Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Gazpacho; grilled bratwurst; fried potatoes


Gazpacho

3 large, fresh tomatoes, or the equivalent of smaller ones (or, in the dead of winter, use a 16 oz. can of tomatoes)
1/2 cucumber, peeled and cubed
1/4 small green pepper, cubed
1/4 small onion, cubed
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c. red wine vinegar (or your choice of other vinegars)
1/3 c. light vegetable oil (or olive)
salt and pepper
1 slice bread
garnish: assorted chopped veggies and croutons

Peel the tomatoes by submerging in boiling water for 15 seconds, then plunging into ice water. Place all ingredients (except the slice of bread and the garnish) into a blender and puree. While blender is running, add the slice of bread. Pour soup over a handful of ice cubes and chill until serving time (at least two hours). Serve topped with your choice of garnishes (chopped tomato, chopped cucumber, chopped onions, croutons).

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Grilled bratwurst aka "brats"
This might be a Midwestern/Wisconsin thing...
We par-boil our brats for 15 minutes in water (or beer) and then grill them

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Then I just fried sliced potatoes and onions in an olive oil/butter mix and seasoned them with kosher salt, black pepper and Hungarian half-sharp paprika.

2 comments:

sewingsuzee said...

Look at you, all super-blogger!

I switched to bloglines for my RSS feeds, and somehow put yours in wrong, so it looked like you hadn't updated your blog in a while...just figured it out.

Love the recipes - I'm going to try a few soon. Yeah, brats - definitely not a West Coast thing. But I have friends from CT who do brats.

My vote is for cotton on the baby kimono.

And M is reading! Wow. That's way more impressive than potty training, in my book.

Rawmilkstar said...

What brand was the bratwurst? I used to hate those big dogs as a child, but dang as an adult, can't get enough of them. LOL. I like the idea of precooking then BBQing. We have done that with chicken breast.