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Hello! Alicia here with another food from my ancestry post. This time is a little different though because I have an injury that is making it painful to stand for long. It makes cooking difficult. So although I am in the midst of my Danish month, I was not able to make a Danish meal this past week. I decided I would instead pick my Favorite meal from each month so far.
If you're new, my family has been picking one country from our ancestry every month and each week we try to make a meal from that country. It's been a very fun experiment that you can see the results from in the slideshow below. If something looks tasty to you, clicking on the picture will take you to the post where I talk about that dish! Everything has been delicious so you'll be safe with any choice!
Our first month we picked Germany mostly because I wanted bratwurst. I think Brats are still my favorite, but paired with the Swabian Potato salad. Bratwurst have the best flavor, a little spicy (not hot but flavorful), and juicy. They pair perfectly with mustard.
The potato salad was best after being left in the fridge over night. And then I ate it all! So keep that in mind if you decide to make it. It is so good!
I also loved the Black Forest Cake, and have honestly been thinking about it since I last had it. The only thing that stops me from making it again is thinking of all the calories.
This is a hard choice, but I think my favorite still stands as Encebollado. This fish and onion soup is amazing! I love the flavors. I love that it's traditionally eaten at breakfast. I love that I have cans of it brought from Ecuador every time some one visits.
Runner up would be Encocado de Camarón. The coconut and shrimp together were so delicious!
So I stereotypically picked Ireland for March. And I'm glad I did. My favorite from this month I have made again already! Bacon and Cabbage Pie. It's actually easier than it looks, and our pie crust recipe is so delicious and easy. This also makes great leftovers, if you can get everyone to stop eating it the night you make it.
A runner up for me would be the Irish Stew. I'd say it's practically a tie. The stew was so good. Similar flavors as the pie, but with lamb instead of pork. And it's not an Irish stew if it's not made with lamb.
There is a reason the French are known for their cuisine. They have mastered combing delicate flavors to give you an amazing experience with every bite. It makes choosing a favorite difficult. My husbands favorite from France is theBoeuf Bourguignon. A very delicious and hearty stew, it has really deep and earthy flavors. So good.
I also really enjoyed the Gratin Dauphinois. These rich potatoes have no cheese, yet you still get a deliciously crispy top layer. And the nutmeg adds a richness and decadence to the dish.
May isn't over yet and I've only had chance to make two Danish dishes; Æbleskiver, and Smørrebrød. They were both delicious! I have made both of them twice already! I think I prefer the Smørrebrød mostly because I usually prefer savory to sweet. But this doesn't mean I'm not dreaming about making the Æbleskiver again already.
And there you have it! I hope you will try out some of these recipes, or try to find recipes from your ancestry to make. Please let us know if you do.
And if you'd like to up your cooking skills, you may want to check out Panna! It has courses taught by Michelin starred chefs. You not only learn the recipes but tips and techniques from the pros!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!