Chicken and Garlic Green Bean Stir-Fry / Piletina i mahune sa češnjakom iz woka

This stir fry-is super quick and easy to make and hence an excellent option to keep in your arsenal for busy weeknight days. It also reheats great, so you can whip up some extra for meal prep. In this recipe I used pork lard for frying, but feel free to substitute this with neutral oil of your choice.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.94 EUR per serving / 3.76 EUR for all)

For the meat:

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

1 tsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.13 EUR)

500 grams frozen green beans (1.00 EUR)

Pinch of red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

Optional for serving:

2 tbsp Sriracha (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the meat, then cut it into small cubes and toss together with salt and pepper. Place a wok on medium-high heat and fry the meat in a bit of pork lard until crispy. I suggest you fry the meat in two or three small batches to ensure the maximum crispiness. Towards the end of frying, sprinkle the meat with corn starch and cook for additional minute or two. Remove all the meat from wok and set aside.

Add a bit more lard to the same wok and throw in minced garlic, green beans and red pepper flakes. Cover your wok with a lid and cook for about five minutes, until the green beans are cooked through, while stirring occasionally. Return the meat to the wok, add in soy sauce and sesame oil, give a good stir and cook for additional minute or two.

Serve immediately over a bed of cooked rice, drizzled with Sriracha and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Ovo jelo iz woka je jako brzo i jednostavno za pripremiti pa je stoga super za imati u arsenalu kada vam treba nešto za užurbani tjedan. Također se i dobro podgrijava pa je dobra opcija i za prirediti unaprijed. Ja sam u ovom receptu upotrijebila svinjsku mast za prženje, ali vi ju slobodno zamijenite sa nekim neutralnim uljem po vašem izboru.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,05 kn po porciji / 28,21 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 velika pileća prsa bez kosti i kože (15,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,10 kn)

Za wok:

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sjeckana (1,00 kn)

500 g smrznutih zelenih mahuna (7,50 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

Po izboru za posluživanje:

2 žlice Srirache (2,00 kn)

2 žlice sezama (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite meso. Narežite ga na kockice, pa začinite sa solju i paprom. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na srednje jaku vatru, pa na svinjskoj masti ispržite meso dok ne bude hrskavo. Moja je sugestija da meso pržite u dvije ili tri manje ture radi maksimalne hrskavoće. Prema kraju prženja posipajte meso sa kukuruznim škrobom i pržite još dodatnu minutu-dvije. Svo meso maknite iz woka i držite sa strane.

U isti wok dodajte još malo masti i ubacite unutra sjeckani češnjak, mahune i čili. Poklopite wok i kuhajte oko pet minuta dok mahune ne omekšaju. Prema potrebi koji puta promiješajte. Meso vratite u wok, dodajte soja sos i sezamovo ulje, te dobro promiješajte. Kuhajte još koju minutu.

Poslužite odmah preko kuhane riže, pokapano Srirachom i posipano sezamom.

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Chicken and Garlic Green Bean Stir-Fry / Piletina i mahune sa češnjakom iz woka

Oven-Fried Turkey Spring Rolls / Proljetne rolice sa puretinom iz pećnice

I’ve been very much in the mood for fried food lately. Spicy fried food, to be more precise. These spring rolls satiate all those cravings but are not laden with a ton of oil, since all the frying is actually done in the oven. They do require a bit more work, but you can easily prepare the meat and slice all your veggies a day ahead. When you break up the work like that, actual roll assembly is fairly easy.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 spring rolls / 0.23 EUR per roll / 2.78 EUR for all)

For the turkey:

1 tsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 cup ground turkey (1.00 EUR)

3 shiitake mushrooms (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

For the filling:

½ cup shredded carrots (0.07 EUR)

½ cup shredded cabbage (0.07 EUR)

½ cup thinly sliced spring onions (0.20 EUR)

For the rolls:

3 sheets of phyllo pastry (0.40 EUR)

