(don't gasp when you see the oil)
Roast 3 cups buckwheat groats until brown [either in oven or on stove with little oil] combine with 9 cups boiling water, 4 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper.
cook over low heat until groats are soft and water has greatly gone down. (about 20 minutes). meanwhile, saute two medium onions in two cups (yes. cups) of oil.
add sauted onions and oil to cooked groats. mix well with fork.
it's really, really good and makes a ton--so i had fun with leftovers.
1) eat it plain! yum!!
2) make knishes:
combine 1 cup cooked potatoes, peeled and mashed, 1/4 cup of oil, 1 tsp. salt.
add 3 cups of clour mixed with 1 tsp baking powder.
mix well. make a well in the center and add 1/2 cup of ice cold water and knead into a smooth dough. let rest, covered, for half an hour.
split into four sections and roll as thin as possible. cut into rectangles about 2x3" and place buckwheat filling in it and wrap. bake on cookier sheet for about half an hour in a 350* oven.
3) STUFFED PEPPERS:
cut the tops off some peppers and clean them--using spoons and water to get rid of the seeds. steam for about five minutes and then fill with buckwheat filling. top with bread crumbs and put in a lightly oiled baking dish. add a few tablespoons of water and cover. bake for about 25 minutes at 375* and then uncover and brown under the broiler for about five minutes
4) mix with cooked bow tie pasta. serve hot with some fresh pepper and a little bit of vegesal (or spike)
i'm sure theres more i could have done, but i ran out at this point.
yummmm! i love me some buckwheat!!!!!