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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.

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

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

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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.

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