If you haven't had a chance to read Marash Girl's blogpost on Merjumek Kufte, you can check it out before you continue reading today's post: http://marashgirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/merjumek-kufte-continues-to-next.html
Here's the rub! When you make Merjumek Kufteh, you make it for a family of 12, which in this day and age, means that you'll have a lot left over. Did you?
Not to worry! Merjumek Kufteh is delicious the next day; we had made ours into khounches and stored them in the refrigerator. Took them to the beach yesterday and had them for a picnic lunch. Even the little ones love them cold!
Still more left? Add the Merjumek Kufteh to that chicken broth that you made from the chicken you roasted three days ago! Delish!
Still have some of the pervaz? Three suggestions.
1) Throw a handful into the chicken broth with the Merjumek Kufteh for an even more delicious soup treat.
2) Add freshly chopped ripe tomatoes with some olive oil and lemon juice for a delicious Armenian Salata (Salad) -- It'll be a lot tastier than that $8 variety that you get at your local Middle Eastern Restaurant!
3) Still more pervaz? Beat up 4 eggs, add salt, pepper and red pepper and whatever's left of the pervaz; drop by tablespoonfuls and fry "pervaz pancakes" in 1/4 inch of oil. Serve as is or in sandwiches with freshly sliced tomatoes. Delish!
Let me know how it all turns out.
We never waste anything! Remember the starving Armenians?