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Calzone

Calzone

A calzone (Italian “stocking” or “trouser”, sometimes referred to as a stuffed or folded pizza, is an Italian turnover made from pizza dough and stuffed with cheese (usually mozzarella cheese and Ricotta, but some varieties contain Parmesan, Provolone, or a locally substituted cheese), meat, vegetables, 

Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Thin Crust Pizza Dough

The word pizza is believed to be from an Old Italian word meaning “a point,” which in turn became the Italian word “pizzicare,” which means “to pinch” or “pluck.” Pizza has been a basic part of the Italian diet for a long time. Most people associate pizza with Italie. It is also said that the idea of using bread as a plate cam from the Greeks.

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan, chicken parmigiana, or (Italian Pollo alla parmigiana) is a popular Italian dish. It is made up of a chicken breast covered in bread crumbs and topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella. The chicken may be baked or fried. It is always served over spaghetti. Some variations of the traditional recipe may call for the use of Parmigiano-Reggiano (parmesan cheese) in addition to, or as a substitute for, mozzarella. This may reflect a confused belief that the dish is so-named because it contains Parmesan cheese; in fact both the dish and the cheese are (separately) named for the Parma region of Italy.

The “Parma” in Australia is a very popular pub meal often served with a beer. for normally $10 AUD you can buy a “pot n’ Parma” for lunch. In some Australian states groups of Chicken Parmigiana eaters have started clubs such as CPAS (Chicken Parma Appreciation Society). These groups are mostly male dominated.

I made this dish with Alfredo Sauce and Marinara Sauce. Which ever one you prefer they are both delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs, if you don’t have that just use the regular bread crumbs and add 1 tbsp Italian seasonings
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts and cut in half.
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups of Tomato Sauce like marinara sauce or get the tomatoes out of a can.
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine breadcrumbs, flour, and ground red pepper in a small bowl, and set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken breast in 2. Place chicken in ziplock bag, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or whatever works for you.
  3. Dip 1 chicken breast in egg, and coat with breadcrumb mixture. Dip again in egg mixture, and coat again in breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Cook chicken in hot olive oil over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done.
  5. Put 1 cup of tomato sauce in the pan and place chicken breasts in a single layer in the baking dish. Top evenly with parmesan cheese, then tomato Sauce. Top it off with mozarella cheese. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until cheeses melt.

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Chicken Parmesan
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs, if you don't have that just use the regular bread crumbs and add 1 tbsp Italian seasonings
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp red pepper
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts and cut in half.
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups of Tomato Sauce like marinara sauce or get the tomatoes out of a can.
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine breadcrumbs, flour, and ground red pepper in a small bowl, and set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken breast in 2. Place chicken in ziplock bag, and flatten to ¼-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or whatever works for you.
  3. Dip 1 chicken breast in egg, and coat with breadcrumb mixture. Dip again in egg mixture, and coat again in breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Cook chicken in hot olive oil over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done.
  5. Put 1 cup of tomato sauce in the pan and place chicken breasts in a single layer in the baking dish. Top evenly with parmesan cheese, then tomato Sauce. Top it off with mozarella cheese. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until cheeses melt.

 

Lady Finger Cookies

Lady Finger Cookies

Lady finger Cookies are light and sweet sponge cakes roughly shaped like a large finger. They are called savoiardi in Italian (meaning “from Savoy”), or in French biscuits à la cuillère or boudoirs. In the UK they may be called sponge-fingers, trifle sponges or boudoir biscuits. In Persian they are called latifeh . In Dutch, they are called lange vingers, literally translating to “long fingers”. In Germany they are called Löffelbiskuit, which translates to “spoon biscuit”.

Lasagna

Lasagna

Lasagna, also lasagne, is both a form of pasta in sheets (often rippled in North America and other countries, though seldom so in Italy) and also a dish, sometimes named Lasagne al forno (meaning “Lasagne in the oven”) made with alternate layers of pasta, cheese, and sometimes ragu (a meat sauce). While it is traditionally believed to have originated in Italy, evidence has come to light suggesting that a very similar meal known as “loseyns” (pronounced ‘lasan’) was eaten in the court of King Richard II of England in the 14th Century. The word “lasagna” is derived from the Greek word “lasanon” meaning chamber pot. The word was later borrowed by the Romans as “lasanum” to mean cooking pot. The Italians then used the word to refer to the dish in which what is now known as lasagna is made. The word lasagna or lasagne (plural) now simply applies to the food itself. The British (and Italians) generally use the plural “lasagne” to mean both the dish and the pasta while the Americans commonly use the singular “lasagna”