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Sunday
Feb272011

Lavosh anyone?

Lavosh (or as wikipedia spells is "lavash") is one of those last minute appetizers to whip together or like I like to call it, leftover pizza.  If you have never had lavosh before, lets turn to my friend Wikipedia who describes it  "While flexible like a tortilla when fresh, lavash dries out quickly and becomes brittle and hard. The soft form is easier to use when making wrap sandwiches; however, the dry form can be used for long-term storage and is used instead of leavened bread in Eucharist traditions by the Armenian Apostolic Church. Dry, left-over lavash is used in Iran to make quick meals after being rehydrated with water, butter and cheese."

I typically use the dried out form, which is how my grocery store sells it.  I was making it last night and then a friend posted on facebook that he was dining out and eating lavosh, then another friend pipped in and said she was making lavosh as well and then finally another friend said that she had eaten it at a restaurant last night as well.  This same friend had tried to buy some in a store last week but she was told "there was a run on lavosh making" and they were sold out.  Good thing I have a stockpile!  Here is another quote from my friend Wikipedia that made me laugh and may be the reason for the run on lavosh making, "Lavash wraps have recently been popularized within Jillian Michaels' thirty day fitness guide book for losing the 'last 10-20' stubborn pounds. The Wraps are a key component of the diet plan. The book is entitled 'Making the Cut'"  Well I think Jillian would kick me off the "Biggest Loser Ranch" for what I put on my lavosh!  So instead of calling this post "Lavosh Anyone?", I should have called it "Lavosh Everyone"!

Want to make lavosh at home it is really simple.  You really need two things, lavosh cracker bread and Havarti cheese.  Add on anything else that you have a hankering for.  For us it was ham, green olives, yellow pepper, red pepper flakes and some extra grated cheese I had lying around.  I have had lavsoh with chicken and jalapenos.  Recently I have had lavosh of caramelized onions and mushrooms that was delicious.  There really are no rules when making this, simply put on top what you are hungry for or have as leftover meat and veggies that need to be used up.  I usually bake mine in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

The Havarti we used was a dill flavored one that I found at my local club warehouse store.  Cheese is considerably lower in price at the club warehouse stores and that is a good thing because Havarti is an expensive cheese.  The cracker bread I find either in the bakery section or the gourmet cheese section of my grocery store.  I buy the big ones, but they also come in small circles and I have also seen them in small heart size.  Just think of the appetizer possibilities!

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

MS. Simplicity

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