But, of all things to be overwhelmed with, it's not so bad. It could be worse. I could be under ampalaya, which is a Filipino bittermelon, for example. Now, that's a veggie I haven't gotten used to. That whole theory of introducing a child to a food 20-sumthin' times before they accept it? It didn't work when it came to ampalaya.
The sides of my jaw tingles just thinking about it... ::shiver::
I've been undertaking a few new recipes using my apple-treasures, but there are some recipes that are such an easy go-to. I don't even think about it until I have it already served.
Fried apples. Comfort food extraordinaire. See it here with BBQ chicken and rice. Because nothing says Filipino and American more than BBQ, steamed rice, and fried apples. We are proud like that.
Here's my recipe:
1/4 cup butter - Melt it over medium heat.
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced - Add to the pan & butter
Stir sweetly (vs. rough and meanly) and cover for a couple of minutes
1/2 cup sugar - Sprinkle over the apples. Try to look away while doing so...out of sight, out of mind.
2 tbs cinnamon - The more the merrier
1 tsp nutmeg - It is the icing on the cake.
Cover, stir sweetly every so often, until the apples are tender.
Enjoy! I am supposed to run a 5K at the end of the month, so I tempered my fried apple consumption. It also helped that the rest of the family devoured it and didn't leave me much of a choice, otherwise I would have been reveling in a fried apple coma.
I hope you all had a great week! TGIF!!