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                        LOUSE MA THOOM (ALMOND PATE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Nuts
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Almonds, blanched & toasted
    3       ea           Garlic cloves
    1       md           Onion, coarsely chopped
    2       tb           Olive oil
   12       oz           Mushrooms, halved
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Pepper
      1/2   ts           Thyme
 
   Chop the toasted alomnds in a food processor until
   they resemble very fine breadcrumbs.
   
   In a large skillet, saute the onion & garlic in the
   olive oil until the onions are tender.  Add all the
   remaining ingredients.  Saute for approximately 5
   minutes.  The mushrooms need to be limp.
   
   Transfer this mixture to the food processor & process
   with the almonds. Chop well until you have a thick
   paste.
   
   Place the pate in a shallow dish & surround with
   crackers, melba toast, pita chips or French bread
   slices.
   
   Mary Salloum, “A Taste of the Mediterranean:
   Vegetarian Style” From: Cooking
  
 
 
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