Chicken Paprikash
Chicken Paprikash
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This sounds really good and would be perfect served on egg noodles or mashed potatoes. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45-60 minutes
Chicken Paprikash
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This sounds really good and would be perfect served on egg noodles or mashed potatoes. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45-60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C (400 F). If you do not have an oven safe pan, get out a large baking dish. Season chicken on all sides with salt and pepper as desired.
  2. In a large oven safe pan (or if no oven safe pan, use a large non stick pan) heat the olive oil. When hot, add chicken, work in batches if needed, Cook about 8 minutes per side for nice golden brown skin and nearly cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan but leave the fat in the pan. If using a baking dish, place the chicken in the dish.
  3. To the pan, add the onion and cook until soft then add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute to make the garlic nice and fragrant. Whisk in the paprika and flour, mix well and cook until the flour is browned, about 1 minute then stir in the tomatoes and broth, stirring until well mixed.
  4. If using an oven safe pan, add the chicken back to the pan and place in the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked through, 15-20 minutes, cut a thick piece to check for doneness.
  5. If using a baking dish, pour the mixture over the chicken in the dish then bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, cut a big piece in half to verify doneness.
  6. Remove the chicken from the pan or dish, stir in the sour cream, add chicken back and spoon sauce over the chicken.
  7. Serve over cooked egg noodles or mashed potatoes. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

One kilo of quarters will cost about 53 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about 28 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Sour Cream.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Breakfast Pizza
Breakfast Pizza
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This sounds good and uses fresh hash browns, not frozen. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45-55 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45-55 minutes
Breakfast Pizza
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This sounds good and uses fresh hash browns, not frozen. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45-55 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45-55 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C (400 F). Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza pan with butter or spray with olive oil using an oil mister.
  2. Wash and scrub the potatoes. Shred, and place in water, rinse, and squeeze dry, repeat the water, rinse, and squeeze steps 3-4 times until the water that is squeezed out runs clear, there, you just rinsed out the starch and made your own has browns.
  3. Add the hash browns to a large mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup cheese, and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Mix to combine.
  4. Place the hash brown mixture on the prepared baking sheet or pizza pan, use your hands and pat this down to a round pizza shape.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. While the potato crust is baking, heat a non stick pan and when hot, cook the bacon until crispy, then place the bacon on a paper towel lined plate to drain, then crumble.
  7. Remove the potato crust from the oven, top with the remaining cheese and crack the remaining eggs onto the crust, sprinkle on the crumbled bacon and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Bake again for about 15 minutes to set the egg whites but with runny yolks, or bake for 18 to 20 for firmer yolks.
  9. Remove from oven, sprinkle with the chives, slice, serve, and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Rotsi-topped Fish Pie
Rotsi-topped Fish Pie
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Rotsi (Rösti) is a new term for me, I had to look that up, Swiss in origin meaning shredded par boiled potato. Normally when I see fish pies they are topped with mashed potatoes or just a nice cheese sauce, so this sounds really good for a different topping. I am going to use my individual serving dish or dishes to test this recipe out and will validate the ingredient amounts as well. On my to cook list and soon. Many variants to make this a different dish every time you prepare it.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
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Rotsi (Rösti) is a new term for me, I had to look that up, Swiss in origin meaning shredded par boiled potato. Normally when I see fish pies they are topped with mashed potatoes or just a nice cheese sauce, so this sounds really good for a different topping. I am going to use my individual serving dish or dishes to test this recipe out and will validate the ingredient amounts as well. On my to cook list and soon. Many variants to make this a different dish every time you prepare it.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub the potato, certainly use more smaller potatoes if you do not have one large one. Cut the potato in half. Heat a sauce pan with salted water, when boiling, add the potato pieces and cook for about 5-6 minutes, you want firm, not fully tender potatoes as you are going to shred them. When the potatoes have been cooked, slightly, drain them and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set them aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, add the milk and fish, bring to just a simmer for 5 minutes, this is precooking the fish, and getting some fish juices mixed into the milk. Remove the fish and drain them, retain the milk and set aside.
  3. Heat half of the butter in a sauce pan, then add the leek and saute for about 5 minutes or until soft. Whisk in the flour and continue to whisk for 1 minute, then remove from heat, then slowly add the milk while whisking. Return to heat and whisk until the sauce comes the sauce comes to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 2 minutes, remove from heat and stir in the parsley and mustard, season with pepper as desired. Set this aside.
  4. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F). Get out a small baking dish, I am going to try this with one or two small individual Pyrex dishes.
  5. Flake the fish into chunks and fold into the sauce. Gently fold in the quartered eggs. Pour mixture into the dish or dishes.
  6. Grate the potato pieces then melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Toss the butter with the potatoes, season with salt and pepper as desired. Scatter the potatoes over the dish.
  7. Place the dish in the oven and and bake for 10-20 minutes to get the potatoes golden brown and tender.
  8. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Use a combination of fish, like whitefish and salmon. 2. Add shrimp. 3. Omit the eggs. 4. Add peas to the sauce. 5. Add some shredded cheese to the potatoes or place on top of the potatoes. 6. Replace the leek with diced onion. 7. Go heavy handed with the pepper in the sauce. 8. Add extra mustard to the sauce.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Mashed Potatoes (Pressure Cooker)
Mashed Potatoes (Pressure Cooker)
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This will use either the steamer tray or basket that came with your pressure cooker or any steamer basket or trivet that will keep the potatoes above the water. This process cooks the potatoes with pressure and heat, they cannot get waterlogged or soggy like boiled potatoes. Only takes 6 minutes on high pressure and a natural release. Follow the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker. I made this on 17 May 2018, and this is what mashed potatoes are supposed to taste like! These are outstanding!
Servings Prep Time
2-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 10-15 minutes
Mashed Potatoes (Pressure Cooker)
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This will use either the steamer tray or basket that came with your pressure cooker or any steamer basket or trivet that will keep the potatoes above the water. This process cooks the potatoes with pressure and heat, they cannot get waterlogged or soggy like boiled potatoes. Only takes 6 minutes on high pressure and a natural release. Follow the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker. I made this on 17 May 2018, and this is what mashed potatoes are supposed to taste like! These are outstanding!
Servings Prep Time
2-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 10-15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub your potatoes for unpeeled, or wash and peel, totally your preference. Quarter the potatoes.
  2. Add the water to your pressure cooker, insert the steamer tray or basket, add the potatoes and garlic to the tray or basket.
  3. Place the lid on and lock, add the weight (the jiggler), turn on the heat to high. when the jiggler starts to move and vent pressure, indication full pressure, start your timer for 6 minutes and reduce the heat to low or medium low to maintain full pressure.
  4. When 6 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and move the pressure cooker to an unused burner to cool and release the pressure naturally, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. When the pressure is fully released, open the lid.
  6. Transfer the potatoes to a medium sized pot (you can use a sturdy mixing bowl but I feel that a pot is much easier to work with) and using a potato masher, mash up the potatoes. Add a splash of milk and 2-4 tablespoons of butter and mash that in.
  7. Serve as side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost, and an energy and time saver as a bonus.

