Monday, December 20, 2010

Ayran : Turkish Yogurt Drink

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Ayran is a very popular and traditional drink in Turkey . It can be served with any meal, or just as a quick snack drink. It is probably the ancient version of the modern energy drinks and very refreshing.
 
 Ingredients :
  • 1 pt. of  plain yogurt, whole milk (no fat free or skim milk yogurt)
  • 1 1/3 cups cold water
  • salt to taste
Preperation:
Mix yogurt and water in blender until well blended. Add salt if desired. Start off with an 1/8 teaspoon salt and work your way up.
Serve in ice filled glasses.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Squash Croquettes




Ingredients:
4 medium size squash
1 bunch of green onions
1 bunch of dill
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
7-8 tablespoons of flour

Directions:
Peel the squash.Wash and grate them.Add chopped onions,chopped dill,salt,pepper,egg and flour.Mix well.Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan.Put in tablespoonful amounts of the mixture(5-6 at a time,depends on the size of the frying pan) and fry both sides.Serve at once.

Small Tip:
If you put one grated potato into the mixture,you can have more crunchy taste.

Bon Appetite!