Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower Fritters

Good heavens, we love a fritter in the Casa Chaos! I can put any ingredient in them and they will be eaten. Leftover mashed potato? Too easy. Corn, zucchini, sweet potato, prawns, fresh herbs, chickpeas and/or chicken? Make sure there is enough for seconds. They are super easy and seem to round out the meal nicely with their hint of the frypan. These almost caused a riot at the table recently, so I thought I’d share the recipe. This recipe is easily doubled! Cauliflower Fritters Ingredients 2 cups of steamed cauliflower, chopped into smallish pieces – about the size of a pea? 2…

Fried Wontons

Fried Wontons

Recently we tried a new Chinese restaurant, and their menu listed Fried Wontons at 6 for $3.60. I thought this was pretty reasonable and something the monkey brothers might like to try…no, really!  They were not all for me! True!! Anyway, EVERYBODY loved them, and it got me thinking about how easy it would be to make them. Is there anything better to snack on than something meaty and fried? I think not. Fried things are my crack. *Sighs, shakes head* Thankfully this recipe makes so many you won’t mind sharing. Fried Wontons Ingredients 1 packet of square wonton wrappers…

In the Sack: 15 Ideas for stunning Christmas Canapes

In the Sack: 15 Ideas for stunning Christmas Canapes

Today I am blogging for Agent Mystery Case’s In The Sack series, which is all about making Christmas easier and surviving the silly season, hopefully with your sanity (and dignity!) intact. Pop over to Agent Mystery Case for some great giveaways!  Do you like a fancy hors d’oeuvre? Me too. I know Christmas is all about the feast, and you certainly won’t need anything extra to nosh on prior to lunch; it’s just that an impressive little mouthful goes a long way to set the scene for civilized frivolity; I kind of think it encourages people to be on their…

Corn and Cabbage Fritters with Spicy Tomato Salad

Corn and Cabbage Fritters with Spicy Tomato Salad

You guys, this is so easy AND super impressive! I made it to impress the MIL, and it did, so if you have someone to impress, cook these up! Corn and Cabbage Fritters Ingredients 4 Spring Onions, finely chopped 1 tin of corn kernels, drained. Or use fresh! Approx 1 cup of red cabbage, chopped into pieces the same size as the corn kernels. I cut a thin slice from the cabbage then chopped that into smaller pieces. 1 egg half a cup of self raising flour, or use plain flour with a pinch of bicarb and half a teaspoon…

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

I’d never made spring rolls before, which is crazy because my family loves eating them. I guess I found them a bit intimidating, but with the encouragement of some friends who are Masters of the Spring Roll, I decided to give it a go, and the results where rustic, but delicious!  Ingredients I packet of spring roll wrappers, from the chilled or freezer section of the supermarket.  1 small packet of vermicelli noodles, cooked. About 2 cups of shredded Chinese cabbage 1 carrot, julienned as finely as you can. Pork mince (or chicken mince, or chopped prawns, or whatever you…