French Fries

Ingredients: 4 or 5 large Russet baking potatoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, about 5 inches long and 2 to 2 1/2 inches across 2 1/2 quarts fresh frying oil salt Prep: Wash and peel the potatoes, trim into even rectangles and cut into lengthwise slices 3/8 inch wide and swish them in a basin…

Boulettes.

Chop and mince 1 pound of round steak, 1 onion and 2 sprigs of parsley. Add 1 tablespoonful of lemon-juice, 2 tablespoonfuls of melted butter. Season highly with salt, black pepper and a pinch of cayenne. Mix with 1 egg and form into balls; roll in flour and fry in deep hot lard until brown….

Sauce Bearnaise.

1 Servings 1/2 c white wine 2 T tarragon vinegar 1 T shallots,finely chopped 2 peppercorns,crushed 2 sprigs of tarragon,chopped 1 sprigs of chervil,chopped 3 egg yolks 3/4 c butter,melted Combine the wine, vinegar, shallots, pepper and herbs in the top of a double boiler. Cook over direct heat until the liquid is reduced by…

Chicken Marengo.

4 Servings 1 whole frying chicken,cut-into pieces 4 cloves garlic,crushed 2 T olive oil 1/2 sm onion,thinly sliced 1/4 t thyme,Dried or 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme 1 t salt 1/8 t black pepper 1/2 c dry white wine 1 c Italian plum tomatoes -peeled,core,chopped 1 T tomato paste 1/2 sm onion,thinly sliced 1 T butter…

Duck aux Champignons.

Clean and season a pair of wild ducks and cut into pieces at the joints. Heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter in a saucepan; add the ducks, 1 large onion chopped fine, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 herb bouquet chopped. Cover and brown a few minutes; add 1 cup of water and stew until tender….

Provençale Stuffing

4 Servings 1 T olive oil 3/4 c onions,chopped 2 lg cloves garlic,minced 1 lg peeled a tomato, coarsely chopped 2 1/2 T fresh parsley,Chopped 2 t fresh basil,Chopped 1 1/2 t fresh thyme,Chopped 1/2 t salt 1/4 t black pepper 3/4 c bread crumbs 1/4 c Parmesan cheese Peel tomato and coarsely chop. Set…

Potato-Onion Soup With Arugula

4 Servings 1 md onion,roughly chopped 2 T butter 1/2 t salt 4 md potatoes,peeled and cubed 1 qt chicken stock 1 c arugula,Chopped 1/2 c cream Extra virgin olive oil -(optional) black pepper,Fresh Ground Melt the butter in a soup pot and soften the onion with the salt over medium heat for about five…

Plain Omelet With Spinach And Sour Cream

1 Servings 2 lg eggs 1/2 t water Salt Black pepper 1 T clarified butter (or oil) 1/2 c thawed spinach,Frozen 2 T sour cream 1/4 t nutmeg,Ground Mix together all ingredients except the butter. Put the butter in a skillet heated to medium and add the egg mixture. Using a small spatula run around…

Plain Omelet With Potato And Onion

1 Servings 2 lg eggs 1/2 t  water Salt Black pepper 3 T onions-sautéed,Chopped 1 medium potato,diced 1 T clarified butter (or oil) 1 T oil Mix together all ingredients except the butter and oil. Put half of the butter in half of the oil in a skillet heated to medium, brown onions and potatoes…

Plain Omelet With Onion

1 Servings 2 lg eggs 1/2 t water Salt Black pepper 3 T chopped onions,sautéed or 3 tablespoon.,Chopped -scallions,uncooked 1 T clarified butter (or oil) Mix together all ingredients except the butter. Put half of the butter in a skillet heated to medium, brown onions, remove, add remaining butter and the egg mixture. Using a…

Plain Omelet With Ham

1 Servings 2 lg eggs 1/2 t water Salt Black pepper 1/2 c ham-cooked,Diced 1 T clarified butter (or oil) Mix together all ingredients except the butter. Put the butter in a skillet heated to medium and add the egg mixture. Using a small spatula run around the edges of the skillet, tipping the skillet…

Plain Omelet

1 Servings 2 lg eggs 1/2 t  water Salt Black pepper 1 T clarified butter (or oil) Mix together all ingredients except the butter. Put the butter in a skillet heated to medium and add the egg mixture. Using a small spatula run around the edges of the skillet, tipping the skillet so the uncooked…

Quiche Lorraine.

6 Servings 1 Pie Crust 12 sl bacon,fried, drained and -crumbled, drained an crumble 1 1/2 c Swiss cheese,Grated MIX TOGETHER 5 eggs 2 c light cream (or milk) 1/4 t paprika 1/2 t salt 1/8 t white pepper 1/8 t nutmeg Heat the oven to 400F. Prepare the pie shell, sprinkle half of the…

Shirred Eggs for One

1 t butter (or 2), Melted-tablespoons cream 1 egg Salt Black pepper VARIATIONS-CHOOSE ONE OR HALF EACH OF TWO 1 T chopped sausages, ham, fish,- shrimp crab, or cooked bacon 1 T mushroom,onions, green bell- pepper whole artichokes (or -spinach) – sautéed,chopped 1 T cheese (or Parmesan),Grated -cheese Heat the oven to 350F. Use a…