Friday, January 7, 2011

Kinipfoli and Pizza Pasta

Both of these recipes are great if you are trying to save a buck or two. Per usual though, things that are not that expensive are pretty hard on my stomach. I guess my tummy has expensive taste!  I knew I would need some reinforcements to chow down on these dishes, so Devon and Luke came over.

Kinipfoli comes from Amanda and her Dad, Kevin. It is a traditional German dish from what I gather. Kevin was well known in his college house for being an excellent Kinipfoli maker and would often make the dish for his roommates. It is a great recipe for college guys...very few ingredients, cheap and filling. Not really full of vegetables, but who needs vegetables when you have butter and saltines? It was so good tasting and really fun making the noodles from scratch.

• 2 eggs
• Salt
• 1.5 cups flour
• Milk
• Saltine crackers
• Butter
Beat 2 eggs. Add 1 tsp. salt to the eggs. Pour egg/salt mix into a bowl containing 1.5 cups of flour and mix well, these will be your noodles. Add milk to the noodle mix "as necessary" and divide noodles to make various sizes. Boil noodles in water until they float. In another pan melt some butter, and crush up some crackers, not too crushed, you want to have various sizes of crushed crackers but you don't want them real tiny (usually takes about one to two of those individual packages). Just add butter to the crackers as you see fit, it really just depends on how many crackers you decide to use. Crackers should NOT be soggy, you just want to brown them in the butter. Mix browned crackers and noodles together in a bowl or pan.
*Just a couple side notes from yours truly (Amanda): Make sure you have salt handy on the table while eating, you’re definitely going to want to add some, but it differs from person to person so they can add according to personal taste. Also, may I suggest milk as a beverage to go with this dish. That's how I like it anyway.
Pizza Pasta comes from a cousin of my brother-in-law, Rob. Did you get all that?
Pizza Pasta
• 2 pkgs. Ramen noodles – any flavor
• 2 to 3 cups spaghetti sauce
• 25 pepperoni slices – halved
• ¾ cup chopped bell green pepper
• ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
• 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook noodles and drain. In pan put sauce, pepperoni, peppers, and cheddar cheese. Stir till cheese is melted. Lightly grease an 8x8in pan and put in noodles. Put in sauce mixture. Sprinkle mozzarella over it. Bake 15 minutes – till cheese is melted.

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