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sweet corn fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters

Ingredients
3⁄4 cup standard plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
black pepper
1 egg
440 g cream-style corn
2 tablespoons oil

Directions
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper to taste into a bowl.

Add egg, mixing to combine.

Stir in sweetcorn.

Heat oil in a frying pan.

Drop tablespoonsful of corn mixture into pan.

Cook until golden then turn and cook the other side.

Drain on absorbent paper.

Serve hot.

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talian Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

Italian Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

Ingredients
6 medium zucchini (about 8 ounces each)
1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each zucchini lengthwise in half. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell; chop pulp. Place zucchini shells in a large microwave-safe dish. In batches, microwave, covered, on high 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender.

In a large skillet, cook sausage and zucchini pulp over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink, breaking sausage into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomatoes, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, herbs and pepper. Spoon into zucchini shells.

Place in two ungreased 13×9-in. baking dishes. Bake, covered, 15-20 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5-8 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Italian Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

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Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Total Time: 13 hr 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive: 8 hr
Cook: 5 hr

Yield:10 to 12 servings
Level:Easy

Goes great with Southern Cornbread

Ingredients
1 pound dry pinto beans
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 pound ham hocks, or 1/4 pound streak o’ lean
4 cups water
1 onion, chopped
House Seasoning, recipe follows

Directions
Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain the beans and dump into slow cooker. Stir in chili powder and oregano.

If using ham hock: Pre-soak ham in a separate pot, for at least 2, or refrigerated up to 24 hours, depending on how salty you want your stock to be. Add ham hock to slow cooker with beans and pour in ham soaking liquid. Add more water until ham hock is completely covered.

If using streak o’ lean: Cut into cubes, brown in a skillet, and place the meat and any rendered fat in the slow cooker with beans. Pour 4 cups water into pot.

Add onion to slow cooker with beans and meat. Stir well. Season, to taste, with House Seasoning, cover the pot, and cook on high until beans are very tender, about 5 hours.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Recipe found here: Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

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Peaches 'n' Cream Salad

Peaches ‘n’ Cream Salad

Ingredients
1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1 cup orange juice
1 envelope whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

PEACH LAYER:
1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 can (21 ounces) peach pie filling

Directions
In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water; add orange juice. Refrigerate until partially set. Prepare topping mix according to package directions. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; fold in whipped topping and pecans if desired. Fold into gelatin mixture. Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square dish. Refrigerate until firm.

For peach layer, dissolve gelatin in water; stir in pie filling. Chill until partially set. Carefully pour over creamy gelatin layer (pan will be full). Chill until firm. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Peaches ‘n’ Cream Salad

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Best Seafood Chowder

Best Seafood Chowder

Ingredients
1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
2 medium onions, chopped
6 cups cubed peeled potatoes
4 cups water
1 pound bay or sea scallops, quartered
1 pound lobster meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pound cod, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound haddock, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 quarts milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Directions
In a large soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; reserve drippings. Saute onions in drippings until tender. Add potatoes and water; bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes.

Add the scallops, lobster, shrimp, cod and haddock. Cook for 10 minutes or until scallops are opaque, shrimp turn pink and fish flakes easily with a fork. Add the butter, salt, parsley and curry powder. Stir in milk and evaporated milk; heat through. Garnish with bacon. Yield: 32 servings (8 quarts).

Recipe found here: Best Seafood Chowder

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Creamy Egg Salad

Creamy Egg Salad

Ingredients
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped green or sweet red pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
8 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

Directions
In a bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in green pepper, celery, relish and parsley. Fold in eggs. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Yield: 3 cups.

Recipe found here: Creamy Egg Salad

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Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

Ingredients
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
4 cups cooked long grain rice
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon beau monde seasoning

Directions
In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the rice, spinach, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1 cup Parmesan cheese and onion mixture.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, ricotta, milk, garlic powder and beau monde seasoning until smooth. Add to rice mixture and mix well.

Spoon into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Spice Islands beau monde seasoning. It is a blend of salt, onion powder and celery seed.

Recipe found here: Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

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