Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I Aim To Please!

Hey You all! Many have asked for recipes of some of the dishes I listed on my Thanksgiving Menu; and yes Miss Beki - I got the Fried Green Bean Bundles from an episode of Paula Deen!!! Anyway, I aim to please my faithful readers, so here goes. Enjoy!

Sweet Onion Tartlets
4 tablespoons butter
1 Vidalia onion or other sweet onion, diced, about 3 cups
1 box (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crust
3 large eggs
1 1/3 cups half & half
1 (1.3) envelope golden onion soup mix (recommended Lipton)
1 tablespoon fine herbs
1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Unroll pie dough 1 at a time. Use a 2 1/2 inch round cutter and cut as many rounds as possible (about 14 to 16), reserving scraps repeat with second pie dough. Gather together scrap dough and cut out as many rounds as needed to make 36 in total. Fit dough rounds into cups of mini muffin pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half & half, golden onion soup mix, and fine herbs. Set aside.

Divide onions among tartlet shells. about 1/2 teaspoon each. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon of cheese. Stir egg mixture and fill tartlets. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

Green Bean Salad

1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoon chopped red onion
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and Pepper

Bring a large pot of water with a steamer basket to a boil, add green beans and steam for about 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Toast the walnuts in a smaller dry skillet over medium heat until they become fragrant, about 2 minutes, and then transfer them to a small bowl to cool. Add the parsley and onion to the walnuts and stir to combine.

In another small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and mustard. Toss the dressing with the green beans, top with the walnut mixture and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Fried Green Bean Bundles

1 pound fresh green beans
1 bunch green onions, cut into strips
2 tablespoons House Seasoning, recipe follows
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
Oil, for frying

Bundle about 5 green beans by tying in the center with a green onion strip.
Combine house seasoning and flour. Dip green beans in buttermilk and roll into flour mixture. In a deep frying pan or Dutch oven, fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix ingredients together an store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

I think my Banana Pudding recipe will have to come at a later date. I must get back to bed. Love to all and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Jackie said...

Yummy...I'm tempted to try those green bean bundles. Any recipe of Paula Dean's is worth trying. Hey, did you know that her single son was named one of the Most Eligible Bachlors in America? What a hoot!!

Anonymous said...

Fried Green Bean Bundles!! If I tried that, I would end up in a nerve bundle!!! Hope you feel better, and remember, if everything doesn't get done as planned, they will all be content as long as you are. ( YOU know what I mean!) Rita

Pat said...

Aren't you just the gourmet cook??
Don't know if I could stand and fry anything on Thanksgiving--I admire you!! Now, are the ingredients right for the House seasoning--1 cup salt, and that is 1/4 what of garlic powder?
They sound like a yummy dish, though.

Wouldn't you love to go to Paula Deen's restaurant?? I hear the lines are long but SOSOSOSOSO worth the wait---we will make reservations and run away (tee hee)...we'll have to get the inside scoop on the best dishes, or maybe we will have to eat several meals in a weekend to cover all our options!!

Love and hugs--hopw you feel better!!

Jackie said...

I've also always longed to go to Paula Deen's Lady and Sons Restaurant. I hear the Buttermilk Fried Chicken is to die for.

Pat said...

IT IT OLIVE GARDEN--recognize the chairs!!LOL

Sorry, Could not find August!