Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Schnitzel from mince and potatoes.

A deep fried schnitzels from grated potatoes, minced meat and finely chopped onion. The recipe is from my grandmother's notebook. 

250 g minced meat (40% Pork, 60% Beef)
4 potatoes, peeled and grated
2 onions, finely chopped
4 eggs
4 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon yoghurt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. The mince, a grate potatoes and the onion are spiced and mixed in a big bowl. Next squash the eggs and the flour and stir both mixtures.
2. Dissolve sodium into the yoghurt. Add it to the mixture. Leave it in the fridge for about 2 hours.
3.   Make small schnitzels and fry them in a deep pan.

Preparation and cook time: 40 minutes
Portion: 4

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Potato Cream Soup with Croutons

Fresh and simple made soup from potatoes. Croutons and lemon pieces add a zest to the soup, but when you subjoin a yoghurt you will make it perfectly tasty.

Photo by Vania Filipova

6 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, pilled and chopped
7 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped


1. Chop the onion and the carrot and stew them with vegetable oil. Add water and boil the vegetables.
2. Peel and chop on cubes potatoes, boil them for about half an hour.  Add salt and boil for 10 more minutes.
3. Strain all cooked ingredients and serve with chopped lemon pieces, finely chopped parsley and croutons. You can also add tablespoon of yoghurt or sour cream. 

Preparation and cook time: 50 minutes
Portion: 4

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pork Chops with Green Olives and Blue Cheese


A sliced pork fillet with sauce of sour cream, blue cheese and green olives is a great dish for your romantic dinner with your soul mate. It goes perfectly well with a bottle of red wine.

1000 g pork fillet
400 green olives, stoned
250 g blue cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup white wine
2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 tablespoons vegetable/olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspooon cumin

1. Chop the onion and fry it with the glove. Spice with salt, pepper and cumin and add the sliced pork fillet. Cover it with water and cook it gently for about 30 minutes in the covered frying pan.
2. Next put the pork chops aside and on the same pan put olives and the blue cheese, then add the cream, the butter and the wine. Stir well and cook it for 10 minutes.
3. Serve pork chops with the sauce and garnish with caramelized carrots. 

Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour
Portion: 4

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stuffed Turkey with Mince and Quinces


You can stuff turkey with whatever it occurs to your mind. And this recipe could give you the idea of your next holiday dinner. Stuff the turkey with quinces, raisins, almonds and minced meat and you will discover the pleasure of flavors.


1 turkey
500 g minced meat
2 onions, chopped
125 g butter
2 quinces, peeled and chopped
5 tablespoons raisins
3 tablespoons almonds
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 dried pepper
½ cup wine
2 tablespoons flour          
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Clean, wash and dry the turkey. Salt and pepper it inside and outside. 
2. Chop the onion and brown it with a bit of butter. Wash the quinces, peel and chop them on cubes. Stew them for 5 minutes, just to getting soft. Raisins are saturated on water and strained off. Crush almonds into small peaces. Mix the onion with the mince, quinces, raisins, almonds, the finely chopped dried pepper and gloves. Salt the mixture and stuff the turkey with it. Spread butter on the turkey and place it in a deep baking dish. Pour some water in the dish. 
3. Bake it in a moderate oven for 4 hours. Wet the turkey with the gravy from time to time. 
4. When the turkey is cooked, take the gravy and pour into a deep pan with the wine. Thicken the sauce with pouring dissolved flour in cold water in it. 
5. The turkey portions are served with the sauce.  

Preparation and cook time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Portions: 5-6

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Steak with Whisky Sauce


Whisky and Pork chop - two of our favorite things, combined in one dish.