Inspired by the recipe Mashed Potatoes from Pressure Cooker Diaries.

Minced Chicken Oven Dish
Minced Chicken Oven Dish
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This is a basic Indonesian dish and it sounds really good, and easy to prepare. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Minced Chicken Oven Dish
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This is a basic Indonesian dish and it sounds really good, and easy to prepare. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F). Lightly grease a 8x8 baking dish with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, onion, celery, garlic, pepper, salt, nutmeg, and broth. Mix together with a large spoon, no need to get your hands involved with this.
  3. Fold the potatoes into the mixture.
  4. Add the chicken mixture to the baking dish and spread out evenly. Pour the beaten egg onto the chicken.
  5. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top then add a few chunks of butter.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, check the doneness of the chicken and if not done bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice for a simple and enjoyable meal.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Breadcrumbs.

This recipe for Minced Chicken in Oven Dish is from Pisang Susu.
Netherlands.

Coq au Vin (Pressure Cooker)
Coq au Vin (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a classic French recipe changed to use a pressure cooker. However, I am going to prepare the mushrooms and potatoes separately (mushrooms will be sauteed, potatoes will be steamed). On my to cook list. I will be using my 9 1/2 quart stove top pressure cooker, if using an electric cooker, add a few minutes to the time on full pressure. Follow all the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Coq au Vin (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a classic French recipe changed to use a pressure cooker. However, I am going to prepare the mushrooms and potatoes separately (mushrooms will be sauteed, potatoes will be steamed). On my to cook list. I will be using my 9 1/2 quart stove top pressure cooker, if using an electric cooker, add a few minutes to the time on full pressure. Follow all the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. With the lid off your pressure cooker, heat the oil, when hot, brown the chicken, working in batches, set browned chicken aside.
  2. Add the bacon and onion to the cooker, browning the bacon, stir often to get a nice brown, then add the garlic and cook until just fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken back to the cooker and sprinkle on the flour and mix everything together.
  4. Add the wine then season as desired with salt and pepper and add the bay leaves.
  5. Place the lid on and lock, add the weight (jiggler), bring up the heat to high, when the jiggler starts to move and vent pressure, reduce the heat to low or medium low to maintain pressure release. Start timing for 12 minutes.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, add water to a saucepan and fit it with a steamer basket (or as I will do, use a rice cooker with a steamer basket). When you have good steam, add the potatoes and steam until fork tender. Skin on or off potatoes is up to you. Keep an eye on the time for the chicken.
  7. While the chicken is cooking, and potatoes steaming, heat a non stick skillet with a splash of olive oil and a tablespoon of butter if you like, when hot, add the mushrooms and saute until they have released their moisture and starting to brown. Keep an eye on the time for the chicken.
  8. When 12 minutes are up for the chicken, turn off the heat and move to an unused burner and allow a natural pressure release, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. When the potatoes are fork tender, remove from the steamer. When the mushrooms are starting to brown, remove the skillet from heat.
  10. When it is safe to open the pressure cooker, meaning it has vented to atmosphere and no pressure remains inside, open and remove chicken to a large serving tray, arrange potatoes and mushrooms around the chicken, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

