May 3, 2012 at 8:58 a.m.

Local personalities recipes

Local personalities recipes
Local personalities recipes

Last week I had recipes taken from a booklet featuring favorite foods of past presidents. Today it’s favorite foods of radio personalities and political figures. This booklet was printed a number of years ago and I’m sure some of these people have moved on to other job opportunities or are retired. Perhaps one of these recipes are familiar to you or are similar.

CURRIED CHICKEN
1 c. green or red grapes...cut in half if they are large
1 c. 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1-1/2 c. pineapple tidbits (or halved chunks)
3 c. cooked, bite-size cubes, chicken
1/3 c. salad dressing
1/4 t. each, salt and pepper
1/4 t. curry powder
1/4 c. slivered almonds
In a large bowl, combine fruits and chicken. In a small bowl, combine salad dressing and seasonings. Gently fold into chicken mixture. Chill for 2-3 hours, stirring once. When ready to serve, fold in almonds. Turn into a pretty serving bowl.
Serves four-five
Ray Christensen- WCCO radio.

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SPICY ITALIAN
SANDWICHES
Patties:
2-1/2 c. dry bread crumbs
1/4 c. grated Romano cheese
2 small cloves garlic
1 T. hot red pepper flakes
1-1/2 t. each, snipped parsley and dry basil leaves
1/2 t. each, salt and pepper
2 large eggs or 3 small eggs
Milk
4 lbs., ground beef
2 T. olive oil
Sauce:
2 large cans tomato juice
1 large can tomato puree or 2-15 oz. cans tomato sauce
1-12 oz. can tomato paste or 2-6 oz. cans
In a large bowl, combine all patty ingredients except milk and ground beef. Add milk (recipe doesn’t say how much) until the mixture is the consistency of moist dressing. Add ground beef, mixing thoroughly, preferably with hands. Shape into 20-24 patties, depending on their size. In a large skillet, fry in oil, on both sides, until browned. (The patties burn easily so watch carefully and add oil as needed). Fry as many as will fit in the skillet, then transfer to a Dutch oven that has been sprayed with cooking spray. In a large saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients; heat to almost boiling. Pour over patties and simmer for about an hour. Half way through cooking time gently lift bottom layer of patties to make sure they don’t stick. (Using a Teflon kettle would be perfect to cook the patties).
Serve on Italian bread, kaiser roll or large hamburger buns.
Makes 20-24 patties or more, depending on size. This recipe is easy to cut in half or freeze some of the patties in plastic container with some sauce.

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GERMAN APPLE TORTE
Crust: 1/4 lb. butter, softened at room temperature
1 egg yolk
1/4 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
Dash of salt
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, mixing well. Add to rest of crust ingredients in another bowl. Mix ingredients lightly. Stir until mixture forms a firm dough. Chill for several hours or overnight. Using fingers, press into a greased and floured springform pan, easing dough to within 1/2 to 1-inch of rim. Prick with a fork here and there.

Filling:
Lemon juice
5 or 6 semi sweet apples, peeled and cored
1/4 c. sugar
Cut peeled apples into quarters; make about 4 knife slashes on top of each apple piece. (Don’t cut all the way through the apples). Arrange in a circular pattern over pastry crust. Sprinkle with a little lemon juice (to prevent discoloration) sprinkle with sugar.

Crumb topping:
1 c. each, flour and brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
Combine all ingredients, mixing to a crumble. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Let cool completely. With a dinner knife, cut around edge of cake, to the bottom. Undo springform part of pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Makes 10-12 servings.
Former U.S. Senator Rudy  Boschwitz.

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