Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fried Oreos

Saw this recipe today - a friend posted it on FB--thought I would share...sounds sinful....

Fried Oreos...
1 beaten egg mixed with 3/4 cup milk. Add 1 1/4 cup self-rising flour. Coat cookie with batter and fry at 350 degrees. Approx 90 seconds on one side and 60 on the other. Drain and dust with powdered sugar. I've used double-stuffed and golden oreos, nutter butters, & pecan sandies.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Homemade Tortillas

From Andrea's Kitchen...

2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, mix in 1/4 veg. oil with a pastry blender add 1/2 cup lukewarm water and a lil more. shape into a ball and keep dividing the balls to make 6 balls or so. use a rolling pin to roll on the counter with no flour underneath them, until they are nearing the size of a dinner plate...they may seem almost transparent. in a frypan... Read More, on med-hi, place one tortilla in the pan turn over after 30 seconds or when brown bake marks appear and flip side for another 15 seconds or so....they may get puffy.Repeat for the remaining dough. this last batch was white flour but whole wheat works well too. they are so yummy fresh! i made enchiladas with mine...mmmm and way cheaper than store bought ones!
first time was a lil scary...but it's my kids favorite fresh bread...just the thinner the tastier!

Monday, May 18, 2009


YUM! Nothing like sitting over a huge pile of Boiled Shrimp, Peeling, and Eating!!! It isn't a clean, tidy meal--but soo worth the mess!

Hubby bought 2 lbs of FRESH Shrimp from our local market. They run about $4.99-$7.99 a lb here. There are a few options when buying. We opted for deveined, top split, farm raised. These are not the freshest you can get--but a little cheaper.

I got my big pot of water boiling when he called to say he was on his way home with the shrimp.

I used the a bag of "Zatarain's crab boil", threw in a lemon quartered, and a a few TBSP of Vinegar.

Once the water was boiling, I added a bag of small, red potatoes (whole)and let them boil for about 10 min.

Then I added the shrimp.

The shrimp only has to boil hard for a couple of minutes! But then just turn your fire off and leave shrimp sitting in the water for 15-20 more minutes. The longer they soak up the seasoned water--the more the spice.

Okay, if your bag breaks or if you want to open it and pour the spices in the water--it is an option. It does make the shrimp more seasoned. (I still didn't think they were hot.) But I rinsed them afterwards to get the excess seasoning off--to avoid this step just throw your bag in there unopened!

Peel and Enjoy. You can eat them warm or chill them over ice--however you like them.

Get ready to peel (have a plate in the middle for every one's shells)--and devour!

One bag of seasoning is good for about 5 lbs of Shrimp---I used the whole bag for 2 lbs though!

You can also add other veggies--corn is another favorite!