Market Recipes 7/20/13

Cabbage Cauliflower Salad


1/2 head cabbage
1/2 head cauliflower
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 slices bacon-fried until crisp
1 cup salad mayo or salad dressing
1 TBSP Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Finely chop cabbage and cauliflower and layer in a large bowl. Fry bacon and layer chopped bacon and onion over cabbage mixture. Mix mayo, vinegar, sour cream and salt and pepper and layer over top of salad. Refrigerate at least one hour and toss salad before serving.

Basil and Tomato Green Beans


2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons butter
1 large shallot, chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup white wine
1 medium tomato, diced
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
Add the green beans to a large pot of boiling salted water. Cook until bright green, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove green beans from the boiling water and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking. Drain well.

In a large heavy skillet, melt butter. Saute the shallot over medium heat until soft. Add red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and green beans. Toss together cooking for a minute more. Add the white wine and tomato and cook until the wine has reduced; about 3 minutes. Add the basil and season with salt and pepper, to taste

Mom's Zucchini Pancakes

2 cups grated zucchini
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch dried oregano
1/4 cup vegetable oil, or as needed
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Blot grated zucchini with paper towels to remove moisture. Stir zucchini, eggs, and onion in a large bowl. Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, baking powder, salt, and oregano in a separate bowl; stir mixture into zucchini until batter is just moistened.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drop rounded spoonfuls of zucchini batter into hot oil; pan fry until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain pancakes on a paper towel-lined plate.