Country Ham Frittata from Lynn's Paradise Cafe

Vegetable oil for frying1 small green bell pepper, chopped1 small red bell pepper, chopped1 small white onion, finely chopped2 cups whole eggs2 cups heavy whipping cream1½ cups diced Finchville or other country ham2 cups grated cheese1 cup grated Jack or Mozzarella cheese1 cup fresh spinach, cut into ribbons2 cups cooked, diced potatoes½ teaspoon fresh dill…

Country Fried Steak

If you're looking for a great Kentucky country fried steak, this recipe is as good as it gets. ½ cup flour½ teaspoon salt¾ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoons paprika½ pound boneless round steak, about ¾" thick, trimmed of excess fat3 tablespoons bacon or ham fat1½ cups milkSalt and pepperCayenne Mix flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in small…

Chocolate Elegance

This is a wonderful version of a southern favorite. Add a fresh green salad and you have a great lunch! ⅓ cups semisweet chocolate chips½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter4 Tablespoons superfine sugar (in the sugar section of the grocery)5 large eggs, separated2 Tablespoons Tia Maria liqueurChocolate curls for garnish (see note) Combine chocolate pieces,…

Apple and Acorn Squash Soup

1 medium onion, chopped fine1 small acorn squash, peeled and seeded, and chopped3 Tablespoons butter1 cup apple juice2 cups chicken broth1 small apple, peeled and coredSalt and pepper to tasteSugar to taste (start with a teaspoon)Sour cream for garnishChopped parsley for garnish Sauté the onion and squash in butter for 2 minutes then add the…

Vidalia Onion Casserole

Yield: Serves 25. 3 cups crushed round buttery crackers3 sticks butter or margarine, melted6 cups very thinly sliced Vidalia onions (5 or 6 large)6 Tablespoons butter1 clove garlic, chopped6 eggs, beaten2½ cups milk, warmed2½ teaspoons saltdash of Tabasco¼ teaspoon pepper1½ teaspoons prepared mustard1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce6 ounces Parmesan cheese (1½ cups)12 ounces Swiss cheese, grated…

Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce

Rich and elegant. 6 chicken breast halves, skin and bone removed½ cup butterSalt and black pepper to taste2 tablespoons sherry2 teaspoons grated lemon peel2 tablespoons lemon juice1 cup whipping creamGrated Parmesan cheeseLemon slices for garnish Sauté chicken in butter in large skillet, turning to lightly brown on both sides. Season with salt and black pepper…

Fresh Tomato Tart

1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell3 large ripe tomatoesSeasoned saltFreshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil½ cup mayonnaise½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese2 cloves garlic, crushed½ cup chopped fresh parsley¼ cup cracker crumbs Place pastry in 10-inch tart pan and prick with fork tines. Bake according to pastry package directions until done. Let stand…

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Complement this dish with garlic mashed potatoes and French style green beans. 1 medium onion, chopped1 stalk celery, chopped1 tablespoon unsalted butter1½ cups crumbs from day-old French bread½ cup milk2 pounds ground sirloin2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce2 eggs, lightly beaten1½ teaspoons saltFreshly ground black pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder¼ teaspoon dried thyme2 bayleaves…

Shrimp Remoulade with Fried Green Tomatoes

1 cup minced onion½ cup Chopped green onion3 cloves garlic, pressed¾ cup vegetable oil¼ cup tarragon vinegar½ cup brown Creole mustard2 teaspoons salt¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper2 teaspoons paprika2 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined and boiledGreen tomatoes, sliced ¼" thick;     enough tomatoes to allow for 3-4 slices per portion¼ cup all-purpose flour¼ cup cornmealSalt and black pepper to…

Fruit Cobbler

Filling:6 cups fresh or frozen fruit 2½ cups sugar Pastry:2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon salt¾ cup vegetable shortening⅓ to ½ cup ice water½ cup butter, melted½ to ¾ cup sugar Combine fruit and sugar. Let stand for a day or overnight to allow formation of juices. Combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt.…