Comfort Food Recipes To Try This Quarantine

Apr 16, 2020 | Posted By: Erika

A family eating together during the COVID-19 quarantine

What are comfort food recipes to try this quarantine?

  1. Cheesy Baked Macaroni
  2. Fried Chicken
  3. Hotdog Waffles

As part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are strongly advised to isolate themselves at home. This is in order to flatten the curve and prevent the worsening of this rapidly spreading disease. What better way to relieve your stress and worries than by indulging in your favorite comfort foods? These homemade comfort food recipes in the Philippines will have everything you need to fill your stomach and to treat yourself during these times.

We’ve rounded up some of the easiest comfort food using mostly freezer and pantry ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Here are three comfort food dishes you can create at home.

Cheesy Baked Macaroni

Cheesy Baked Macaroni

There’s always something calming about a hot bowl of cheesy baked macaroni that hits the spot. Baked Mac is a staple comfort food that can make you feel better no matter what. It is hearty, delicious, and simple to create. Here’s a recipe for a cheesy baked macaroni you can make using your ELECTRIC OVEN HEO 23R!

Ingredients

  • For Noodles
    • 1 pack elbow macaroni
  • For Cheese Sauce
    • ¼ cup butter
    • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup milk
    • ¾ cup water
    • ½ beef cube
    • Pepper
  • For Meat Sauce
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • ¼ kg ground beef
    • 5 cloves minced garlic
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 can sliced mushrooms
    • ½ cup spaghetti sauce
    • ⅓ cup tomato paste
    • Herbs: basil, oregano
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1 beef cube

Instructions

  1. First, cook the elbow macaroni according to its package instructions.
  2. Then, in a separate pot, start making the tomato meat sauce by sauteeing your garlic and onion in butter.
  3. Add in the ground beef, herbs, and beef cubes. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Throw in the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes more.
  5. Add your water, tomato paste, spaghetti sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. Let it simmer while stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  7. Begin to make the cheese sauce. In a bowl, combine water, milk, beef cube, and pepper.
  8. Melt butter over low heat in a pan. Stir in the flour until well incorporated (or until it turns into a yellow paste). Be careful not to burn it.
  9. Gradually add in your milk/water mixture to your butter and flour mixture while stirring. Continue to stir until thick and creamy.
  10. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  11. Now it’s time to assemble! Toss your pasta into the meat sauce until well-coated.
  12. On a small baking dish, arrange a layer of pasta and cover with the white sauce. Repeat to make at least two layers. Top with grated cheese.
  13. Bake at 250 degrees in your electric oven for 5-7 minutes.
  14. Set aside at least 10 minutes before serving!

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken stands as one of the classic comfort foods for Filipinos, especially for children. They never miss out on ordering this at their favorite fast-food restaurants. Skip out on food delivery by making this in your own home. It is fairly simple and you can even mimic your favorite fast-food chicken’s crispy and juicy texture. Achieve this delicious feat with the help of kitchen deep fryers such as Hanabishi’s DEEP FRYER HFRY 40SS! Here’s a simple recipe to make at least 12 servings of your favorite fried chicken.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons salt and pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Cut up chicken, defrosted
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a bowl or shallow dish, combine 2-3 cups flour, garlic powder, paprika, 2 tablespoons salt and pepper, and 1 tablespoon garlic powder.
  2. To make your wet mixture, in another dish, beat eggs and water together. Add your remaining salt, flour, and pepper. Mix together.
  3. Preheat your deep fryer to 375 degrees.
  4. Dip your chicken in egg mixture and place in the flour mixture a few pieces at a time. Make sure that you coat your chicken well.
  5. Fry your chicken in batches until golden brown, about 7-8 minutes on each side.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Hotdog Waffles

Waffle Mix

If you’re looking for a creative way to serve your merienda, try making hotdog waffles with this easy recipe! With the help of your SANDWICH MAKER HSM 50H, you can create the perfect afternoon snack to enjoy during your movie and TV marathons.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • ¾ cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Hotdog of choice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together your dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder).
  2. In another bowl, mix together your wet ingredients (oil, water, vanilla, eggs).
  3. Gradually mix the wet mixture to the dry mixture with a hand mixer on low speed. If not available, you can use a spatula to fold it together until they are well combined. Make sure not to overmix.
  4. Prepare your sandwich maker and preheat.
  5. Brush your sandwich maker lightly with oil.
  6. Fill in the surfaces with your batter and place a piece of hotdog above. Make room for the mixture to cover the top.
  7. Close your sandwich maker and cook until golden brown, about 3 to five minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Key Takeaway

We know how these times can cause feelings of anxiety and worry as you are required to stay in your own homes. Make use of your time and get creative by creating these comfort food recipes in the Philippines to fill you and your family’s stomachs.