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Pasta fritters

This is an easy (and yummy) way to get rid of leftovers and turn them into a “new dish”. Grab some spaghetti or angel hair pasta lurching in the bottom of a bowl, all your veggies in the bin, a few eggs, and make fritters! INGREDIENTS:  1 cup of cooked pasta such as angel hair, […]
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Eggs in meat sauce (Makhlama)

This is a delicious Iraqi dish I sampled last Summer when visiting Iraqi friends. It is perfect for brunch and easy to prepare.  INGREDIENTS: 4 TO 6 Servings 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 pound ground meat salt and pepper, to taste 3 tomatoes, peeled and diced or 1 14-oz can (optional) 1 […]
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Mashed potato fritters

In chef Marlene Mattar’s latest cookbook Maedat Marlene men Halab, she mentions that these Aleppian potato fritters were traditionally made  in a dish such as the one pictured above; lucky lady who got to spend time in Aleppo before the tragic mayhem; since Aleppo has the well-deserved reputation for exquisite gastronomy, I was dying to try […]
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Eggs in spinach

A delightful Iraqi dish of eggs baked in spinach; I added a few diced bell peppers for color. I have made it with both frozen chopped spinach and whole-leaf fresh and the fresh spinach is way superior in taste and appearance.  INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch spinach, or a bag of washed spinach or baby spinach 4 […]
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Tuna omelet

The idea for this omelet came from Joel Robuchon’s book on his Sunday menus (Les Dimanches de Joel Robuchon); the famed French chef is known for his classic, down-to-earth cuisine and this one was entitled omelette du prêtre or priest omelet. It is a perfect solution when you have just a few minutes to spare. […]
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