Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Do I dare?

Russ went on a mission to Peru and I've always wanted to learn how to cook Peruvian food. It's very simple, seems like a lot of potatoes, eggs, and olives. He HATES olives. The missionaries called them "gringo killers" there because they were so potent.
We knew a lady for a short time who was from Peru (the rich part) and she cooked us a meal before we moved here. It was mashed potatoes with egg mixed in wrapped around a meat mixture of ground beef, hard boiled eggs, olives, and ketchup (edited to add raisins also) . Then you fried the whole thing to look like a baked potato. It was so good! I've tried and tried and could never make it taste the same.
Russ likes to cook rice and put a soft fried egg on top. When you break the yolk it makes a sauce for the rice. Peruvians seem to put a fried egg on everything if they didn't already put a hard boiled egg in it, LOL.
Just today I thought I'm going to find a peruvian cookbook. Boy they're few and far between but I found this http://www.artperucuisine.com/index.html and it's actually free and online. Now, lets see if I can find something good.

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