New Castle News

Lugene Hudson

December 22, 2012

Culinary Conversation: Side dishes can make your holiday meal special


NEW CASTLE — Carrot Casserole

  • 8 large cooked carrots
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 cup celery, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Preheat oven to 350.

Mash carrots; add other ingredients. Mix well. Place in 1 1/2 -qt. casserole. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350. Serves 8 to 10.

Scalloped Corn

  • 2 cups corn or 1 can creamed corn
  • 2 tbsps. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsps. melted oleo
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix together, add milk last. Pour into greased casserole. Bake one hour. Test center with knife.

Note: This does not get watery.

Gooey Squash Casserole

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 cups butternut squash
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 3/4 stick butter, softened

Preheat oven to 325.

Peel squash, remove seeds and cut up. Cook in small amount of water a few minutes or until tender, mash. Add butter, salt, eggs, vanilla, sugar and coconut. Pour into a buttered pan, sprinkle with topping. Mix thoroughly the brown sugar, flour, chopped nuts, coconut and butter, sprinkle topping over squash in pan. Bake 45 to 60 minutes.

Key West Lime Pie

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 to 1/2 cup lime juice
  • Meringue:
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsps. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tbsps. sugar

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat egg yolks lightly, then add the sweetened condensed milk to the yolks and beat again. Add lime juice and beat until smooth. Pour mixture into baked pastry shell or graham cracker crust; top with meringue. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until light golden in color.

For meringue, mix cornstarch, water, sugar ad salt over low heat until thick and clear. Cool thoroughly. Beat egg whites in separate bowl; gradually add sugar. Whip cooked and cooled cornstarch mixture into beaten egg whites until stiff peaks form.

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