Thursday, August 23, 2012

#84 Zucchini and Eggplant Fritatta

2 small zucchini diced
1 small white eggplant diced (you can sub a purple one)
1/2  cup diced red onion (or whatever kind you have on hand)
2 tablespoons butter
6 eggs, slightly beaten with a fork
Fresh basil, oregano and parsley, finely minced (or dry if you don't have fresh) I didn't measure exactly, just to taste
Salt and pepper

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, heat a cast iron skillet on med high. Add butter and when the butter is melted, turn down heat to med and add the vegetables.  Saute until onion has softened.  Turn off the heat.  I added the herbs to the eggs, along with a bit of salt and fresh ground pepper.  Pour egg mixture over the vegetables.  Put the skillet in the oven and bake about 15minutes.  Loosen from the edge of the pan and invert on a plate.  I served this with fried potatoes and fresh tomato slices (our first homegrown tomato this year!)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

#83 Whole Wheat Waffles

2 eggs
1-3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup oil or melted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat eggs with a whisk until fluffy.  Beat in remaining ingredients just until smooth.  Let rest about 10-15 minutes. Heat waffle iron.  Pour batter onto hot waffle iron and cook for a few minutes.  As waffle irons vary, check the booklet to find the best time frame for your appliance.   Serve hot with any of the following, butter, syrup, jam, fresh sliced strawberries, fresh fruit, whipped cream.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

#82 Slow Roasted Ribs

Dry Rub


With fried potatoes and corn!

Dry Rub
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Mix together in a small bowl.   Cut a rack of pork ribs into manageable pieces (about 3)  Rub the dry rub on both sides of the ribs and then refrigerate for a couple of hours.  Broil the ribs, both sides to brown.  Put in a roaster and roast in the oven at 225 degrees for about 4 or 5 hours.  Remove from oven and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.  Brush on your favorite BBQ sauce and cut into serving sized pieces.