Monday, December 7, 2009

Dutch Scalloped Potatoes

* 6 potatoes, sliced
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 tsp. salt
* pepper
* 3 tblsp. butter
* 2 tblsp. flour
* 2 cups hot milk
* ¾ cup grated cheese

Melt butter in double boiler or sauce pan. Add flour, seasoning and stir smooth. Slowly add the hot milk stirring constantly. When it thickens melt the grated cheese in the sauce. Into a buttered baking dish or casserole put layers of the sliced potatoes, onions and cheese sauce, repeating until all ingredients are used. Bake in a moderate oven (350-f) for 1 hour.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pennsylvania Dutch Gingerbread Men Cookies

* ⅔ cup shortening
* ½ cup brown sugar
* 2 tsp. ginger
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* ¼ tsp. cloves or allspice
* 1½ tsp. salt
* 1 egg
* ¾ cup molasses
* 3 cups flour, sifted
* 1 tsp. soda
* ½ tsp. baking powder

Cream together shortening, brown sugar, spices and salt. Add the egg, mix thoroughly. Add molasses and blend. Sift together twice the flour, soda, baking powder and add to the molasses mixture. Stir well and chill. Roll out a fourth of the dough at a time, on floured board to a little more than ⅛ inch thick. Cut with gingerbread man cutters or other shapes. Bake on greased cookie sheets in moderately hot (375-f) oven, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool before decorating.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Pennsylvania Dutch Fried Tomatoes

* 4 tomatoes
* 3 tblsp. hot fat and butter
* 2 tblsp. brown sugar
* Flour
* ½ cup milk
* salt and pepper

Cut large, solid, ripe tomatoes in ½ inch slices. Dredge thickly with flour. Fry quickly in 2 tablespoons of hot drippings or butter, browning well on both sides. Remove to serving platter, sprinkle with salt, pepper and brown sugar. Keep warm. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan fryings and blend in a tablespoon of flour. Add the milk and cook, stirring constantly. It should be about the consistency of thick cream. Pour it over the tomatoes and serve.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dutch Meat Rolls

* 2½ lbs. beef
* 10 potatoes
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons minced parsley
* 1 chopped onion
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ½ cup milk
* 3 eggs
* 2½ cups flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 tablespoon shortening
* 1 tablespoon butter

After seasoning the meat with salt and pepper, stew the meat for two hours. Then make dough with flour, baking powder, salt and the shortening. Mix into a pie-crust dough. Roll into a dozen circles 8 to 10 inches in diameter. Steam the potatoes, pared and sliced thin; add salt and pepper, 2 tablespoons of butter; the parsley and onions and then beat lightly the three eggs into the mixture. Put this mixture on the circles of dough after it has stood a little while. Fold half the circle of dough over like a half moon and press edges together tightly. Drop these into the pot with the meat and stew water. Cover tightly and cook for 30 minutes. Into a frying pan put a couple of tablespoons of fat skimmed from the stew before putting in the dough rolls, add to this 1 tablespoon of butter. In this brown small cubes of hard bread and stir in a half cup of milk. Pour this milk sauce over the Meat rolls when serving.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wiener Schnitzel

* 2 lbs. veal steak
* 1 egg, beaten
* salt
* bread crumbs
* lemon juice
* pepper

Veal should be about ½ inch thick and cut into serving portions. Season with salt and pepper. Dip pieces in bread crumbs, then into the beaten egg and again in the crumbs. Let stand in the refrigerator a while before cooking. Brown in hot fat on both sides, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dutch Noodle Cheese Ring

* 1 cup egg noodles
* 3 tblsp. butter
* 3 tblsp. flour
* ½ tsp. salt
* ½ tsp. paprika
* 1½ cups milk
* 2 eggs, well beaten
* Swiss cheese (¼ to ½ lb.)

Boil noodles in salted water until tender. Drain and place in well-greased ring mold. Melt the butter, add flour and blend smooth. Stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly until it thickens. Add seasoning and cheese cut in small pieces. Cook until cheese melts. To ½ of the sauce add the well-beaten eggs and mix well. Pour this over the noodles. Set mold in pan of hot water and bake in moderate (350-f) oven 45 minutes. Unmold on large platter, pour over the remaining hot cheese sauce. Fill center with peas, and carrots or spinach.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dutch Meat Loaf

* 2½ lbs. hamburger
* 2½ cups bread crumbs
* 1 cup cheese (cubed small)
* salt and pepper
* ½ green pepper, chopped
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup catsup

Mix all ingredients, form into two loaves. Pour some catsup over top of loaves. Bake at 350 until done.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Beef Pot Pie

* 2 lbs. stewing beef
* 6 medium potatoes
* pot pie dough
* 2 onions
* chopped parsley
* salt and pepper

Cut the beef into 1" cubes cover with water, season and boil until tender. Peel potatoes, cut in ¼" slices and slice the onion. Into the hot broth drop layers of potatoes, onions, a sprinkling of parsley and dough squares alternately, ending with dough on top. Cover and boil for 20 minutes. Stir meat thru pot pie.

For the pot pie dough:

To 2 cups of flour add a little salt, 1 egg, beaten and enough milk to make a stiff dough. Roll out thin (⅛") on floured board and cut into 2" squares. Equally good with veal or pork.