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  • For his first Slow Food Fast contribution, Mr. Stryjewski shares a savory calas recipe—calas, both sweet and savory, make menu appearances at Cochon—that calls for stirring sautéed onions, garlic and scallions into the thick, pancake-like batter.

    Calas (Rice Fritters) With Apple, Currant and Celery Salad

  • In New Orleans, calas—Cajun rice fritters—are a sweet street food traditionally served with a dusting of powdered sugar.

    Calas (Rice Fritters) With Apple, Currant and Celery Salad

  • What's important, Mr. Stryjewski explained, is to keep the oil between 280 and 290 degrees so the calas gently crisp and don't become greasy.

    Calas (Rice Fritters) With Apple, Currant and Celery Salad

  • Transfer calas to a cooling rack set over a sheet tray.

    Calas (Rice Fritters) With Apple, Currant and Celery Salad

  • Once a droplet of water sizzles but doesn't spurt when it hits the oil, spoon in 3-4 calas, about ¼ cup batter for each.

    Calas (Rice Fritters) With Apple, Currant and Celery Salad

  • In October, calas — small bays that dot the Costa Smeralda and the small offshore islands of La Maddalena and Caprera — will be free of the pleasure craft that make otherwise idyllic settings such as Tahiti Beach on Caprera less serene in the searing heat of the summer.

    The Subdued Side of Sardinia

  • In two related stories, several French Quarter Dominatrix exhibitions were ubruptly cancelled, and the Coffee Pot restaurant said it would be unable to serve calas a signature Creole treat until more supplies arrive.

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  • At 11: 30 a.m. on the Food Heritage Stage, Poppy Tooker, author of the "Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook," will prepare shrimp calas with remoulade sauce.

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  • If that doesn't sate your appetite for the increasingly less obscure rice fritter, Martin A. Spindel of the Hermann-Grima Historic House will prepare traditional sweet calas at the Cajun Cabin stage at

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  • And while long ago black vendors strolled New Orleans\ 'damp morning streets selling calas Article Feed


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  • Calas are dumplings made from a batter of cooked rice, yeast, sugar, eggs, and flour then deep-fried. Also known as Creole rice fritters or rice doughnuts.

    February 26, 2015