BAKED HADDOCK AND JO-JO’S
Scrub potatoes; leaving skins on - cut in half and then into wedges. Sprinkle with olive oil and toss to coat lightly. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, parsely and garlic. Place on baking sheet and place in 375* F. oven until done. A few minutes before potatoes are done, sprinkle potato wedges with shredded cheese(s) - extra sharp cheddar, monterey jack, etc. My preference is extra sharp white and yellow cheddar.
Rinse and pat dry haddock fillets. Beat eggs (or egg whites); set aside. In a separate dish (for coating fish) combine dry bread crumbs, pepper, salt, parsley, garlic and cayenne; combine. If preferred, use cracker crumbs. Dip haddock in egg, then coat with breading.
Place on sprayed baking sheet, cook time will depend on the size of the haddock. Bake 5 minutes; turn and bake an additional 3 to 5 minutes.
Homemade Tartar Sauce
Lots of chopping and mincing but, like everything else, the extra effort called for in anything homemade produces a far finer result.
1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoon minced white onion
1 tablespoon minced kosher dill pickle
2 tablespoons minced sweet pickle
1 tablespoon minced celery
2 teaspoons minced pimiento
dash of Tabasco sauce
1 t White vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Chill for several hours before serving. Makes about 1-3/4 cups.
My dad loved stuffed eggs done this way:
Hard cooked eggs, halved; yolks removed.
Combine yolks, miracle whip, small squeeze of prepared mustard, minced sweet pickle, chipped carrot.
Stuff egg halves; sprinkle with paprika and top with halved stuffed green olives.
SANDWICH MAKER CAKETTES
Since I have a sandwich maker that doesn’t get used for sandwiches (too hooked on using George Forman for panini!!) I have found other uses for it and one of these uses is baking little triangular shaped “cakettes”! If you want to use a cake mix - feel free. Drizzle with icing, or dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.
Half the batter will be used as is - and I add a handful of chopped walnuts to the remaining batter for a nice change.
1 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa
1 t. baking soda
Â¾ t. baking powder
Â¼ t. salt
2 T. unsalted butter, room temp
1/3 c. sugar
1 large egg
2 t. vanilla extract
1 c. buttermilk
Whisk dry ingredients; in separate bowl, cream butter and sugar; add egg and vanilla. Alternately add dry ingredients and buttermilk; beat until smooth.
Be sure to spray sandwich maker before filling each time. Fill sandwich maker wells and bake until done.
Confectioners’ sugar is in a small shaker if anyone wants to sprinkle some on before eating.
Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!