Chicken will cost about 52 Baht/kilo for quarters. For 4 servings, this is about 41 cents per serving. Great value.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Russian Beet Salad
Russian Beet Salad
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This sounds really good, and several shortcuts to make sure you have flavorful vegetables. This can be dressed two different ways as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
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This sounds really good, and several shortcuts to make sure you have flavorful vegetables. This can be dressed two different ways as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Dressings, pick one
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the pickles, carrots, beets, and potatoes and toss together.
  2. Add ONE of the dressings, starting with 4 tablespoons and adjusting as needed, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chill for a few hours, then when serving, garnish with the fresh dill.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Pressure Cooked Beets, Pressure Cooked Carrots, Fridge Pickles.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Beef Stew (Pressure Cooker)
Beef Stew (Pressure Cooker)
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This sounds really good, you can prepare all of this in your pressure cooker with the starting steps keeping the lid off. Your pressure cooker is essentially a heavy duty pot, use it as such and make your life a little easier. I will use my 9 1/2 quart stove top pressure cooker for this. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8 minutes 20 minutes
Beef Stew (Pressure Cooker)
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This sounds really good, you can prepare all of this in your pressure cooker with the starting steps keeping the lid off. Your pressure cooker is essentially a heavy duty pot, use it as such and make your life a little easier. I will use my 9 1/2 quart stove top pressure cooker for this. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8 minutes 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place the flour in a zip lock bag, working in batches, coat the beef with flour and shake off excess.
  2. Without using the lid, heat the oil in pressure cooker on medium heat, when hot add the onion and beef, season with salt and pepper to your liking. Brown the beef, and when the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes or so, remove the beef from the cooker.
  3. Now add the beef stock, garlic, bay leaf, parsley, and basil, stir to mix.
  4. Place the steamer rack if your cooker has one (it is not required), then layer the potatoes, carrots, and finally the beef, season again with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place the lid on the cooker and lock in place, add the weight on top and bring the heat up to high. Once the weight (jiggler) is moving and venting pressure, you are at full pressure, reduce the heat to low or medium low to maintain pressure venting and the jiggler moving. Start your timer for 8 minutes.
  6. When 8 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and place the cooker on an unused burner to release pressure naturally, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. When safe to open the cooker, remove the meat and vegetables to a serving bowl and pour the liquid from the pot over the meat and vegetables.
  8. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get some more beef. For now I will say fair cost as it depends where you source the beef from.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pork Ribs & Sauerkraut (Slow Cooker)
Pork Ribs & Sauerkraut (Slow Cooker)
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This comes from a friend in Northern Thailand and sounds delicious! This is a change up from common German sausage which is served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. On my to cook list when I source some sauerkraut.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Pork Ribs & Sauerkraut (Slow Cooker)
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This comes from a friend in Northern Thailand and sounds delicious! This is a change up from common German sausage which is served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. On my to cook list when I source some sauerkraut.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cut the ribs between each bone, or if using pork belly, cut that into 1 inch pieces. Place the pork in your slow cooker.
  2. Add the sauerkraut with the juice to the slow cooker and sprinkle with caraway seeds as desired.
  3. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6 hours, or 4 hours on High setting.
  4. When done, switch to Warm setting and prepare your mashed potatoes and a vegetable of your choice.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I locate some sauerkraut 🙂 I will say Fair cost for now.

Provided by friend, Kurt Hammerschmidt.
Thailand.

S#!t in a Bowl
S#!t in a Bowl
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Catchy name! This recipe comes from a friend and sounds like a great and filling casserole. This has lots of possibilities and I will be experimenting with this one for sure. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
S#!t in a Bowl
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Catchy name! This recipe comes from a friend and sounds like a great and filling casserole. This has lots of possibilities and I will be experimenting with this one for sure. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the ground beef in a non stick pan until cooked through season with salt and pepper to your liking, drain the fat.
  2. While the beef is cooking, make the gravy in a small sauce pan. When the gravy is prepared and the beef is drained, add gravy to the beef and mix together, cover and set aside.
  3. If using canned corn, open and drain then set aside. If using fresh corn, cook that then cut off the cob. If using frozen corn, thaw that.
  4. Now make the mashed potatoes and the mac and cheese either according to the packages or certainly make from scratch.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F), spray a casserole dish with olive oil or grease lightly with butter.
  6. Add the mashed potatoes to the casserole dish and spread evenly, top with the mac and cheese, then the corn, then the beef and gravy, and top that with the shredded cheese.
  7. Bake until the cheese is melted and starting to brown, I am guessing maybe 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I make it, there is beef and cheeses to consider with this, I will say fair priced for now.

From good friend, Kerra Sharp, and her recipe is here.
United States.