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Cabbage Schnitzel (Shnitszeli iz kapusty)

4 servings

You will need
1 ⅔ lb. cabbage leaves
3 oz. ham
½ onion
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
3 oz. white bread with crusts trimmed and cut into long strips
1 egg
little MSG (monosodium glutamate) (optional)
1 egg, mixed with 1 cup milk
little bread crumbs
butter or vegetable oil
1 ¼ cups Béchamel sauce

4 carrots, glazed
4 small-sized tomatoes
pickled red cabbage
½ cup green peas

Slice both cabbage and ham in long strips. Chop the onions. Sauté them in butter. Add the milk, cover and simmer over low heat.

When vegetables are tender, turn off heat and cool. Add the bread, 1 egg, salt, pepper and MSG. Form 2 patties per person.

Dip the patties in the beaten egg and then in the bread crumbs twice. Heat vegetable oil and butter in a frying pan and brown them over medium heat. Lower heat, cover and cook, taking care not to burn.

Arrange the schnitzel with tomatoes, grazed [SIC] carrots, pickled red cabbage and green peas. Serve with hot Béchamel sauce.

© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1973

Кисель, Бапбка из твoрoга c oрехами и мë дом (Kiseli, bapka iz tvaraga su arekhami i miydom) (Kisel and Babka with Cottage Cheese)


4 servings

You will need
4 oz. canned pineapple
3 oz. canned pear
⅓ cup canned fruit juice
⅓ cup white wine
½ cup water
1 ½ oz. cornstarch
4 tablespoons sugar
juice of ⅓ lemon
2 tablespoons grenadine

Dice 2 pineapple rings and set aside. Combine the remainder of the pear and fruit juice and purée in a blender.

Add the wine, water, cornstarch, sugar and grenadine to the puréed mixture; pour into a pot, mix well and heat until thickened. Finally add the lemon juice and diced pineapple. Let cool, and then chill in the refrigerator. Serve in a glass dish.


4 servings

You will need
6 oz. cottage cheese
4 teaspoons flour
1 small egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 ⅔ tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ½ tablespoons melted butter
1 ½ tablespoons chopped walnuts
little grated lemon rind
1 ½ tablespoons butter for plate

Fruit sauce:
3 oz. canned apricots
½ cup canned apricot syrup
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Sieve the cottage cheese. Sift the flour; separate egg and beat the white until stiff.

Add the remaining ingredients and the egg yolk to above.

Add the egg white and grated lemon rind.

Grease 4 custard cups with butter. Pour the above mixture in and steam over low heat 25 minutes, leave the lid slightly ajar.

When cool, unmold. Pour the fruit sauce over.

Fruit sauce: combine the canned apricots and its juice. Pour into a pot, add sugar and cornstarch. Heat, stirring until thickened.

©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1971

Zhele iz rybyi (Fish Jelly)

4 servings

You will need
4 fillets, white meat fish (each about 3 ½ oz.)
1 small bay leaf
8 shrimps
1 bunch of herbs
lemon juice
⅓ teaspoon MSG (monosodium glutamate)(optional)
little caramel
2 thin lemon slices
½ cucumber
½ carrot
green peas
2 tablespoons unflavored gelatine

1 cup vinegar
MSG (monosodium glutamate)(optional)

Put all the fish together with head, tail and bones, if any, in a pot with bay leaf, shelled shrimps with shell, bunch of herbs and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain.

Remove the fish, shrimps from the stock and drain. Add salt, wine, lemon juice and MSG to the stock with a little caramel.

Cut the lemon slices into 8 pieces. Lightly boil the cucumber and carrot and cut into thin slices.

When the soup has cooked about 180°F., add gelatine and mix well to make 4 cups of stock. Pour about 1/4 of the mixture into a bowl. Place the fish fillets, pour in a little mixture again. Garnish with carrot, lemon slices, cucumber, shrimps, and then pour the remaining mixture over all and refrigerate. When set, serve.

Mix together the grated horseradish, vinegar, sugar, salt, wine and MSG for the sauce.

© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1873