Articles in the Sides Category
“I don’t like carrot purée,” says Jane. “Why not?” I say. “I just don’t.” “Okay. I’ll make some for myself and regular carrots for you”. I go off and cook dinner. I’m determined to make a carrot purée she’ll like. Rosemary chicken, with roast asparagus and the carrot purée on the side. “So how’s the carrot purée?” I ask. Jane concedes, blushing, “It’s pretty good. Are you going to publish the recipe?” Admittedly, this isn’t just carrot purée, but it’s mostly carrots. Adjust the amount of butter and cream to …
This recipe comes from the David Rosengarten cookbook, It’s All American Food. We’re big fans of this book, and it seems strangely underrated (I bought my copy in the clearance area of a bookstore), despite winning a James Beard Foundation Award. The basic premise of the book is to be an overview of the most popular and loved of American dishes, grouping them by the original ethnicity, but including the tweaks that make it the “American” version. You can find nearly any dish in here, from Coq Au Vin to …
This dish we’ve made multiple times. Sometimes it has turned out wonderful, other times, just good. We are still working on tuning the spice amounts.
An exceptionally nice eggplant salad (more like a paste) for use on bread or pita. Using canned tomatoes works very well and is nice in wintertime. This one does not contain zucchini and is adapted from a recipe by Claudia Roden.
A very popular dish in India. It is best when made with all ingredients, but you can leave out some of the smaller spices with decent results.
Baba Ghanouj can be purchased in the store, but the fresh version is much tastier.
Ingo’s Dad’s German Potato Salad. This would often accompany Bratwurst.
Knödel are a form of boiled bread, wonderful as an accompaniment to a dish of chicken or beef with a creamy sauce. They are quite possibly one of the things Ingo likes to eat most in this world. You’ll want to start these approximately 3 hours before serving, or about the same time you start your other main course dishes if making on of the chicken or beef in sauce recipes found elsewhere on Table M.