Wookiee Hut Cuisine presents:
Pompura
by Runt & Susu

Then men of Rogue Squadron are, by and large, bachelors, but that doesn't mean they are the beer and chip crowd. Especially when a few ladies are invited, they can be downright brilliant in the kitchen. for they know that they can even impress Plourr Ilo with a good appetizer and a solid dessert. Here's a favorite, easy appetizer. The guys like it because it gets the veggies out of the way, so no salad required for dinner. And they get to use potatoes, always a good thing!

  • 1 cup of instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Locatelli
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, like Lowry's or Adobo or celery or garlic or a combination
  • 1/2 stick of butter or margarine, melted (about 4 tablespoons)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • about 5 cups raw veggies, cut into bite-sized pieces -- suggestions are cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, eggplant, sweet potato
  • salt and pepper, to taste

When cutting vegetables, bear in mind that in traditional tempura, the food is supposed to cook in about 4 minutes, tops. So things like carrots, eggplant, onion and potatoes need to be cut thin to cook in that short time. Even though we are using an oven instead of frying, follow the same rules when cutting up vegetables.

In bowl number one, mix together the potato flakes, cheese, salts, and the butter. In bowl number two, beat the eggs.

Dip the vegetables in bowl number two (eggs), then into bowl number one (flakes), coating well for both. Place on an ungreased baking or cookie sheet. When the cooking sheet is full, bake in a preheated 400° F oven for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Serves a small crowd of 6 to 8. Serve with salad dressing or other dip, if desired.

Note from Rosie:
The pompura coated veggies were great, but just try putting the pompura coating on boneless chicken breasts and baking them in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Out of this world! I cut it open to make sure the chicken was cooked through. The cheese and potato flakes also get a nice dark golden brown.


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