It was an amazing holiday season in the nickel capital. Lots of time spent with friends and family made it extra special. Here's one night before xmas:
Made delicious savory asian crab pancakes and summer rolls!
To make these babies, all you need is a couple cans of crab, 1 cup flour, 1 cup water, chopped green onions, chopped challots, an egg, and salt/pepper.
The batter closeup.
Frying them up in olive oil...be patient unless you like mushy pancakes!
Chopping veggies for the summer rolls...
Soak the rice paper in some water for a minute or two...then start rolling up the veggies like you would a fajita...dip away in some peanut sauce...almost like being back in 'Nam.
We ate, drank, jammed and were merry. Then it was on to the bar to see the Beatles White Album performed in its entirety.
Would you get a load of those adoring fans?
Suddenly, it was like "party at pelletier's!" Cool by me. What a good host...there's always food around. Tonight was grilled cheese fest. I learned a new grilled cheese technique which involves throwing blobs of butter into a hot pan then adding the bread and cheese. I am of the pre-buttering the bread school...so this was different. Oh and a new secret ingredient...home made garlic salt sprinkled all over the shop. Heavenly.
There's no messin' around when you see that much butter. Serious stuff.
Serve with grainy mustard instead of ketchup. So posh.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2010 is filled with food, friends, and fun. xo