regional American food

Tiny Burgers with Pickles and Onions

Ingredients: 1 lb 94% lean ground beef 1/4 cup minced white onion 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce sea salt freshly ground black pepper to serve: minced white onion soft dinner rolls, cut in half horizontally dill pickle slices (sometimes labeled “hamburger pickles”) Directions: In a medium bowl, combine the beef, onion, […]

Creamy Pimento Cheese

Ingredients: 8 oz shredded aged sharp cheddar 4 oz jarred diced pimentos, drained 2/3-3/4 cup mayonnaise 2-3 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in […]

New York Street Cart Cinnamon-Sugar Peanuts

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar 2/3 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 3 cups unsalted roasted peanuts 1 teaspoon ground Saigon cinnamon Directions: Line jelly roll pan with cooking parchment paper. In 12- or 14-inch cast iron skillet,  whisk together sugar, water and vanilla paste.. Stir in peanuts. Cook over […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling

Ingredients: 4 slices potato bread, toasted and cubed 1 onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 5 cups leftover mashed potatoes (I used leftovers from this) 2 tablespoons parsley 3 eggs 2 tablespoons butter sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Spray with cooking spray or grease […]

How-to: Clean & Freeze Fire Roasted Hatch Green Chiles

you need: 25 lbs (or less! or more!) fire roasted Hatch Green Chiles, cooled food safe plastic gloves large bowl filled with very cold water medium sized bowl paper towels or clean teas towels you don’t mind staining resealable freezer bags (gallon and quart) measuring cups knives cutting boards permanent […]

Catfish Étouffée

Ingredients: 3-4 tablespoons bacon fat (or butter) 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning 1/4 cup flour 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced (including greens) 1 jalapeno pepper, diced 1  poblano pepper, diced 2 teaspoons hot sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 14 oz canned fire roasted diced tomatoes […]

Cowpoke Beans

Ingredients 1 slice thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 cayenne peppers, minced 15 oz canned pinto beans, drained 15 oz fire roasted tomatoes 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon hot paprika Directions: Saute […]

Frito Pie

Ingredients: group #1 2 lb very lean ground beef, browned 5 cloves garlic, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 large onion, diced 1 habanero chile, minced 3 serrano chiles, minced 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 15 oz canned fire roasted tomatoes 15 oz canned fire roasted tomatoes with […]

Stayman-Winesap Apple Butter

Ingredients: 10 Stayman Winesap apples, sliced 1 cup apple cider 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 stick cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Directions: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 10-12 hours. Vent by placing the lid on askew and cook on low […]

Rachel’s Hot n’ Spicy Shrimp Étouffée

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning 1/4 cup flour 2 clove garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 2 habanero peppers, minced 1 1/2 cup lobster or shrimp stock 2 teaspoons hot sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 large tomato, diced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 […]