Monday, May 25, 2009

Onion Rings

A less is more approach to onion rings.

1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 cup corn meal
dash cayenne pepper
dash salt

Before you start prepping the rings, preheat your deep fryer or a pan of oil so that it is hot enough when you are ready to start deep frying... around 375°

Slice onions into 1/4 inch rounds, separating rings. Place in a bowl with milk and let soak for at least 15 minutes.

In another bowl combine remaining ingredients.

A few rings at a time, drop onions into flour mixture. Coat well and drop into hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Serve immediately with your bbq favorites.

Saturday, May 02, 2009


A local italian restaurant has made a contest to find their a signature martini. Here is my entry.

bringing a little north jersey-italian to south cackalacky...

3 parts red table wine
1 part orange brandy (like Grand Marnier)
splash sweet vermouth
shake well with ice; strain into a martini glass.
garnish with orange twist or cherry