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Nick’s Hot Peppers

12 Dec

Nick's Hot Peppers

My Dad used to grow and dry his own hot peppers.

I don’t but I found dried hot peppers in the grocery store.

These are small hot peppers that you can get either in the Mexican or Chinese section of your store.

1/2 cup olive or canola oil

50 small peppers with the stems broken off

Do not discard the seeds.

They have a ton of flavor.

1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat a small skillet with the oil.

Add the peppers and  seeds.

Cook on medium high till the peppers change color and start to smell wonderful.

This takes only a cople of minutes so do not leave the stove.

Just stir fry till the peppers are dark and crunchy

Use the fan on your stove because the aroma can make you cough.

Season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Place in an airtight container.

Serve with everything.

I love them with my eggs.

Put them on a sandwich or just serve them as a spicy condiment.

These little peppers are addicting.

Patty’s Cheese Squares

21 Oct

Cheese Squares

My sister Patty would make these squares and bring them to our Moms. They would disappear.

The great thing about them is that you can use broccoli, spinach, asparagus or whatever other vegetable you like.

Today I decided to use broccoli because I had a lot leftover.

One pound of  cooked , chopped broccoli

One pound of cottage cheese

1/2 pound of  cheddar cheese

1/4 pound muenster

1/2 pound mozzarella cheese

1/4 pound american cheese

1/8 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

6 well beaten eggs

Mix everything together.

Grease a deep dish 9 x 9 pan

Place the filling inside.

Bake at 400 degrees for  at least a 1/2 hour or until it is set in the middle.

This is a great recipe for using leftovers like chopped steak or pork.

I have sautéed onion and peppers with the vegetables or meat.

Just keep the basic egg, cheese, flour and condiments and you can add anything you want.

If you are using spinach make sure it is squeezed dry.

These can also be made in mini or regular muffin tins just adjust the time.

Use muffin tin liners to avoid a messy clean up.

If you want to really go wild, use crispy bacon, cooked sausage or diced ham.

Very forgiving recipe.

These freeze nicely.