Ethnic Foods (potluck) night! Ideas welcomed!

@maezee (32963)
United States
March 28, 2012 3:52pm CST
Ethnic foods night! Me and one of my little groups of friends decided that sometime this Spring/Summer, we are going to do an "Ethnic foods night", a pot-luck style get together. We have been looking for things to do besides going out and partying. It gets old after a while, and definitely gets expensive. (Although I can't say there won't be some wine/beer/champagne involved in the situation ). We all have different heritages, and so I decided that we are all going to bring like one entree/one side/one desert from each of our heritage's culture.. For example, here are our 'races': I am Czech / Swedish. L is 100% Ecuadorian S is German / Irish R is Lebanese / French I think this is an interesting combination of different cultures and I think it would be fun to have and try different 'ethnic' foods. Now we just have to figure out what to cook and when to have our shindig. What would you cook if you were invited to 'ethnic' night? What are some of the more memorable/favorite dishes from your culture? And what should WE cook, if you know of any good, famous dishes from any of the following: Ecuadorian Czech Swedish French Lebanese German & Irish? Help is appreciated!!!
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• United States
29 Mar 12
hmmmm For S Spaetzle could be made it is a German dish. Irish you could go with w scotish egg ( a mix of ground meats around the outside of a hard boiled egg). Ecuador Has made ceviche I believe which is a seafood dish coked with citrus juices instead of heat. Alder wood smoked salmon or kanebullar (cinnamon buns) could work or a version of a grated potato cake with some bacon. French is easy enough its one of the most cooked from cuisines in the world. I prefer french onion soup just for its own sake or you can have eggs magda on toast points with chive. ( think really fluffy eggs with cheeses and mustard in it )Hope this helps and sorry about the grammar.
@marguicha (100135)
• Chile
1 Apr 12
Cebiche (also spelled seviche if you look it at the web) is a dish that all countries in South America that have some Pacific Ocean share. The fish is cut in small squares and cooked in lemon (real lemon, not bottled). Then you add salt and pepper, diced onions, minced parsley and, if you like it hot, hot peppers or a hot pepper sauce. I have taken a lot of good ideas from the web. Search it for ethnic good and you will find something that appeals you.
@SHAMRACK (8443)
• India
29 Mar 12
Dear friend, Wished there could be an Indian dish too...could have added masalas, spices and varities of simple dosas.... rice meal with various curries...anyhow have a great tasty...foods.
@topffer (35528)
• France
29 Mar 12
Good idea! I know only well Lebanese and French food. For Lebanese food I would choose a tabbouleh or an hummus, and for French food, a stuffed escalope of veal or a boeuf bourguignon. Indeed you can try snails or frogs.