¼ cup milk (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

For the spicy dipping sauce:

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp honey (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp warm water (–)

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METHOD:

Put a skillet to medium high-heat. Add in the oil and turkey. Tear the mushrooms into small pieces and throw them in with the meat. Season everything with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and soy sauce. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until the meat is done. In a bowl mix together the cooked turkey with shredded carrots, cabbage and spring onions.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut each phyllo sheet into four square pieces. Whisk together milk and oil to emulsify, then brush each phyllo square with this mixture. Add about a tablespoon of the prepared filling to each piece of phyllo, wrap up and arrange on prepared baking tray. Repeat until all the phyllo and filling are used up. Lightly brush the rolls with remaining milk mixture, then bake for about 20 minutes, until crispy and nicely golden-brown.

While the rolls are baking, prepare the spicy sauce by whisking all of the ingredients in a small bowl until everything is well incorporated. Serve the baked rolls immediately with the prepared dipping sauce on the side.

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U zadnje sam vrijeme baš nekako raspoložena za prženu hranu, i to ljutu prženu hranu. Ove proljetne rolice ispunjavaju te zahtjeve, a opet nisu zagušene sa tonom masnoće pošto se peku u pećnici. Istina, sa njima ima nešto više posla, ali meso možete pripremiti i dan prije, kao i nasjeckati svo povrće. Kada sve razlomite na takve manje operacije, samo slaganje rolica je čas posla.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 proljetnih rolica / 1,73 kn po rolici / 20,71 za sve)

Za puretinu:

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 šalica mljevene puretine (7,50 kn)

3 shiitake gljive (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

Za nadjev:

½ šalice ribane mrkve (0,50 kn)

½ šalice ribanog kupusa (0,50 kn)

½ šalice tanko narezanog mladog luka (1,50 kn)

Za rolice:

3 lista kora za zavijače (3,00 kn)

¼ šalice mlijeka (0,50 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Za pikantni umak:

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žlica meda (1,00 kn)

1 žličica jabučnog octa (0,20 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

2 žlice tople vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Tavicu stavite na srednje-jaku vatru. Dodajte ulje i puretinu. Gljive natrgajte na male komadiće pa i njih ubacite s mesom. Sve dobro začinite sa solju, paprom, čilijem i soja sosom. Kuhajte 10-15 minuta, dok meso ne bude gotovo. U zdjeli skupa pomiješajte puretinu sa ribanom mrkvom, kupusom i sjeckanim mladim lukom.

Pećnicu zagrijte na 180°C. Protvan obložite papirom za pečenje. Svaku koru za zavijaču narežite na četiri kvadrata. Razmutite mlijeko sa uljem da dobijete emulziju, pa svaki kvadrat tijesta premažite sa mješavinom mlijeka i ulja. Dodajte oko žlicu pripremljenog nadjeva, pa zamotajte u rolicu i stavite na pripremljeni protvan. Ponavljajte postupak dok ne potrošite svo tijesto i nadjev. Na kraju sve rolice lagano premažite mješavinom mlijeka i ulja, te pecite 20 minuta, dok rolice ne budu hrskave i zlatno smeđe.

Dok se rolice peku, pripremite umak. U maloj zdjelici pomiješajte sve sastojke dok ne dobijete jednoličnu i glatku smjesu. Pečene rolice poslužite vruće sa pikantnim umakom kojega ste pripremili.

Oven-Fried Turkey Spring Rolls / Proljetne rolice sa puretinom iz pećnice

Spicy Crispy Chicken Stir-Fry / Pikantna hrskava piletina iz woka

This dish is so delicious but it’s not for those of the faint heart, as it’s loaded with strong aromatics like chili and garlic. Of course, feel free to adjust the spices to your liking, but if you are into spicy foods, stick to this recipe and you won’t be disappointed.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.02 EUR per serving / 4.07 EUR for all)

For the meat:

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

3 tsp corn starch (0.04 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

5-6 shiitake mushrooms (0.40 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

3 bell peppers (0.60 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

1 large chili pepper (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the meat, then cut it into small cubes and toss together with salt, pepper and corn starch. Wash, peel and chop up the veggies and mushrooms. I’ve kept the seeds in the chili pepper for the extra kick, but feel free to discard those if it seems like too much.

