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Salads with chips

Once upon a time, more than 150 years ago, potato chips were the snack, designed exclusively for high society. Chips at that time were on the menu for the most expensive restaurants in America. It is in the USA appeared first on potato chips.

In our country the chips were made relatively recently, in the 60-ies of the last century. They were called crispy potato slices.

In General, chips are prepared according to two main technologies. In classical variant the potatoes washed, cleaned and cut into thin slices which are then fried in deep fat. A more modern way of cooking is that the potato pre-make mashed potatoes, which then form future chips.

Such a product can be easily cooked at home. It is desirable to have a special grater to get thin slices of potato. A significant disadvantage of home cooking, and indeed manufacturing, is prolonged exposure to hot vegetable oil is formed on the slices of potato carcinogens that is very harmful for the body.

Potato chips — a favorite of many, especially children, snack. But do not forget that in the process of making chips, namely their frying in vegetable oil, the formation of harmful substances such as acrylamide free, cancerogene and TRANS fatty acids. So do not fall in love with the use of this product. Continue reading

Top 10 Most expensive delicacies in the world

Make a list of the world’s most expensive products is difficult, because in the world of luxury gastronomy everything is so volatile. And yet there are foods that in any season, regardless of trends and economic situation in the world, are unrelenting demand, which determines their high price.

1. Beluga caviar

Beluga caviar is the most expensive product in the world, because a kilogram of Beluga caviar costs up to $ 5,000. Beluga is one of the rarest species of sturgeon, which inhabits the Caspian basin. This caviar is harvested from sturgeon adults (20 years and older), which weigh at least 2 tons. Beluga caviar ranks first in the size of eggs (up to 2.5 mm in diameter) and nutritional value. The criterion for assessing the quality Beluga caviar is its color: the lighter the ROE, the higher the price (color varies from black or a dark purple to a pearly-gray). When you crack the egg, it bursts, and you feel a sharp salty taste, which nothing can not be confused. Beluga caviar is usually served with toast and butter, which underline her specific taste.

Saffron is the most expensive seasoning in the world. Depending on the time of year, the price of saffron varies from 1500 to 2500 dollars a pound (0,450 kg). Saffron is obtained from the flowers of saffron, hand-picked. To produce a pound of dry saffron, it is necessary 50 – 70 thousand flowers (this is a crop from an area of a football field).This is a very long and laborious process, which explains the sky-high (as for spice) the price of saffron. Continue reading

Tasty dishes from inexpensive ingredients.

In those days, when the stores were empty shelves, our grandmothers and mothers were able to prepare delicious meals that could be bought on the market or in the shop. All eaten with great pleasure and appetite, because prepared with love and good humor.

And now we have days when we can’t afford expensive gourmet products. Have to settle for what I have. But I assure you that even the most simple of such familiar and inexpensive products can be prepared so that you will be satisfied and the family members, and guests .

Cheese soup is not only delicious first course for lunch. It can be cooked in the morning for Breakfast or in the evening for dinner. It is enough to have in reserve a little cheese and some other products. But if you plan to have lunch guests, the cheese soup will be used.

Cheese soup

Option # 1

You will need: 5 potatoes, 1 carrot and bulb onion, a little butter or vegetable oil for roasting vegetables, 50-100 g cream cheese, salt, greens to taste.

1.5 l of water bring to a boil, add diced potatoes and cook until soft. Continue reading

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