Personal tools
You are here: Home

Kvalifood - a site about quality food

The latest recipe:

Home Fries - Brased Potatoes - Bratkartoffeln

Home Fries - Brased Potatoes - Bratkartoffeln

Video Recipe - I have been eating home fries since I was a kid. We had it the traditional "Danish style" with just potatoes, fat for frying, salt and pepper. For the last few years though, I have acquired a taste for the German version "Bratkartoffeln" with onion and bacon.

Info

I am currently translating the recipes from my danish site as quickly as possible.

The latest content

Splitting and dividing a chicken with a knife
Video Recipe - Splitting a chicken is not that hard. But for a beginner there is a few tricks that are nice to know. I show my method for splitting chicken in 4, 8 and 16 pieces here.
Potato Blinis - Small Potato Pancakes
Video Recipe - Boiled potatoes from the day before are fantastic to use in many dishes. Potato Blinis is one of those recipes that I use them for relatively often. Small thick pancakes that are very similar to the american breakfast pancakes. They are equally useful in the sweet and the savory kitchen.
Boneless, marinated and grilled leg of lamb
Video Recipe - My favorite recipe for leg of lamb. The best taste and fairly quick preparation. What's not to love about it? The marinade and grilling results in a very good and strong flavor. The trick is that a the leg gets more surface when the bone is removed. And the surface is of course where most of the flavor is.
Boning and Butterflying a Leg Of Lamb
Video Recipe - Typically we fry a leg of lamb whole. Because it's the easiest to do. But a really good trick is to debone and butterfly it. You can cook it a lot faster then. The flattened shape also gives more room for a browned surface. You will also get more of that smoky barbecued flavor all oever the meat. Or you can roll them into a meat roll with marinade inside, so you get the marinade flavor onto all of the meat.
Potato Rosti - Swiss Potato Pancakes - Pommes Rösti
Video Recipe - Rösti are made with cooked potatoes, so I use it often as "leftovers" instead of the typical fried potatoes, hash and so on. But it is an accessory that everyone likes, and it has the advantage that you can add bacon, onion, cheese, apple or fresh herb. Which promises it over the other simple potato dishes.

Random kvalifood - totally random ...

Homemade Feta Cheese
Video Recipe - It is a LOT of fun to make your own cheese and it's actually pretty easy. It does takes a little bit of utensils and ingredients that you don't normally have, but they are easy to obtain and it is definitely worth the effort. The funny thing is that all the cheeses we know have the same basic recipe. Just small changes in how you follow the recipe gives the different cheeses. So if you can make a kind of cheese you can actually make them all. Feta cheese is one of the easiest and fastest. And you don't have to wait a month before it can be eaten. Therefore, it is an ideal starting cheese.
Puff pastry baked with butter
Video Recipe - Homemade puff pastry is in a whole other class than the one you buy. There is no comparison. It is also relatively easy to do once you've tried it a few times.
 
It goes by many names. But pound cake is *the* basic recipe for chemically leavened cakes. It is incredibly easy and flexible. If you want to experiment with cake for your self, using the pound cake recipe as a starting point is a good way to do it.
Foccacia bread
Recipe with video - Foccacia is an italian flatbread that is in family with the pizza. But unlike the pizza foccacia is served as a sidedish. I sometime serve it at family gatherings, where it dissapers like dew in the morning sun. And I am constantly asked for the recipe. So here it is.
Homemade clear white syrup
Video recipe - You often need a syrup as a base ingredient in other recipes. The is a short presentation about how to make your own syrup. I present one basic recipe and show 4 variations that you can use as an ingredient in other recipes.
Boxed Chorizo
When I cook fried vegetables, make Spanish omelettes, hash from leftovers, etc. I love to add small pieces of chorizo to them. It provides an incredible amount of flavor with small amounts of meat. But chorizo is a very expensive sausage to use in frying. Therefore it is a good candidate for making your own spicy chorizo stuffing, that you can just put into a box in the fridge and use as needed.
Kvalitella - Because it rhymes with homemade Nutella
Video Recipe - My own recipe for a sweet hazel-nutty-chocolate'y spread. I don't think I have to tell you what it can be used for ...
GCG and 123 - Asian tricks
Video Recipe - I make a lot of Asian food. It's easy, it's healthy and it tastes good. It is the perfect everyday food. There are many elements that recur in Asian food. The Chinese "holy trinity" of cooking is "garlic, chili and ginger". It is used in almost all their dishes. The Vietnamese has another trinity. Soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil. If you premix those two trinities then it becomes very easy to make Asian cooking.
 
A danish classic. Very well suited for the smoked herring (kippers), shrimp or whatever you have in mind. We usually get it at Christmas, but it is not necessary to limit it to that season. It is suitable as a condiment for meats, in sandwiches and open sandwiches (smørrebrød) for all seasons.
Poire Belle-Hélène - Pears Cooked in Red Wine
I got them once somewhere in France I think. It was before the Internet and I did not have the recipe. But I liked them so much that I made a similar recipe. I usually only eat them in the fall when pears are in season. And a little cinnamon and cloves reminds me that Christmas will soon be upon us.
Subjects
Asian (12)
Baking (80)
Beverages (4)
Bread (34)
Breakfast (10)
Cake (65)
Dessert (38)
Dinner (48)
Fruit (7)
Lunch (19)
Meat (22)
Sauce (27)
Side dish (5)
Soup (10)
Sourdough (3)
Spice mix (4)
Starch (18)
Stock (10)
Vegetables (38)
Vegetarian (105)
 
 
Donate money and become a kvalifood sponsor

It costs money to run and host kvalifood.com. Server, traffic, video gear, food, ingredients etc.

If you like the site you are more than welcome to share my expenses :-D Any amount is welcome, and will be used directly for running the site.