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Your Family's Traditional Food

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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:02 PM
Hello, im from Indonesia, i love cooking and im curious with your family's traditional and hillbilly food. So far i got traditional Moussaka recipe from my Bulgarian acquintance, and ive been following 'The Hillbilly kitchen" channel on youtube.

For the start, here's my "peasant" recipe. It's a recipe from my mom's aunt, it's quite healthy cos there's a lot of vegetables in it, if you wanna make it healthier just dont use chicken skin, and use only 1 tbs of vegetable fat to stir fry.

Ingredients :
Boiled chicken, shred the meat and skin, throw away the bone.
Green and red chilies, as many as you like
1cm crushed Galangal (optional)
a handful of Kemangi leaves (maybe can be switched by fresh basil leaves)
Whole baby corns, sliced diagonally +-1/2 cm thick
2 garlics and 2 shallots, sliced
Kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
a pinch of salt and sugar
5tbs vegetable oil

Saute garlics, shallots, and galangal with hot vegetable oil until fragrant, add chilies, after the chilies are cooked, add baby corns, and then the chicken, add salt, and just a pinch of sugar (as alternative to MSG). Once the corns're cooked, add kecap manis so it doesnt look pale, and lastly Kemangi leaves. Stir fry until the leaves're starting to wilt. Serve with steamed white rice.

posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:07 PM
Here's another family's recipe that's easier to make.

Ingredients :
Fried skinless potatoes, mashed.
Shallots, sliced thinly and fried til golden.
Cooked ground beef.
Eggs, well beaten, for dipping
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Also you can add a pinch of ground nutmeg if you like (some like nutmeg in it).

Mix mashed potatoes with beef and shallots, add salt and pepper.
Make round shape, press a little with your palm, dip if into the eggs, and then fry it in hot oil.
edit on 14-4-2016 by aphon because: nutmeggg

posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:34 PM
S + F

Just posting for later, I'll have to consult the mother for actual details because I always forget!

Hopefully I'll have recipes for:

Homemade cornbeef and potato pie

Possibly a few others. I'm gonna try that potato and beef balls recipe tonight

posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 01:55 AM
a reply to: RAY1990

Have fun making them
theyre called "Perkedel" in here btw, theyre good with just about anything, even steamed white rice.

Im looking forward to try your recipes as well.

posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 03:47 AM
Berkedel enak Sekali. My husband is from Surabaya, I am kiwi. My favourite is rendang, pecal and sambas terasi. I love lodeh, onde onde and loads more. My husband makes Berkedel banyak.
Are you living in Indonesia at the moment.?

a reply to: [post=20606021]aphon[/post

posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 04:40 AM
My traditional fare is English food. English food nowadays comprises the traditional English fare, plus Indian, Italian, Chinese and any other dish that sounds good.

So, as an example... Last week's family nosh was:

Sunday lunch - roast beef and Yorksire puddings (yummy)
Monday - Cold beef salad
Tuesday - Curry (Chicken goan, pops and chapattis)
Wednesday - Homemade beef lasagne
Thursday - Sausage casserole (Cumberland sausage)
Friday - Omlettes
Saturday - Chicken salad

posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 05:45 AM
Long pork.

posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 06:28 AM

originally posted by: Cloudbuster
Berkedel enak Sekali. My husband is from Surabaya, I am kiwi. My favourite is rendang, pecal and sambas terasi. I love lodeh, onde onde and loads more. My husband makes Berkedel banyak.
Are you living in Indonesia at the moment.?

a reply to: [post=20606021]aphon[/post

Yes i am, i live in Bekasi. Surabaya's famous for Smoked Milkfish, does your Surabayan husband knows the recipe? i wish i can make one myself, cos it's hard to find in here, plus it would be much cheaper.

posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 09:38 PM
I never tried smoked milk fish when I was in Surabaya last time. My husband doesn't know how to cook it, he is from a poor family so maybe he never try. I really love indonesian food but there is a lot I have never tried as I have an allergy to gluten which means most food with kechap manis in it I can not eat unless Bango ketchup manis brand which is gluten free. I love Padang food.
I grew up with a lot of different foods from different countries so I don't really have a traditional recipe to give you. Pinterest is a great place to find recipes, it's an ap I have on my phone if you don't know it.

a reply to: aphon

posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 10:53 PM
a reply to: Cloudbuster

oh ive just known that Bango is gluten free. Your tummy can take Padang food spicy level? Im impressed

posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 11:00 PM
a reply to: aphon

I was raised on grits and gravy and beans and cornbread.

posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 12:00 AM
a reply to: aphon

Your recipes sound tasty! I'll try them
Thank you for this thread!

Something I'm making this Sunday, which is traditional Caymanian/Jamaican fare: Salt beef and beans with spinners (dumplings).

Salt beef (brisket) comes in a 5 lb. tub of what is labelled "brine" but is actually mostly salt.
1. The night before, soak two cups of cleaned, dark red kidney beans in water. Twice the water volume as the beans. Also rinse off the beef at set it to soak in enough water to cover plus an inch or two.
2. The next morning, start the beans simmering in the same water they soaked in. Boil the beef for 30 minutes, three times, each time replacing the water with new.
3. Cut the fat away from the beef and sear in garlic and hot coconut oil.
4. Once cool, cut the beef into bite-sized pieces, being careful to cut out any gristle or fat.
5. Finely dice once onion and three cloves of garlic and saute in two tbsp. butter for five minutes.
6. Add the salt beef to the simmering beans, along with the onion/garlic/butter mix.
7. Add 1 cup of coconut milk and six large pinmento seeds (allspice).
8. Add three whole sprigs of fresh thyme and two whole scotch bonnet peppers.
9. 1 tbsp. black pepper added, and a handful of fresh basil finely minced.
10. Make spinners by adding two cups of flour to about a cup of water to make a firm dough. Add garlic powder to taste (1 tsp. and some salt-free Dash). With floured hands, roll the spinners between your hands to make dumplings that are less than 1/2 inch around and about 2-3 inches long. Thoss them in the simmering beans and beef.
11. Simmer for 1 - 1 1/2 hours until the beef and beans are very tender. It's okay and even advisable if the beans are coming apart.
12. Put your side dishes in to roast -- seasoned and lightly oiled breadfruit, or pumpkin
12. At this point, the beef/bean mix is dark pink and smells heavenly. Make a slurry of flour and water and slowly stir that into the mix to thicken. It should be chowder-like, but still able to run off a spoon.
13. In butter, saute a chopped bunch of callaloo and add a tsp. of grated ginger and some pepper.
14. Remove the scotch bonnet, thyme sprigs and pimento seeds. The seeds will float and the sprigs will be just sticks by that time.
15. Serve over rice.
16. Enjoy

edit on 16/4/16 by argentus because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 11:02 PM
a reply to: argentus

Im so bored right now, im gonna try your recipe for lunch. Id have to replace callaloo with spinach though, and canned kidney beans instead of fresh ones. Thanks for sharing it

edit on 16-4-2016 by aphon because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 16 2016 @ 11:29 PM
a reply to: aphon

Good alternatives!

Really, the only reason I soak dry beans is that I have it in my head that the sauce of the dish should be pink, and I used that water in simmering the meat. Because that's the way my Mom did it.
Sometimes I use small red beans also. Hope you like it!

posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 02:17 AM
Everybody at home loves it, does this food has a Jamaican/Caymanian name? Adding coconut milk in kidney beans soup is surprisingly delicious, it's a completely new taste for us.

The pumpkin's too big and supermarket wouldnt cut it, so i bought sweet potatoes.

posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 09:51 AM
a reply to: aphon

Jamaican origin, although Caymanians lay claim to it also, with a slightly different recipe.

Salt beef and beans, sometimes called stew peas (which will have stewed beef and pigtail)

That looks perfect! Glad you enjoyed it!


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