Category Archives: Recipes

Recipe: Cheese Steak Sandwiches

I use mustard which anyone from Philly will tell you is heresy. Fine; all the more for me. Makes 3 sandwiches. Ingredients: 1 lb shaved steak* 1 medium onion, sliced 1/2 lb sliced mushrooms (optional) Olive oil Yellow mustard Vinegar … Continue reading

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Recipe: Po’ Boy Rolls

These are a little softer and more compliant than most of my breads, which makes them good for po’ boys, subs, hoagies etc. Evolved from this thread on The Fresh Loaf which in turn attributes it to a succession of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sourdough Olive Bread

I like an olive bread that has a LOT of olives in it, my favorite being the loaf at Acme Bakery in the Bay Area. Problem is that olives are expensive compared to the other ingredients. The best solution I … Continue reading

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Five most popular recipes on Burnt My Fingers (2014 edition)

Another year has gone by and either the balance of my readers has changed or your taste buds have, because there are some real shake-ups in the recipes most often clicked on Burnt My Fingers. Take a look. 1. Vincent’s … Continue reading

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Recipe: Campfire Baklava

Sick of s’mores? Try this change of pace on your next camping trip. From Cooking with Fire by Paula Marcoux, and used with her permission. Ingredients: Dough: 7 oz all purpose flour 1/2 t Kosher salt 2/3 c lukewarm water … Continue reading

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Recipe: Shrimp and Grits after Ric Orlando

Celebrity Chef Ric Orlando, currently of New World Catering and formerly of “Chopped”, demo’d this recipe at the 2014 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. I asked him if I could share the recipe and he gave me a list of … Continue reading

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Recipe: The Redneck Within

A complete country breakfast in a muffin. Inspired by The Rebel Within, a much more frou-frou concoction from Craftsman and Wolves in San Francisco. Makes 6 large muffins. Ingredients: 6 soft boiled eggs, carefully peeled then thoroughly chilled (see *NOTE) … Continue reading

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Recipe: Thai Beef Salad

They don’t actually eat this in Thailand, as I understand, since it’s primarily a vegetarian country. So treat this as a starter recipe and doctor as you like. The key is the balance of salty/sour/funky/spicy/bitter from the fish sauce, lime … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mystery Creek Ranch Dressing

Like the best selling brand, but with 30 calories per serving compared to 140 for Hidden Valley. Which means you can dip veggies all day, guilt-free. Makes 1 cup (8 2-T servings). Ingredients: ½ c whole milk buttermilk* 1/3 c … Continue reading

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Recipe: Red Boat Onions

Delicious accompaniment to burgers or almost anything savory. Takes just minutes and a couple simple ingredients to add a new level of complexity and flavor. Ingredients: 4 medium onions (preferably Vidalia or other sweet variety), peeled and sliced crosswise 1 … Continue reading

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