Place a wok on medium heat and fry the meat in a bit of oil until crispy. I suggest you fry the meat in two or three small batches to ensure the maximum crispiness. Remove all the meat from wok and set aside.

Add a bit more oil to the same wok and throw in the mushrooms, Stir fry them for a minute or two, then add in onions. Cook those down as well, then add in the bell pepper, garlic and chili pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the veggies are slightly charred. Add in ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Give a good stir and return the meat to the wok. Stir to warm up and coat with sauce. Serve immediately over a bed of cooked rice.

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Ovo jelo je prefino, ali definitivno nije za ljude koji nisu ljubitelji pikantnog, pošto je krcato snažnim aromama čilija i češnjaka. Naravno, vi začine svakako možete prilagoditi vlastitom ukusu, ali ako vam jače začinjena jela pašu, ovim se receptom nećete razočarati.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,62 kn po porciji / 30,46 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 velika pileća prsa bez kosti i kože (15,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

3 žlice kukuruznog škroba (0,30 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

Za wok:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

5-6 gljiva shiitaka (3,00 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

3 paprike babure (4,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

1 velika čili papričica (1,50 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (1,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite meso. Narežite ga na kockice, pa pomiješajte sa solju, paprom i kukuruznim škrobom. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Ja sam narezala čili skupa sa sjemenkama, ali vi slobodno izbacite sjemenke za manje ljutine.

Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugriju. Popržite meso na ulju dok ne bude hrskavo. Moj je prijedlog da meso pržite u više manjih ture jer ćete tako osigurati maksimalnu hrskavoću. Gotovo meso maknite iz woka i držite sa strane.

U isti wok dodajte još malo ulja pa ubacite gljive i pržite minutu-dvije, pa dodajte i luk. Sve kratko kuhajte prije nego ubacite papriku, češnjak i čili. Pustite sve koju minutu da se povrće blago karamelizira. Dodajte kečap, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Dobro sve promiješajte i vratite u wok meso. Promiješajte kratko da se meso ponovo ugrije i obloži umakom, te odmah poslužite preko kuhane riže.

Spicy Crispy Chicken Stir-Fry / Pikantna hrskava piletina iz woka

Black Wings in Miso with Veggie Stir-Fry / Crna pileća krilca u miso marinadi sa povrćem iz woka

These wings are really easy to make and are a perfect solution for a busy weekday nights. We had a pair of enormous chicken wings at home so one of those was enough per serving, as we had them with plenty of veggies on the side. Feel free to adjust the measures to your own liking, though.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.69 EUR per serving / 3.38 EUR for all)

For the chicken:

2 large chicken wings (1.33 EUR)

1 tbsp miso paste (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1-2 tsp water (–)

For the veggies:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

½ of medium sized cauliflower head (0.66 EUR)

1 carrot (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

½ of medium sized kale head (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

4 tbsp warm water (–)

1 tbsp sesame seeds (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

The evening before wash and pat dry the chicken wings. Whisk together miso paste, salt, red pepper flakes, oil and water, then thoroughly rub the marinade into the wings. Allow the wings to sit in your fridge until the next day, so that the flavors can soak into the meat.

The next day preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, drain the wings off excess marinade and spread on prepared baking tray. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until charred and crispy to your liking (newsflash – we like our meat on the carbonized side! :D).

While the wings are roasting, prepare the veggies. Wash, peel and chop everything up. Place a deep skillet or a wok on high heat to properly warm up. Add in a bit of oil and cauliflower chunks, then cook for about five minutes, until cauliflower is crispy on all sides. Add in carrot, garlic and onion, then stir-fry those for a few minutes before adding in chopped kale. Give a good stir and cover your pan with a lid and leave it alone for a few minutes so the kale wilts down.

