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Maryland Fried Chicken

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jim
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:03 PM
Subject: Re:Need Recipie For "Maryland Chicken"

> Hiyas Phaed: 1st time visit.  In 1952-54 My Dear Mother and I
> went to a place near Tujunga Ca, who's special was the above!
> ( was a lg tender Breast)  maybe made w/ flour,butter,milk &
> spices (maybe garlic&onion pepper) I've looked at your files
> on "Brosted Chicken" didn't seem to be "it" Thanks: Jim  

Hi Jim,

Maryland fried chicken has a coating made of bread crumbs or cracker crumbs. See below for several recipes.


Maryland  Fried  Chicken

 Ingredients :
 2 1/2 lbs. broiler chicken (cut up)
 1/2 c. flour
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. paprika
 1/4 tsp. pepper
 2 eggs
 2 tbsp. water
 2 c. cracker crumbs or plain bread crumbs
 Vegetable oil

 Preparation :
   Mix flour, salt, paprika and pepper in bag.  Coat chicken with
 flour mixture.  Blend eggs and water, dip chicken, coat with crumbs.
  Use skillet to fry chicken in vegetable oil until light brown.
 Cover and reduce heat to simmer, until chicken is tender.  Remove
 cover for 5 minutes to crisp.
 Maryland  Fried  Chicken

 Ingredients :
 2 1/2 - 3 lb. chicken
 1/2 c. flour
 1 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. paprika
 1/4 tsp. black pepper
 2 eggs
 2 tbsp. water
 2 c. bread crumbs

 Preparation :
    Wash chicken.  Pat dry.  Mix flour, salt, paprika and pepper.
 Coat chicken in flour mixture. Dip in beaten egg/water mixture.
 Then into bread crumbs.  Cook over medium heat in skillet with 1/8
 to 1/4 inch oil, 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown.  Reduce
 heat, cover tightly.  Simmer 20- 40 minutes.  Turn once or twice for
 even cooking.  Remove lid last 5 minutes for crisp chicken.
 Maryland  Fried  Chicken

 Ingredients :
 1 slightly beaten egg
 1/4 c. milk
 2/3 c. fine cracker crumbs
 1/2 tsp. salt
 Dash pepper
 1 (2 1/2-3 lb.) ready to cook broiler
 Fryer chicken, cut up
 3-4 tbsp. shortening
 1 c. milk

 Preparation :
    Combine egg and 1/4 cup milk.  Mix cracker crumbs with salt and
 pepper.  Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture.  Then roll in crumbs.
 Heat shortening in heavy skillet.  Brown chicken pieces evenly
 turning with tongs.  Add milk.  Cover tightly and simmer 35 minutes;
 uncover and cook until tender about 10 minutes. Make a cream gravy
 from pan drippings.  (4 servings.)
 Maryland  Fried  Chicken

 Ingredients :
 2 1/2 lb. broiler-fryer chicken
 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. paprika
 1/4 tsp. pepper
 Vegetable oil
 2 eggs
 2 tbsp. water
 2 c. cracker crumbs or dry bread crumbs

 Preparation :
    Cut chicken into pieces; cut each breast half into halves.  Mix
 flour, salt, paprika and pepper in a bowl.  In a separate bowl,
 blend eggs and water.  In a third bowl pour bread or cracker crumbs.
  Heat oil (1/4 inch) in 12 inch skillet.  Coat chicken with flour
 mixture.  After coating with flour, dip pieces into egg mixture,
 then into bread or cracker crumbs.  Cook chicken in oil over medium
 heat until light brown, 15 to 20 minutes; reduce heat.  Cover
 tightly and simmer, turning once or twice, until thickest pieces are
 done, 30 to 40 minutes.  If skillet cannot be covered tightly, add 1
 to 2 tbsp. of water.  Remove cover during last 5 minutes of cooking
 to crisp chicken. Makes 8 servings.
 Maryland  Fried  Chicken

