CHILAQUILES

Chilaquiles is a traditional breakfast or brunch dish in Pacoima.  I grew up in Pacoima, California. Pacoima is the Land of Dreams located in the San Fernando Valley. Crystal Jackson has written a documentary on Pacoima. Check out my home town at Pacoima Stories.  Here is my world-renowned chilaquiles recipe. CHILAQUILES First things first, cut 5-6…

LOWER 9TH WARD OYSTER PO BOY

I should be posting a picture of the oyster loaf, but this recipe is all about my Grandmother Emma; therefore, I am posting her picture. HISTORY OF THE PO BOY SANDWICH The Po Boy is a submarine type sandwich coined and created in New Orleans by Benny and Clovis Martin (originally from Raceland, Louisiana), former streetcar…

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE 1 pound large dried elbow macaroni, 1 stick salted butter, 4 cups evaporated milk, 1/4 cup flour, 1 (4 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened, 2 1/2 cups Colby cheese, grated, 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, grated,  1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, grated, 1 pound cooked lobster meat, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg,…

LOADED POTATOES

LOADED POTATO Get out several russet potatoes, wash them and wrap them in aluminum foil, tucking the end and squeezing the foil until tight.  Add the potatoes to a heavy pot and cover them with water, bring to a boil then cover the pot. When catering one of the toughest jobs is serving hot food,…

STREET CORN DIP

STREET CORN DIP 1  (15oz.) cans Mexicorn, drained, 1 (7 oz.) can whole kernel white corn, drained, 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated, 4 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1 (4 oz.) can roasted red bell pepper, drained, 2 large fresh jalapenos, minced, 1/4 cup red onions, chopped, 1/8 cup red and green bell peppers, chopped, 2 green…

JACQUE ROSE BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN

JAQUE ROSE BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN NOTE:  This dish is dedicated to my brothers Bubby, Floyd and my sister Pat they are my chicken leg eaters 3 cups low-fat buttermilk, 1 large egg, beaten, 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon,  1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 2 teaspoons granulated garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 4…