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, corn starch and water. Pour the sauce over veggies and give a good stir. Cook briefly so the sauce thickens and remove from heat. Sprinkle the veggies with sesame seeds and serve along the roasted wings.

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Ova krilca su jako jednostavna za prirediti i savršeno su rješenje kada preko tjedna želite nešto na brzinu smutiti nakon posla. Mi smo doma imali par enormnih pilećih krilca, pa nam je po jedno krilce bilo dovoljno za porciju, posebno zato što smo kao prilog imali gomilu povrća. Naravno, vi si niže količine svakako prilagodite vlastitom ukusu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 12,64 kn po porciji / 25,28 kn za sve)

Za meso:

2 velika pileća krilca (10,00 kn)

1 žlica miso paste (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog chilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1-2 žličice vode (–)

Za povrće:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

½ srednje glavica cvjetače (5,00 kn)

1 mrkva (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

½ srednje glavica kelja (2,50 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

1 žličica šećera (0,02 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

1 žličica kukuruznog škroba (0,05 kn)

4 žlice tople vode (–)

1 žlica sezama (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Večer prije operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom dobro posušite krilca. Razmutite u glatku pastu miso pastu, sol, čili, ulje i vodu, pa tu marinadu dobro utrljajte u meso. Ostavite krilca da odstoje preko noći u hladnjaku kako bi upila sve arome iz marinade.

Sljedeći dan zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Protvan obložite papirom za pečenje, krilca ocijedite od suvišne marinade, te ih raširite po protvanu. Pecite 30-40 minuta, dok krilca ne budu zapečena i hrskava prema vašem ukusu (kao što i sami vidite, nama je meso super ako je skoro pa karbonizirano! :D).

Dok se krilca peku, priredite povrće. Operite, ogulite i sve nasjeckajte. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru da se dobro zagrije. Dodajte malo ulja i komade cvjetače, pa pržite oko pet minuta dok se cvjetača ne zahrska sa svih strana. Dodajte mrkvu, češnjak i luk, pa i njih pržite nekoliko minuta prije nego dodate kelj. Sve dobro promiješajte i poklopite wok, te ostavite tako nekoliko minuta da kelj povene.

U maloj zdjelici pomiješajte soja sos, šećer, sezamovo ulje, kukuruzni škrob i vodu. Umak prelijte preko povrća i promiješajte. Kratko prokuhajte, samo koliko treba da se umak zgusne i maknite s vatre. Povrće posipajte sezamom i poslužite sa pečenim krilcima.

Black Wings in Miso with Veggie Stir-Fry / Crna pileća krilca u miso marinadi sa povrćem iz woka

Chicken and Mushroom Pie/ Pita sa piletinom i gljivama

I’ve always been intimidated by homemade pie crusts as I really don’t understand the whole butter ordeal. I mean, yeah, I see the science behind it, but copious amounts of butter required and fussiness of a dough making process seem a bit excessive. So I simply concluded that pies aren’t worth it.

But then I started thinking, what if I used heavy cream instead of butter? The cream is also quite rich with fats, but of course still lighter than butter. Plus, it’s a wet ingredient, which makes the dough making process far easier. And then I tried it. And a glorious, flakey, delicious pie happened.

