FAIR FOOD

SPAM FRIES This just might be the culinary fair food of the century.  I serve these fries with a Green Onion Dip and a Whiskey Sour Cocktail. Grits: 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup uncooked quick grits, ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese. In a saucepan, add the…

MONKEY BREAD

I have no idea why it is called monkey bread.  My grandmother said she was told the dish looks like a barrel of monkeys.   I have also heard that in the early 1940s snack or finger foods were frequently referred to as monkey food. In addition to money bread, I have heard this dish called…

STUFFED MIRLITON

Mirliton is a pear-shaped squash grown in southern Lousiana.  This squash is 3-6 inches long and several inches across with a large seed.  The skin pigmentation varies from light to medium green.  The taste is a cross between an unripe honeydew melon and a yellow squash. STUFFED MIRLITON  4 squash, 1/2 pound shrimp peeled and…

SMOTHERED OXTAILS

My Daddy calls oxtails swinging steaks.  Oxtails cost like steak too.  The lowest price per pound I could find was $5.98. SMOTHERED OXTAILS 2 pounds oxtails, 1 large yellow onion, 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 2 bay leaves, 1 package onion soup mix, 1/2 cup self-rising flour, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/2…

Green Bean Almondine

The best tasting Green Bean Almondine you have ever tasted in less than 30-minutes 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 3 tablespoons diced white onions, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 (16 oz.) package frozen french cut green beans, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest. Preheat oven to 400 degrees….

DAMN DELICIOUS PESTO

    DAMN DELICIOUS PESTO Carrot tops taste very similar to flat-leaf or Italian parsley.  The carrot tops are a little bitter with a slight peppery taste; to counteract the bitter taste, I add spinach and mint. 2 bunches or 1 1/2 pounds of carrots  with tops, 1/4 cup baby spinach, 1/8 cup fresh mint…

TODAY IS NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY Y’ALL

Avocados are full of beneficial fats and almost twenty (20) vitamins and minerals.  Here are a few of the vitamins C, E, K, and B-6.  They will also provide our bodies with lutein,  beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.  Last but not least, avocados taste good! AVACADO CRAB SALAD 8 ounces of lump crab,  1 cup…

LET’S GET INTO SOME GOOD TROUBLE!

LET’S GET INTO SOME GOOD TROUBLE!  Register to vote. Register to vote in writing. I need you to vote.  I am not asking that you register to vote as a Democrat or a Republican. I am asking you to vote on a local, regional and national level. I am asking everyone to complete the Census…

CHILI VERDE

CHILI VERDE 1/2 pound green tomatillos, peel the leaves off, 3 serrano peppers, 1 jalapeno pepper, 1/2 medium white onion, 3 garlic cloves, 1/4 teaspoons chicken bouillon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/8 teaspoon ground oregano, 1 bunch fresh cilantro. Put the tomatillos and peppers in a pot, add enough…

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES Cooking With Jacque Rose has 114 new cousins.  I am so excited.  I want to expand my extended family through this food blog by adding ten thousand new cousins.  When you like and follow my food blog, you become a part of my extended family. In the southern tradition, your first name…

BOTTOM SOP Also Known As RED-EYE GRAVY 

BOTTOM SOP Also Known As RED-EYE GRAVY  Add a little shortening to a heavy skillet, fry your ham steak (2-inches thick) until it is crispy around the edges and browned. Remove the ham from the skillet. Add 1 1/2 cup black boiling coffee, scrape the skillet bottom, there are excellent flavors in those scrapes, 1 1/2 tablespoon…

LET’S HAVE SOME CAKE WITH OUR COFFEE THIS MORNING

MORNING OATMEAL CAKE CAKE 1 cup quick oatmeal, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 stick salted butter, softened, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,  1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 1 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 cup white sugar, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,  3/4 teaspoon ground mace, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups…