Breakfast casserole

Ingredients

24 oz pkg frozen hash browns, thawed
5 eggs
2 chopped green onions
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp tabasco sauce (or other pepper sauce)
8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon

How to prepare

In mixing bowl combine hash browns, eggs, cottage cheese and spices and mix very well. Pour into lg casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate over night. Add bacon and cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Stir fried sweet and sour pork

Ingredients

2 lb pork, fat trimmed, cut in 1″ cubes
1 egg, beaten with small amount of water to thin
1/2 cup corn starch (approximately)
1 med onion, cut in 1″ cubes
2 or 3 med size carrots cut in 1/4″ slanting slices (pre-cooked in water)

1 clove of garlic (minced)
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb pea pods (snowpeas)
1 can chunk pineapple, drained

Sauce:
1 tbsp corn starch
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp minced ginger root
1 tbsp soy sauce and
1 tbsp dry sherry
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1/4 cup chicken or beef broth

How to prepare

To make sauce, blend 1 tbsp corn starch with brown sugar. Stir in ginger, soy sauce, sherry, wine vinegar and broth. Set aside.
Dip meat in egg and roll in corn starch to coat lightly, shake off excess. Set wok on med heat. When wok is hot, add 2-3 tbsp oil, when oil is hot, add half of meat, stir and cook until browned, approximately 7 minutes. Remove and cook other half of meat. Add more oil as needed. When meat is cooked, scrape and remove browned particles from wok, leaving just oil. Set heat to high. When oil is hot add onion, garlic and mushrooms, when cooked, remove from pan and add pea pods, cook till bright green. Add sweet and sour sauce and return all ingredients to wok, add carrots and pineapple and stir until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Serves 4 to 6.

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Pork tenderloin with pear sauce

Ingredients

2 tsp dijon mustard
1 shallot, chopped
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp pepper
1 lb pork tenderloin
2 tbsp butter
1 pear, cored, unpeeled, thinly sliced
3/4 cup marsala wine
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp nutmeg

How to prepare

In a food processor, combine mustard, shallot, nutmeg, thyme, salt, cinnamon and pepper; process until creamy. Rub over pork. Place tenderloin in roasting pan and roast in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 35 minutes.
To make sauce, melt butter in saucepan. Add pear slices and saut

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Pizza crust

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup flour
1 pkg red star quick rise yeast
1/2 cup water, warm
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp garlic salt

2 tbsp parmesan cheese

How to prepare

In small dish, combine sugar, yeast and with the water. Let sit in warm place for 5 minutes. In large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/4 cup flour, yeast mixture, salt and olive oil. Mix. Take dough out of bowl and place on a floured surface. Dough will be sticky, so up to 1/4 cup more flour may be used during the kneading process (be careful not to use too much flour or pizza crust will be very heavy in texture). Knead for 5 minutes. Put ball of dough in a oiled bowl, cover and let sit in warm place for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Put dough on floured surface and roll to desired thickness and place on greased pizza pan. Add your favorite sauce and toppings and bake at 450 for 15 – 20 minutes.

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Baked potato soup – hard rock cafe

Ingredients

6 – 8 slices bacon, fried crisp, drippings reserved
1 cup diced yellow onions
2/3 cup flour
6 cup hot chicken stock
4 cup diced, peeled baked potatoes
2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp red pepper sauce
1 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup diced green onions, white part only
Additional chopped bacon, grated cheese and chopped parsley for garnish

How to prepare

Chop cooked bacon. Reserve. Cook onions in remaining drippings over medium- high heat until transparent, about 3 minutes. Add flour, stirring to prevent lumps. Cook 3 – 5 minutes until mix just begins to run golden. Add chicken stock gradually, whisking to prevent lumps, until liquid thickens. Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, chopped bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, salt, pepper sauce and black pepper. Simmer 10 minutes; do not allow to boil. Add grated cheese and green onions. Heat until cheese melts smoothly. Garnish each serving as desired with chopped bacon, grated cheese and chopped parsley.

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Jerk pork

Ingredients

2 lb pork tenderloin
sauce 8888
6 scotch bonnet (habanero) chilies
3 tbsp dijon mustard
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lime
2 scallions (white part only)

1 clove garlic
2 bay leaves
2 allspice berries
1 tsp salt

How to prepare

Cut the pork into strips 4″ long and 3/4″ wide. Prepare the hot sauce: seed the chilies (leave seeds in for more hotness). Puree the ingredients for the sauce in a blender. Toss the pork strips with this mixture and marinate for 30 minutes. Preheat the grill. Thread the pork onto thin water-soaked bamboo skewers and cook it over medium hear for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or to taste, turning once, brushing with additional spice mixture if desired. 6 appetizer servings

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CHICKEN BREASTS MILANO

Ingredients

8 Whole chicken breasts – split
1/2 cup Olive or vegetable oil
1/2 cup Dry white wine
2 Cloves garlic – crushed
1 teaspoon Fresh Italian parsley – chopped
1 teaspoon Dried leaf oregano – crumbled
Salt
Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Crushed red-pepper flakes – (or more)
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese – grated
Fresh spinach leaves – steamed
Hot cooked rice
Red bell pepper strips

How to prepare

ix oil, wine, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper (to taste). Marinate chicken in a shallow pan, covered, for several hours or overnight. Remove chicken and reserve marinade. Place breasts, skin- side up in 1 or 2 roasting pans; do not crowd. Brush with part of reserved marinade. Bake in 375 F oven, basting occasionally with marinade, for 40 minutes until skin is crisp. Sprinkle part of Parmesan over the chicken and return to oven just until Parmesan begins to turn golden. Line a warm platter with steamed spinach leaves, then with rice. Arrange chicken breasts on top and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Garnish with red pepper strips (NOTE: Chicken breasts can be grilled about 4 inches from coals for 20 minutes, turning and basting with marinade until chicken is golden.

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Raspberry curd

Ingredients

3 half-pint baskets raspberries
about 1/2 cup. Sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, or to taste
2 eggs
2 egg yolks

How to prepare

Puree the raspberries and put them through a fine strainer to remove the seeds. Measure 1 1/2 cup. Puree, heat it in a non-corroding saucepan, and stir in the sugar and butter. Taste and add the lemon juice to taste. Whisk the eggs and egg yolks just enough to mix them, then stir in some of the hot puree to warm them. Return to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick-it should reach a temperature of 170 degrees. Chill. (makes cup. 2 cup., Enough to fill one 9″ tart shell) this can be used as a cake filling, or to fill a tart or tartlets. Garnish with a little creme chantilly.

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