Bacon Fat Flour Tortillas
Bacon Fat Flour Tortillas
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These sound really good, thicker than store bought, and a hell of a lot cheaper as well πŸ™‚ On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
16 tortillas 90 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 tortillas 90 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Bacon Fat Flour Tortillas
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These sound really good, thicker than store bought, and a hell of a lot cheaper as well πŸ™‚ On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
16 tortillas 90 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 tortillas 90 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: tortillas
Instructions
  1. For the bacon fat, you can either fry up some bacon or if you keep bacon fat in the fridge, use that when it is softened up.
  2. Add to a small sauce pan, the oil, 3/4 cup of milk, and the bacon fat, heat on medium low to just bring the mixture to a simmer, do not let it boil. Once at a simmer, remove from heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, and baking powder and whisk together. Make a well in the center and pour in the heated milk mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, and using your hands, mix until a rough dough forms.
  4. Lightly flour your work surface and turn out dough onto that. Knead dough for about 4 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest on the counter for 1 hour.
  5. When 1 hour has passed, unwrap the dough and cut into 16 even pieces and form each into a ball about 1 1/2 inches diameter. Cover with a kitchen towel.
  6. Take one ball and on your floured work surface, roll it out to a 6 inch round. Place that under the towel and repeat the steps for the remaining balls.
  7. Once all the tortillas are rolled out, heat a cast iron pan on medium low to medium heat, add a tortilla and cook for about 2 minutes, you want some brown spots to form on the bottom and air bubbles form on the surface, poke the large bubbles with a fork. Flip and cook another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and stack under the towel, repeat for remaining tortillas.
  8. Fill with your favorite taco fillings and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Curried Egg Frittata
Curried Egg Frittata
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Sounds very good. And for your educational tip for today, Indian Curry Powder is not Indian, that is a British mix of spices. True Indian curries uses curry leaves, totally different flavor. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Curried Egg Frittata
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Sounds very good. And for your educational tip for today, Indian Curry Powder is not Indian, that is a British mix of spices. True Indian curries uses curry leaves, totally different flavor. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the eggs, cilantro, curry powder, paprika, and salt and pepper as desired. Mix together and set aside.
  2. Heat your cast iron pan with the bacon fat or oil of choice on medium heat, when hot, add the onion and chilies and a pinch of salt, saute until the onion is soft then add the tomatoes.
  3. Cook for about 10 minutes until the tomatoes are soft. Now give the egg mixture another stir and pour that into the pan and give another quick stir in the pan. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Let the mixture cook for about 5 minutes undisturbed, then cover the pan with a large lid and let the eggs cook for another 5-6 minutes, then check to see if the top of the egg mixture is cooked.
  5. When the top is cooked, let rest for a few minutes, then cut like a pie and serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Add diced bell pepper, chopped spring onion, chopped mushrooms, etc. 2. Top with shredded cheese.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

DIY Chowder
DIY Chowder
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This is a Do It Yourself (DIY) Chowder. This is what I have come up with for you to make a different chowder each time you prepare this. The basics are you need a fat, vegetables, stock, evaporated milk or cream and milk, and seafood.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
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This is a Do It Yourself (DIY) Chowder. This is what I have come up with for you to make a different chowder each time you prepare this. The basics are you need a fat, vegetables, stock, evaporated milk or cream and milk, and seafood.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
For Fat - pick 1 item to use
For Vegetables - pick 1 or more items to use, some are required
For Stock - pick 1 item to use
For Cream - pick 1 item to use
For Seafood - pick 1 or more items to use
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Some good combinations:

    If using whitefish, mushroom or vegetable stock works well, plus onion, carrot, daikon, spring onion, and mushrooms. For the cream I normally use the evaporated milk.

    If using clams or oyster meat, with the juice they come in, chicken or vegetable stock work well, plus onion, carrot, and potatoes. For the cream I normally use the evaporated milk.

    For a seafood type chowder, go with a mushroom or vegetable stock, and a little of each seafood listed, plus onion, carrot, potato or daikon. and mushrooms. For the cream I normally use the evaporated milk.
  2. Let's get started. In a medium size pot, heat the bacon fat or butter, when hot, add the onion and saute until softened and starting to brown up.
  3. Add the stock of your choice, the carrot, and 1-3 vegetables of your choice and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. As that is simmering add the fish or seafood of your choice, then add the evaporated milk or cream and milk, season with salt and pepper as desired. If using mushrooms add those as well.
  4. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes to cook the seafood through and the carrot, and potatoes or daikon are tender.
  5. Ladle into bowls and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

This can be low cost up to high cost depending on what seafood you use.

My own creation, Lee Thayer.
Thailand.

