Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

Recipe Steps   1.  2 cups granulated sugar 2.  1 cup dark or light brown sugar 3. 1 stick (1/4 pound) butter 4. 1 cup of milk 5. 2 tablespoons Karo syrup 6. 4 cups pecan halves (if larger halves, crush in small pieces). Put all ingredients except the pecans in a...
Creole Pralines

Roast Duck

Recipe Steps   1.  Salt and pepper the inside of the duck to taste, then stuff with a few pieces of celery, apple and onion. Stab breast portion in several places and insert small slivers of garlic. Salt and pepper outside to taste. 2. In an iron Dutch oven with...
Creole Pralines

Oyster Stew

Recipe Steps   1.  2-1/2 tablespoons fresh bacon fat 2.  1 pound onions 3.  3 pints fresh oysters 4.  3 cups milk 5.  Parsley and onion tops Put fat in a 3-quart saucepan and when hot add chopped onions. Cook onions until clear, but not brown. Add oysters, with...
Creole Pralines

Courtbouillon

Recipe Steps   1.  6 pounds fish, preferably channel bass or red snapper, cut in pieces 2.  1 can tomato sauce 3.  2 cans tomato paste Cook tomato sauce and paste with basic very thoroughly. Then add fish and cook slowly until done, stirring very gently in order...
Creole Pralines

Chicken with Sauce Piquante

Recipe Steps   1.  Basic sauce (if a thicker sauce is preferred, make roux with 2 to 4 tablespoons of flour instead of one). 2.  Two 2-1/2 to 3 pound chickens, cut in pieces 3.  1 can tomato sauce 4.  2 cans tomato paste Cook tomato sauce and paste with basic...
Creole Pralines

Jambalaya

Jambalay Recipe Steps   1.  Basic sauce 2.  1/2 a can tomato sauce (not paste or whole tomatoes) 3.  3 pounds oysters 4.  3 cups of rice 5.  Onion tops and parsley, chopped fine (about a handful, mixed together) Add tomato sauce to basic sauce and cook...
Creole Pralines

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole Recipe Steps   1.  Basic sauce (if a thicker sauce is preferred, make roux with 2 to 4 tablespoons of flour instead of one). 2.  3 pounds peeled shrimp tails 3.  2 cans tomato paste Cook tomato paste with sauce thoroughly, add shrimp and continue...
Creole Pralines

Gumbo

Gumbo Recipe Steps   1.  Basic Sauce 2.  2-1/2 pounds okra 3.  3 pounds peeled shrimp tails 4.  1 pound crab meat 5.  1 pint oysters 6.  Parsley and onion tops After cutting in small pieces, cook the okra slowly in a small pot in with two tablespoons of fat until...
Creole Pralines

Basic Sauce

Basic Sauce Recipe Steps   1.  5 Tablespoons fat (vegetable oil or smoked bacon fat) 2.  1 rounded tablespoon flour 3.  2 pounds onions, chopped fine 4.  3 pieces celery, chopped fine 5.  1 medium bell pepper, chopped fine 6.  1 lemon (use grated rind, then...