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How to cook a Club Sandwich with your coffee maker

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Time

2.5 hrs

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of bread (I used olive ciabatta )
  • 1 plate (the amount that fits on the coffee maker plate) of bacon
  • 1 plate of chicken
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cheese

Dressing

  • 2 tsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp crème fraîche
  • 2 tsps Dijon mustard
  • Chili pepper
  • Red Cabbage

Instructions

Start the coffee maker. Toast the bread slices on both sides, directly on the coffee maker plate. When finished, put them aside.

Cut bacon and fry this too directly on the plate until it becomes crispy and nice. Takes about 45 minutes. Now it’s time for the chicken! Chop chicken fillet into small pieces. Maybe you’d like to clean the plate after frying the bacon, but I fried the chicken in the bacon grease since it wasn’t too burned. Fry until the chicken is well done. As you hopefully know, the chicken should not be at pink at all. That’s not good.

While the chicken is cooking, you can fix the rest. Mix all of the dressing stuff together and chop the red cabbage. The coleslaw, that I served with the sandwich, consists of the dressing left over mixed with the red cabbage. So don’t mix the dressing with the cabbage just yet. Wait until after the construction of the sandwich.

Turn off the coffeemaker.

When all the food is cooked, it’s time for the construction. First, a slice of bread and then dressing, lettuce, chicken, cheese, bacon, tomato, bread again, dressing, lettuce, cheese, tomato, chicken, bacon, dressing and at last a piece of bread on top. No, I do not remember if it’s the exact order… But something like that.

Enjoy!

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So what do you use to toast your bread?

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Iggy is playing with the food.

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Fry it thoroughly!

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Delicious Tapas

Obviously tapas is great to cook with a coffee maker so I’ve made lots of different dishes these past years.  All of today’s tapas are delicious and very easy to cook with a coffee maker. This is how you do it.

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Time

  • 30-45 min / tapas

Ingredients

  • Bacon wrapped date plums
  • Bacon
  • Date plums
  • Cheese filled peppers
  • Peppers
  • Philadelphia
  • Red onion
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Serrano Wrapped halloumi
  • Serrano
  • Halloumi
  • Honey
  • Camembert with tomato stuff
  • Camembert in a size that fits the heater
  • Mini tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Arugula

Instructions

Start the coffee maker and prep the different tapas.

Bacon wrapped date plums
Cut the bacon slices in half and wrap the dates. Fry them on the heater until the bacon gets crispy and golden. Twist and turn occasionally.

Cheese filled peppers
Mix the cheese with chopped onion, a little garlic and season. Cut the top off the peppers and fill it with the delicious goo. Fry them on the heater until they get golden. Twist and turn occasionally.

Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the finished tapas.

Serrano Wrapped Halloumi
Cut halloumi into small pieces and wrap it with slices of serrano. Twist and turn occasionally until it seems finished.

Drizzle some honey over the finished tapas.

Camembert with tomato stuff
Heat a dash of oil in the carafe and add chopped mini tomatoes, parsley and a pinch of salt. Carafe-fry until it has become thoroughly heated.

Grease the heater and place the cheese on it. Fry it approximately 15 minutes on each side. Add the tomato stuff on top on the cheese when finished.

Turn off the coffee maker and serve the different tapas on a fresh bed of arugula.

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Prepping of the coffee maker cooked tapas!

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Sous chef Zappa helped out as always.

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Everything gets better with bacon? I’ve actually tried that and will post the results in another post (it’s not true).

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Can-frying of the tomato stuff.

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How to cook tapas with your coffee maker.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to cook Chicken Bruschetta with your coffee maker!

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Time

1,5 hours for 4 bruschettas

Ingredients

  • Chicken filet
  • Bread
  • Green pesto
  • Cocktail tomatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • Red onion
  • Parmesan
  • Olive oil
  • Chili flakes
  • Flaked salt

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Cut the bread and roast it directly on the heater – approximately 15 minutes on each side. Place them on a dish and pour a little oil on the heater. Let it get really warm and thereafter place the sliced up chicken filets in it. Fry it THOROUGHLY, it can’t be pink at all. It took about 45 minutes when I did it. Turn it every now and then. Season with chili flakes. Turn off your coffee maker.

 

Spread pesto on the bread and place the well done chicken on it. Slice up some onion, add it together with a tomato, a basil leaf and a dash of olive oil. Sprinkle the bruschetta with flaked salt. Maybe some balsamic vinegar as well. Stick a toothpick through the whole thing so it won’t fall.

 

Enjoy!
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How to roast bread on a coffee maker.

