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Orange Chicken

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "debra" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 5:23 AM
Subject: debra, orange chicken

dear uncle, desparately seeking applebees orange chicken copycat recipe. can
you help? i've looked but cannot find it. forever yours, debra

Hello Debra,

Try the recipe below.


Applebee's Orange Chicken Clone

4 breaded chicken breast fillets, cut into pieces and fried
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
dash cayenne pepper
1/4 cup sugar
salt and pepper

Saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add rest of ingredients and bring to boil;
cook, stirring for 3 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer till sauce thickens

Pour on chicken and serve!

Texas Ribs

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Earl
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 6:20 PM
Subject: Texas Ribs

> Hey Phaedus:
> Wonder if you could find the recipie for The Texas Ribs.
> My familt think they are great.
> Thank you
> Earl
> Ps Your website is great

Hi Earl,


There are recipes with that name at these sites:


Eagle Tribune





Crazy Crust Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "~Kristi~" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 7:15 PM
Subject: Crazy Crust Pie recipe

> I'm hoping you or anyone reading this site may be able to help me.
> At least 25 yrs. ago, my mother and I used to make these dinner pies
> called Crazy Crust Pies.  They were entree not dessert pies. There were
> several different varieties, but we enjoyed the Italian and BBQ ones the
> best. The Italian one was a ground beef mixture with tomato sauce and
> spices and I believe black olives were also in it. It was poured into
> this crust topped with mozzarella cheese then baked in the oven.  The
> BBQ one was a sloppy joe mixture poured into the crust and topped with
> some cheese and  also baked.                                        It
> was this crust that really made it great. I think the recipe came in the
> solid Crisco cans. It was not a crust you roll out. You poured it into
> the pie plate and spread it out with your fingers, bringing it up over
> the edge.                                                       I hope
> you can help me. I have searched many recipe sites, but to no avail.
> Thanks for any help.
> Kristi

Hi Kristi,

I found the below recipe in an old message board post. Problem is, the text was a little scrambled. Hope I got it into the right order. It's the only one I could find.


Crazy  Crust  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. baking powder
 1/4 c. solid shortening
 1/2 c. dairy sour cream
 1 egg

Preparation :
    Lightly grease and flour bottom and sides of 9 inch metal or 10
 inch glass pie pan.  Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Lightly spoon flour
 into measuring cup, level off, combine all ingredients in medium
 bowl.  Stir until blended (about 60 to 70 strokes, batter will be
 slightly lumpy).  Spread batter thinly on bottom and thickly up side
 to within 1/4 inch of pan rim.  Fill and bake according to
 individual recipes.  Cool dinner 5 minutes before serving.
 Refrigerate leftovers.  To reheat refrigerated dinners, cover and
 bake at 425 degrees 35 to 45 minutes.  To reheat frozen dinners,
 cover and bake at 425 degrees 1 1/2 hours.

Barbecued  Beef  Dinner:

 1 lb. ground beef
 1/2 c. green pepper or celery, chopped
 1 tbsp. prepared mustard
 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
 1/4 c. onion, chopped
 1/2 c. catsup
 1 1/2 to 2 c. shredded Cheddar or American cheese

Prepare crust.  In large pan, fry beef and green
 peppers; drain. Stir in remaining above ingredients except 1 cup of
 cheese.  Spoon into crust.  Bake 18 to 28 minutes until crust is
 golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, return to oven to melt
 cheese. Sprinkle with paprika if desired

Italian  Beef  &  Cheese  Dinner:

 1 lb. ground beef, lightly browned & drained
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. oregano
 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
 1/2 c. onion, chopped
 1/2 c. olives, chopped (if desired)
 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
 1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, undrained
 1 to 1 1/2 c. Mozzarella, Cheddar or American cheese, shredded

Prepare crust.  Combine all above ingredients except cheese.
Mix thoroughly.  Spoon into crust.  Bake 18 to 28 minutes
until crust is golden brown.  Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven to
melt cheese

 Mexican  Dinner:

1 lb. ground beef, lightly browned and drained
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt 
2 tsp. chili powder 
1/4 to 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans, undrained
1/2 c. tomato, chopped
1/2 to 1 c. shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
1/2 c. lettuce, finely chopped

Prepare crust.  Combine all above ingredients, except
 lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.  Mix thoroughly.  Spoon into crust.
 Bake 20 to 30 minutes until crust is deep golden brown.  Sprinkle
 with lettuce, tomato and cheese.  Serve with taco or picante sauce
 if desired.

Broasted Chicken

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Daniel
To: phaedrus
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 10:05 AM
Subject: how to make brosted chicken at home

> Thank You Daniel 

Hello Daniel,

Well, the first thing you have to do is to get yourself a pressure fryer or pressure frypan. You can't make pressure fried ("broasted") chicken any other way. There used to be several brands, but Ultrex has apparently stopped selling them. Fagor makes them, but many sites have discontinued selling Fagor pressure fryers. These two sites still offer them:

Beck Sales

Kuhn-Rikon sells a nice looking pressure frypan, See:

kuhn-rikon 1
kuhn-rikon 2
kuhn-rikon 3

It's not the Broaster Company's recipe, but the only recipe that I have for pressure-fried chicken is here:
Pressure-fried chicken


The One and Only Original Chex Party Mix

From: "Mark" 
To: phaedrus
Subject: REAL original Chex Party Mix and your response to Ray's question of Saturday, 
November 15, 2003 5:25 PM
Date: Monday, January 19, 2004 4:05 PM

I also had trouble finding a true original receipe, the one I was familiar with from the '50s. 
Your receipe from the '60s was better than the one currently published, but the original had 
no pretzels or Corn Chex (Corn Chex came later).  Solution? I remembered that the receipe was 
on the boxes of Wheat & Rice Chex.  I found a picture of the back of an old Chex box on the 
web, which I can date to 1951-1954. How? It also has an ad for a "Space Patrol" periscope "get 
yours for only 25 cents". Ralston Purina sponsored the Space Patrol TV show from 1951-1954
(the show ran from September 11, 1950 to February 26, 1955).  
Here's the very simple receipe from the box:

"Melt 1/3 cup butter in a shallow pan.  Stir in 1 tbls. Worchestershire sauce, 1/4 tsp. salt, 
1/8 tsp. garlic salt (not garlic powder). Add 2 cups Wheat Chex, 2 cup Rice Chex, 1/2 cup nuts 
(peanuts, pecans or cashews). Mix until all pieces are butter coated. Heat 30 minutes in a 300 
degree oven, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool...enjoy!"


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