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Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Pork Boys Do a Bunch of Goodies

Your Head Trucker's part-time job.

So last night I braved the wind and the rain to haul myself down to M.P.'s place to be guinea pig for a bunch of new recipes he wanted to try out and get feedback on, with a view to the catering business he wants to start in a couple of years when he retires.  And oh my there were a LOT of goodies, not sure I can remember them all right now but they included:

Egg-knot pastry with icing and slivered almonds

Maple-and-bacon muffins (two kinds, sweet and savory)

Apple-and-cheddar muffins

Spinach chausson - creamed spinach baked in a roll of puff pastry.

Miniature cordon bleus - individual fried roll-ups of chicken, turkey, ham, and cheese, I think, deep fried.

Chicken strips - very thinly sliced breast meat rolled in breadcrumbs and fried, served with honey-mustard sauce and barbecue sauce

Disco fries - homemade french fries covered with chicken gravy and shredded cheese

Pilon de poulet etouffe - chicken drumsticks baked in gravy and served over rice

Strawberry turnovers - Sugared strawberries with honey and cottage cheese baked in a triangle of puff pastry - he's gotten awfully good at making that from scratch - with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

And maybe more but that's all I can recall at the moment.  Oh my was it good, a delightful, delectable evening.  Of course, we ate only a small serving of each thing, and even so I came home quite stuffed but with a load of scrumptious leftovers that I can't wait to try again.


Tim said...

To quote a former post, I'm green-eyed with jealousy, sounds like a great night out - any thoughts of writing a recipe book? ;)

Russ Manley said...

I'd help him write one if he wanted to, but he's more concerned with developing his skills and repertoire at this point. And doing very, very well at it, I must say.

Frank said...

What? No Photos?

Russ Manley said...

No we're kind of fucked with lack of software and stuff for the time being, sorry.

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