Deep fried french toast

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
4 slices bread (1″ thick)
maple syrup
honey
fruit syrup

How to prepare

Preheat the oil in the deep fryer. Beat the eggs with the milk and salt in a shallow dish. Trim the crusts from the bread. Dip the bread, one slice at a time, into the egg mixture. Let stand for a few seconds. Turn the bread and repeat on the other side. Use a slotted spoon or fryer basket to lower the bread into the deep fryer. Fry until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Drain. Serve hot with maple or fruit syrup or honey. Goes well with sausage links, ham, bacon, etc. Yields 4 slices

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Cucumber & red pepper salad

Ingredients

3 med cucumbers, peeled & sliced
1 onion, sliced and separated
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tab lemon juice
1 tsp celery seeds
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

How to prepare

Toss first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously. Pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours, stirring occasionally.

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roasted chicken soup w/ sage dumplings

Ingredients

1 lb yellow onion chopped finely
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
2 cups chopped roasted chicken
4 plum tomatoes, peeled/seeded/chopped
3 cubed med potatoes
2 cubed carrots
2 to 3 roasted ears of corn off the cob
2 roasted/peeled/seeded poblano chiles
6 cups chicken stock
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp chile powder
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried sage (to be added to dumplings)
Salt and pepper to taste
Bisquick or other dumpling recipe

How to prepare

Saut

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Minestrone with cabbage

Ingredients

9 cups homemade beef or chicken
1 1/2 cups dried white beans (great northern or baby limas)
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 medium onions, sliced thin
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups diced zucchini

3 cups fresh green beans (about 12 oz), cut into 1″ lengths
3 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrot
1 1/2 cups chopped celery, w/leafs
1 1/2 cups diced pared potato
1 1/2 cups chopped, seeded & peeled italian plum tomatoes
1 large sprig fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried, crumbled
salt (optional)
freshly ground pepper
fresh grated parmesan or reggiano

How to prepare

1) make stock
2) soak dried beans overnight, drain or place beans in saucepan with water to cover, boil 1 minute stirring once, let stand, covered for 1 hour. Drain.
3) heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium heat to rippling. Reduce heat to med-low; stir and saut

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Polish dumplings

Ingredients

1-1/3 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp parsley
1/2 tsp basil (to taste)
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg beaten
1 tbsp oil

1/2 cup water

How to prepare

Combine flour, baking powder, parsley, basil and salt. Stir in egg, oil and water. Drop into six mounds onto boiling stew. Cover and cook 10-12 minutes or until done. Do not lift cover!

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Spaghetti indiavolati – deviled spaghetti

Ingredients

1 lb spaghetti
6 cloves garlic
2 – 3 small, chile peppers
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup grated reggiano
parsley for garnish
salt to taste

How to prepare

Grind up the garlic and the chile peppers in a blender with a pint of hot tap water. Bring a large pot of water (salted if desired) to a boil and add the mixture from the blender, and bring the pot back to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Pour the contents of the pot through a fine sieve or strainer into a pasta pot, making sure there’s enough water to cook the spaghetti. Add more water if needed. Discard the spent garlic and chiles. Bring the pot to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to directions. Drain and dress with the olive oil, tossing well to coat. Top with the grated cheese and add the parsley.

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Crockpot hungarian goulash

Ingredients

2 lb round steaks, cut in 1/2″ cubes
1 cup onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp thyme, dried, crushed
14 1/2 oz tomatoes
1 cup sour cream
noodles

How to prepare

Put steak cubes, onion, garlic in crockpot. Stir in flour and mix to coat steak cubes. Add all remaining ingredients except sour cream. Stir well. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours add sour cream 30 minutes before serving, and stir in thoroughly. (high: 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally.) Serve over hot buttered noodles.

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