Down Home Texas Cooking
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Treat yourself to a genuine taste of Texas with this collection of authentic and savory dishes as broad as the Texas sky and as hearty as a cowboy's laugh. James Stroman traveled the Lone Star State and collected the special recipes that have become traditional mealtime favorites with Texas families. These best-loved dishes include spicy Creole cuisine, splendid Tex-Mex offerings, classic Texas fare, and delectable Gulf Coast seafood. And for the carb-counters out there, a special icon has been added to draw attention to the low and no-carb recipes. From hors d'oeuvres to dessert, the recipes in Down Home Texas Cooking are as rich and varied as Texas itself.
and the tomatoes. Cook over a low flame for 1 hour. Add curry powder, if desired. Serves 8 to 10. CHICKEN DIVAN PARISIAN 4 LBS (FRESH OR FROZEN) BROCCOLI, COOKED SALT AND PEPPER WHITE MEAT FROM 2 CHICKENS, COOKED 6 TBSP BUTTER 4 TBSP FLOUR 2 C MILK 6 TBSP WHITE WINE � LB OLD ENGLISH CHEESE, CUBED Season broccoli with salt and pepper to taste. Place in the bottom of a greased casserole. Cover with sliced white meat. Melt butter and mix in flour to make a smooth paste. Add milk and cook, stirring
GRATED SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE � C DRY BREADCRUMBS � C PEANUTS, ROASTED AND CHOPPED � C MARGARINE, MELTED � TSP DRIED BASIL, CRUMBLED ⅛ TSP CAYENNE PEPPER Wash and cut tomatoes in half and place cut side up in a baking dish. In a small bowl combine cheese, breadcrumbs, peanuts, melted margarine, basil, and cayenne pepper. Blend well. Spoon approximately 1 heaping tablespoon of cheese mixture on top of each tomato half. Bake in preheated 350°F oven until topping is golden (about 15 minutes). DILLY
AND PEPPER CAYENNE PEPPER Melt butter and jelly together over boiling water, blending well. Just before serving stir in lime juice, sherry, and seasonings to taste, and heat. Makes � cup. SAUCE FOR CHARCOAL-BAROILED STEAKS 1 6-OZ BOTTLE A-1 SAUCE 1 5-OZ BOTTLE WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE 3 GARLIC CLOVES, COARSELY CHOPPED � C BUTTER JUICE OF 1 LEMON Combine all ingredients. Heat slowly until butter is melted. When broiling steaks or hamburgers over charcoal, brush generously with sauce after each
WHITE CORN SYRUP 3 EGGS 4 TBSP MARGARINE, MELTED DASH SALT 1 TBSP VANILLA EXTRACT 1 C BROKEN PECANS 1 UNBAKED 9-INCH PIECRUST (Cook sugar and syrup until thickened. Beat eggs; slowly add hot syrup to eggs, beating constantly. Add melted margarine, salt, vanilla, and pecans and pour into unbaked piecrust. Bake in preheated 450°F oven for 10 minutes. Lower temperature to 300°F and bake 35 minutes. NO-SUGAR APPLE PIE PASTRY FOR DOUBLE-CRUST 9-INCH PIE 3 TBSP CORNSTARCH 1 C SUGAR SUBSTITUTE � TSP
CREAM Beat egg whites until stiff and dry. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a 1 tablespoon at a time; then add cream of tartar and vanilla. Pour into two ungreased, floured layer cake pans, spreading lightly until even. Bake at 300°F for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand in pan until cool. Crush strawberries, or if using apricots, press them through a sieve and mix until creamy. Sweeten fruit to taste. Whip cream until very stiff and sweeten slightly. Put one layer of meringue on a