New Orleans Hot Rice Cakes

May 31, 2013 by  
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New Orleans Hot Rice Cakes

This is an adaptation of one of the oldest known recipes in New Orleans, one that is said to have been a favorite of President Zachary Taylor. It’s a good way to use up leftover rice. Read more

The All-time Best Oyster Stew- and its Easy!

May 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Soup and Stews

Oyster stew, gumbo. Casamento's restaurant, Ne...

Oyster stew, gumbo. Casamento's restaurant, New Orleans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 1/2 pints oysters and oyster liquor
5 Tablespoons butter
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
chopped parsley or paprika

Combine oysters and butter in a skillet and cook until the edges curl.  Add hot milk and cream and reheat to boiling point but do not boil.  Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne.  Serve garnished with parsley or paprika.  Serves 4-6.

You can use all milk, half and half or all cream, its up to you.  The richer the better, if you don’t tell your doctor!

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