.

2. Make the balls with your hands and eat a pan in the mean while. You can put just tiny amount of olive oil on it or skip it; with a good non-stick pan it’s not necessery (I didn’t use it here).

3. Brown both sided of meatballs a little bit and put tomatoes sauce. Season with pepper and oregano. Cook for 15 minutes with your lids always on. Shouldn’t need to turn them anymore.

And they are super-yummy, buon appetito!!

Other options:

You can cook them without tomatoes sauce – just make them brown all sides and serve with some potatoes. This is how my daddy used to cook them when I was a kid.

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13047627/?claim=4mnytcubejd”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

Cream Sauce/Bechamel Recipe

bechamelTime: 20-30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1l milk
  • 100 gr butter
  • 100 gr grated parmesan cheese
  • 100 gr white flour

1. Heat the butter and let it melt: before it starts to fry add the white flour ( better if it is been previously sifted) and mix them quickly with a whisk to avoid any lump.

2. Add the milk and little by little grated Parmesan cheese; keep stirring  with a very low heat until it becomes a dense cream. Better if you have some music on while doing this :)

Buon appetito!