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Verdolagas? Help!

Will Owen Aug 23, 2007 12:20 PM

Somewhere I'll swear I recently read an article about this vegetable, I believe with a recipe, but damned if I can find it. It sounded like something I'd definitely want to try, and our new King Ranch market on Orange Grove has'em on special this week. Anybody got recipes? I don't recall seeing any in Bayless's books, but I'm going to go look...In the meantime, I'd appreciate any input from the collective genius here assembled.

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    torty Aug 23, 2007 12:23 PM

    The May 2007 Saveur had a recipe for Verdolagas con Carne de Puerco in the article on La Merced.

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      Will Owen Aug 23, 2007 12:29 PM

      That must be where I saw it - thanks!

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        torty Aug 23, 2007 12:35 PM

        You're welcome. The recipe and accompanying photo look pretty tasty. Please report back if you make it.

    2. oakjoan Aug 23, 2007 02:13 PM

      There was a thread on this board recently, too. I think if you search for "verdolagas" you'll find Dommy's ideas and some recipes.

      1. Nuray Aug 24, 2007 08:59 PM

        We make it many ways (I am from Turkey). My favourite way is verdolagas cooked with caramelized chopped onions, diced/pured tomato, s&p and some rice (just a little, added close to the end). My family also adds meat in it , but I prefer it without.
        We also make a very simple meze/side dish/salad with it. We mix fresh cleaned coarsely chopped verdolagas with garlic yoghurt and serve it . Very simple and refreshing in summer.

        1. Cheese Boy Aug 24, 2007 10:11 PM

          Google search "purslane" and you'll find several recipes.

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