Author Archives: A Taste of Kentucky

Chicken and Dumplings (My Family’s Favorite)

2 quarts water1 large chicken, cleaned and cut up (leave skin on)3 stalks celery, chopped1 medium onion, chopped2 tablespoons butterSalt and pepper2 cups flour½ cup solid vegetable shortening½ teaspoon saltCold water In a large dutch oven bring 2 quarts of water containing chicken, celery, onion, and butter to a boil. Cover the pot and simmer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Broccoli Salad

4 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut into small pieces¼ cup raisins8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled¼ cup red onion¼ cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons vinegar¼ cup sugar Combine broccoli, raisins, bacon and onion. For the dressing, mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Just before serving, pour the dressing a little at a […]

Henry Bain Sauce

12oz. Major Grey Chutney½ 8oz. bottle pickled walnuts *14oz. Ketchup10oz. A-1 Sauce10oz. Worcestershire sauce12oz. chili saucehot pepper sauce to taste Mix chutney with walnuts in blender or food processor. Mix well with other ingredients and store in sterilized jars. Serve with beef. A Louisville favorite for many years, this was originated by the head waiter […]

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 […]

Asparagus and Eggs Au Gratin

1 cup cracker crumbs½ cup mild cheddar cheese, grated½ cup American cheese, gratedBechemel sauce (recipe follows)4 hard cooked eggs2 cup steamed asparagusSalt and pepper to tasteSprinkle ½ of the crumbs in the bottom of a buttered casserole dish. Mix the cheeses with the well seasoned bechemel sauce. Place alternating layers of hard cooked eggs, asparagus […]

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