Foods that are the same
A few years ago I delivered a meal of Cornish Pasties to a woman in my ward who just had a baby. A few weeks later she sent me a note thanking me for the homemade Empanadas. I had never had an empanada before and wasn’t sure what it was so I looked it up. Sure enough, what I had made for her were in fact empanadas. This got me thinking that, even though foods from different parts of the world can be wildly different, they are very often quite similar. So I started making a list of food equivalencies.
Cornish Pasties- Empanadas- Calzones
Egg rolls- Chimichangas
Rarebits– Grilled cheese – Croque Monsieur – Quesedilla
Obviously this list is limited to the things I am familiar with so I was hoping that some of our readers might be able to help me flesh it out a little bit. And, you know if we wanted to exchange recipes while we were at it that might be okay too.
(All of these amounts are estimates, I’m rather imprecise in my cooking, so if it seems wrong it probably is)
Prepare ahead of time:
1/2 lbs Cooked shredded chicken
2 C of shredded cheese
1/3 chicken broth
About 5 slices of bread lightly toasted (I like to get a baguette and slice it into rounds- if you do that you’ll need about 15rounds)
In a quart pan over medium heat melt 3 T butter.
Add 3 T of flour to make a roux.
Add broth and whisk until smooth.
Add cheese, 2 T worchestershire sauce, and stir until cheese melts.
Remove from heat and add shredded chicken mixing thoroughly.
Place a spoonful of the chicken mixture on the toast slices and sprinkle with parsley.
Broil for 5-10 or until hot.