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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cauliflower and Mushroom Dippers

These veggies are simply delicious, with the taste of fried cauliflower and mushrooms without the grease. They really are so good

What you need:
2/3 cup plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 egg beat
1/4 cup. water or milk
2 cups bite-size cauliflower florets
8 ounces bite-size whole fresh mushrooms,
cleaned and trimmed
Low-fat meatless spaghetti sauce or ranch dressing

How to make it:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a plastic bag with a tight-fitting
seal, combine bread crumbs and cheese.  In a small bowl, stir together
egg white and water.  Dip a few vegetables at a time in the egg
mixture and place them in the plastic bag.  Seal the bag and shake
gently.  Place vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Serve warm with
spaghetti sauce for dipping, if desired.  We also like Ranch
Enjoy Good food

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Awesome Chicken Fried Steak

This is by far the best chicken fried steak I've ever made. I've made this numerous times for my picky family and friends. I get requests for this one a lot Now remember Enjoy Good Food

What you need:
4 (1/2 pound) beef cube steaks(you can pound some cutlets or sirloin)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable shortening for deep frying

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

How to make it:
Pound the steaks to about 1/4-inch thickness. Place 2 cups of flour in a shallow bowl. Stir together the baking powder, baking soda, pepper, and salt in a separate shallow bowl; stir in the buttermilk, egg, Tabasco Sauce, and garlic. Dredge each steak first in the flour, then in the batter, and again in the flour. Pat the flour onto the surface of each steak so they are completely coated with dry flour.
Heat the shortening in a deep cast-iron skillet to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Fry the steaks until evenly golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Place fried steaks on a plate with paper towels to drain. Drain the fat from the skillet, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid and as much of the solid remnants as possible.
Return the skillet to medium-low heat with the reserved oil. Whisk the remaining flour into the oil. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula to release solids into the gravy. Stir in the milk, raise the heat to medium, and bring the gravy to a simmer, cook until thick, 6 to 7 minutes. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Spoon the gravy over the steaks to serve.

Roast Beef with Mushroom Onion Gravy

This inexpensive roast cook my way will melt in your mouth and you will never spend high prices on higher priced cuts of meats.

What you need
2 lb chuck Roast
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt and pepper (keep 1/2 tsp for searing meat)
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp marjoram
1 large onion quartered and sliced up(gives the meat flavor and great gravy)
16 ounces mushrooms white, cremini sliced in half(your choice)
1 clove garlic minced

How to make it:
First I want you to rub your roast with the olive oil all over well
Next I want you to salt and pepper it and rub that in, wrap it in a large zip lock bag or covered container and put in the refrigerator overnight or at least 6 hours to marinate.

Then next day
Get a large pot out and drizzle just a slight bit of olive oil in pot and get really nice and hot, once it's hot place your roast into the pot and sear it on all sides till it is nice and brown. This keeps the meat juicy and flavorful.
Once you have it browned well I want you to pour 3-4 cups of water over it, add the other spices and cook it for about 1 hour on medium low, then add onions cook another hour, just watch it that the juice doesn't all cook away, so not too high. If water cooks down, add a little bit if needed.
Now add your garlic and mushrooms and simmer this down so you have about half the water it should be nice and brown juice and smells delicious. This is how you cook a good roast.
Your roast should pretty much fall apart, and you're ready to make your gravy.
Remove meat from pot and mushrooms gently, (leave onion bits in pot), to a bowl and let the juices drain off well pour the extra juice back into pot and get boiling. Don't burn

For Gravy:
2 large tablespoons corn starch
1 cup cold water
Mix your corn starch and water in a cup stir to mix up and pour into your hot juice and stir well, reduce heat just a bit now, till it thickens do not let this burn now, you've make perfect gravy.
Put mushrooms and any onions that may have scooped up back into your gravy and stir just to coat well.
Serve your roast with mashed potatoes and serve your mushroom onion Gravy over.
Enjoy Good Food

Breaded Fried Mushrooms

One of my most favorite vegetables are mushrooms I love them all kinds of ways
and homemade fried mushrooms are a real treat. Always Enjoy Good Food


10 ounces fresh white mushrooms, wiped clean
1 cup flour
1⁄2 cup cornstarch
3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 cups breadcrumbs (Panko if you can find them)

How to make it:
Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Add water to make a batter.
Dip clean mushroom into batter letting excess batter drip off.
I find it easier to stick a toothpick into the mushroom to dip it.
After dipping into batter roll in Panko breadcrumbs to coat.
Deep fry in oil until golden.
We like this with Ranch dressing/dip the thicker the better.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cinnamon Muffins

These muffins are very easy and they have that crunchy cinnamon buttery topping plus a secret ingredient, I add 1 mashed banana to them, great source of fiber too, Bananas are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper.

Enjoy Good food

Makes 6 Large Muffins or 12 Regular Size

What you need:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 banana mashed
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted

2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter(to dot on top of each muffin)

How to make them:
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and allspice.
Add egg, milk, mashed banana and melted butter.
Stir into dry ingredients until moistened.
Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin cups.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.

Crunchy Cinnamon Topping:
For topping combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture on each muffin
Then just before you pop them into the oven put a small dot of butter on each muffin
Then bake, cool about 10 minutes then pop out of muffin tin. Serve warm with your favorite drink