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Cevapcici---anyone know where to get it?

I went on You Tube and typed in Cevapko, there they show a plastic press to make cevapcici. I wish someone in the US sold them. I don't know about ordering stuff from overseas?? Here is a link to a recipe. Also on the page is a link to the lepinji( bread that is served with the cevapcici. I'm making my with pork and ground beef, with spices and onion and garlic. I'll have to roll them out by hand, wish I had the press!!! :) :)

http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/... when the page comes up, click on Croatian-Serbian Sausages.

what to do with corned spare ribs [From Boston Board]

Soak the ribs in water to get rid of some of the salt. Put them in a large pot with cold water and cook until tender. Take out of the pot and make some dumplings. Use 2 cups of yellow plain fine cornmeal, 1/2 c plain flour and 1/2 t salt. Mix with enough warm water, til it holds together. Make a patty with your hands the size of your palm. Make all the dumplings, then put them in the boiling pork juice. Cover and cut the heat down and cook for 30 minutes. Take the dumplings out and let the juice cook down to serve over the pork and dumplings.

I do this recipe with Boston Butt, that has been cut into boneless country ribs. I salt them down, refrig for 1-2 hrs. Rinse them off and cook as above.

My granddaddy and now my mom cooks this way, Good old Country Cooking.

May 26, 2014
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What recipe are you lusting after but have never found the "exact" one?

I was on a search for Chinese Almond gravy/sauce for Almond Boneless Chicken. I found this out from the owner's wife of their now closed Chinese Restaurant. She said to use Almond Juice, which I found out is a drink called New Born Almond Juice Drink. I didn't have that so I used 3 or 4 Tablespoons of Almond Butter, thinned out with some water. Add some msg, sugar, salt and onion powder to taste. Then I thickened it with a cornstarch slurry. It was light brown and almondy in taste. It was just like I remembered. They served the breaded Chicken breast over white rice with the Almond gravy on top. This was one of my favorite meals!!! :) :) :)

Aug 30, 2013
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The elusive dream, Mandarin Sauce and Almond Gravy

I made the Almond Gravy/Sauce with about 3 or 4 Tablespoons of Almond Butter thinned down with some water. I added some salt, sugar, onion powder, msg to taste. Then thickened it up with a cornstarch slurry. It looked light brown in color and tasted almondy!!!! Just like I remember. :) :) :)

The Chinese Restaurant I went to used to serve the gravy over a breaded chicken breast over white rice. It was so good!!! :) :) :)

Aug 30, 2013
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Your favorite cupcake frosting....go!

I tried The Woodland Bakery SMBC by Gretchen Price. It is the best !!!! She has a website and blog with lots of recipes.!!!

Aug 14, 2013
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How to get Yellow Colored Fried Rice??

I ate fried rice and it was yellow in color. So, do they put yellow food coloring in the water when cooking the rice? Or do they add yellow food coloring when cooking it in the wok with the other ingredients?
It was so evenly colored. It was not saffron, turmeric or curry flavored. Thanks for helping me out. :) :) :)

Change of subject, I've heard Egg Shade Yellow Food coloring is used in Egg Drop Soup to color it.

The elusive dream, Mandarin Sauce and Almond Gravy

Thanks now I know what Almond Juice is!!!! :) :) :)

Aug 07, 2013
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The elusive dream, Mandarin Sauce and Almond Gravy

I'm trying to find out more about Almond Boneless Chicken: A local Chinese restaurant, now closed, the owner’s wife shared the following info: She said to soak the chicken breast in milk, then coat in a mixture of cracker meal, salt, sugar, and white pepper. Then fry. For the gravy or sauce: Almond juice, msg, sugar, salt, onion powder, cornstarch and water. The sauce was light brown in color and almondy in taste. I have no idea what Almond juice is?? I've seen recipes that had some toasted ground up almonds or almond extract. In the Detroit, MI area this dish is known as Almond Boneless Chicken or ABC. Up there they usually make a batter for the chicken instead of breading it. If you know about this recipe or can add any thing else to what I know, please share. There are 4 Chinese restaurants in town, and none of them make this dish. It is so good!!!!! I just found these recipes: 1 1/2 c broth, 2 T soy sauce, 2 T almonds,1 T flour, pinch of onion powder, garlic powder and white pepper. Put all in a blender and give it a whirl until smooth, then put in a saucepan and cook til thick. Another version: Take 1 1/2 c milk, 1/3 c cashews and 1/3 c almonds, and blend up in a blender. Put 1 T of flour in a saucepan and cook alittle, then add the milk slowly. Add a dash of salt, white pepper to taste. There is no soy sauce in this one for color. I add a dash and I'd use all almonds instead of the cashews. I've not tried these recipes out yet, but want to. Let me know what you think. :) :)

Aug 06, 2013
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Almond Boneless Chicken aka ABC

Nobody here has ever eaten a dish like this??? This dish is known in Detroit, MI, but there they use a batter instead of breading the chicken. How to make the gravy or sauce is the hard part.

