Tag: basic

28
Apr
2008

Beef Stew

It’s a chilly and rainy Monday here, so I decided that even though the weather has recently been unseasonably warm, today would be a good day for beef stew. I picked up a couple of pounds of bottom round chuck…

16
Apr
2008

The Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs

Adding bunches of fresh herbs to your cooking is the easiest way to add huge amounts of flavor. Unfortunately, they can be expensive and tend to go bad quickly. Here’s a good, cheap, hassle-free way to store your fresh herbs…

09
Mar
2008

Southern Fried Chicken – “The Virginia Way”

Funny how my brother and I sometimes end up being simpatico but always with slightly different perspectives. My wife had been talking about feeding our kids Kentucky Fried Chicken when I ran into a deal at our local Asian food…

08
Mar
2008

Fried Chicken

This is how I make fried chicken…

21
Feb
2008

Basic Baked Potato

Set your oven to 450°. Wash the potato, removing all the dirt you can. Then, fill a deep bowl with warm water, and a bunch of salt. Pierce the potato with a fork all over, and then let it sit…

30
Jan
2008

“En Papillote”

So the other day, my wife said she wanted fish for dinner. The pickings at the fish counter seemed pretty slim, but there were some orange roughy fillets, a firm fleshed white fish, that looked pretty good, so I picked…

22
Jan
2008

Chicken Fingers

So, either buy a package of prepared chicken tenders, or buy boneless chicken breast and slice them into strips. Put them in a bowl, and pour in enough buttermilk to cover them. Then stir in enough hot sauce to turn…

12
Jan
2008

4-hour Survival Bread

My mom typed this up on a couple of index cards and gave it to me when I was going off to college. She told me that even if I couldn’t afford to make anything else, I could always make…

24
Dec
2007

White and Brown Stock

When making chicken stock, using raw chicken will give you “white” chicken stock, while using a roasted bird will give you “brown” chicken stock. According to Escoffier, white stock is used for the base of white sauces. Brown stock should…

23
Dec
2007

Pie Crust Recipes

Haven’t had a chance to try this recipe. It’s in a cookbook that I’m giving away, so I thought I’d save it here. According to the book, “This dough rolls easily and will take a lot of handling and still…