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Chicken Fried Rice

21 Feb
Fried Rice

Fried Rice (Photo credit: chooyutshing)

Fried Rice is best made with left over rice

 

2 boneless skinless chicken breast, diced

1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided

2 large eggs

1/2 large red bell pepper, diced

1/2 large sweet onion, diced

1/2 cup frozen sweet green peas, thawed

3 cups cooked white or brown rice

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tsp chili-garlic sauce

4 green onions, sliced

 

Heat 3 TBSP oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cook until browned and well done on the inside. Remove from skillet and set aside. In a small skillet, heat 1 TBSP oil over medium high heat. Add eggs; cook 1 minute on each side. Remove from skillet; chop and set aside. In the same skillet the chicken was cooked in, add 2 TBSP oil and heat over medium-high. Add bell pepper and onions; stir constantly for 5 minutes. Add peas, and next 3 ingredients; stir-fry 4 minutes or until heated through out. Stir in eggs and sprinkle with green onions.

 

Serves 4

 

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True Southern Fried Chicken

9 Feb
English: Several pieces of fried chicken.

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3 quarts water

2 TBSP salt

8 pieces frying chicken

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

Garlic powder to taste

1 cup flour

2 cups vegetable oil

1/4 cup bacon grease

 

Combine water and 2 TBSP salt in a large bowl. Add chicken; cover and refrigerate for 8 hours. Drain chicken; rinse with cold water and pat dry. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. In a one gallon zip loc bag, add flour, 1 TBSP salt, 1 tsp black pepper; shake to mix well. Add 2 pieces of chicken and shake to coat. Repeat with two pieces of chicken at a time until all have been coated. Combine vegetable oil and bacon grease in a large deep skillet over medium high heat or in an electric skillet set to 360 degrees. Add chicken skin side down three pieces at a time. Cook 3 minutes then add three more pieces, cooking for 3 minutes, then add remaining pieces. Cover and cook 6 minutes; uncover and cook 9 minutes; turn chicken pieces during the last three minutes for even browning. Drain on paper towels.

 

Serves 4

 

 

Baked Apple Pancake

9 Feb
pancakes front and center

pancakes front and center (Photo credit: digiyesica)

1 cup pancake mix

2/3 cup milk

2 TBSP vegetable oil

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 medium Golden Delicious apple, peeled and sliced

 

Preheat over to 350

In a bowl, combine pancake mix, milk, oil,  and egg. In an 8 inch oven proof skillet, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, and apple slices; saute until sugar is dissolved. Pour batter over apple mixture. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until bubbles form on top of pancake.

Bake, uncovered for 12 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Invert onto serving plate.

 

Serves 1 to 2

Country Fried Venison

9 Feb
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Venison is a staple in many Southern homes. This recipe takes the wild flavor away.

2 pounds venison tenderloin

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 tsp liquid smoke

1 egg, beaten

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup flour

2 tsp seasoned salt

2 tsp vegetable oil

 

Cut tenderloin into eight steaks. In a large zip loc bag, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, butter and liquid smoke. Add steaks; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

In a shallow bowl, combine egg, and buttermilk. In another bowl, combine flour and seasoned salt. Drain steaks, discard marinade. dip steaks in buttermilk mixture, then into flour mixture. In a large skillet over medium-high heat. cook steaks in oil for 12 to 14 minutes, turning occasionally.

 

Serves 8

 

Apple Dapple Cake

9 Feb
English: Bundt Pan

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3 large eggs

1-1/4 cups vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour, divided

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

3 cups apples, peeled and diced

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

 

Preheat oven to 350

Grease a  9 inch Bundt pan; set aside. In a large bowl beat eggs on medium speed; add oil, vanilla, and sugar beating well. In another bowl, sift together 2-3/4 cups flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to egg mixture. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour,  with apples, nuts, and coconut; fold into cake batter. pour into prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan to a cooling rack.

Combine 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 tsp vanilla in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour over warm cake.

***** This cake may be baked in a 13 x 9 x 2 pan and a 9 x 5 loaf pan. There is too much batter for a 13 x 9 pan only. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

 

Fried Okra Salad

8 Feb
Español: Frutos del gombo English: Bucket of r...

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1-1/2 cups self-rising yellow cornmeal

1 tsp salt

1 pound fresh small okra pods

1-1/2 cups buttermilk

Vegetable oil

1 head Bibb lettuce, rough chopped

1 large tomato, chopped

1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

Lemon Dressing

3 bacon slices, fried crisp and crumbled

 

Combine cornmeal and salt. Dip okra in butter milk; dredge in cornmeal. Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or deep cast iron skillet; heat to 375 degrees. Fry okra in batches, 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on a wire rack over paper towel lined baking sheet.

Arrange lettuce on a serving platter; top with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Add Lemon Dressing, tossing to coat. Top with fried okra, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.

 

Lemon Dressing:

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3 TBSP chopped fresh basil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 cup olive oil

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Add oil, whisking until combined.

 

Serves 6

 

 

 

Oven Fried French Fries

30 Jan

At half a gram of fat per serving versus 16 grams for the same amount of the fried variety, you can enjoy guiltlessly.

5 large baking potatoes

Light vegetable oil cooking spray

2 large egg whites

1 TBSP Cajun spice

Preheat oven to 400

Slice each potato lengthwise into 1/4 inch ovals, then slice each oval lengthwise into match sticks. Coat a baking sheet with 3 sprays of cooking spray. Combine egg whites and Cajun spice in a bowl. Add the potatoes and mix to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet, leaving space between potatoes. Place on the bottom rack of oven. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until fries are crispy, turning every 6 minutes with a spatula to brown evenly.

Serve hot

Serves 4

Calories per serving 291

0.5 grams fat

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