2 pork chops
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
Pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2/3 cup bouillon
2 tablespoons Whisky

1. Fry the pork chops in butter or grill it. Salt and pepper the steaks and leave them in warm condition. 
2. Chop the onion and fry it. Add the flour and pour with the worm bouillon gradually. Add the brown sugar, then boil the mixture and leave in a low temperature for 5 minutes. If the sauce is too thick then pour more bouillon or water. Pour the whisky in the end and stir well. Season with salt and pepper and leave it from the cook. 
3. Arrange the chops in plate and pour it on with the sauce. You can garnish it with French fried.

Preparation and cook time: 40 minutes
Portion: 2

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chicken with Peppers and Parsley

Photo from Vkusnoikrasivo.com

The different way to cook chicken!

1 chicken
1 onion
3 bunches of parsley
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
8 red pepppers
100 g butter
1 lemon
1 egg
1 cup yoghurt
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cut the chicken into peaces and fried it in butter. After taking the chicken out, put the finely chopped onion, carrot and  peppers with salt and pepper. Add chicken again and put water to the mixture. Boil for about 20 minutes and then add parsley. Beat the egg with yoghurt and the juice of a lemon. Add it to the chicken’s mixture.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Caviar from Curd (Rodopian Breakfast)


Simple!  Quick!  Tasty! Healthy!  

Photo from Ekskurzii.com

500 g curds
200 g mayonnaise
1 tbs savory, dry
½ tbs cumin
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbs red pepper
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Chop the onion into small pieces.  Add mayonnaise, curb and all other spices. Stir well until the spices are dividing equally. Leave it for about 1 hour in cold storage. You can spread it to a toast or use it as a dip.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Crème Caramel


Crème Caramel is classic and quick elegant dessert, but it is also the sweetest temptation.

Photo from Luxmedia.bg

400 g sugar
1 liter milk
8 eggs, beaten up
2 packets vanilla

Melt 1/4 of the sugar in a non-stick pan. When the sugar is turned into caramel pour it in the 8-10 small pots (cup size) and cover only the bottom. Boil the milk and add the rest of the sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Stir well the mixture and pour it into the small pots above the caramel. Place the small pots in a baked pan. Pour 3-4 cups of water in the pan (sinking pots to the middle). Bake in an oven at 300°F (150°C) for about 30 minutes. Turn the crème over in a dessert plate. Bon Appétit!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bulgarian Donuts - Mekitsas


Bulgarian dish made of kneaded dough, as dough of pizza, but it’s a deep fried instead of garnished and baked.
Photo from Vkusnoikrasivo.com

2 cups yoghurt
1 egg
1 tbs baking soda
3 tbs sugar
1 tbs salt
20 g yeast
4 cups flour

The yeast is dissolved in water. Add the yoghurt with the baking soda, then add the beaten up egg with salt and sugar. Dump the flour and knead dough from ingredients. Do this at evening and put the dough in an oiled bag and leave it in a fridge for 12 hours. At the morning make a finely sheets of dough and fried them in a deep pen. Serve with honey or cheese.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Chicken Lungs with Eggplant and Mushrooms


Fried chicken lungs with stewed mushrooms, onion and eggplant.

Photo from Gotvetesmen.com

500 g chicken lungs
300 g mushrooms
1 eggplant (aubergine)
2 onions
Vegetable oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Washed and chopped mushrooms are fried in a deep pan with sliced onions and salt to taste. Add chicken lungs after 10 minutes, also add 2/3 cup of water and stew it for 20 more minutes. Fry the eggplant in a different pan and out it to the lung. Add also the paprika, pepper, savory and finely chopped parsley.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Flatten Pepper Fried Balls


Flatten pepper fried balls are meatballs without any meat at all. There are a few recipes in Bulgarian meal with that kind of meatballs, but it is the most delicious way to cook it.

10 red peppers
2 eggs
1 onion
1 cup feta cheese, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste
Vegetable oil

Roast the peppers, peel them and strain it. Add beaten up eggs, grated onion, cheese, finely chopped parsley, savory and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and add as much bread-crumbs as needed to get a thick mixture. Shape flattened balls and fried in a deep pan.
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