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Mexican Tostadas

Rachel Hartman - Missionary Wife in Latin America
This is a common dish served at Mexican gatherings. The tostadas and toppings are usually set out in buffet style. This gives everyone a chance to create a tostada that is filled with their favorite ingredients. In this way, it appeals to many people and is a fun group meal! We often prepare them for guests and our kids all have their favorite version of a tostada that fits their taste preferences!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag Mexican Tostadas
  • 4 cups refried beans
  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomato
  • 2 cups Mexican cream
  • 2 cups crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 cup chopped onion and cilantro
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 4 limes quartered
  • 1 cup salsa

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all ingredients
  • Line up tostadas and toppings in a serving line or on a buffet.
  • Place tostada on a plate. Top with desired ingredients.
  • Enjoy!

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Portuguese Hot Pot (Cozido à Portuguesa)

Artur and Isabel Villares - National pastor and wife from Portugal
This is a delicious, traditional, and healthy Portuguese meal for the whole family. Every region of Portugal has it with small differences. We eat it mainly in cold months.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb beef
  • 1/2 lb pork spareribs
  • 1/2 lb pig's forefoot
  • 1/2 lb pig ear
  • 1/2 chicken
  • 1/2 lb bacon (toucinho)
  • 1 chourico sausage
  • 1 black pudding (morcela)
  • 1 flour sausage (farinheira)
  • 6 medium sized potatoes
  • 3 turnips
  • 1 Portuguese cabbage
  • 3 carrots
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • Boil everything together in water in a large stockpot on the stove for about 1 ½ hours.
  • To serve, arrange all the ingredients on a large platter.

 

 

German Raspberry Dessert

Jutta Weiss - National pastor's wife in Germany
Course Dessert
Cuisine German

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. frozen raspberries
  • sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 - 3 tsp whipped cream stabilizer
  • 2 cups mascarpone
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • meringues

Instructions
 

  • Put the raspberries in a bowl and sprinkle with some sugar.
  • In a separate bowl mix the mascarpone and yogurt. Add sugar if desired.
  • Whip the cream (adding sugar again), and fold into the mascarpone mixture.
  • Put the cream on top of the raspberries and decorate with meringues.

 

 

Albanian Yogurt Casserole with Lamb

Pavlina Bishka - National pastor's wife in Albania
Course Main Course
Cuisine Albanian

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 pounds lamb
  • 4 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Boil the lamb meat with 4 cups of water for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the meat from the broth.
  • In a bowl mix together the eggs, yogurt, salt, pepper and flour with some of the broth.
  • Stir in the rice.
  • Pour the rice mixture into a greased baking dish.
  • Place the meat on the top.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 400° F, or until rice is done.

 

 

Indonesian Potato Croquette (Kroket Kentang)

Ester - National Church Member in Indonesia
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 15

Ingredients
  

Potato Dough

  • 500 gr potato boiled/steamed and mashed
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper

Filling

  • 250 gr ground beef
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 100 gr carrot diced
  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp chopped celery
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder

Frying

  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 cups bread crumbs

Instructions
 

Filling

  • Melt butter in a pan.
  • Add garlic and saute until soft and fragrant.
  • Add ground beef and cook until they turn color.
  • Add carrots and seasonings.
  • Cook until the carrots are soft.
  • Add green onions, celery and all purpose flour and stir to combined.
  • Have a taste and adjust the taste to your preference. Set aside to let it cools down completely.

Potato Dough

  • Cut the potatoes into small cubes and steam for 15-20 minutes until they can be easily mashed.
  • Mash until they are smooth.
  • Add milk powder, pepper, and salt.
  • Stir to combine until you can form a dough.
  • You may add a little bit of all purpose flour if the dough is too soft.

Wrap and Shape

  • Lightly oil your palms.
  • Portion the potato dough into about 35-40 grams dough balls.
  • Flatten the dough slightly to form a round circle.
  • Put about 1/2 Tbsp of filling in the middle and then gather the two sides to enclose.
  • Form into an oval or round shape.
  • Mix all-purpose flour with water.
  • Dip the kroket into the flour slurry and then coat with bread crumb.
  • Repeat with the rest.
  • Put this in the freezer for one hour before frying.
  • Fry kroket with cooking oil in medium heat.

Notes

This is commonly for snack, eaten with ketchup.