Recipes Every Man Should Know (Pocket Companions)
Susan Russo, Brett Cohen
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Gentleman, start your ovens!
We’re mixing bacon with brownies! We’re pouring beer into chili! We’re stirring up tomato gravy so thick and tasty, we refuse to call it sauce! This easy pocket-sized companion shows you how to make all the food a man can’t live without, including:
• Hearty Breakfast Classics
• Sandwiches, Burgers, and Snacks
• Meat and Potato Dinners
• Beer, Bacon, and Bar Food
• Chocolate, Cheesecake, and More
Plus a quick, no-frills guide to culinary rules and tools. We break it all down so you can cook like a master!
equipment. These basic tools won’t let you down. Slicing and Dicing* a. 1 8- to 10-inch chef’s knife (meat, vegetables, mincing) b. 1 8- to 10-inch serrated knife (breads, pizza, pies, tomatoes) c. 1 3½- to 5-inch paring knife (peeling and cutting small fruits and vegetables) d. 1 knife sharpener e. 1 vegetable peeler f. 2 plastic cutting boards (one for meat only) g. 1 wooden cutting board * Note: Never place good knives in the dishwasher. Sharpen them frequently for optimal
Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until crisp. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate. Let cool and chop into small pieces. 2. Combine remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until chunky. Beer-Battered Onion Rings 45 minutes 4 to 6 servings These onion rings are irresistibly thick and crunchy. Plus they’re made with beer. 1¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Lawry’s 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon black pepper 1
teaspoon vanilla extract on medium-high speed until fluffy and creamy. Top with chopped peanut-butter-cup candies. Other easy cake toppings include pudding (banana, butterscotch, chocolate, mint, vanilla) and plain ol’ whipped cream. Metric Conversion Chart Volume U.S. Metric ¼ tsp 1.25 ml ½ tsp 2.5 ml 1 tsp 5 ml 1 tbsp (3 tsp) 15 ml 1 fl oz (2 tbsp) 30 ml ¼ cup 60 ml ⅓ cup 80 ml ½ cup 120 ml 1 cup 240 ml 1 pint (2 cups) 480 ml 1 quart (2
and top with cheese: American, provolone, or Cheez Whiz. Eat it while it’s hot. Makes 4. Chicken Cheesesteak: Substitute boneless, skinless chicken breast for the steak. Add Swiss cheese. Makes 4. Peppers and Egg Sandwich: Slice 2 (6-inch) hoagie or torpedo rolls lengthwise without cutting all the way through. Drizzle inside of rolls with olive oil. Broil 2 minutes or until golden. Whisk 6 eggs with salt and black pepper. Warm 2 teaspoons olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté
to ¾ cup caramelized onions or shallots Pork Chops <15 minutes 4 chops 2 to 4 servings Want dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes? Gentlemen, meet perfect panfried pork chops. Note that boneless and thinner pork chops cook more quickly than bone-in or thicker chops. 1 tablespoon olive oil 4½- to ¾-inch-thick boneless pork chops Salt and black pepper 2 teaspoons Dry Rub (this page), optional Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of chops