Mediterranean Nachos

  • Patrick Kunzer/pkunzer@dailyherald.comFinalist Lisa Eberhahn of Mount Prospect created Mediterranean Nachos using the secret ingredients at the Cook of the Week Challenge finale Nov. 11.

    Patrick Kunzer/pkunzer@dailyherald.comFinalist Lisa Eberhahn of Mount Prospect created Mediterranean Nachos using the secret ingredients at the Cook of the Week Challenge finale Nov. 11.

 
Updated 11/20/2019 6:56 PM

Lisa Eberhahn of Mount Prospect created nachos with a Mediterranean twist in the Nov. 11 finale of the Cook of the Week Challenge.

Sweet Potato Chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly with a mandolin

2 cups of canola oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil to 350 degrees. Drop potato slices into oil. Do not crowd. Fry one side, then turn. Remove when golden and slightly curling. Drain on paper towel, or drying rack.

Meat topping

2 tablespoons Ellyndale Organics Keto Coconut Infusion Non-Dairy butter

1 shallot, diced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 red pepper, diced

1 yellow pepper, diced

1½ pounds Pre Brands ground beef

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon oregano

Salt and pepper

Melt coconut butter in a sauté pan. Add shallot, garlic, red and yellow pepper. Sauté until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Set aside. In the same pan, brown the beef. Add vegetables back in along with the cinnamon, nutmeg oregano salt and pepper.

Cheese Sauce

3 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons Binny's Beverage Depot Oktoberfest Beer, or broth

1 cup milk

3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

¼ cup Grecian Delight Skhug Sauce

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In a sauce pan make a roux with the flour and beer. Add in milk, heat and add cheese. Once the consistence is smooth add skhug sauce. Set aside and keep warm.

Crema

½ cup sour cream

½ cup milk

3 tablespoons cilantro

½ lime, squeezed

Salt and pepper

In a small blender combine all ingredients and season with salt and pepper

Garnish

¼ cup chopped green onion

1 tomato, diced

Assembly

Lay chips on a platter, spoon on beef mixture, then cheese sauce and finally, ribbon the crema across the nachos. Garnish with green onion and tomatoes.

Serves 4

Lisa Eberhahn

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