Admittedly, this pie does take some work. But you can divide it all up between two or even three days, to make the whole process less daunting. And trust me when I say this, this pie is magnificent and absolutely worth the labor.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 pie / 6.15 EUR)

For the pie crust:

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup heavy cream (1.00 EUR)

1-2 tbsp water (–)

For the meat:

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

2 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

For the sauce:

1 tsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

1 tbsp butter (0.13 EUR)

250 grams oyster mushrooms (1.33 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

½ cup white wine (0.47 EUR)

1 cup crème fraiche (0.67 EUR)

2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the pie dough by whisking together flour and salt. Add in heavy cream, then stir to combine. Knead the dough lightly, until you are able to shape it into a disc. If needed, add a tiny bit of water, a tablespoon at the time. Be sure not to overwork your dough, as you don’t want the gluten to go crazy, since that will make the dough chewy and not flakey. A patchy dough is perfect. Once the dough comes together, divide it into two. Shape each half into a disc, wrap individually in cling foil and refrigerate for at least half an hour, but up to three days in advance.

Prepare your chicken by cutting it into small chunks. Toss together with salt, black pepper and paprika. Refrigerate for at least half an hour, but also up to two days in advance. The more the chicken sits in this marinade, the more flavor it will soak up.

Place a non-stick skillet on medium high heat and cook the chicken with a bit of oil until slightly crispy. I find that it’s better to do it in two batches, as this ensures more crispiness and even cooking. While your chicken is cooking, finely dice the onion and chop up oyster mushrooms into small pieces.

Remove all the chicken from the pan and set aside. To the same pan, add a tablespoon of oil and sauté the onion until softened and translucent. Add in the butter, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Stir and cook until the mushrooms reduce in size, for about 5 minutes, before adding in white wine. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes, until alcohol evaporates from the wine. Return the chicken to the pan, remove from heat and stir in crème fraiche and parsley.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Roll out your pie dough into two thin sheets. Place one sheet into a bottom of a pie tin and prick it with fork. Add in the prepared chicken and mushroom filling, even out with a spatula, then cover with another sheet of dough. Be sure to cut a few holes in the top crust as well, so that steam can escape while the pie is cooking. Cut the excess dough, then tightly wrap the top and bottom pie edges together. You can give your pie a light brushing for better crisp and color – you can use egg, oil, butter or crème fraiche for this (I used a bit of crème fraiche).

Bake the pie between 1 hour and 1 hour and 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown on top. If your top crust is browning a bit too quickly, just lower the pie to the bottom third of the oven. Allow the pie to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving. This pie also reheats great, so you can enjoy it for several days.

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Domaće tijesto za pitu mi se uvijek činilo kao nešto strašno i komplicirano jer mi cijela ta procedura oko maslaca nikada nije bila baš najjasnija. Da, shvaćam znanost iza svega, ali enormne količine maslaca i cijela prtljancija oko miješanja tijesta su mi bili previše. Tako da sam jednostavno zaključila da pite nisu za mene.

Ali onda mi je palo na pamet da bi maslac mogla zamijeniti slatkim vrhnjem. I slatko vrhnje je samo po sebi dosta masno, ali je ipak laganije od maslaca. Osim toga, radi se o mokrom sastojku, pa će odmah i tijesto biti jednostavnije za napraviti. Kada sam to isprobala oduševila sam se, a pita mi je ispala savršena, hrskava i ukusna.

Priznajem, oko ove pite ima dosta posla, ali se sve može podijeliti kroz dva ili čak tri dana, pa je onda sve to manje zastrašujuće. A vjerujte mi kada vam kažem da je ova pita tako fina da se sav trud apsolutno isplati.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 pitu / 45,98 kn)

Za tijesto:

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica slatkog vrhnja (7,50 kn)

1-2 žlice vode (–)

Za meso:

1 pileća prsa bez kostiju i kože (15,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

2 žličice slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

Za umak:

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

1 žlica maslaca (1,00 kn)

250 g bukovača (10,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

½ šalice bijelog vina (3,50 kn)

1 šalica milerama (5,00 kn)

2 žlice svježeg sjeckanog peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Tijesto za pitu pripremite tako da skupa pomiješate brašno i sol. Dodajte slatko vrhnje, pa miješajte da se sjedini. Kratko promijesite tijesto, tek toliko koliko treba da ga formirate u disk. Po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode, žlicu po žlicu. Pazite da ne mijestite tijesto previše jer ne želite previše razraditi gluten da tijesto ne bude žilavo umjesto hrskavo. Ako vam je tijesto prošarano flekama, to je savršeno. Tijesto podijelite na dva dijela, svaki spljoštite u disk, te ga čvrsto umotajte u prijanjajuću foliju. Stavite u hladnjak na barem pola sata, ali i do 3 dana unaprijed.

