Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Coca-Cola Cured Ham





This is a favorite Gironda family recipe for the holidays.

A Coca-Cola and apple juice brine penetrate a whole raw picnic ham-studded with juicy gloves of garlic for three days, before a gentle smoking in a new "gently-used" gas smoker!

8 hours at 190 degrees, and, finally, two hours in a slow oven with a baste of honey water.

Look out buttermilk biscuits, here we come!
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Buttery Biscuits



I keep promising myself that I will learn a new biscuit recipe! One that imitates a favorite Louisiana chicken fast food restaurant's famous buttery recipe.

The truth, I haven't! Instead, I fall back on this "no-fail" recipe shared with me by my Aunt Eva. Why I ever think I need to find a better recipe is beyond me.

I bake this tasty version in a black iron skillet to create a crunchy, buttery crust with a tender delicate inside. Sturdy enough to hold up to thick preserves!
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