I know I haven’t been very active this week but when I got home I was a bit busy and then I have my big sister at home so I eased my foot to take advantage of her.
To catch up with me, I’ll share with you something to make a TV set to unwind with family or friends in front of a good movie like we will do this friday!
If there is one dish that I discovered in France, although it is not French, it is Kebab.
We have them here too, in Denmark, but they are rare if you don’t live in Copenhagen.
As a college student, they had become my staple when I went out with friends (don’t worry Pizza, you’ll always be my favorite!). To revisit it a bit, I will present it in a mini skewer.
I don’t know where this dish comes from but in France, they call it a Greek so I imagine that this dish is from Greece or Turkey, hence my idea to accompany it all with candied potatoes Greek style.
Finally as a bonus, I accompany the whole thing with a little guacamole, because why not! (it’s mostly my sister’s favorite dish).
To make a Kebab, you will need Lebanese pancakes or pita bread that you can find in stores or else make them yourself:
For 3 or 4 Lebanese pancakes, you will need:
- 180g flour
- 150g Greek yogurt
- a pinch of salt
To achieve them:
- Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
- Leave on for 30 min
- Separate the pasta into 3 or 4 balls of the same size.
- Flatten them into a pancake with a bottle or a rolling pin
- Then cook them for a few seconds in a lightly oiled pan. (be careful, it burns fast!)
The Kebabs are seasoned with several sauces of your choice, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Algerian Sauce … To avoid taking too many calories personally I make a sauce based on yogurt and herbs called white sauce in France but white sauce can also designate another sauce in French cuisine.
The white sauce consists of:
- Greek yogurt
- a knife tip of mustard
- a bunch of grass (here chives but we could add parsley and / or mint …)
- juice of half a lemon
We mix everything and keep in the fridge.
For 3 or 4 kebabs we need:
- some lettuce salad leaves
- a tomato
- an onion
- 2 chicken breast
- 4 tablespoon of curry
- 4 tablespoon of paprika
- 2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 6 tablespoon of oil
- and our famous Lebanese pancakes or pita bread.
- Cut the chicken into thin slices and marinate it in 4 tablespoons of oil and the spices
- Cut the tomato and onion into cubes
- We peel the salad
- We heat a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Then we brown the chicken
To make a classic Kebab, just take a pancake or a bread, place some salad leaf, chicken, some diced tomato and onion and finally pour a tablespoon of sauce on top.
For a TV set and to keep my hands off less, I made small skewers, with toothpicks.
To do so, I pricked a small piece of onion, then a piece of salad leaf, a diced tomato, a square of Lebanese pancake and a piece of onion so that everything fits well on the skewer.
Finally I put 5 per bowl in which I had poured a tablespoon of sauce beforehand.
Normally we accompany Kebab with French fries but for a little originality, I suggest a Greek variant.
Greek-style candied potatoes.
- 4 or 5 potatoes
- 750 cl of chicken broth
- 4 or 5 cloves of garlic
- 4 or 5 tablespoons of olive oil
- 5 or 6 tablespoon of oregano.
- Salt and pepper
- We cut the potatoes the way you want (fried or a quarter)
- In a dish we place the potatoes, we pour the oil, the chicken stock, the pressed garlic and the oregano.
- We put the dish in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 ° c
- We mix the potatoes and put them back in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Finally we put the potatoes on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and they are finished in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
To taste them, you can use the rest of the white sauce to dip them in or the guacamole recipe that follows.
For the guacamole we need:
- 2 avocados
- 1 onion
- 1 lime juice
- Some coriander leaf.
- Salt and pepper
To achieve it:
- Mix the avocado with the lime juice and the coriander leaves
- Cut the onion into small pieces and mix everything together.
I wish you a good appetite and a good movie! 😉