Saving at home – Kafteji (Tunisia)

EVERY DAY: AN EASY – FAST – AND CHEAP – RECIPE THAT SUITS EVERYONE

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Hi everyone!

Today we move to beautiful Tunisia. We will see how to prepare the Kafteji, a vegetable-based side dish, rich and colorful as most of the dishes of this population. As always, a delicious recipe and really easy to prepare.

Let’s start:

KAFTEJ (TUNISIA)

Ingredients for 4 people: 3 potatoes – 5/6 courgettes – 5 green sweet peppers – 15 cherry tomatoes 15 – 1 tablespoon tea TEBEL (mix of spices usually consists of 50 % of coriander seeds, 25 % of cumin seeds, 10 % of chili powder and 15% of garlic peeled and dried) – 1 tablespoon tea HARISSA SAUCE – 3 eggs – 1 tablespoon tea chili powder – 50 ml extra virgin olive oil (EVO) – 300 ml frying oil – chopped parsley – salt

Preparation:

Take a saucepan and pour in plenty of oil for frying (about 300 ml) and first put the potatoes cut into matches, then the zucchini cut into rounds, the green peppers and the eggs.

Remove the peel from the chillies and gather all the vegetables and eggs in a bowl.

At this point cut the tomatoes in half and add them to the oil left in the saucepan, season with salt, chili powder and tebel.

Chop the contents in the bowl.

Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

This dish is served cold in summer and at room temperature in winter.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://www.cookaround.com/ricetta/kafteji.html

Saving at home – Brik

EVERY DAY: AN EASY – FAST – AND CHEAP – RECIPE THAT SUITS EVERYONE

Hi everyone!

Today we will prepare this delicious Tunisian recipe, the brik. The brik are crunchy rolls that are consumed and prepared especially in the Arab areas of the world.

They are made in a simple and fast way and are an incredible treat and much appreciated.

They are made thanks to the use of brik dough which is similar to phyllo dough.

Tunisian briks are triangle-shaped and filled with potatoes, eggs and parsley.

They are consumed mostly on holidays, and are accompanied by soups and lamb, Arab bread and the inevitable cous cous, typical preparations of that part of the world.

If you want to surprise your guests, offer them an Arabic dinner and together with the brik serve fish couscous and the legendary falafel.

Let’s start:

BRIK

Ingredients for 4 people: 10 sheets phillo (Brik, would be the best) – 2 boiled potatoes – 50 g Parmigiano Reggiano – 4 eggs – 1 bunch of parsley – 1 liter of peanut oil – salt – pepper – 1 tablespoon ground turmeric – tebel (if you can’t find it, you can use a spice mix)

Preparation:

Take a sheet of brik dough and fold it as follows: fold the four ends of the disc towards the center so as to obtain a square. Then fold the square in half on the diagonal to form a triangle.

Now prepare the filling: mash the potatoes previously boiled together with the chopped parsley.

Add the drained tuna, Parmesan, eggs, a pinch of pepper, a teaspoon of turmeric, and a teaspoon of tebel (or a mix of spices if you can’t find it) and mix well until it is homogeneous.

Now heat plenty of frying oil for and, when it is hot, take a triangle, open it in half and stuff it with a spoonful of filling, close it and fry until golden brown.

A simpler and faster way to make briks is to make rolls instead of triangles.

Use half a sheet of brik dough, fill it with a spoonful of egg and tuna mixture and simply roll it up, then fry as for the triangles.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe: https://www.cookaround.com/ricetta/brik.html