Special Equipment: Candy/frying thermometer, cast iron skillet
Divide the seasoned flour into two medium mixing bowls. Add the chopped pecan pieces to one of the two bowls and mix well.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk, and whisk to combine.
Fill a cast iron skillet with vegetable oil until it's filled up to half an inch, then heat over medium heat. Adjust heat to maintain a temperature of 325 degrees (this is where the thermometer comes in handy).
Dredge the fish fillets in the seasoned flour without the pecans, then in the egg mixture. Repeat one or two times to develop a batter layer on the fish fillet. After the final dredge in the egg mixture, dredge the fillets in the pecan flour, pressing slightly to make sure the pecan pieces stick to the fish.
Carefully place the fillets in the hot oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes or until the pecans around the edges begin to brown. Carefully turn the fish over using a spatula and fry for another 2-3 minutes. Remove the fish from the pan, and place on a plate layered with paper towels. Once drained, serve hot.
1 bunch scallions chopped fine
2 medium potatoes cooked and diced
Salt, pepper and Paprika
Little olive oil
Cook the diced potatoes in a skillet in a little oil
Remove and then cook the scallions till tender
Season the eggs with the salt, pepper and paprika and beat well in a bowl
Add the potatoes back to the pan with the scallions and add the beaten egg mixture
Stir well over the heat until it starts to set
Carefully slide off onto a plate and flip back into the pan to finish cooking
Slide back onto the plate and cut into portions
1 large can tomato juice
½ English cucumber peeled and cut into pieces
1 red pepper deseeded and chopped
1 green pepper deseeded and chopped
½ medium onion chopped
1 clove garlic peeled and chopped
½ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth
Check for salt and pepper
Pour into small bowls and garnish with some diced peppers
Yield: SERVES 10-12
Yield: 32 cupcakes
For the crust:
2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tbsp. Butter, melted
3 tbsp. sugar
For the filling:
2 lbs. cream cheese, at room temperature
1½ cups sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 large eggs, at room temperature
For the topping:
Snickers bars, cut up into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 325˚ F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Stir together with a fork until well blended and all the dry ingredients are moistened. Press 1 tablespoon of the mixture into the bottom of each cupcake liner. (Use a small drinking glass, like a sippy cup, to press crumbs down.) Bake until just set, 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
To make the cheesecake, beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy. Blend in the sugar until smooth. Mix in the salt and vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
To assemble, spoon 3 tablespoons of the cheesecake batter over the crust in each cupcake liner.
Bake until the filling is set, about 22 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking. (They will look quite puffed initially but will return to normal quickly.) Transfer to a wire cooling rack and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to the refrigerator and let chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
When you are ready to eat, just drizzle cheesecakes with caramel and chocolate syrup and top with cut up pieces of Snickers.
Pecans as the Perfect Nutty Gift
Sure they are quite tasty in their raw form, but image them beautifully packaged and wrapped with a special note. At Cuero Pecan House, we have so many verities whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something along the lines of salty; there is something for everyone.
Maybe flavored pecans might be the best option. Chocolate and pecan – what’s not to love? Or perhaps cinnamon is a favorite? Step out of your comfort zone and give orange sugar pecans.
Now, who wouldn’t love a fresh pecan pie? We can make one for you or sell you local pecans to make it extra special in your kitchen.
If you find yourself scratching your head and not sure what to give to a good friend, family member or co-worker, give us a ring! Our staff loves a challenge and is certain to help you narrow down the perfect nutty gift to show you care!