Ever thought that local pizza, (chicken, hamburger, fish and chips) lacked flavor/substance/nutrition? Well you were right on all three counts! So bookmark these tips and stop calling the pizza shop when you get home at night tired and out of ideas...and not only eat cheaper, eat better nutritionally as well. Just got home from a five hour drive from down south of the State (Albany for the un-Australian) and having eaten rather well down there at the Festival of the Sea (Fresh sardines, oysters, yabby pies, local cheeses, seafood cooking demos etc.) unable to face a bowl of cold cereal, I quickly whipped up a batch of Lime Aioli (for which my breath will pay all week, but what a way to go!) and then cooked some homemade oven fries with Parmesan...we were eating within 40 minutes and during that time I was mostly just snoozing on the couch, simply waiting for the fries to be done...so;
Other suggestions for quick fast food at home would include Pizza Scrolls or Pizza itself, which with Thermomix is no longer challenging or time consuming. Or steam a piece of salmon, toss a salad and make a quick Gremolata to go with the salmon and suddenly those fish and chips you were thinking of look pretty darned expensive and awful!
Soup of course can be the quickest meal in the Thermomix ever, so watch this space for a few more souper ideas coming your way as the weather gets colder….if it ever does! I have an eight minute fresh soup up my sleeve that I will unveil any day now…just waiting on that temp to bottom out or at least drop a degree or 10! Until then, no more excuses for fast food days!
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- 3 - 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 eggs, seperated
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- 400 - 500 g flavorless oil
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 lime, juice
Home Made Oven Fries
- 6 - 7 ruby lou potatoes
- 50 g parmesan, cubed
- 2 tsp paprika
- A few tbsp plain flour
- Sea salt to taste
- Drizzle EVOO
Place peeled garlic into Thermomix bowl and chop for 4 sec/speed 6.
Add egg yolks and mustard and insert Butterfly.
Beat for 2 min/37ºC/speed 4.
Add vinegar and then with blade turning at speed 4 add oil through hole in lid by drizzling slowly over a period of 4 minutes.
Add egg whites, salt and lime juice and beat briefly just to combine before scraping down sides of bowl and blending for a few more seconds.
Home Made Oven Fries;
Preheat oven to fan forced 190ºC. Line 2 large baking trays with paper.
Cut fries equally and dry in clean tea towel.
Place Parmesan and paprika into Thermomix bowl and mill for 10 sec/speed 10 or until very fine. (This will depend on the age of your Parmesan.)
Using only half the potatoes at a time, dredge with flour, salt and Parmesan mix. Repeat with other half.
Divide between 2 trays, drizzle with oil and bake in hot oven until browned and crispy.
Serve immediately with home made fries and lime aioli...and try not to spill it down your chin now…really!