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sexta-feira, 1 de novembro de 2013
24 Delícias Brasileiras que todos deveriam provar já!!!
What is it: Little raindrops of fried goodness usually filled with chicken and a very creamy cheese called “catupiry.” Tastes like: A fried mac ‘n’ cheese ball, sans noodles, plus chicken. Conclusion: Why don’t these exist in the U.S.? Get a recipe here.
What is it: Chocolate truffles made with condensed milk instead of cream and covered in chocolate sprinkles. Tastes like: A Nutella ball sprinkled with chocolate. Conclusion: You’ve been missing out on chocolate rolled into balls for far too long. Get a recipe here.
What is it: Fried cassava flour. It can include egg, bacon, and other add-ons. It’s usually sprinkled over rice and beans. Tastes like: Nothing you’ve ever tasted. Come on, it’s fried cassava flour, but it’s still DELICIOUS! Conclusion: Hands down: Cassava flour is tastier than regular flour. Get a recipe here.
What is it: Pinto beans sautéed with cassava flour, scallions, egg, and bacon. Tastes like: Someone put eggs and bacon in your beans. Conclusion: You should add eggs and bacon to everything. Get a recipe here.
What is it: A superfood berry used to make fruit bowls and smoothies. Pro tip: Blend with bananas and strawberries and top with granola and honey. Tastes like: A granola bowl, sans yogurt, plus berry goodness. Conclusion: Granola bowl, shh-manola bowl, NOPE. Get a recipe here.
What it is: More fried goodness but this time with less dough, which you can fill with everything from cheese, to beef, to cod fish, and pretty much whatever else your stomach desires. Tastes like: A deep-fried empanada. Conclusion: All empanadas should be deep-fried. Get a recipe here.
What is it: A shrimp stew cooked in coconut milk and palm oil. Add veggies such as peppers and tomatoes to complete. Tastes like: Clam chowder if it were cooked in coconut milk, minus the clams, plus the fish…and the vegetables. Conclusion: Clam chowder is basic, so, SO basic. Get a recipe here.
What is it: A traditional sandwich with roast beef, mozzarella cheese, tomato, and pickled cucumber served on a French roll. Pro tip: Cut out the excessive dough from inside the roll. Tastes like: A yummy roast beef sandwich. Conclusion: YES! You can actually make this right now. Get a recipe here.
What is it: Papaya blended with vanilla ice cream. Pro tip: Top with some créme de cassis. Tastes like: Papaya ice cream with a sweet liqueur drizzled on top. Conclusion: You should start topping all your ice cream with a sweet liqueur. Get a recipe here.
What is it: A black-eyed pea ball fried in palm oil, usually stuffed with shrimp and vinaigrette. Tastes like: A stuffed shrimp falafel. Conclusion: Why do we even bother with regular falafels? Get a recipe here.
What is it: Guava paste and white cheese stacked on top of each other. Tastes like: A guava and white cheese finger sandwich. Conclusion: WTF, who came up with this? And why so good? Get a recipe here.
What is it: A melted ham and cheese sandwich usually on white bread. Tastes like: A grilled cheese with ham. Conclusion: Step aside, regular grilled cheese. It’s grilled cheese with ham, you don’t need a recipe.
What is it: A salad made of chicken, ham, raisins, carrots, apples, olives, and mayonnaise, and topped with shoestring potatoes. Tastes like: A sweet chicken salad with shoestring potatoes. Conclusion: Chicken salad on steroids. Get a recipe here.
What is it: Layers of cookies filled with chocolate or fruit, lemon, coconut, etc. Tastes like: A chocolate or fruit-filled Neapolitan. Conclusion: Layers make everything taste better. Get a recipe here.
What is it: A baked casserole usually made with chicken, olives, hearts of palm, corn, and other fillings. You can sub chicken for beef, shrimp, or any other type of “meat.” Tastes like: A chicken pot pie without the creaminess. Conclusion: Yo, chicken pot pie, take notes. Get a recipe here.