Piletinu narežite na male komadiće i pomiješajte sa solju, paprom i paprikom. Stavite u hladnjak na barem dva sata, ali i do dva dana. Što meso duže bude stajalo u marinadi, to će biti ukusnije.

Neprijanjajuću tavu stavite na srednju vatru i popecite piletinu na malo ulja dok ne bude hrskava. Meni je bolje meso ispeći u dvije ture, kako bi se sve lijepo zahsrskalo. Dok se piletina peče nasjeckajte luk na kockice i gljive narežite na komadiće.

Svu piletinu maknite iz tave i stavite na stranu. U istu tavu dodajte žlicu ulja pa prodinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast i ne omekša. Dodajte maslac, gljive, sol i papar. Promiješajte i kuhajte dok se volumen gljiva ne smanji, oko 5 minuta, pa onda ulijte vino. Krčkajte jedno 2-3 minute da alkohol ispari. Vratite u tavu piletinu, maknite tavu s vatre, te u sve umiješajte mileram.

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Tijesto za pitu razvaljajte u dvije tanke plahte. Jedan komad tijesta utisnite u kalup za pitu te ga izbockajte vilicom. Dodajte pripremljeni nadjev od piletine i gljiva, poravnajte špatulom, pa poklopite drugom plahtom tijesta. Obavezno napravite par rupa na gornjoj plahti, kako bi para od kuhanja mogla izaći van. Višak tijesta koji visi preko rubova odrežite, a rubove čvrsto spojite i zamotajte. Pitu još možete premazati kako bi bila ljepše boje kada se ispeče, a za to možete upotrijebiti jaje, ulje, maslac ili mileram (ja sam upotrijebila malo milerama).

Pitu pecite između 1 sat i 1 sat i 10 minuta, dok ne bude hrskava i zlatno smeđa. Ako vam pita sa gornje strane prenaglo tamni dok se peče, spustite ju na donju trećinu pećnice. Pustite pitu da 10 do 15 minuta odmori prije nego ju narežete i poslužite. Ova pita se također i super podrgijava, tako da u njoj možete uživati i nekoliko dana.

Chicken and Mushroom Pie/ Pita sa piletinom i gljivama

Chicken and Mushroom Ragu / Ragu od piletine i gljiva

This dish might feel like a lot of work, when in reality everything comes together pretty smoothly. It is super scrumptious and rich, so definitely worth the effort. The meat just melts in your mouth and the creamy rich sauce is to die for. I suggest using whole chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs), as the fat will cook out into the delicious sauce. Also, I decided to use pork lard for cooking fat and homemade beef stock for the liquid, but of course, you can sub these with oil and chicken or veggie stock.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.58 EUR per serving / 6.31 EUR for all)

For the meat:

2 whole skinless chicken legs (2.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

For the sauce:

1 tbsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

500 grams of Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 large carrots (0.20 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

3 cups homemade beef broth (0.60 EUR)

2 tbsp flour (0.01 EUR)

1 cup crème fraiche (0.67 EUR)

Small handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

The night before, generously season chicken legs with salt and leave to rest uncovered in your fridge. The next day, wash and peel all of the veggies. Dice the onions and garlic. Grate the carrots on a box grater. Wipe clean and thinly slice the mushrooms.

Place a deep non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add in lard and sear the chicken legs on all sides until crispy. Remove the chicken and set aside. Increase heat to high and in the same pan, on remaining fat, sauté the onion until translucent. Add in a bit more lard if needed. Throw in the mushrooms and cook those down for a few minutes. Dump in garlic, carrots, salt, pepper, tomato paste and beef broth. Give everything a good stir and return in the chicken legs. Allow to come to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to low and simmer covered and undisturbed for one hour, until the meat is done. You’ll know that the meat is fully cooked when it starts pulling away from the bones.

Carefully fish out the chicken legs and allow them to cool enough to handle. Meanwhile we’re gonna keep the sauce on medium heat and thicken in. Ladle out about a cup of sauce and stir in the flour, making sure that there are no lumps. Carefully and slowly pour this mix back into the pan and give everything a good stir to incorporate.

Pick off the meat from the bones and return it back to the sauce. I also chopped it up into bite-sized pieces. Stir in crème fraiche and parsley. Cook for just another minute or two so everything properly warms up. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve immediately over a carb of your choice. We had it with rice, but gnocchi or linguine would be amazing.

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Ovo jelo vam se može učiniti kao puno posla, ali po meni kuhanje i cijela priprema idu dosta glatko. Okus je savršen i bogat, tako da se u svakom slučaju sav trud isplati. Meso je tako mekano da se topi u ustima, a umak prefini. Moj je prijedlog da upotrijebite cijele pileće batke sa zabatcima, pošto će se masnoća s mesa iskuhati u umak. Također, ja sam za kuhanje upotrijebila svinjsku mast i domaći juneći temeljac za podlijevanje, ali vi slobodno umjesto toga uzmite ulje i pileći ili povrtni temeljac.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 11.81 kn po porciji / 47,22 kn za sve)

Za meso:

2 cijela pileća batka sa zabatcima, bez kože (15,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Za umak:

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 velike mrkve (1,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

3 šalice domaćeg goveđeg temeljca (4,50 kn)

2 žlice glatkog brašna (0,10 kn)

1 šalica milerama (5,00 kn)

Mali pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Večer prije dobro začinite meso sa solju, pa ostavite nepokriveno u hladnjaku. Idućeg dana operite i ogulite svo povrće. Fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak, a mrkvu naribajte. Očistite i tanko narežite gljive.

Dublju neprijanjajuću tavu stavite na srednje-jaku vatru. Ubacite u tavu mast i kratko popecite meso sa svih strana, samo da se uhvati korica. Maknite meso iz tave i stavite na stranu. Pojačajte vatru te u istoj tavi na ostatku masnoće prodinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu masti. Ubacite gljive i kuhajte par minuta da im se smanji volumen. Sada dodajte češnjak, mrkvu, sol, papar, koncentrat od rajčice i temeljac. Dobro sve promiješajte te u tavu vratite piletinu. Pustite da umak zavrije, pa odmah smanjite vatru na skroz lagano i krčkajte poklopljeno i bez miješanja jedan sat, dok meso ne bude gotovo. Znati ćete da je meso skroz kuhano kada se počne povlačiti sa kostiju.

Pažljivo izvadite meso iz tave i ostavite ga da se mrvicu ohladi, tek toliko da možete njime rukovati. U međuvremenu držite umak na srednje-jakoj vatri da se zgusne. Odgrabite van oko šalicu umaka i u to umiješajte brašno. Dobro sve promiješajte da ne ostanu nikakve grudice, te onda tu smjesu polako i pažljivo umiješajte natrag u ostatak umaka u tavi. Sve dobro promiješajte da se skroz sjedini.

Meso očistite od kostiju i vratite ga natrag u umak. Ja sam ga prije toga također narezala na male komadiće. Umiješajte u umak mileram i peršin. Kuhajte samo još minutu-dvije, tek toliko koliko je potrebno da se sve dobro ugrije. Kušajte i prilagodite začine te odmah poslužite preko vašeg najdražeg ugljikohidrata. Mi smo ovo jeli sa rižom, ali njoki ili linguini bi bili savršeni.

