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Thu Dec 30, 2021, 10:43 AM

What are you cooking for New Year's Day?

I usually make black eye pea gumbo but since it's going to be 72F this year was thinking of trying something else.

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Reply What are you cooking for New Year's Day? (Original post)
RamblingRose Dec 2021 OP
PJMcK Dec 2021 #1
Trueblue Texan Dec 2021 #4
PJMcK Dec 2021 #6
Trueblue Texan Dec 2021 #10
Walleye Dec 2021 #7
Trueblue Texan Dec 2021 #2
ProudMNDemocrat Dec 2021 #3
DinahMoeHum Dec 2021 #5
unweird Dec 2021 #8
Trueblue Texan Dec 2021 #11
unweird Dec 2021 #12
tishaLA Dec 2021 #9
NJCher Dec 2021 #14
SheltieLover Dec 2021 #13
RamblingRose Jan 2022 #17
SheltieLover Jan 2022 #18
SheltieLover Jan 2022 #19
Nittersing Jan 2022 #15
hlthe2b Jan 2022 #16
Kali Jan 2022 #20

Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 10:49 AM

1. Special eggs Benedict

We’ve got a place for the week on the Outer Banks. New Years brunch will be eggs Benedict with fresh crab cakes instead of English muffin and Canadian bacon. Coffee, mimosas and other inebriates to cushion the blow!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 10:51 AM

4. I made crab cakes for Christmas...they were somewhat disappointing...

want to share your recipe?

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:07 AM

6. Sure!

It’s pretty simple. Start with fresh crab meat. Canned meat will do in a pinch but there’s nothing like fresh seafood.

When making the mixture, use one egg (for two cakes), and not to many bread crumbs. Keep it meaty. We add some minced onions and a shake or two of hot sauce. When frying the cakes, we use a cast iron skillet heated up then fry on a medium-low heat. Don’t use too much oil! The cakes will cook more evenly and won’t get greasy.

Poaching the eggs can be tricky. When boiling the water, add some white vinegar then stir the water (clockwise or the other way) before carefully putting the eggs into the water. We use a metal slotted spoon to stir and control the eggs. Removing them from the water is the hardest part; my wife gets upset if she breaks the poached egg but I don’t really care.

Although we’ve made Hollandaise sauce from scratch, lately we’ve been using the Knorr mix. It’s a little salty but we compensate by not using any salt in the preparation.

To serve, we put a leaf or two of Romaine on a plate, put the crab cake on the lettuce, followed by the poached egg (one per cake, of course), then drench it all with the sauce. Garnish with some tomato and parsley.

Happy new year, Trueblue!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 09:13 PM

10. God that sounds great!

I pretty much made my crab cakes like that only I didn't use hot sauce. I told my best friend, who shared them with me, that I thought they need more spice. next time I'll try that. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:45 AM

7. My mom used to say her recipe was, lots of crab, very little cake

She was born and raised in the Eastern Shore of Virginia

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 10:50 AM

2. Black-eyed peas and ham...

Cracker Barrel cornbread, fried oysters and salad.

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 10:51 AM

3. Making a HUGE pot of Spaghetti sauce.

It is time.

Meatballs and Italian sausage, as well as Eggplant Parmesana.

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:04 AM

5. Black-eye pea fritters, pulled chicken Tinga, rice and beans. . .

. . .and leafy green salad.

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:56 AM

8. Our Traditional Garlic Stuffed Pork Roast...

Garlic Stuffed Pork Roast
Sauerkraut
Kielbasa
Mashed potatoes
All consumed after midnight and the pot banging. I married into this tradition.

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Response to unweird (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 09:14 PM

11. What is the pot banging? nt

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:17 AM

12. Noise making without an explosion

Grab a pot or large pan and a wooden spoon. Not as obnoxious as fireworks but good enough to make your presence known. More traditions.

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 08:05 PM

9. Something I very much didn't grow up with

pork and sauerkraut with mashed potatoes. We didn't eat pork when I was growing up (religious reasons), but in PA it's a pretty common New Years dish because of all the German immigrants. I've had to look at recipes online to figure out how to do it and I hope it comes out well but I worry about the fattiness of the pork.

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Response to tishaLA (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:27 PM

14. not to worry

if you didn't grow up with pork, you probably aren't aware that over the years they have genetically bred the fat out.

Of course you can buy particularly fatty pork, but you have to want it or look for it in the first place.

Hope it turns out like you hope.

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:08 AM

13. Either spaghetti or clili

Burger is thawing in fridge. Leaning spaghetti, but not sure yet.

It was funny growing up. We had turkey for Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years day, then no turkey all year.

Nobody ever got tired of eating turkey. Lol

Enjoy!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:43 PM

17. hubs is making black eye pea chili n/t

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Response to RamblingRose (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 06:42 PM

18. Never had that!

Is it good?

I ended up making spaghetti.

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:48 AM

15. Think I'm going to make some beef barley soup.

FINALLY, in Denver metro, we have some snow!!!!!

It's a soup day!

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 02:17 PM

16. My black eyed peas with Aidelle's Andouille sausage just done cooking. Thanks Instant Pot!!

I think I will eat a portion now for good luck (aren't you supposed to eat it on New Year Eve or Day before anything else? Not sure) and then freeze some portions. Maybe with some brown rice-- Hoppin John style.

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Response to RamblingRose (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 08:05 PM

20. posole

supposed to be coldest night so far this winter and it is already down to 36 at 5 pm, may get to upper teens.

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