Fish & Mushroom Chowder
Fish & Mushroom Chowder
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I have been making some chowders and soups lately, and wanted to go in another direction from oysters and potatoes, both available here, but readily available is daikon and whitefish (Pangasius and Barramundi). So here is what I came up with, and it is delicious! Made a large pot and it was cleared out by the family the lives around us as well as some visiting family from another village. For the mushrooms, I need to verify the amounts, it was 1 package each.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Fish & Mushroom Chowder
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I have been making some chowders and soups lately, and wanted to go in another direction from oysters and potatoes, both available here, but readily available is daikon and whitefish (Pangasius and Barramundi). So here is what I came up with, and it is delicious! Made a large pot and it was cleared out by the family the lives around us as well as some visiting family from another village. For the mushrooms, I need to verify the amounts, it was 1 package each.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a medium size pot, heat the bacon fat, when hot, add the onion and saute until softened and starting to brown up.
  2. Add the stock, daikon, carrot, spring onion, and coriander, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. As that is simmering cut up the fish and add that, then add the evaporated milk, then chop up the mushrooms and add those.
  3. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes to cook the fish and mushrooms.
  4. Ladle into bowls and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

For the fish, just figuring all Pangasius (6-8 fillets) figure about 200 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about 74 cents per serving.

My own creation, Lee Thayer.
Thailand.

Cabbage, Apple & Sausage Skillet
Cabbage, Apple & Sausage Skillet
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Cabbage, Apple & Sausage Skillet
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a non stick pan over medium heat with the bacon fat and when hot, add the sausage and stir occasionally to brown and cook the sausage through. when cooked, remove to a plate and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan, add the butter and when melted, add the cabbage, onion, apple, and season with a pinch of chili powder.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes and stir in the brown sugar. Continue to cook for another 7-8 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted and everything starting to brown.
  3. Add the sausage back to the pan and mix together. Cook for a few minutes to warm the sausage through. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I source Italian sausage links. For now I will say Low cost.

Shortcut: Italian Sausage.

Variant: 1. Use bulk sausage instead of links.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Chicken Lentil Soup
Chicken Lentil Soup
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This sounds really good. I have changed this just slightly to use bone in chicken thighs, when cooked, remove then shred and debone and add back to the pot. Bones add flavor when cooked.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
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This sounds really good. I have changed this just slightly to use bone in chicken thighs, when cooked, remove then shred and debone and add back to the pot. Bones add flavor when cooked.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Melt the bacon fat or butter in the bottom of a large pot over medium heat then add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir to coat the vegetables and cook until the tomato paste darkens, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the water or chicken stock (remember, the thighs simmering will make the broth) and lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a very gentle simmer and add the chicken thighs. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring and checking periodically to make sure the soup is nott bubbling too vigorously and to remove any foam on the surface. Remove the chicken thighs to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  3. Depending how thick or broth like you like the soup, mash about half of the soup until it’s thick and creamy, mash more for cream or less for more broth. Using two forks, remove the skin, bone, and cartilage from each thigh and discard or save as a treat for your dog, and shred the meat and return it to the pot. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Let the soup heat, on the low simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on the top if desired.
Recipe Notes

The chicken will cost 37 Baht/500 grams. Go a little heavier though as you will be removing the bones, so I will estimate 50 Baht for the chicken. For 8 servings, this is about 20 cents per serving. Lentils I cannot price yet at this time. My next trip to Phuket I will look for them there.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Sausage, Egg, Cheese Sandwiches
Sausage, Egg, Cheese Sandwiches
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Everyone has heard of the well know biscuits and muffins that contain these ingredients from McDonald's. I liked those those as well. I decided to step these up a bit from a small biscuit or muffin and went with homemade hamburger buns, homemade breakfast sausage, and real imported cheeses. And they are very good! Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Sausage, Egg, Cheese Sandwiches
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Everyone has heard of the well know biscuits and muffins that contain these ingredients from McDonald's. I liked those those as well. I decided to step these up a bit from a small biscuit or muffin and went with homemade hamburger buns, homemade breakfast sausage, and real imported cheeses. And they are very good! Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. I use an egg ring to make the sausage patties, just pack the ring with bulk sausage and remove the excess from the sides, lift the ring, you have a sausage patty. Heat a large pan, cast iron would be perfect for this, with a a spoon or two of bacon fat and add the patties to the pan when hot. Now place two egg rings, greased with bacon fact, in the pan and crack an egg into each ring. Cook the sausage on both sides until cooked through, and when the eggs are set, remove the rings and after another minute, flip the eggs as well.
  2. While the sausage and eggs are cooking, split the buns and place in a broiler, cut side up, or in a oven and use the top coil and top rack to just toast the buns. Remove the toasted buns and butter them. Place the buns on plates.
  3. Slice the cheese, if using block type cheese (such as Mainland brand) place 2-3 slices on each bottom piece of bun.
  4. When the eggs are cooked, place an egg on top of the cheese on each bun, and when the sausage is cooked through, place those on top of the eggs. And the top part of the bun, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost if using homemade sausage and buns.

