Chocolate Mint Mousse

6 Servings Ingredients 8 oz semisweet chocolate 4 egg yolks 1/3 c granulated sugar 1/3 c white crème de menthe 1 1/2 t unflavored gelatin (1/2 -package) 2 c heavy cream Fresh mint sprigs for -garnish (opti PREPARATION: Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put into a bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring 2…

Choucroute Garnie

8 Servings Ingredients 1 1/2 lb pork shoulder 1 lb knackwurst 1 lb italian sausage 1 lb bacon 3 lb sauerkraut 8 juniper berries 2 T gin 1/2 c wine,white Preparations Polish sausage may be substituted for Italian sausage. Cover bacon strips with boiling water; set aside Cut pork into 1″ chunks. Slice knackwurst and…

Cooked Meat Croquettes

4 Servings Ingredients MEAT MIXTURE 1/4 c onions,Chopped 1 T oil 2 c diced meat,ham, chicken, -beef (or f),cooked 3 T celery,Minced 1 T green bell pepper,Minced 1 T fresh parsley,Minced -(optional) or 1 teaspoon oregano,Dried 1 t paprika 1/2 t salt 1/4 t black pepper or pinch cayenne pepper -(optional) 2 t lemon juice…

Chicken Marengo

4 Servings Ingredients 1 whole frying chicken,cut -into pieces 4 cloves garlic,crushed 2 T olive oil 1/2 sm onion,thinly sliced 1/4 t thyme,Dried or 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme 1 t salt 1/8 t black pepper 1/2 c dry white wine 1 c Italian plum tomatoes -peeled,core,chopped 1 T tomato paste 1/2 sm onion,thinly sliced 1…

Country Terrine

18 Servings Ingredients 1 1/2 lb beef livers (or pork livers) 1/2 c heavy cream 1/2 lb pork fat 1 1/2 lb pork,boneless 1 lg onion,chopped 1 T butter 2 cloves garlic,crushed 1 T basil,Dried 1 T thyme,Dried 2 eggs 1 T salt 1 1/2 t black pepper 1 T white flour 1/3 c brandy…

Creamy Chestnut Soup

8 Servings Ingredients 4 lb chestnuts (8 cups) fresh -whole,peeled 1 md onion 12 md shallots 4 stalks celery 5 oz prosciutto,Sliced 3 T butter 2 1/2 qt chicken stock,unsalted 1 t fennel seeds 1 bay leaf 1/2 t salt 1/2 c heavy cream 1/2 t white pepper,Fresh Ground 1/4 c cèpes (or porcini),Dried -mushrooms…

Croutons

8 Servings Ingredients 1/3 c butter 3 cloves garlic,finely minced 2 c bread cubes Salt Black pepper Preparations Heat oven to 400F. Lightly brown the diced garlic in the butter. Add cubed bread. (It works better if it is a little old, but if you only have fresh, just be more gentle). Toss well, but…

Franconia Root Vegetables

6 Servings Ingredients 6 lg boiling potatoes,peeled 1 1/2 lb small carrots,trimmed and -scraped (or large carrots,cut -carefully in ovals) 1 lb small turnips,peeled, -sprout end (or large turnips,Trimmed -trimmed carefully into ovals) 12 small white onions,Boiling -peeled Drippings rendered from -roast beef 1 t dried thyme leaves,crumbled Salt and,Freshly Ground -pepper,to taste 1/4 c…

Bastilla

Ingredients 1 lb chicken breasts (or thighs) 1 md onion,chopped 3 c chicken stock,preferably-homemade 1/2 c fresh parsley,Chopped 1 stick cinnamon (3 inches -long) 1/2 t ginger,Ground 1/8 t pepper 1/4 t saffron threads 3 eggs 8 sheets phyllo dough,thawed 4 T butter,melted 1 T granulated white sugar 1 t cinnamon 2/3 c chopped almonds,blanched…

Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

8 Servings Ingredients 1 pk yeast,active dry 1 t sugar 1 1/2 t salt 3 c unbleached flour 1 T shortening 1 c water,120 to 130 degrees f. 6 bacon,slices, cut up 2 onions,medium, sliced 1/4 t cumin 1/2 t salt 1 pepper,as desired 1 egg yolk 1 c sour cream Preparation Mix yeast, sugar,…