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Twist and turn so it won’t get burned.

 

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“You are not Zappa..?”

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Spring rolls!

March = Noodle month! Plain noodles were some of the very first things I cooked with my coffee maker. Back in the days this was a great revolution for me (=an introvert student preferably locked in my dorm room). Now I didn’t have to be social with the other students that I shared the kitchen with. Such a relief! But that was many years ago, I’ve advanced my cooking skillz so today I’ll spice things up and show you how to cook Spring rolls with your coffee maker.

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Time

  • About 3 ½ hours

Ingredients

  • Spring rolls (8 small ones)
  • Spring roll wrapper
  • 50 g of rice noodles
  • 1-1 ½ dl cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ red chili
  • 15 Haricots verts
  • 3 tbsp Mango Chutney
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil
  • 1 tbsp Maizena
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Peanuts

Instructions

Remove the thawed spring roll wrappers from the package and place them under a damp towel.

Put the rice noodles in the can and pour the water into the brewer. Start your coffeemaker and let the noodles cook for about fifteen minutes. Meantime chop cabbage, carrot, onion, chili, peanuts and haricots verts.

Drain and stir the noodles in a bowl along with the chopped ingredients. Press down the garlic and add mango chutney. Stir and season with salt and pepper.

Heat a dash of oil in the can and add the spring roll filling. Coffee maker can cook for about an hour.

When your spring roll filling is ready, it is the time to fold them into the wrappers. Carefully cut the wrapper into four equal parts. They will fit perfectly on the coffee maker heater! Do like this:

  • 1. Place the filling in the middle of the dough.
  • 2. Take one corner and fold it over the filling.
  • 3. Keep the nosey cat away from filling.
  • 4. Fold the edges.
  • 5. Roll the spring roll.
  • 6. Keep the nosey cat away from spring roll.
  • 7. Secure by dripping some of the maizena/water mixture on the ends.

Did you get that at all? Probably not. But you will once you’re at it.

Heat the oil directly on the coffee maker heater. Fry the spring rolls (it fits about 4 spring rolls at a time) on all sides for a total of half an hour, or until they get a nice golden color. Turn off your coffee maker.

Serve with lots and lots of sweet chili sauce (if you like sweet chili sauce as much as I do).

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Keep the wrappers damp.

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I used rice noodles but other types of noodles will probably work just as fine.

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Wrapping time!

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They look pretty nice, huh?

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How to cook spring rolls with your coffee maker.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

When I competed in the Tapas Swedish Championship…

I’ve made Tapas many times with my coffee maker. One time, a couple of years ago in the beginning of my “cooking career”, I uploaded my tapas recipe for the Swedish Tapas Championship. Didn’t think much of it afterwards since it was a coffee maker cooked tapas that I uploaded just for fun. BUT IT REACHED THE FINALS! So I had to go to Stockholm and prepare my tapas together with a couple of other finalists (they were more or less pros) in a big kitchen. So I stood there with my coffee maker while all of the others used more “traditional” ways to cook their dish. That was so weird.

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Since I had to wait a long time for my tapas to coffee maker cook I just drank loads of wine (it was a wine distributor that arranged the competition = FREE WINE WEHU!)

Then I had to present my dish in front of a jury! They didn’t know that it was cooked with a coffee maker and when I told them they first thought I was a complete moron that made fun of the championship. But after they announced the winner (it wasn’t me) and all of us had a dinner I told them more about my experiment. And they loved it! Or they might also have thought that I was mentally challenged and were just being nice to me.

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Just look at them! WEIRD! The guy in red is a former Swedish musician that I had a huge crush on when I was little, that made it even more weird.

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It looked kind of nice though, right?

I wasn’t supposed to write about this tapas today. I’ve got a brand new recipe I made a couple of days ago – with great tasting tapas (I’ve learned a lot these past years!). But since I’m going on and on about this dish I might as well continue and that other recipe will have to wait.

The reason why I made this particular tapas was because I fell in love with some squids. Well… Just look at them.

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<3

So after Dan took some photos of them I had to come up with a recipe. And here it is:

Squid tapas

Time

  • 1 h 30 min

Ingredients

  • Squid
  • Halloumi
  • Red onion
  • Shrimps
  • Lemon salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Butter

I made a sauce as well but it had like two thousand ingredients and didn’t even taste that good. I tried to make some kind of a orange/sweet chili sauce. So serve with a nice orange sauce.

Instructions

Clean the squid and chop into smaller pieces. Put a piece on a stick, then a piece of onion and halloumi. Repeat until the stick is full and place a shrimp at the end.

