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Perfect Polenta Patties

Apr 24, 2008
Blaksinger in Recipes

Rabanada (Brazilian-Style French Toast)

JoyM, substituing regular milk for sweetened, condensed is fine. The only difference is the amount of moisture and sugar in the would have to adjust your cooking times for the added moisture.

Technically, you could make your own sweentened, condensed by reducing milk in a saucepan to your desired consistency and adding your choice of sweetener... honey would be fantastic!

Also, if you want a better "custardy" interior for your deep fried french toast, only use the egg yolk in your dredging mixture. The yolk (fat) will create the custard and will not souffles in an oven. Egg white (protein) will curdle a proper custard and souffles quite nicely - it will create a lighter, "fluffier" product.

Really though, they both taste heavenly, and its all about the texture you want to put in your mouth and in the mouths of hungry guests :)

Apr 24, 2008
Blaksinger in Recipes

Sweet Heat Louisiana Chili

Apr 23, 2008
Blaksinger in Recipes

Alberta resturants

La Pachanga in Calgary charges a 17% gratuity on all parties greater than six individuals. This is posted on their menu. The food and drink is quite good (Latin fare), although its expensive for what you get - $32 nets you a appetizer "platter" with one tamale, 5 breaded meat chips, house salsa, two meat turnovers, a roasted sausage and fresh made tortilla chips. The service is acceptable, though not necessarily worth the automatic gratuity. On the upside, the live music is good, the local latin regulars schmooze the ladies into dancing (so those men that don't like dancing don't have to...) and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. 3.75 stars of 5.