Skip to comments.FR Weekly Cooking Thread *Recipes* Nov 26, 2011
Posted on 11/26/2011 8:41:31 AM PST by libertarian27
Welcome to the 51st installment of the FR Weekly Cooking (Recipes) Thread.
Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or two- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!
Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
November 26 - National Cake Day
November 27 - National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
November 28 - National French Toast Day
November 29 - National Chocolates Day - Throw out your leftovers day
November 30 - National Mousse Day
December 1 - National Pie Day - National eat a red Apple Day
December 2 - National Fritters Day
***Weekly Cooking Thread Ping List***
(to be added/deleted - plase post here or PM me)
Recap of recipes from last week’s thread (Nov 19th)
Appetizers/Sandwiches * 26 * Rosemary Garlic Walnuts w/Smoked Olive Oil
Bread * 16 * Coffee Can Bread
Bread * 18 * Challa (Egg Bread)
Candy * 49 * Oreo Turkeys
Cookies * 65 * Kix Peanut Butter Chocolate Crisps
Marinades/Sauces * 20 * Cranberry Sauce
Marinades/Sauces * 21 * Grandmas Fresh Cranberry Relish
Marinades/Sauces * 31 * Alices Chili Sauce
Marinades/Sauces * 36 * Sweet Chili Sauce
Marinades/Sauces * 39 * Fresh Tomato Chili Sauce
Marinades/Sauces * 42 * Cranberry and Orange relish
Marinades/Sauces * 52 * Chili Sauce
Poultry * 19 * Kentucky Hot Browns
Soup * 29 * Bouillabaisse
Soup * 33 * Basic Cream Soup
Stuffing/Dressings * 05 * Cornbread/Sausage Stuffing
Stuffing/Dressings * 27 * Kimchi Stuffing
Vegetables * 08 * Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Vegetables * 46 * Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Waffles/Pancakes * 43 * Corn Fritters
[Nov 19th link]
I finally figured out how to make sweet potatoes that aren’t so icky sweet. Nobody here likes the marshmallow stuff but this turned out perfect so this is going in the tradition file.
Take a big can (40 oz) of sweet potatoes and mash them up. Sprinkle on pumpkin pie spice, about a tablespoon of honey and tons of butter.
I made the oreo turkeys and marshmallow pilgrim hats and they were a hit! Everyone had to take pictures of the turkeys. No one wants to eat the last one, lol.
Have the carcass boiled so it’s turkey soup day.
Definitely a keeper!
I made the Waffles/Pancakes * 43 * Corn Fritters from last weeks thread, for our T-Day feast, and my wife just raved about them - I liked them as well! I did have to alter the recipe and added a little half and half to get the consistency right. Used the frozen tube type of creamed corn instead of canned.
Wow! You boiled up the last oreo turkey!? LOL
LOL - *snicker* !
Oooh! National Fritters Day! I’ve got a recipe for that one!
I’m ready for your fritter recipe. I like any kind of fritters, so please post.
Two versions given - the original recipe from a TV show our friends saw, the other was our modified version for a LOT of fish fritters that turned out great.
Original version from TV show:
1/4 c - 1/2 c Franks Cajun or fish batter (such as Shoreline)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tap baking powder
1 to 2 eggs
1/4 c - 1/2 c beer
2 tbs gr onion
2 tbs gr pepper
Cut fish into small chunks (roughly 1”x1”). Mix all the ingredients, add fish and let permeate. Deep fry spoonfuls in shallow pan, turning over when crispy brown. Dip in jerk mayo.
Our weekend fish fry version that fed a lot of us for two nights:
Lots of fish fillets, cut into small pieces like above
3 boxes of Shoreline: 2 Original, 1 Cajun
1 whole green pepper, 1 whole onion, diced/minced into SMALL bits (relish-style)
1 tsp each garlic powder, ginger
Can of beer
Flour to get the right gooey but not runny texture.
This can all be made ahead of time and left in the fridge with one more ingredient. That way you can enjoy your company and adult beverages before everyone is hungry. The last ingredient to add before deep frying:
1 tbs baking powder
This batter is very spicy, it mellows some when deep fried.
Deep fry spoonfuls in shallow pan, turning over when crispy brown.
Dip into tartar sauce, although it was great without anything else added to it.
Thanks. Fish fritters is new to me, but it sounds good. We have fish on hand and were just leaving for the grocery store. Will get fish fry batter mix and try.
If you have any gravy still kicking around - throw a tablespoon or so into the soup too - rich & yummy!
I got to get my turkey soup pot simmering again...
A ‘leftover’ thread from yesterday:>)
Anyone have favorite, special recipes for Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS? something different
Is that the day we can throw cream pies into people faces?? LOL
November 28 - National French Toast Day
viva la French...
Now give me a recipe for 25 pounds of leftover turkey?? LOL
My biggest dessert hit wasn’t a pie. It was:
Black Bottom Cupcakes
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin tins with paper cups or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy. Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center and add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir together until well blended. Fill muffin tins 1/3 full with the batter and top with a dollop of the cream cheese mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Some assembly required.
We don’t use marshmallow. We sometimes add some sliced granny smith apples though to cut the sweetness.