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Three Recipes for Verdolagas

  • 2 Pounds Greens
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Diced Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
Wash the greens well, then drain and pat dry. Cut into pieces about 1" long. In a large frying pan, add oil to medium high. Sauté until translucent, add garlic and continue 30 seconds more. Add the greens and sauté about ten minutes, or until tender. Lower heat and allow any accumulated liquid to evaporate. Salt & pepper to taste. in Green Sauce
  • All ingredients from verdolagas sencillas
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked green...
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Mole de Olla

Mole in a Pot

  • 3 lbs chicken pieces, beef cut into 2" square pieces or pork cut into 2" square pieces (choose one of the above)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 prickly pears (optional)
  • 1 each: dried ancho, passilla and guajillo peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 green tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 pinch cumin seed
  • 1  cups water
  • 2 T. Olive oil
  • 2 ears corn, husks removed, broken into three pieces each
  • 1/2 pound green beans, ends removed, cut in half
  • 2 large potatoes,...
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If you have a request for a recipe, please send me an email or fill out the form below and I will post it here. I do have two rules:

Mel's Rules:

  1. Please, say "please"!

  2. Please do not include A.S.A.P. - sometimes I'm busy helping other people and can't get to it right away. Besides, it's rude!

That's it! Only two rules!

Why rules? Well, I once received this entry in a Guest Book:

 "what the hell are you...

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