In the Kitchen

Kentucky is the home to great food — Derby Pie, Benedictine, the famous Hot Brown, Burgoo, and much more. We have our own style here in the Bluegrass, and we’re happy to share all our Kentucky recipes and Kentucky food ideas with everyone who cares to visit. So have a seat at our kitchen table, and take a look at some of our great Kentucky recipes and food lore.

Peach Caramel French Toast

1 29-ounce can sliced peaches with syrup1½ cup granulated syrup¼ pound (1 stick) margarine or butter1 cup light brown sugar2 Tablespoons water6 to 8 slices white bread5 eggs1¼ cups whole milk1 Tablespoon vanilla Drain the…

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Peanut Squash Custard

Courtesy Fred & Jenny Wiche I know that many people have never heard of peanut squash. If you're lucky enough to find it, try this one. It's so good that it's worth finding the variety…

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Beer Cheese

10oz. grated Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar cheese10oz. grated Cracker Barrel mild cheddar cheese2 cloves garlic, minced3 green onions with tops, finely chopped¼ teaspoon cayenne½ teaspoon Tabasco¾ cup stale beer Soften cheese in microwave. Combine all…

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Grilled Lemon-Pepper Catfish

6 catfish filets (6 to 8 ounces)Vegetable cooking spray⅓ cup lemon juice3 Tablespoons melted butter1 Tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning mix Place the fish in a grilling basket coated with cooking spray. Combine the lemon juice,…

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Bacon and Cheese Spoonbread

This is a wonderful version of a southern favorite. ¾ cup cornmeal1½ cups cold water½ pound mild cheddar cheese, grated (2 cups)4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened2 cloves garlic, minced½ teaspoon saltDash of white pepper1…

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Hot Artichoke Dip

I serve this dish when I cater. Even though it is an older recipe, it is still the first dish to empty. Guests love it even when they don't think they like artichokes! 1 14…

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Benedictine Spread

So many Kentuckians are grateful to Miss Jennie Benedict, a Louisville caterer, for creating Benedictine spread before the turn of the century. I grew up enjoying this famous green spread when my family would entertain.…

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Hollandaise Sauce

This is a great sauce to accompany Lynn's Country Ham Frittata 3 egg yolks1½ Tablespoons fresh lemon juicePinch of salt½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, meltedWhite pepper Whisk egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of the…

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Baked Fish for Company

1½ cups mayonnaise1 tablespoon creole mustard2 teaspoons lemon juice1 tablespoon Tabasco1 tablespoon Worcestershire suace2 teaspoons garlic powder¾ teaspoon curry powder8 of your favorite fish filletsButtery round crackers, crumbled Preheat the oven to 400°. Mix the…

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