Tarragon vinegar is called for in many recipes. Homemade Tarragon Vinegar always on hand, and I make my own using fresh tarragon from my garden. I’m going to say that tarragon is on my list of top 3 favorite herbs. I use it in everything from various beef marinades to fish dishes. So, it should […]
Did you know that chive blossoms are just as flavorful as the chives themselves? Homemade chive blossom vinegar is flavorful and delish! Chive blossoms are so delicious, and often get snipped off when adding chives to a recipe. Why is that? They add the same onion-y flavor as their stems, and are simply stated. Dice […]
There’s a French restaurant in downtown Poughkeepsie that has the best fried oyster appetizer. The oysters are fried perfectly, nestled over a bell pepper relish and with a dab of garlic aioli over top. Scrumpdelish. It’s the kind of dish that you think about, almost obsessively, until you eat it again. I did muster up the nerve to ask the chef to share the recipe, but natch, he was tight-lipped.
After testing fried oyster recipes, I figured out the secret to frying oysters perfectly is combining flours, and perfecting fry time. And, I have perfected this favored fried oyster appetizer, and perhaps, I’ve perfected the recipe even better than I recalled. Here is the secret to frying oysters perfectly!
If you ever venture into our pantry, you may notice that I always have a few jars of mayonnaise on hand. And when I say a few, I’m talking at least 5 large jars. Thing is, I use mayonnaise in several recipes including salad dressings, dips, deviled eggs and even just alone. I’m a big fan of the stuff, staying loyal to one brand, Hellman’s. It’s my fave and although I’m not getting paid to toot their horn, I feel I would be remiss to write a post dedicated to mayo and not detail my recommended.
I’m in the test kitchen today, checking out a few different mayonnaise / aioli recipes to see if making homemade mayonnaise is worth it. You may be surprised at my conclusion.