Shortcuts: Breakfast Sausage, Hamburger Buns.

My bigger version of the popular restaurant items.

Slow Cooker Potato Soup I
Slow Cooker Potato Soup I
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Without using any cream this is a creamy and thick soup, and is delicious!. I made this on 23 Sep 2017 and wow is it good, enjoyed by the Thai family as well with thumbs up from the entire family. Made as written but I did forget the yogurt part so I have changed that to optional as it was not noticed or missed.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Slow Cooker Potato Soup I
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Without using any cream this is a creamy and thick soup, and is delicious!. I made this on 23 Sep 2017 and wow is it good, enjoyed by the Thai family as well with thumbs up from the entire family. Made as written but I did forget the yogurt part so I have changed that to optional as it was not noticed or missed.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the bacon, I just cut a package in half, chopped that and fried until good and crispy in a small pan. Add the bacon to your slow cooker, just set the pan aside as you will use that in about 6 hours or so.
  2. Bacon and onion added to the slow cooker.
  3. Add the 3 cups chicken stock, and potatoes to your slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on Low setting for 6-8 hours or on High setting for 3-4 hours, or until the potatoes are completely tender and cooked through. Once cooked, chop and fry up the other half package of bacon and add that to slow cooker and stir to combine. (Photo shows right when the slow cooker was started.)
  4. Once the soup has slow cooked and is about ready to serve, heat the bacon fat, or butter, in the same pan used as the crisping the bacon, on the stove over medium-high heat until it has melted. Whisk in the flour until it is completely combined, and then cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Gradually add in the evaporated milk while whisking it together with the flour mixture, and continue whisking until the mixture is completely smooth. Let the mixture continue cooking until it reaches a simmer, stirring occasionally, and then it should get really thick.
  5. Immediately pour the milk mixture into the slow cooker with the potatoes, and stir until combined. Add in the cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), salt and pepper, and stir until combined. If you would like the soup to be even thicker, you can use a potato masher or a large spoon to mash about half of the potatoes (while the soup is still in the slow cooker) to thicken the soup up. If you would like the soup to be thinner, add in an extra 1-2 cups of warmed chicken or vegetable stock. Stir to combine, then taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  6. Serve as is or with cheese, sliced spring onions, cooked bacon, sour cream, etc.
Recipe Notes

You can get bacon as low as 70 Baht/180 grams but averages 150 Baht/180 grams, easily 12 slices. For 8-10 servings, using 150 Baht, you are looking at 56 cents per serving, even less for more servings.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Eduard’s Country Skillet
Eduard's Country Skillet
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This is from a good friend, easy and delicious! This is a make with what you have recipe, no set rules here, amounts you use are up to you although I have edited to what I used when I made this on 27 Dec 2016 and it is a keeper! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Eduard's Country Skillet
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This is from a good friend, easy and delicious! This is a make with what you have recipe, no set rules here, amounts you use are up to you although I have edited to what I used when I made this on 27 Dec 2016 and it is a keeper! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes until just for tender. Remove from the water and let cool so you can handle them. Once they have cooled a little, dice them into large pieces.
  2. Cook the bacon, ham, and sausage separately then remove and set aside. You can use a bit of each, or just one or two, up to you.
  3. In the same pan, heat it up with some bacon fat, olive oil, and butter, add the bell peppers, onion, season with salt, pepper, thyme, and sage.
  4. Cook until the peppers are tender, then add in the potatoes and cooked meat, mix and heat through.
  5. While cooking the peppers are cooking, preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F), put your large cast iron pan in the oven while it heats. If no cast iron pan, or you oven will not support a cast iron pan, use a baking dish. I used a baking dish.
  6. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat slightly, then add the chopped spring onion and cheese, amount is up to you. Add this to the skillet with the potatoes and give a quick stir, remove the cast iron pan (baking dish) from the oven and pour this mixture into the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until the eggs are set. Serve.
Recipe Notes

No cost given here, cost would be based on what you use, shortcuts will save you money as well. This would be an excellent dish to prepare for a late breakfast, brunch, as I do, a main dish for dinner.

This can range from low cost to high cost depending on what you want to use. I will say this a fair value dish as average.

Shortcuts: Sausage, Breakfast Sausage.

Recipe and cast iron pan photo provided courtesy of good friend, Eduard Wijers.
United States.