French Saffron Toast with Salmon Roe

French Saffron Toast with Salmon Roe

French Saffron Toast with Salmon Roe

Country we are exploring: France            

Continent: Europe

National Language: French

Fun Kid relevant Fact about France:

The French eat snails, frog’s legs and horsemeat!

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France is the country that hosts the highest number of refugees in Europe. Do you know what refugees are?

Action ideas: How would you help a refugee that might move into your neighborhood?

English Recipe Name: Saffron-French toast with salmon roe               

Name of dish in French: Pain perdu au saumon fume et saffron

Serving Size: 4-6 people

Ingredient spotlight:  Saffron

Saffron has been known since Antiquity as a remedy for all pains, In the East it is also known to bring cheerfulness and wisdom. In certain countries saffron is used to relieve toothache when babies get their first teeth.

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 40ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) crème fraiche
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • Salmon roe, to serve (see Notes)

Big Chef Duties:

  • Preheat oven to 140°C (248 Farenheit)

Let the Little Chef Perform their duties before proceeding with the following:

  • Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat
  •  Fry for 1-2 minutes each side until golden
  • Keep the toast warm in the oven until ready to serve

Little Chef Duties:

  • Use a Mickey Mouse cutter to cut out Micky Mouse shapes from each slice of bread
  • Place the eggs and milk in a bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add saffron and set aside for 45 minutes

Learn while you wait activity:

Color the map of France and point out the Saffron Museum in Boynes, France.

After 45 minutes

  • Dip the bread in the mixture or brush them, and give them to Big Chef
  • After Big Chef fries them, spoon some crème fraiche, smoked salmon and salmon roe on each toast and enjoy!

*Our Chef Koochooloo likes making Saffron French Toast using Micky Mouse Icon Sandwich Cutter

Presentation

Garnish with parsley and slices of tomatoes in olive oil, with a little salt and pepper

As they say in France, Bon Appétit

Beans and Tuna Salad

Slovakia boasts rugged mountains in its central and northern regions. The High Tatra alpine range houses Gerlachovsky stit, the highest peak at 8762 feet. The southern region is made up of fertile lowlands.

Slovakia boasts rugged mountains in its central and northern regions. The High Tatra alpine range houses Gerlachovsky stit, the highest peak at 8762 feet. The southern region is made up of fertile lowlands.

Name of Recipe (English): The Beans & Tuna Salad

Name of Recipe (Slovenian): Fazulovy salat s tuniakom

Continent: Slovakia

Why kids would love Slovakia: The real inspiration for Dacula lived in Cachtice castle in Slovakia – and SHE was a woman!

Why is this recipe special to Parents? Simplest recipe in the world with healthiest consequences.

Why Big Chefs Care: Tuna have more red muscle than other fish in order to fuel their eternal swim (like some sharks, tuna literally do not stop swimming). To burn the oxygen required by these hefty piscine muscles, tuna have myoglobin, a type of protein, in their muscles. Myoglobin actually forms the pigments that gives raw “red” meat its color, and is also responsible for making red meat that has been frozen turn brown.

Beans are a super food,  fiber ALL STAR + stabilizes blood sugar, high in folate, magnesium, potassium, calcium, protein and plethora of vitamins.

Why Little Chefs Care: Tuna doesn’t taste like other fish while remaining very healthy.

Omega-3 fatty acid is able to stimulate a hormone called leptin, which helps the body's metabolism while regulating the body's weight and food intake. When looking for a source of lean protein, tuna is an excellent choice. The fact that it is low in both fat and calories makes it an excellent substitute for dairy products and meats that have a higher fat content.

Omega-3 fatty acid is able to stimulate a hormone called leptin, which helps the body’s metabolism while regulating the body’s weight and food intake.

Ingredients:

  • Tuna (1 Can and for better taste in Sunflower oil)
  • Beans (1 Can) (The personal favorite of this chef are Kidney Beans!)

Instructions (Here Big Chef will judge when and how can little chef participate)

This recipe is really easy, in my opinion as long supervised all little chefs can take part in cooking most of this recipe. Of course this is finally a decision made by all Big Chefs. The first step is to open both cans and mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

Remember tha it has to be a microwave approve bowl since the next step is to microwave the ingredients.

Take out of the microwave and now you are ready to serve! Enjoy! In total preparation time does not take more than mere minutes, of which 2 minutes are microwaving!

Tuna and Beans salad

Local wording for invitation to eat: Dobru chut!