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Culinary Education may Teach you to Forget the Fries!

Your culinary education is a time when you start to put together recipes and food combination ideas that you can use throughout your culinary career. During your time in culinary training, you will find lots of simple recipes for everyday use.

Culinary Training gives you Inspiration

Many students create culinary training portfolios for the use of basic ingredients with a new or different twist. You will find this idea particularly useful for vegetables, which can, even after a full and interesting culinary education, be difficult to serve with flair. If you're adventurous, spice up your culinary training portfolio with these intriguing combinations-potatoes with cilantro, peanuts, or Swiss cheese. Your guests will rave!

  • Potatoes With Cilantro Cheese Sauce


Boil a dozen medium-small potatoes, unpeeled. Sprinkle with salt and serve very hot, smothered in the following sauce:

Saut� one chopped onion, five cilantro sprigs, and five whole scallions cut lengthwise and chopped into 1-inch pieces. Add two chopped plum tomatoes and saut� until soft. Mix in � cup milk and � cup mozzarella cheese. Stir, cooking over low heat until the cheese melts.

  • French Potatoes Gratin
    This recipe is so easy you won't believe it. Cut a portion of potatoes into small cubes, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and freshly ground nutmeg. Cover with grated Swiss cheese. Pour cream all over and bake until potatoes are soft and golden brown. Unbelievably good!
  • Peanut Potatoes
    Serve boiled, salted potatoes with the following sauce on the side: In a skillet, saut� one finely chopped scallion and half a cup of finely ground peanuts in 4 TBSP of butter until golden brown. Gradually add 2/3 cup milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of Tabasco. (The sauce may be thickened further with non-sweetened, natural peanut butter.)
  • Hot Babies
    Boil unpeeled baby potatoes, sprinkle with sea salt and serve with the following hot sauce for dipping: In a small bowl, combine equal amounts of chopped, fresh cilantro and chopped scallion (white and green parts). Add �� finely chopped hot red pepper, 1 TBSP finely chopped plum tomato, and salt and pepper to taste. Moisten thoroughly with olive oil and a dash of white vinegar. Add cold water to cover and mix well. Let stand, covered, for at least two hours.

And finally...

Be sure your home culinary education includes several side dish recipes. Culinary training will furnish you with ideas and inspiration for some new combinations of ingredients like the recipes above. For many students, these dishes are the best part of their culinaryeducation.