Chicken and Mushroom Ragu / Ragu od piletine i gljiva

Chicken Protein Scones / Proteinske pogačice sa piletinom

This dish was hugely influenced by an original post from my blog friend Crvenkapa, so I’d like to thank her for the original recipe and the inspiration. These scones were super easy to make and turned up quite tasty. I’ll definitely make them again, but will probably use minced beef in the future for a stronger meat flavor. Also, I think you can easily swap the regular flour for chickpea flour and thus produce an even more protein enriched meal.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 18 scones / 0.19 EUR per scone / 3.49 EUR for all)

500 grams minced chicken (2.00 EUR)

4 eggs (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp mustard (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

6 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.04 EUR)

½ cup sparkling water (0.07 EUR)

1 small purple onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

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METHOD:

Using a fork mash the minced meat with eggs, baking powder, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Hungarian and smoked paprika, mustard and oil. Stir until all of the ingredients are well incorporated, then add in flour and half of the sparkling water. Stir well to combine and add in the remaining water bit by bit, until you are able to combine everything into a dough-like mixture. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, finely dice the onion and mince garlic. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line two baking trays with parchment paper. After the mixture has rested, fold in chopped onion and minced garlic. Scoop about a heaping tablespoon of the mixture to prepared baking trays, spacing the scoops out evenly. It probably doesn’t look like much, but trust me on this – the scones will puff up quite a lot. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the scones are deep golden brown, rotating the trays halfway through to ensure even doneness. Serve warm.

You can reheat these on a plate in the microwave, or wrapped in a chunk of aluminum foil in a warm oven for about 10 minutes. The scones will keep tightly wrapped and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.

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Na ovo je jelo u velikoj mjeri utjecala moja blogoprijateljica Crvenkapa, pa joj se prije svega želim zahvaliti za originalni recept i nadahnuće. Ove su pogačice skroz jednostavne za pripremiti i ispale su jako ukusne. Sigurno ću ih raditi opet, jedino što ću ubuduće vjerojatno upotrijebiti mljevenu junetinu umjesto piletine kako bi pogačice imale mesniju aromu. Također, mislim da možete umjesto običnog brašna bez problema iskoristiti slanutkovo, da tako dobijete obrok sa još više proteina.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 18 pogačica / 1,45 kn po pogačici / 26,11 za sve)

500 g mljevene piletine (15,00 kn)

4 jaja (6,00 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

½ žličice sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

2 žlice senfa (1,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

6 žlica glatkog brašna (0,30 kn)

½ šalice mineralne vode (0,50 kn)

1 mali ljubičasti luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Vilicom izgnječite mljeveno meso i umiješajte u njega jaja, prašak za pecivo, sol, papar, čili, slatku i dimljenu papriku, senf i ulje. Dobro sve promiješajte da se svi sastojci sjedine, pa onda u smjesu dodajte brašno i pola mineralne vode. Miješajte i polako dodajte ostatak vode, dok ne dobijete smjesu koja liči na tijesto. Stavite u hladnjak na pola sata.

U međuvremenu fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i obložite dva protvana papirom za pečenje. Nakon što je smjesa odmorila, umiješajte u nju nasjeckani luk i češnjak. Grabite oko izdašnu žlicu smjese, pa stavljajte na pripremljene protvane, s time da ostavite dovoljno prostora između pogačica. Iako se sada čine majušno, pogačice će se dosta raširiti kako se budu pekle. Pecite oko 20-25 minuta dok pogačice ne budu zlatno-smeđe, s time da na pola pečenja zamijenite protvane kako bi se sve jednako ispeklo. Poslužite toplo.

Ove pogačice možete bez problema podgrijati na tanjuru u mikrovalnoj, ili ih zamotati u aluminijsku foliju i ubaciti na 10 minuta u vruću pečnicu. Pogačice će držati u hladnjaku 3-4 dana ako ih prethodno dobro zamotate.

Chicken Protein Scones / Proteinske pogačice sa piletinom