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3 quick and easy starters to celebrate the new year

Samar Maatouk


3 quick and easy starters to celebrate the new year


Bruschetta tomato



1 French baguette

2 tomatoes, cut into small cubes

2 red onions, chopped

1 clove of crushed garlic

2 teaspoons shredded parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon of olive oil


How to prepare

In a bowl, mix tomatoes, onions, garlic and parmesan.

Add salt and pepper, then olive oil and stir again.

Cut the bread and brush each piece with olive oil, then place it in the oven until browned.

Spread the tomato mixture over the bread and serve.




Risotto balls



4 cups cooked and cold risotto rice

1 cup of flour

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups of bread crumbs

4 cups of oil for frying


How to prepare

Balls are made from rice and dipped in flour, then in eggs and then in breadcrumbs.

Fry in oil for 3 minutes, then drain and serve.




Smoked salmon pancake



1/2 cup self-raising flour

1 egg yolk

1/2 cup of milk

2 tablespoons of fresh dill

80g chopped smoked salmon

12 cup of mascarpone cheese

2 tablespoons of mustard


How to prepare

Whisk together the flour, eggs, milk and dill until combined. Pour a teaspoon in a saucepan over a stove until bubbles appear.

Turn over on the other side, then set aside until cool. Repeat until the amount runs out.

Brush each pancake with mustard and cheese mixture, then place a smoked salmon slice on it and garnish with dill before serving.