HERE YA GO COUSIN, OXTAIL SOUP

OXTAIL SOUP 2 pounds oxtails, 1 large yellow onion, 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, 1 thyme sprig, 1 package onion soup mix, 2 tablespoons oxtail soup mix, 1 tablespoon ground allspice, 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, 2 turnips peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, 1 pound bag frozen butter beans, 1/2…

DON’T THROW THOSE LEFTOVERS OUT, MAKE A CASSEROLE.

    LABOR DAY LEFT-OVER BBQ PORK CASSEROLE 1 (40 oz.) package frozen scalloped potatoes, 2 tablespoons salted butter, 4 thinly sliced green onions, 1/8 cup chopped white onions, 1 1/4  pounds leftover pulled pork, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 1/4 cups…

RED-EYE GRAVY

RED-EYE GRAVY also known as BOTTOM SOP Add a little shortening to a heavy skillet, fry ham steak (2-inches thick).  In a skillet, fry the ham until it is a little crisp and browned. Remove the ham from the skillet. Add 1½ cup black boiling coffee,  1½ tablespoon flour,  ½ teaspoon seasoning salt,  ¼ teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon brown sugar,  ¼  teaspoon cayenne,…

SHRIMP CREOLE

LOWER 9TH WARD SHRIMP CREOLE Creole cooking is a unique style of cooking. This cuisine has European, French, Caribbean and African influence.  French creoles speak French Black Creoles speak Louisiana Creole which is a mixture of English, French, and Spanish. 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined, 1 stick salted butter, 1 cup onions, finely chopped, 2 stalks…

JACQUE ROSE’S SOUTHERN COUNTRY SEASONING SALT

SOUTHERN COUNTRY COOKING …from traditional southern soul food to my classic fufu cuisine. JACQUE ROSE’S SEASONING SALT 1 teaspoon raw sugar, 3 tablespoons smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 4 teaspoons dry onion soup mix, 2½  teaspoon granulated garlic, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon cayenne, ¼  teaspoon curry powder, 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes, 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin,  1…

SHRIMP FRITTERS

While at the Henderson Family Union last weekend I got a request for a shrimp fritter recipe.  I went to my favorite grocery store and found jumbo head and shell on shrimp for less than $8.00 per pound.  You can’t believe how excited I got. I bought 1-pound of shrimp and rushed back home to…

PEACH SYRUP

My sister LaLa went peach picking a couple of weeks ago.  Peach picking brings back such fond memories.  As a family, we would go to Littlerock, California and pick lugs of peaches that would be used to prepare peach cobbler, peach syrup, peach preserve, and peach jelly. 4 large fresh peaches, 1/4 cup powdered sugar,…

CHILAQUILES

Chilaquiles is a traditional fast breakfast or brunch dish.  Here is my world-renowned recipe.  First things first, cut the tortillas in quarters and fry them until they are light brown and crispy, drain on paper towels and set aside. 6 slices of bacon, fry until crispy and crumbled, 2 cups prepared avocado salsa, 8 ounces…

CROWDER PEAS

Here ya go Cousin, this is how I fix my crowder peas. 1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks, 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke, 1 pound bag of dried crowder peas, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1 1/2 cup purple onions, chopped, 10 cups chicken broth, 1/4 cup green bell pepper, 12 ounce bag frozen speckled butter…

LIGHT SKINNED

Light Skinned refers to the color of your pie. Yellow sweet potatoes make a yellow or light skinned pie My grandson Robert asked me what is the difference between yams and sweet potatoes.  I told him I make sweet potato pies out of yams.  Yams are orange in color and sweet potatoes are yellow.  For purposes of…

COURTBOUILLON

My Uncle Clarence, referred to on the streets as Cheeky Black made this stew for everyone all the time.  When I was a little girl this dish was made using catfish heads and steaks.  We would visit the fish market to buy our fish and get a big bag of catfish heads FREE.  Folks would…

JACQUE ROSE COUNTRY EGGS BENEDICT

The star of my eggs benedict is a buttermilk biscuit! EGGS BENEDICT  First things first let’s make the Hollandaise Sauce: 3 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup salted butter.  Get out the saucepan, add the egg yolks and whisk vigorously slowly add the lemon juice. The flame should be VERY low!  Add half…

FRIED DILL PICKLES

FRIED DILL PICKLES 1 (16 oz.) jar dill pickle spears, 1 cup low-fat buttermilk, 1 egg, hot sauce, to taste, 1 cup panko bread crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, oil…