Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Toute Hache, review and giveaway

I love cookery books, that's no secret, so I was pleased to receive a copy of Tout Hache, many thanks to Jacqui Small Publishers for my review copy. Any book which contains several recipes using mince quickly becomes a firm favourite of mine as I love this cheaper cut of beef. The idea behind Tout Hache hails from three cooking enthusiastics Thierry, Lucile and Ahmed  in France with the later two being heavily influenced by American culinary ideas came up with the ingenious idea of combining the flavours of these two countries.  Inspired by the Cafe Moderne menu, this book sets about restoring the meatball to it's former glory. What I love about this book is that it shows all the different flavours that can be in-cooperated in a meatball alongside sauces. There are many recipes which I have book marked to cook and as well as the main theme of meatballs, I love the side dishes recipes which includes; broad been salad, creamy polenta, pan fried vegetables, french fries and sauté potatoes. So far, I've made two recipes immediately appealed to me; oriental burgers which I have included in this post for and lemon pork meatball sandwich. exotic
Tout Hache

Lemon pork meatball sandwich
Oriental Burgers

This book is split into the following chapters:
  • Techniques - techniques in making meatballs, fish balls, tartares and burgers.
  • Sauces - Recipes to try include the classic barbecue sauce, curried raita sauce and parmesan sauce.
  • Meatballs - tempting recipes include meatballs with choizo, Greek lamb meatballs, fried chicken meatballs and lemon pork meatballs.
  • Fishballs, recipes to try include cod and coconut fish balls.
  • Truffles - for the sweet lovers the chocolate coconut.
  • Tartares - tempting recipes include Lebanese lamb tartare and Cambodian veal tartare - how exotic.
  • Fish tartares - recipes to try include prawn and mango tartare with coconut milk.
  • Burgers - my favourite chapter where standout recipes include tandoori burgers, Italian veal burgers and oriental burgers.
  • Minced meat - The meatloaf recipe is one to try.
  • Side dishes - Recipes to try and enjoy are pan-fried vegetables and sauté potatoes.

Recipe for Oriental Burgers
2 red onion
3 tbsp Olive Oil
5tbsp raisins
1/2 tsp curry powder
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
700g minced beef
1/2 cucumber
1 tomato
4 burger buns

White Cheese Sauce
5 tbsp Greek yoghurt
3 tbsp Creme fraiche
1/2 tsp cumin

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes

Make the white cheese sauce by mixing together all the ingredients.
Peel and chop the onions. Heat the olive oil in a frying pam, then add the onions. Cook over a high heat until they are transparent, making sure that they do not stick. Add the raisins and curry powder. Mix thoroughly.
In a large bowl, mix the onion mixture with the tomato ketchup and the minced beef. Mix throughly and make into 4 patties.
Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2. Cut the cucumber into thin slices and slice the tomatoes. Cut the buns in half and put the halves in the preheated oven.
Cook the patties on both sides in a hot non-stick frying pan.
Remove the buns from the oven. Spread each half with 1 tbsp of white cheese sauce, and put 2 slices of tomato, 1 patty and some cucumber slices on the bottom halves. Cover the burgers with the top halves of the buns.

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  1. I love my Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce!

  2. I like the basic burger with cheddar cheese!

  3. Aberdeen angus burger with cheese

  4. I like Italian style meatballs in tomato sauce

  5. Meatballs in tomato and onion sauce

  6. venison meatballs and burgers

  7. Beef burget with cheese, onions and tomato sauce xx

  8. I love beefburgers with a tiny bit of marmite.

  9. Beef burger with cheese and onions

  10. Lots of chile in the beef burger to nullify the calories in the beef.

  11. Lamb and mint - burgers or meatballs. Love.

  12. Pork and Apple burgers are the best

  13. Chicken burger with cheese and bacon

  14. lamb meatballs in a lovely tomato sauce

  15. I love lamb meatballs with spaghetti bolognaise

  16. I love cheese and bacon burgers with extra cheese! x

  17. I love a really good quality beef burger with a field mushroom and Stilton! Makes my mouth

  18. I love a beef & pork meatball in a really good tomato sauce with spaghetti.

  19. Lamb meatballs are a fav at the moment ~

  20. lamb koftes - with aromatic spices & herbs. Delicious!

  21. cheesburger with bacon and egg

  22. Pork mango and chilli burgers! Yum!!! :-)

  23. I love making burgers and folding a piece of mozzarella in the middle. It melts and is the best surprise when you bite into the burger!!

  24. my own homemade lamb burgers with sundried tomato and basil

  25. Lamb and mozzarella burgers eJ Dunn

  26. I love a bog standard cheese burger :) x

  27. I'm a vegetarian so would have to be a veggie burger with lots of relish and lettuce

  28. burger with chilie,thyme and onions

  29. Beefburger with mushrooms and Swiss cheese

  30. Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce

  31. A simple beefburger with a touch of chilli.

  32. I make meatballs for the family with plenty of herbs, chilli and cheese in them.
    (sam fernley)


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