Baltimore

Old Bay Crab Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 6 hard boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped chives 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay blue crab for garnish (I used leftover meat from steamed crabs) Directions: Place the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, chives and Old Bay in a mini chopper […]

Maryland Style Fried Chicken

Ingredients: 2 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 2 cups flour 1 cup milk salt freshly ground black pepper canola oil Directions: Place the milk and the flour in seperate shallow bowls. Add salt and pepper to the flour to taste. Dip the chicken in the milk then in the flour […]

Baltimore Peach Cake

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 oz yeast 3 tablespoons lukewarm water 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled 1/3 cup milk, at room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon salt 4-6 halved or quartered peeled and pitted peaches, at room temperature 1-2 tablespoons raspberry jam (I […]

Homemade Raspberry Lime Baltimore Snowballs

Ingredients: for the “syrup”: 1 1/4 cup (fresh) raspberries juice and zest of 2 small limes 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup simple syrup or liquid turbinado sugar (to taste) to serve: finely crushed ice cup spoon Directions: Place all “syrup” ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. If necessary, […]

Meat Cakes (Frikadellen)

Ingredients: 2/3 lb lean ground beef 1/3 lb ground pork 1/3 lb ground veal 1 egg, beaten 1 small onion, diced 1-2 slices soft sandwich bread, torn into bite-sized pieces salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Form into about 6 flat patties. […]

Tomato Aspic

Ingredients: 3 cups bottled tomato juice 1 1/2 tablespoons unflavored powdered gelatin (1 little packets) 1/2 tablespoon sea salt salt 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seed 1 1/2 teaspoon dill seed 1 1/2 teaspoons spicy Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 black […]

Apples & Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 32 oz finely shredded sauerkraut 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 apples, peeled and sliced (I used Honeycrisp) 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoon Brummel & Brown 1 bay leaf freshly ground black pepper Directions: […]

“Skinny” Summer Crab Dip

Ingredients: 16 oz blue crab claw meat 8 oz Neufchâtel*, at room temperature 3/4 cup 2% Greek yogurt 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon ground lemon peel […]

Homemade Sauerkraut with Caraway

Ingredients: 3 lbs cabbage, core removed and sliced thinly 2 large cabbage leaves 3 teaspoons canning salt 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons charnushka (black caraway) 9 black peppercorns other equipment: a plastic bag filled with water and tied closed a pickling or other nonreactive crock potato masher […]

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Old Bay Hollandaise

Ingredients: 4 English muffins, toasted 8 eggs, poached* 8 warm crab cakes for the hollandaise: 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon cold water 4 oz hot melted butter juice of 1/2 lemon 1 teaspoon Old Bay Directions: For the hollandaise: Place egg yolks, water, lemon juice and Old Bay in a […]