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Cooking Level: Expert

Home Town: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, U.K.
Living In: Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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Hi, for the Party Chef - something different with BLT. cheers.

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Last updated: Jun. 19, 2013 6:04 am
Posted: Jun. 19, 2013 5:57 am
Commented by: Don
Jun. 19, 2013 5:58 am
Banana Fries Homemade banana fries make a tasty snack and are great served with pre-dinner drinks. Vegetable Oil - for deep frying A few small Green Bananas - cut into thin slices ¼tsp Turmeric ¼tsp Salt ¼tsp freshly ground Black pepper Chilli Powder - to taste Preparation method Heat the vegetable oil in a deep, heavy-based saucepan until a little bit of banana sizzles and when dropped in it; Add the slices of banana and, using a slotted spoon, separate the chips from each other as they fry; In a small bowl, mix together the turmeric, salt and pepper; When the banana chips are beginning to crisp and the edges are golden-brownish, carefully sprinkle over the turmeric mixture; The oil may splutter a bit but stir gently to combine; When the chips are cooked through and golden-brown, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towel; Sprinkle over chilli powder, to taste, and serve at once
Jun. 19, 2013 6:00 am
Cheese Straws Makes approximately 36 Flaky, buttery cheese straws are a party hit with kids and grown-ups. Crank up the mustard and pepper if you want more zing. Ingredients 375g/13oz plain Four Pinch Salt 225g/8oz Butter - diced 150g/5oz mature Cheddar Cheese - grated 60g/2oz grated Parmesan Cheese - grated ½tsp English/Dijon mustard Small pinch Cayenne Pepper 2 Egg Yolks Preparation method Preheat oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5; Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl; Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until all the lumps are gone and the texture is like fine breadcrumbs; Stir in the cheese, mustard powder, cayenne, and egg yolks; Add 4-5 tablespoons of cold water and mix to a firm dough; Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes; Line a baking sheet with baking parchment; Roll out the dough to a square, roughly the thickness of a £2 coin; Cut the square in half, then cut each half into 1cm/½in strips; Transfer carefully onto the lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, until crisp, then leave to cool on the tray.
Party Chef
Jun. 19, 2013 6:04 am
Thank You Don. Both sound wonderful! Have a fab day, afternoon and evening!
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