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2 cups oil, or as needed 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning 12 chicken wings


Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Stir olive oil and lemon pepper together in a bowl. Fry the chicken wings in hot oil until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 8 minutes. Toss hot wings with olive oil mixture to coat.

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Corn bread / Mielie brood

Cape malay cooking with Fatima Sydow

Ingredients 2 cups of yellow maize meal(Polenta) 1 cup of cake flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 teaspoon of Salt 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda 2 cups of butter milk 1 cup of milk 2 large eggs 3/4 cup of melted butter . 1/2 a cup of grated cheese ( optional ) to be added right at the end of mixing the batter .

Method In two separate bowls mix your dry ingredients together and in the other bowl … Your wet ingredients . Pour the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir until combined . Next add your melted butter and cheese and stir just until combined . It will be a runny batter. Bake in a square or deep round greased baking tin for 35 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 °C or until golden brown and when inserting a skewer it comes out clean . Allow to cool before serving . I love this bread with any food with lots of gravy . My absolute favourite bread . Delicious

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Cinnamon donuts

Necessary products: 125 ml of fresh milk 100 grams of yoghurt 100 ml of lukewarm water 7 grams of dry yeast 2 eggs 80 grams of melted and chilled butter 2 tablespoons of liquid honey 1 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon cinnamon 600 grams of flour, extra for mixing frying oil 200 grams of powdered sugar + 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder for donuts, mixed


In a suitable bowl, in lightly warmed milk, stir the yeast, a little of honey and three tablespoons of flour. Leave aside until the mixture rises. In another vessel the eggs, yoghurt, lukewarm water and the remaining honey mix well. In a large bowl, sift 400 grams of flour, stir salt and cinnamon, and a well is formed in the middle. In the well, gradually drip the yeast, the eggs with the milk and the butter, while stirring with a wooden spoon. Mix a smooth, very soft and non-stick dough. Put the finished dough in a large bowl, greased lightly with oil. Cover with transparent foil and allow to rise to 30 minutes. The dough is then rolled over a 1cm thick gilded surface of a crust and cut into circles with a ring or glass of 8 centimeters in diameter. Each circle cuts a second circle with a small disk. The donuts thus prepared are placed on a well-grained fruit and covered with nylon. Allow to seed very well as they double up their volume. Not a very wide, but deep pan is placed on the hob, and there are two fingers for frying. Heat to medium temperature. The donuts are fried and placed on kitchen paper to make up for excess fat. As soon as they are still, but still warm, they are poured into the cinnamon powder of sugar. Served with a glass of fresh milk.

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4 medium potatoes (cubed) 3 tablespoons canned peas 1 cubbed green beans 300g mince 1 small onion cubed Barbeque spice A pinch of chillie spice 2 tablespoons salad dressing


400g (4 cups) all purpose flour plain /or bread flour 250g margarine 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg Cold water


cook the greens and carrots till soft adding salt only and little spice set aside 2)boil the potatoes wen done transfer half of the potatoes in a dish.Mash them then add a pinch of chillie spice (optional) barbaque spice as required a little salt and salad dressing stir Begin to add water in bits continue stirring until the mashed potatoe mixture is softened set aside 3)fry the mince with onion till fully cooked 4)in a separate bowl mix carrots,green beans.peas.boiled potatoes and cubed mashed potatoes and mince


1)In a mixing bowl mix salt and flour.then add the margarine and rub it in to the flour wth fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs Add an egg then start adding cold water bit by bit while mixing (add water only enough to enable you to knead the pastry)it should not be too soft as it might be difficult 4 u to hundle it.the texture should be like tht of bread dough which has not yet risen 2)sprinkle a little flour on a chopping board.spread the pastry with a rolling pin and cut desired shapes.put the filling and close wth a folk 3)place the pies in a greased pan .break an ehg beat it and brush the top of the pies with the egg Bake til golden brown.

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Easy Beef Fried Rice

• 2 tablespoons oil, divided
• 3 eggs, whisked
• 8 ounces flank steak, cubed
• 2 medium carrots, small dice
• 1 cup broccoli, cut into small florets
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 4 cups cooked and chilled rice, (I either use white or brown rice)
• 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
• sesame seeds for garnish, if desired
• Heat 1 tablespoon of oil into a large skillet.
• Add the eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
• Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan.
• Add the steak and cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes, just until seared and caramelized on the outside. Remove from the pan and set aside.
• Add carrots and broccoli to the pan and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes.
• Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
• Add in the cold rice and sauté for 3-4 minutes. The rice should brown up a bit.
• Add the eggs and the steak back to the pan and stir in soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes to heat through.
• Serve immediately with sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.

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Instant Pot Ginger Soy Chicken

Serves 3 | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 8 Minutes

• 1 1/2 lbs chicken wings (drummettes and wingettes) and drumsticks
• 1 tablespoon oil
• 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced into pieces
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 3 tablespoon sweet soy sauce or kecap manis
• 3 dashes ground white pepper
• 1/2 cup water
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
• 1 stalk scallion, cut into 2-inch lengths.

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Taco Pasta

• 8 ounces rotini pasta or other short pasta
• 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
• 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean
• 1/2 cup minced onion
• 1 14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes drained
• 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
• 2 ounces cream cheese
• 3/4 cup sour cream
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 1/2 cup diced Roma tomatoes
• 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
• Additional taco toppings if desired such as tortilla strips, olives, avocado and jalapenos

1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water.
2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the beef.
3. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and break up with a spatula.
4. Add the onion to the pan.
5. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until meat is browned and cooked through, and onion is tender.
6. Add the tomatoes and taco seasoning to the pan and stir to combine.
7. Pour the cooked pasta into the pan with the meat. Reduce the heat to low.
8. Add the cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese to the pan. Cook, stirring constantly until cheese are melted. 
9. Add reserved pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed to thin the sauce to desired consistency.
10. Sprinkle with tomatoes and cilantro and serve. Add additional taco toppings if desired.

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Poor Man’s Stew

Ingredients :

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1.5 lbs potatoes, diced large
3 carrots, sliced
1 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced (I had this on hand already)
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
2 cups water
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano

Directions :

Add the cooked ground beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic to a 5-quart or larger slow cooker.
In a small bowl whisk together the tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, onion powder and oregano. Pour this mixture over everything in the slow cooker. Stir.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.
Serve with buttered sandwich bread.


Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake

This is an Italian comfort food classic! The smell of this cooking in my kitchen transports me back to playing on the street in front of my Papa and Gigi’s house in Brooklyn. I make 2 trays of this for every family get-together, and it’s gone in a flash!”


2 teaspoons olive oil
2 pounds Italian sausage links, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
4 large potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced
2 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into wedges
2 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into wedges

3 large onions, cut into wedges
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the sausage until browned. Transfer the cooked sausage to a large baking dish. Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil into the skillet, and cook the potatoes, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Place the potatoes into the baking dish, leaving some oil. Cook and stir the green and red peppers and onions in the hot skillet until they are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the vegetables to the baking dish. Pour wine and chicken stock over the vegetables and sausage, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Gently stir the sausage, potatoes, and vegetables together.
Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.