Start your coffee maker. Add butter and garlic onto the coffee maker heater and place the squid tapas directly on it. Fry until they get a golden color. Twist and turn the stick every now and then. Season.

Turn off your coffee maker and serve the squid tapas together with (hopefully) a nice and fresh orange sauce.

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How to cook squid tapas with a coffee maker.

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The coffee maker chef in action.

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Squid tapas!

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Oh yes. He definitely thought I was “different”.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

 

 

Happy midsummer!

Haha, I never get tired of this. Last week we went to our cabin again and some friends joined us. I’ve already told you about Zappa and his sock hat and this time it was the same procedure again when we entered the smaller road. He’s like “OPEN THE FREKKIN WINDOW NOOOOOW, HUMAN!” and tries to smash it with his wrinkly head if I won’t open right away.

First I showed our friends in the back seat what it’s like for him without the sock hat. They immediately understood the problem. Then I put the sock hat on and they were amazed and probably thought I’m the smartest crazy cat woman in the world.

Kalle filmed him (and sang a gangster song as well):

Soon (in two hours) we’re off to the cabin again! We’re going to celebrate midsummer – THE best holiday in my opinion. That and crayfish parties. Or all parties really as long as you get to sing schnaps songs and wear hats. But I especially like the Midsummer hats that are made of flowers, leaves and stuff. Even made one to Gucci last year.Swedish midsummerI always forget that this is supposed to be a blog about food and not about cats. Maybe I should post a midsummer recipe as well. Yup, I’ll do that. You know? The most popular dish we Swedes eat on midsummer (well on every holiday, because we eat the same stuff on all holidays) is the soused herring. Hell, that’s disgusting. I remember last midsummer when our guests arrived and brought lots of this shit and I almost puked in front of them by the thought of it. Now that’s a proper welcome, right? I don’t like herring at all any longer and I’ve told you the story before and you can read about it here (beware of disgusting stuff, like puke- and diarrhea disgusting).

If you should try herring, try this type. This I actually loved (but if you read the story you know why I don’t any longer).

Pickled herring with onion

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Time

  • 1 hour + preparations and cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 tin of herring fillets
  • 0.5 dl vinegar
  • 2.5 dl water
  • 2 tsp pimento
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ dl sugar
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ leek

Instructions

Open the tin and drain the disgusting liquid stuff. Rinse the fillets and put it in a coffee carafe filled with water overnight.

Divide the herring into small pieces the following day and chop up all of the different onions.

Place everything except the herring (and the water) in the coffee carafe and pour the water into the brewer. Start the coffee maker. Let it coffee maker cook for about 30 minutes and then let it cool. Turn off the coffeemaker. Add the herring and pour everything into a fancy jar. It’s an old Swedish tradition as well that you should decorate the jar with some kind of balloon animal.

Serve.

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You could put the fillets in other bowls, but this is the coffee machine cuisine, right?

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How to cook pickled herrings in your coffee maker.

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Typical Swedish christmas easter midsummer food.

Happy midsummer!

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Bacon wrapped chili crayfish with mango

After an incident in Thailand a year ago I can’t eat shrimps or crayfishes. I almost got sick just from the smell of this dish. You can probably guess what happened in Thailand so I won’t go into any details. Dan however (who didn’t share my experience) thought it was delish!

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Time

  • 1 h

Ingredients

  • X crayfish
  • X/2 slices bacon
  • X pieces of mango
  • Chili
  • Y tbsp mayo
  • Y tsp mustard
  • Y tsp honey

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Tear off the crayfish head and wrap the tail with 1/2 slice of bacon, secure with a toothpick. Season with chili. Place it on the heater and coffee maker fry until the bacon gets a nice, golden color. Turn and season again.

Mix the salsa and peel and dice the mango. When the wrapped crayfish is nicely coffee maker cooked add the mango at the end of the toothpick. And sprinkle some more chili! Turn off your coffee maker.

Serve the chili spiced bacon crayfish with salsa. Hopefully you won’t get as sick as I got in Thailand when you are finished eating…

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How to cook bacon wrapped crayfish with your coffee maker.

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Attack of the giant crayfishes.

Foto: Dan Sörenfish.

Bloody Valentine – How to cook three kinds of heart with your coffee maker

Valentine’s Day is called “Alla hjärtans dag” in Sweden and literally that translates “All of the hearts’ day”. So I went and bought three kinds of hearts (didn’t find any more) so it’s not really a “All of the hearts’s day”-recipe, but at least a three hearts’ recipe – lamb, chicken and pig. Well, a four hearts’ recipe if you count the love from your own heart that you’ll put in the making of this dish.

