Recipes by Di Swann
Wattie’s has put an innovative and indulgent new twist on an iconic favourite with the crisp and deliciously crunchy Tempura Battered oven fries and wedges.
New Zealand grown potatoes, lightly battered tempura style and fried to give them a distinctive golden crispness and superior crunch – essential elements of a champion chip! This fabulous fusion of good old kiwi chips with a light and savoury Japanese style batter is sure to make them a family favourite.
Jeanette A’s favourite winter vegetable recipe is to boil potato and pumpkin together. Drain and mash with cream cheese and black pepper. Why not also try it with kumara instead of the pumpkin. This is a great way to get children used to new vegetables.
It seems with the economic climate there are some great traditions coming back which don’t cost the earth; one of them is the Pot Luck Dinner or Shared Meal.
There’s no need to stop entertaining because you can’t afford to ask friends over for dinner or can’t afford the price of a restaurant. Entertaining friends at home can be so much more relaxed and a whole lot of fun especially when you ask them to bring something along to share. Having a theme to the meal gives a focus for the cooks and makes great conversation starters.
Thanks to Trish C for her simple way to make mushrooms into a sauce quickly. Into the pan of cooked mushrooms add a tablespoon or two of sour cream just before serving.
Mary W sent us her tip for cooking bacon quickly. Place 1-2 rashers on a plate in the microwave and cover with a paper towel and cook on high for 1-3 minutes. Keep sending us your tips we love to hear them.
Buy mince in bulk when it's on special and make up double the quanity of hamburger patties. Freeze the patties you don’t need between layers of plastic wrap or greaseproof paper so it's easy to use just what you need for another night.
Kia ora everyone,
It's Soup Jim, but not as we know it!
Gosh I seem to be coming over all nostalgic lately. Memory is a really big part of food for me, and June is Wattie's National Soup Month. Now I don't think I've met many people who don't have some sort of lovely memory that involved a steaming pot of soup. It may have been at a friend's house, at home, Grandma's or maybe even at school camp. Mine was my Mum's Bacon Bone and Vegetable.
This really is the season for slow cooking.
I love coming home to the smell of dinner nearly ready just cook some green vegetables and pasta, potatoes or rice and viola dinner is served!
Crumble in blue cheese to Wattie’s Condensed Creamy Mushroom or Very Special Mushroom & Chicken Soup.
Fry ½ tsp cumin seeds and ½ tsp coriander seeds before adding Wattie’s Condensed Creamy Pumpkin or Very Special Creamy Pumpkin Soup to make a spiced pumpkin soup.