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This picnic recipe is easy to make, tasty, and quite nourishing. Cheese is a great source of calcium, and adds richness and tang to soups, cereals, sandwiches, vegetables and more. In this picnic food recipe there is a second extremely healthy product which is broccoli. Please enjoy this recipe either as one of your healthy picnic food ideas or as an any day snack.


Fried Potato and Broccoli with Cheese 

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes

Yields: 2 servings. 



2 large potatoes 

1 cup cheese, such as Edam, Gouda or Mozzarella
1 bunch of broccoli

1/2 carrot

1 stalk celery
1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp capers 

pinch of cayenne pepper



1.) Rinse and peel the potatoes. When peeled rinse once again and dry with a paper towel. Cut into strips like French fries. 


2.) In a non stick skillet, add oil over medium high heat. Carefully transfer potato into the skillet, then stir to coat potatoes with oil to pan-fry until golden brown on all sides.


3.) While the potato is frying, shred the cheese. When potato is almost done, sprinkle with cayenne and salt to taste. When potato is done frying and crisp, spinkle with shredded cheese and cover with a lid. Keep on heat for 1 minute covered, then turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes to let cheese melt and flavors to meld. 


4.) Detach broccoli florets, rinse and slightly dry with a paper towel. Pan-fry broccoli florets in little oil over medium heat at all sides – 3 minutes will do. Add cheese strips on top, cover with a lid, in half a minute turn off the heat and allow the cheese to melt. 


5.) Transfer potato on a plate using a spatula. Put broccoli florets at one side. Sprinkle with capers, herbs and a few carrot and celery sticks as garnish. For a little extra added heat, season again with another dash of cayenne.

If pairing with wine, consider Pinot Blanc, Beaujolais, Chianti Classico, or a full-bodied Chardonnay. Bon Appetit!

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