If we put this jibber jabber aside and get to the point. How do you cook heart with a coffee maker? I asked myself that question yesterday and like with the testies recipe I didn’t have a clue. The only thing I knew was that if it taste like liver it’s not right. So when it started to smell like liver during the cooking I got kind of nervous. I don’t know if I imagined the smell, or if the other ingredients hid the taste of liver, because the finished dish didn’t taste like liver.

So, this my friend, is how you cook three different kinds of heart on your coffee maker and make a romantic salad out of it.

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Time

2 hours

Ingredients

1/2 coffee maker plate of pig heart (1 plate is what fits on the coffee maker heater)
1/2 coffee maker plate of lamb heart
1/2 coffee maker plate of chicken hearts
Red chard
Pomegranate
Mozzarella
Parmesan
Walnuts
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Butter

Instructions

Start your coffee maker and heat the butter directly on the plate. Clear away the gory stuff from the hearts and cut into smaller pieces. Coffee maker fry a plate of lamb and pig heart (50 /50) throughly on each side. The time depends on the sizes of the pieces, for me it took approximately 45 minutes. Twist and turn so the hearts wont get burned. Season with love (salt and pepper) .

Replace the lamb and the pig hearts to all the chickens’ hearts you have prepared. Coffee maker cook them exactly the same as the others. Turn of your coffee maker.

Mix the salad with shared mozzarella and pomegranate. Place the hearts on the bed of salad. Top with grated parmesan and crushed walnuts. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and serve.

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There will be blood.

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Burned heart.

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Broken heart.

 

 

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I just love to play with my food (while the angels of the lambs, pigs and chickens all hums “Quit playing games with my heart”).

Actually I don’t really care at all about Valentine’s Day. The “usual” celebration of this day anyway. My approach however to the day and my recipe I find is darn good. This is a recipe that contains a lot of hearts (this makes more sense in Sweden because of the Swedish name for Valentine’s – “All of the hearts’ day”)! There is a large surplus of hearts (and other parts of course) after the animals were slaughtered so this is a good day to celebrate the nose to tail eating instead. So from the bottom of my heart I wish you a lovely All of the hearts’ day.

Foto: Dan Sörensen.

Coffee Maker Made Cheese Fondue

Valentine’s day is coming up in a couple of days. I think that cheese fondue is a great recipe for this day, and it’s perfect to cook in a coffee maker.

Here’s how you do it.

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Time

  • 1,5 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 dl white wine
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 3 dl grated cheese
  • Some parmesan
  • A few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • White pepper
  • Bread
  • Pepperoni
  • Basil leaves
  • (+ whatever you would like to dip in the fondue)

Instructions

Start the coffee maker. Add wine and chopped garlic into the coffee maker can. Heat it for half an hour and add cheese, lemon juice and mustard. Leave it on the heater until the cheese is fully melted. Stir every now and then, it burns quite easily otherwise. Season with white pepper.

Put basil, bread and pepperoni on those fondue thingies that you should put that stuff on (or a fork like we did since we don’t own things like that) and dip it into the melted cheese.

It’s super smart to make fondue in a coffee maker since the food has to be over a heater all the time so it won’t solidify. Just eat it directly from the can, but don’t remember to stir it sometimes (and to turn the cofee maker off when you’ve finished). We also made this with chocolate fondue a while ago and that worked just as well.

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How to cook cheese fondue with your coffee maker.

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Say cheese!
Can you find Zappa in this picture?

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“I CAN HAS CHEEZ FONDUE?”

Oooh! A great tip: Put a block candle in the part of the coffee maker where you usually pour water. Tadaaa! You now have a coffee maker lantern. Perfect for romantic fondue dinners with a coffee maker.
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When we made chocolate fondue in the coffee maker. Check out the lantern!

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Creamy avocado soup

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Time

1.5 hours

Ingredients

2 avocados
2 cups whipping cream
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp green curry paste
2 cups of water
1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
1 handful of shrimps

Instructions

Peel and scoop out the avocado meat. Put it in the coffee can and add cream, lemon juice and curry paste. Mix this until it’s smooth. Place the coffee maker can on the plate, pour water into the machine, the bouillon into the hopper (?) and turn on the coffee maker. Coffee maker boil the avocado soup for about an hour.

Pour into a bowl and spice the soup with a bit of zest left over.

Turn off the coffeemaker.

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Mix it all up.

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Boily boily.

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Matching nail polish… Beautiful!

Foto: Dan Sörensen.