Bewitching Valentines food ideas

Since this week’s Valentines theme is Witches I’ve decided to make some foods that looks like it has a lot of herbs , vegetables and fruits.

For our bewitching food basket today we have potato cookies, mini spinach quiches and “Mama’s more lemon than meringue” tart/pie.

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These are mostly side dishes but you can add any kind of meat or other veggies to your Valentines meal

Potato Cookies (makes 12-15)

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Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes(grated)
  • 1 onion (grated)
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • hand full of chives
  • oil for frying

Grate the potatoes and onions and mix them together. Then mix in the 2 eggs. Add the flour and chives and mix together.

In a frying pan heat some oil, just enough to lightly cover the pan. Scoop a generous tablespoon of the mixture into the pan. Fry until browned on both sides. Let them cool for about 2 minutes before serving.

Creamed Spinach Quiche

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Ingredients

  • 700 grams frozen creamed spinach
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella or other white cheese (grated)
  • 1 fresh onion grated
  • 200 gram fried onions
  • 4 slices of ham, chopped into small squares
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Mix all the ingredients together. Scoop mixture into a pie dish or multiple small pie dishes and bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven. I made mine in tiny bread pans.

Mama’s More Lemon Than Meringue pie

This Lemon Meringue is the one my mother in law always bakes for my husband on his birthday. She’s not a fan of too much meringue so she only makes a thin layer but her lemon filling is the best I’ve ever tasted. Its firm and has a subtle balance between sweet and sour. One pie only lasts 1 day in our house.

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Ingredients

For the crust

  • 2oo gram biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

For the filling

  • 2 cans of condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks ( keep the egg whites for the meringue)

For the Meringue

  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (356 fahrenheit)

For the crust.

Crush the cookies until only rough crumbs are left. Mix the melted butter with the cookie crumbs and push it down into a pie pan.

For the filling

Mix all the ingredients well and pour onto the cookie crust.

For the Meringue.

Mix the egg whites and sugar until it is light and fluffy and scoop it onto the Lemon filling. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Served chilled.

I hope you enjoyed these recipe’s. The meringue is to die for so I hope you try it 😀

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