FC: Recipes found in The Kite Runner | What's Cookin'
1: Bon Appetit! | I have compiled a few recipes seen in The Kite Runner. Above left: Naan is used a lot in Afghan culture. Amir mentions it in most meals he consumed. Above right: Hot tea was the "house wine." Hot tea was served regularly.
2: Ingredients meatballs pickles naan | This recipe is found on page 14 while Amir and Baba are enjoying their food on a picnic. | Kofta Sandwiches
5: Amir's Favorite Breakfast | Ingredients toasted naan sour cherry marmalade served with hot tea | Amir's favorite breakfast was placed neatly every morning on the breakfast table by Ali, the first example is found on page 27.
6: Ingredients Chopan [marinated lamb] Kabob Sholen-Goshti Wild Orange Rice | This meal is served on Amir and Soraya's wedding night, after the ceremony on page 171. | Amir and Soraya's Wedding Meal
8: Kofta | Ingredients Meatballs White Rice | Kofta is a very commonly served dish in Afghan culture. It is first mentioned on page 183.
10: Ingredients Veggie Shorwa Served with loaves of bread | When Amir stays in the home of Wahid and Wahid's family cannot afford meat, they fed him vegetable shorwa, while the kids were watching him eat, starving. This is found on page 238. | When you can't afford meat...
13: Amir's Mother's Favorite | Ingredients Almond Cake topped with honey Served with hot tea | Amir finds a homeless man on the street when he returns to Kabul and the man coincidentally knows Amir's mother. Amir begs the man for information about his mother, but the beggar can only remember this. Found on page 250.
15: Kabul's Famous... | Ingredients kebabs - succulent and delicious | When Amir returns to Kabul, there is one thing that Amir remembers that is still consistent...the kebabs. When Farid comes back to the hotel and the kebabs are still just as amazing as they used to be...Amir reminisces on what Kabul used to be on page 265.
16: Potatoes Au Gratin | Ingredients 4 lg. baking potatoes, peeled & thinly sliced lengthwise 3 c. onion, 1 lg. onion, chopped fine 1/4 lb. butter 3/4 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed (if au grain) 1/3 tsp. pepper or if au gratin 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 can condensed skim milk or 2 c. milk | Directions If you have a microwave: Place onions in 4 cup measuring cup (microwaveable). Cook on high for 4 minutes. Add pepper, butter, 1/2 milk and/or cheese. Cook on high until butter and/or cheese is melted. Stir after 1 minute and each 30 seconds there after. If you do not have a microwave: In moderately heated saucepan add 1/2 of the butter and all of the onions. Cook until tender, stir constantly. Add pepper, 1/2 of milk, rest of butter and/or cheese. Cook until butter and/or cheese is melted, stir constantly. Pour contents of saucepan in 4 cup measuring cup. If the measuring cup contains less than 4 cups add milk until 4 cups is reached. In a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan, cover bottom with layer of potato slices. Cover potatoes with sauce. Repeat process until potatoes are used up. If potatoes are not covered with sauce add enough milk to cover the potatoes. Cook potatoes in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes to 1 hour. Test potatoes for doneness after 40 minutes.
18: Desserts | Ingredients 1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs (about 16 crackers) 2 tbsp. sugar 1/4 c. butter, melted 1 can lemon ready-to-spread frosting 1 c. sm. curd cream cottage cheese 1 c. dairy sour cream | Directions Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar in bowl. Add butter; mix thoroughly. Reserve 3 tablespoons for topping. Press remaining mixture firmly and evenly on bottom of square 9x9x2 inch pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. In small mixer bowl, combine frosting, cottage cheese and sour cream. Beat on high speed until blended, about 1 minute. Pour into crumb-lined pan; sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Freeze overnight. If desired, garnish with strawberries, peaches, small bunches of seedless green grapes or other fruit. 9 to 12 servings. | Mock Cheesecake
19: DAD'S FAVORITE!
21: Fudge Brownies | Ingredients 3/4 c. egg substitute 1/2 c. vegetable oil 2 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. flour 1/2 c. cocoa 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt | Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 8 inch square baking pan with no- stick cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, combine egg substitute, oil, and vanilla. In medium mixing bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Add dry ingredients to liquid, stirring with spoon until dry ingredients are moistened. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to 28 minutes. Cool and cut into 2 inch squares. Make 16 brownies. | Mom says you can substitute the oil with applesauce for a low-fat alternative! | HELPFUL HINT: