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Huevos Rancheros

A tasty and relatively easy recipe with a great classic red sauce. The original recipe linked below uses canned chipotles, but this has been adapted to use more dried chiles, as the heat from the canned chipotles overpowers the eggs.

Sauce

  • 4-6 whole dried chipotles (only 2-3 canned)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted (such as Muir Glen)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves and fine stems, plus more for serving
Huevos Rancheros
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Eggs Benedict

For 4 eggs:

4 English muffins
8 slices smoked salmon or ham
4 very fresh eggs, drained of louse whites and poached for 3 minutes

For Hollandaise:

1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon lemon juice from 1 lemon
Pinch Kosher salt
½ stick unsalted butter

Prep english muffins and sliced meat. Set up mise-en-place

Combine egg yolk, water, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt in the bottom of a cup that barely fits the head of an immersion blender.

Melt butter in a small saucepan that is easy to pour from over high heat, swirling constantly, until foaming subsides.

Eggs Benedict
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Berber Eggs

Bon Appetit called this recipe Tunisian-style eggs, but we instantly recognized it as a close cousin to the Berber Eggs we had for breakfast in Morocco. We tweaked the recipe slightly, and it was delicious!

Serves 2

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 red bell peppers, cored, chopped or thinly sliced into strips
1/2 large tomato, finely diced
3+ tablespoon harissa paste and/or dried spice mix

Berber eggs
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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Courtesy of Cook's Illustrated.

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Brioche

Courtesy of Cook's Illustrated.

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Corn Fritters

Via WhatIHaventCookedYet, a recipe for corn fritters (not unlike Venezuelan cachapas):

This is a slightly modified, and halved, version of the recipe.

1/4 Tbsp salt
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cups buttermilk
1/8 cup melted butter
1 Tbsp honey
2 ears corn, kernels removed
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
Olive oil for frying

Mix together dry ingredients – salt, baking powder, flour and corn meal – in a large bowl.

Corn Fritters
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Blueberry Muffins

A great and easy blueberry muffin recipe that doesn't need milk - perfect for the weekend. Also, the raw batter is addictive.

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
Heavy pinch of salt
Dash of Nutmeg

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 generous cup plain, unflavored yogurt (throw in extra if you want)
Vanilla Extract

2 cups fresh blueberries
Softened Butter, for muffin tins
Turbinado sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 385 degrees.

In a medium bowl sift flour, baking soda, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Blueberry Muffins
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Maurine's Orange Peel Bread

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Blend together:

  • 1 c. sugar ( a little less if you are using the syrup from the rinds)
  • 2T. butter, melted.

Then add

  • 2 eggs and mix well.

Stir in

  • 3 ¼ c. flour
  • 3 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 c. chopped pecans (or more)
  • 1½ candied orange peels (recipe follows)

Mix well then add

  • 1 c. milk, or milk and syrup to measure 1 c. (no more than half syrup)
  • 1 t. vanilla

If the syrup has become solid, put the jar, uncovered, into the microwave for 30 second intervals until thin. Let cool some before adding to milk.

Orange Bread
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Blueberry Bagels

I love blueberry bagels and cream cheese. They're probably ... no ... definitely my favorite food. If I was stranded on a desert island and could only take one food with me (nutritional value aside), I would take blueberry bagels and cream cheese. I've often joked (only somewhat kidding...) that I could go on an all-bagel diet (with some proteins beyond cream cheese thrown in for delicious bagelwiches). In fact, I'm eating a blueberry bagel with cream cheese right now (not even one I made in this recipe... while making this recipe, I ate a storebought blueberry bagel with cream cheese).

Bagels done
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Fruit Jam

This is my basic jam recipe. It can be used for just about any type of fruit jam (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, apricot, peach, blueberry, etc.).

Yield: 4 half-pints

4 heaping cups of fruit
1/2 to 1 cup water (depending on natural juiciness of fruit)
1 package no-sugar pectin (= 3 Tbsp no-sugar pectin)
sugar to taste (probably about 1/4 cup)
Pinch of spices, if desired (things like allspice, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel can be a nice addition, depending on the fruit)

Many Jams
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Pancakes

Perfect pancakes are like perfect rice - the secret shibboleths of the kitchen. Smitten Kitchen has a great read on making amazing pancakes, adapted here:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup light wheat (we use Wade's Mill naturally white bread flour, the wheatier the flour, the more all-purpose you'll need)
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, or slightly less table salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 4 medium eggs, separated
Pancakes, plain
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Simple Biscuits

The vintage Joy of Cooking book I have had always held the answers to almost any question in the kitchen - the last stop before a call to Mom, basically. I've always found its biscuit recipe lacking, though. So when I stumbled across this one when trying to make a biscuit-topped cobbler, I wanted to keep it for posterity:

Biscuit Dough

1 tablespoon shortening
1 cup flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk

Mix dry ingredients; cut shortening in with pastry blender or knives. Add milk gradually to make a soft dough. If too soft, add a little more flour.

Biscuits
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Sharon's egg and chile souffle

3 large Hatch green chiles; roasted, chopped and seeded (or 2 small cans chopped green chiles)
1 can corn (optionally briefly blended with hand blender to break down)
1 small zucchini, sliced into half moons and salted for 10-30 minutes to release excess water
1/2 lb. Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
6 Eggs
8oz sour cream

Serves 4

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix chiles, corn, and zucchini in a bowl.

Layer chile mix with the grated cheese in an buttered or greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.

Hatch Souffle
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Yogurt Sourdough Bread

this recipe uses the sourness and bacteria from yogurt to fake a sourdough. It's not fantastic, but it's a lot easier than feeding a starter all the time.

* 1/2 cup plain, nonfat yogurt * 2/3 cup water * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * 1 tablespoon margarine or butter, softened * 3.25 cups bread machine flour * 1 tablespoon sugar * 1.5 teaspoon salt * 3 teaspoons regular active dry yeast OR * 2.75 teaspoons bread machine or quick-acting active dry yeast

Bake on French Bread cycle

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Egg Bread

This recipe, from Diana's Desserts tasted great, but was not the best for the bread machine - it was super flaky/crumbly, and took some serious effort to extract. Perhaps using the machine to make the dough and then continuing in the oven would work better?

Ingredients for 1 Pound Loaf:
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, cut up
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

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Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto is a stable Nicaraguan dish of rice and beans. It goes great with carne asada for dinner, or with fried plantains and cheese for a hearty breakfast.

Makes a lot. Halve for a more reasonable yield.

  • 2 cups small "centroamerica" red beans.
  • 1 small or medium onion
  • 3 cups (700 ml) chicken broth (could sub in vegetable broth to make it vegetarian)
  • 2 cups (350 ml) precocido / parbroiled white rice
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable oil 1-3 Tablespoon oil to fry the Gallo Pinto
Gallo Pinto
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Arepa

The Arepa is the Venezuelan staple, and their version of meat-in-bread. They're very filling, if hard to get the flour for. Online, Amigo Foods offers it (Harina P.A.N.), and often you can find it at more Latin-oriented groceries (Austin: Fiesta almost always has it. In DC, I've found it at La Casa Latina on Georgia near Piney Branch and at Caribbean Market II on New Hampshire near Takoma Park)

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