Sunday dinners are legendary. This weekend, we were going to cover three countries in one go! Epicurious Kids embraced this challenge and prepared the 3 course Eastern European menu of Slovenia, Romania and Croatia.
Focus is key
Ready to roll!
The choices were difficult with so many mouthwatering options. Slovenia had an intriguing pasta dish called
Idrija Žlikrofi. Inigo was intent on working with dough, ”it´s been so long since I last made pasta!” he complained. So Idrija Žlikrofi it is! To go with this we decided on an interesting eggplant creation with ground meat from Romania called Musaca di Vinete
To each his own stations
For a sweet ending, Croatia was the country of choice. After going through many Italian inspired recipes, we decided on
Fritele, a cross between the spanish Churros and French Beignets.
Inigo focused on the dough after the stuffing of mashed potatoes, herbs, onions and pancetta were mixed together. He carefully rolled out the dough and began measuring the strips for the mixture to be folded into. Again, his perseverance paid off. After 30 tiny Idrija Žlikrofi prepped for boiling, he began working on the meat mixture for the Romanian
Musaca de Vinete.
Roll with it!
A slice of life
Fit to be Square!
Tristan was working the vegetable station preparing the aubergines for individual frying, a tedious task in his view.
After assembling the layers of fried aubergine and the meat mixture, it went into the oven for 30 minutes.
One layer at a time..
Musaca de Vinete
The Fritele was an easy, quick dessert. The flour, egg and milk mixture was dropped into the hot oil until it was golden brown. After a couple of gold nuggets were ready in a bowl, it was sprinkled with confectioners sugar for the final touch. Heavenly, melt-in-y0ur mouth morsels from Croatia.
With all the hard work behind them Epicurious Kids feasted on Excellent eastern European dishes, the unexpected Musaca de Vinete from Romania together with the delicious Idrija Žlikrofi from Slovenia… and their sweet ending? Delicious Fritele from Croatia!
Now they are ready for another new week of culinary adventure!