Baltimore

Crab Pretzel

Ingredients: for the dip: 1 small shallot, grated 8 oz fresh blue crab meat 3 oz shredded sharp cheddar 3 oz cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard for the pretzel: 3/4 oz […]

Baltimore-Style Sour Beef and Dumplings (Slow Cooker)

Ingredients: for the sauce/marinade: 1 3/4 cups red wine vinegar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 2 onions, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon whole allspice 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 3 whole cloves 2 tablespoons black peppercorns 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon salt for the dumplings: 4 cups […]

How to Steam Blue Crabs

Ingredients: water apple cider vinegar Old Bay kosher or coarse salt live blue crabs Directions: In a large boiling pot with a 2 inch raised rack add water and vinegar in equal amounts until the level is just below the rack. Bring to a boil. Drop the crabs into the […]

Simple, Fresh Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 7 cups finely shredded cabbage 4-5 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons caraway seeds Directions: Mix all ingredients together until the cabbage starts to leak water. Place in a large, nonreactive container. Pack the cabbage in tightly. There should be enough liquid to cover the cabbage. If not, pour some […]

Smearcase

Ingredients: for the cake: 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 2 eggs, at room temperature pinch of salt for the filling: 16 oz cream cheese*, at room temperature 12 oz evaporated milk 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon flour 2 teaspoons vanilla […]