 Ingredients :
 4-6 lbs. chicken
 1 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. pepper
 1 tsp. accent
 1 c. dry bread crumbs
 2 eggs, beaten
 2 tbsp. half and half
 1/4 lb. butter
For The Gravy:
 3 tbsp. flour
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1/4 tsp. pepper
 1 1/2 c. half and half

 Preparation :
     Mix salt, pepper, Accent and bread crumbs.  Mix eggs with 2
 tbsp. half and half. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture
 and then the bread crumbs.  Melt butter in large skillet and saute
 each piece of chicken until browned.  Turn heat to very low and cook
 1 hour.  Remove chicken.  To butter in skillet add flour, salt and
 pepper.  Cook until bubbly.  Stir in half and half.  Stir until
 thickened.  Pour over chicken.

French Vanilla?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Deanna"
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 12:36 PM
Subject: French Vanilla

> What is the difference between french vanilla and plain vanilla ?
> Deanna

Hi Deanna,

There are two answers:

1) Among ice cream manufacturers, "French vanilla" often refers to vanilla ice cream with tiny pieces of vanilla bean in it.

2) The origin of vanilla is Mexico and Central America. The Aztecs and Mayas revered the plant and believed that it was an aphrodisiac, reserving it for royalty. . Many, many years ago, some Frenchmen took some cuttings of Mexican vanilla plants to the islands of Madagascar and Reunion off the coast of Africa to see if they would grow there. They did grow and flourished, and the French, instead of importing vanilla from Mexico, grew vanilla on those islands. The vanilla grown there, particularly on Madagascar, therefore became known as "French Vanilla".


Rainbow Bridge

   ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: jimmy
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 5:11 PM
  Subject: norse legion 

  I am wondering if you know where the poem Rainbow bridge  came from

Hello Jimmy,

Well, do you mean the poem about what happens to pets that we love? The text of that poem is below. The origin of that poem is unknown. The idea of the rainbow being a bridge between heaven and Earth seems to have originated with Norse mythology.

In Norse mythology, Bifrost, which means "rainbow", was the bridge that spanned Midgard, the realm of man, and Asgard, the realm of the Gods. Bifrost was made of 3 colors with great magics and skill by the Aesir and is incredibly strong. It is said that the bridge will never fall until the end of the Cosmos itself, at which time it will collapse. The bridge Bifrost is closely guarded by Heimdall, the watchman of the Gods to keep the ferocious giants from entering the lands of Man and destroying them.


  Rainbow Bridge 

  Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. 

  When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes 
  to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so 
  they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and 
  our friends are warm and comfortable. 

  All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those 
  who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them 
  in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except 
  for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left 

  They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks 
  into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he 
  begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him 
  faster and faster. 

  You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling 
  together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your 
  face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting 
  eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. 

  Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

  Author unknown... 

Alaskan Mock Lobster

 From: "Andi" 
To: "phaedrus" 
Subject: Mock Lobster
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 12:02 PM

Having seen several recipes for Mock Lobster on your wonderful site, I simply must 
give you our Alaskan Mock Lobster. This is so simple, a child could make it. And, 
it really does taste like lobster!

1 gallon water
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. salt

Boneless Halibut cut into large chunks.

Bring the water to a fierce boil with the sugar and salt. Drop in Halibut pieces one 
by one, so as not to disrupt the boil. When they float, they're done. Maybe 3-4 minutes.

Serve with drawn garlic butter or use in any way you would use lobster.  Makes great 
"Lobster" Rolls! 

South African Biltong

   ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rosy
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 4:54 PM
  Subject: soft beef jerky

  Hi ya phaed.....
  me again from scotland , may you give me recipe soft beef jerky .
  And I had food dehydrator machine then I was trying so many times my jerky to dry and I would 
  like make soft beef jerky like african biltong.
  Ok phaed thank you very much.


Hi Rosy,

Directions for making biltong are a bit long for me to put in an e-mail.
Look at these websites:

Biltong Recipe 1

Biltong Recipe 2

Biltong Recipe 3

Biltong Recipe 4

Biltong Recipe 5



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