Happy Friday Foodies and most of all HELLO SPRING!
I am so happy that Winter took the hint and packed its bags. Well, at least I think it took the hint. However, looking at the weather forecast for next week, I don’t think it got the message. In the meantime, I am enjoying the sunshine that is just bursting through my window. Tomorrow’s forecast is 62 degrees and I am tickled with joy and can’t wait to take the munchkin to the playground.
Okay, enough about the weather. I had quite a nostalgic moment today. Growing up, my mom would always make what she called Pate. Pate was basically flour, salt, water and spices molded into a dough and flattened. Next it would be placed in a frying pan and fried in oil. Sounds simple, but my mom would make this from leftover flour after she had fried fish. The spices that blended in with the flour made this so delicious. We didn’t always have much, but mommy was always creative with what she had.
I wanted to do something different with my mommy’s Pate. I decided to make a Sweet Onion and Pepper Relish. This was so easy to make. A little oil, butter, colorful bell peppers, onions and some brown sugar was all I needed for this yummy concoction. Once this was put onto the Pate, the butter just seeped into the flour and it was delicious. This would make a great relish for a burger, hot dog, or even a sandwich.
Below is the recipe to making this relish. Let me know if you decide to use this recipe. We’d love to know what you think. Happy Spring!
2 cups of Onions, sliced
2 cups of mixed Bell Peppers, sliced
1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar
3 tablespoons of Butter
2 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
In a wok/pot add oil and butter. Melt butter over low heat. Add bell peppers, onions and brown sugar. Set timer to 10 minutes. Stir mixture on occasion.
Remove from heat and serve
p.s. DO NOT THROW AWAY THAT MELTED BUTTERY YUMMY-NESS.