Aug 06, 2013
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Almond Boneless Chicken aka ABC

I got the following from the wife of the owner of a Chinese Restaurant, it is now closed. She said to soak the chicken breast in milk, then coat in a mixture of cracker meal, sugar, salt and white pepper. Then fry it. She said the sauce had almond juice, msg, sugar, salt, onion, cornstarch and water. (The sauce was light brown in color and had an almondy taste.) I have no idea what almond juice is?? I got this way before almond milk was popular.

I've looked at other recipes that have almond extract or 1 T of toasted ground almonds in it. Can any one help me out with the sauce???

The local Chinese restaurant, now open, doesn't even have this on their menu.

Jul 22, 2013
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ISO: Sub rolls from Portugal

About 30 years ago a family started a Sub shop in town and made their own sub rolls. They were so good and I'd like to try to find a recipe to make. They are no longer open. The family was from Portugal. Anybody know of a Portuguese recipe suitable for sub rolls.

Mar 20, 2013
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ISO: Chef's Seasoning Seasoning Blend, No MSG

Thanks so much I just ordered some!!!! :) :) :)

Mar 20, 2013
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ISO: Chef's Seasoning Seasoning Blend, No MSG

It is in a little packet, made by Diamond Crystal Brands, Inc. It is given to heart patients, no salt. I need to know what food service company carries this product, as it is not sold to the public or online any more. Anybody work with a food service company and can help me out!!! :) :)

Mar 19, 2013
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Pan Fried Noodle Sauce??

I just love Japanese Pan Fried Noodles?? What is the brown colored sauce?? I'd like to buy some or if you have a recipe to make it.

I saw a bottle of Yakisoba sauce on Amazon is that what I need??

Feb 25, 2013
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What are you baking these days? September 2012, part deux! [old]

I made chocolate chip cookies yesterday and apple kolaches today. I made kolaches for the first time for Mother's day. My mom froze them and warmed them up. She had 1 left so I made her 26 more to enjoy. :) :)

Sep 22, 2012
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Good Eats off I-95 between NJ and FL?

Fuller's off of I-95 in Lumberton is the best of Southern Cooking. Make sure to get a piece of the thin layer chocolate cake. Thin layers of yellow cake with a fudgy chocolate frosting. Some places make 7 layers, or 11 or 17 layers. The food at Fuller is so good, also enjoy the thin fried cornbread. :) :) :)

Sep 22, 2012
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Good Eats off I-95 between NJ and FL?

The Pink House has closed. I think it's a internet cafe/Sweepstakes place now.

Sep 22, 2012
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Pralines - Need Recipes

The recipe came from Paula Deen Show where she had the owner of River Street Sweets, Stan Strickland making this recipe. They turned out great for me. This reply is for the recipe posted Sept. 29, 2011.

PRALINES Tried and True

Aug 01, 2012
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Greek Restaurant in downtown Charleston, SC

I looked it up on Trip Advisor, that was the restaurant!!!! Thanks for helping me out. :) :) :) :)

Jul 28, 2012
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Greek Restaurant in downtown Charleston, SC

I think that was the name. Are they still there? I'm planning a trip to Charleston and maybe I can go and eat there?

Jul 28, 2012
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Greek Restaurant in downtown Charleston, SC

Many years ago I went to Charleston and ate at a Greek Restaurant in the downtown area. Anybody know if it is still there? I don't know the name. They had very good Greek baked chicken and you could buy a jar of the spices used on the chicken. Thanks for helping me out!! :) :)

Jul 27, 2012
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Made Char Shiu pork this afternoon

Marinade I used to make Char Siu:
1/4 c sugar
3 T sherry
2 t soy sauce
1/3 c Hoisin Sauce
1 t minced ginger
1/4 t five-spice powder
1 t salt or less
1/4 t red food coloring

Mix all and marinate 2-3 pounds pork strips. I use a Boston Butt cut into strips. Let marinate overnight. Place on a cooling rack in a sheet pan. Pour some water in the bottom of the pan to keep the meat moist while baking. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes, turn over, bake another 20 mintues. Put the oven on broil for a few minutes to char the meat. Don't burn it. I just love this stuff. I add it to my Pork Lo Mein.

