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Sunday, April 03, 2005

paper chef #5!

proscuitto "crackers" with herbed chevre and balsamic caramelized onions

so for my second time participating in paper chef, the ingredients were chevre, proscuitto, sherry vinegar, and green garlic. well, i couldn't find neither the sherry vinegar nor the green garlic, so i used balsamic vinegar and green onion instead. what i did was fried pieces of proscuitto to make them crispy and used them as a "cracker base", if you will, to put on herbed chevre i got at trader joe's. then, i caramelized a white onion and glazed the onions with balsamic vinegar so in the end they were meltingly sweet and flavorful. gotta love caramelized onions!! i have some leftovers, too, so i can't wait to put those to use :) then i put the onions on top of the cheese, and garnished with some green onions. overall, it was quite tasty.. and i've never been a huge goat cheese fan but i actually quite enjoyed eating it this way. the herbed variety gave it a great punch of flavor. i might've had too large of a cheese portion though, so maybe if i were to do this again i'd put the caramelized onions on first, then top with a few dots of the chevre. i really liked the combination of flavors, even if i couldn't get the actual ingredients called for :( it was pretty fun coming up with something and putting together the parts. it also pushed me to use chevre, which i probably wouldn't have used in a dish otherwise. yay for another installment of paper chef!


Blogger Sara said...

What a clever idea. I'll have to give that a try, I LOVE proscuitto and chevre.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

I too thought this was a really clever idea - very direct flavors and another one that I will be making for myself sometime.

1:22 AM  
Anonymous bread said...

G'day Emily
I seem to have found paper chef #5! while searching for things on cooking club. I can see why, although I'm not sure it's exactly what I'm looking for. Just thought I'd say hello :0)

1:36 AM  
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12:11 PM  
Anonymous Tony said...

Hi there. I'm interested in pakistani cooking and would like to get some local help & advice. I've met some local people via this pakistani cooking site but do you know of any others where I can meet local people?
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8:21 AM  
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8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:03 PM  

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