Jan 05, 2012
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Does anyone know the title of the old Yellow Chinese Cookbook?

I have this book!!!! 1970 edition.

Another great book is "Potsticker Chronicles" by Stuart Chang Berman. He is a chef and restaurant owner. Many are restuarant recipes, the real deal. If I could buy only one book this one is it!!!! :) :) :) :) Buy it!!!!!

Jan 05, 2012
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Chinese cookbook recommendations?

My favorite is "Potsticker Chronicles" by Stuart Chang Berman. It contains his familys favorite recipes. Many recipes are like those served in Chinese Restaurants. The real deal. He is a chef and restuarant owner. If I only could have 1 book it would be this one!!!!! :) :) :)

Jan 05, 2012
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Pralines - Need Recipes

PRALINES Tried and True recipe.

2 cups sugar
1 cup half and half
1/3 stick of butter (2T and 2t)
1/8 t baking soda
1 1/2 c whole pecans

Combine all ingredients except the pecans in a heavy saucepan. Over medium heat stir until it comes to a boil. Turn heat down to medium-low and continue to stir. Cook until the mixture reaches 238*-241* on a candy thermometer or the soft ball stage. Stir in the pecans. Remove from heat and stir until the mixture begins to thicken and is creamy and cloudy. Drop on a buttered pan using an ice cream scoop. Let cool.

*The recipe calls for raw pecans, but I like to toast them a little before putting them in the candy mixture. I also drop my pralines on a Silpat mat, and then I don't have to use a buttered pan. Less Calories!!! :) :) :)

Sep 29, 2011
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ISO: Chocolate Shoo Fly Pie Recipes

Thanks so much, haven't tried the "news" button for the search engines. I had just been searching the web. I have the recipe for the Chocolate Syrup version. Didn't know to sub the water in the recipe with chocolate syrup. Hadn't heard of Betty Groff, she has some good recipes listed on the page. Thanks so much !!!!! :) :) :)

Mar 06, 2011
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ISO: Chocolate Shoo Fly Pie Recipes

I like CSFP better than regular SFP. There are lots of versions of SFP, but CSFP is hard to find. I had a piece at the Bird-In-Hand Bakery in PA, but they no longer make it. If I remember right, there were no crumbs on top, only a baked chocolate top. I haven't found a recipe like it. If you go to www.almost-amish.com they have an online bakery that offers another version of CSFP.It looks good, wish I could figure that one out. I have also seen versions with chocolate syrup and others with cocoa. If you have any CSFP recipes to share, Please Do!!!! Thanks so much for your help.
:) :) :) :)

Barbara

Mar 06, 2011
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Calling All Recipe Hoarders - Searching for Gordansville Fried Chicken!

I found this on the net:

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Gordonsville Fried Chicken (purportedly from Bon Appetit)

3 lb chicken in 8 pieces
2 c milk
1 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
salt and pepper
3/4 c water
vegetable oil

Soak chicken in milk 1 hour, occasionally turning.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper, stir in water. Drain and pat
dry chicken. Dip into batter and let stand 10 minutes. 1/2" of oil in
skillet heated to 375 degrees F. Chicken skin side down til golden brown.
Turn. Paper towels to drain.

Feb 02, 2011
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NY Fried Chicken in NC

It may be based on Kennedy Fried Chicken, I'll ask next time I go in. It taste like no other fried chicken I've ever eaten. Seasoned and fried just right.

Sep 27, 2010
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NY Fried Chicken in NC

I'm from down south, NC . Someone opened a NY Fried Chicken place in my town. It is the best chicken and cheap prices!!!! Anyone know how the chicken is fixed, what spices are used? I know it is a pressure fryer, not an open fryer. The outside of the chicken is not fried hard. I guess they cook it at a lower temp. for a longer time. The chicken wings are so tender, you can pull out the bones and just eat the meat. 5 wings, fries and a can of soda for $5.99 :) :) :) :) There is a large selection to pick from: Chicken Boxes, Chicken w. Fries, Chicken only, Burgers and subs, Seafood, chicken nuggets only, Italian Chicken Tenders, Hot wings, Boneless Hot wings, Chicken Wings only, side orders and Ice cream. Oh My Goodness the chicken is good. :) :) :) :) :)

Sep 24, 2010
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