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Sloppy Joe's Sloppy Joes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: janet 
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: recipe

Uncle Phaedrus,

I have been looking for the recipe for Sloppy Joe's Bar's (Key West, FL) 
famous sloppy joe sandwich.  I have searched on the Internet, but have 
been unable to find it.  The business must keep it a secret.  Can you help me?


Hi Janet,

Sorry, I had no success locating this. There are dozens of sloppy joe recipes on the web, but none claims to be the one from the famous bar.


Timm sent the below recipe, which may indeed be the correct one. However, the recipe has no provenance aside from it's title, so it may not be like the sandwich from Sloppy Joe's Bar. Other places have laid claim to being the origin of the "Sloppy Joe" sandwich. Perhaps Janet will tell us whether it hits the mark.

Here is a recipe I found on the Internet a few years ago. 
Timm in Oregon

Original Sloppy Joe's Sandwich Clone


1-1/2 pounds ground round beef
4 hamburger buns, split
3/4 cup catsup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons mustard
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1 teaspoon dried oregano


In a large skillet, sauté the meat with red bell pepper and onion, over medium-high heat. 
Sauté for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender; drain off the fat.

Mix in the catsup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar to the meat. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, 
paprika, cumin, vinegar, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Let simmer for at least 10 to 
15 minutes, stirring from time to time, to let meat absorb the sauce.

The Queen's Lobster

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Gary 
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2010 8:31 PM
Subject: Queen's Lobster recipe

Hello, Uncle Phaedrus.

I am writing hoping that you have a recipe for "Queen's Lobster."

I saw it on TV years ago as part of a Las Vegas street festival cooking 
demonstration.  It was a fast, simple dish.  I think it had chunks of lobster, 
heavy cream, salt & pepper, some herb(s), and possibly a splash of sherry as 
ingredients.  The chef cooked it in a large buttered frying pan over a big flame; 
the lobster got golden brown very quickly.  I think he then added the sherry and 
the seasonings; after most of the sherry cooked off he added the cream.  He cooked 
it just a bit longer until the cream sauce warmed and coated the lobster chunks.

It was emphasized to eat it as soon as it was cooked so the lobster didn't get 
rubbery as it cooled.

From dropping the lobster into the pan until it was served couldn't have been more 
than 5 minutes since it was done in a big, hot pan over a big flame.

I think the chef said it was created for Queen Elizabeth for some fancy dinner, and 
then it became a personal favorite of hers after that.

Bon chance et bon appetit,


Hello Gary,

The only dish that I can find with that name is this from a Las Vegas casino restaurant:

Hugo's Cellar 202 Fremont Street, Las Vegas (Inside the Four Queens Hotel & Casino)

The Queen's Lobster Sautéed medallions of lobster complimented with garlic, white wine, lemon juice, crushed red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms.

Sorry, I had no success locating a recipe or copycat.


Braddock's Tavern Chicken Supreme

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Sara 
To: '' 
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:51 PM
Subject: recipe

I am looking for the recipe for "tavern chicken supreme" from braddock's 
tavern in Medford, NJ. It involves poaching the chicken in white wine and 
seasonings and uses cream and mushrooms. I found the recipe on the internet 
last year, but can not find it now. Perhaps you can help me?


Hi Sara,

Sorry, I cannot find a recipe from Braddock's Tavern, nor can I find a "tavern chicken" recipe, although I did find the dish mentioned. I tried to find a "chicken supreme" recipe that fit your description, but I had no success. If the recipe was on the web last year, it might have been taken down, or the site may have folded.


From the Braddock's Tavern Menu Tavern Chicken Supreme
Boneless breast of chicken poached in seasonings and served with mushrooms and a white wine cream sauce over wild rice

Reynolds Wrap Baked Apples

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lana 
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:35 PM
Subject: Reynolds Baked Apples

Dear Sir:
In the early 70's, Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil had a recipe on its box for 
individual baked apples.
You would cut a strip around the middle of each apple, roll it in lemon juice 
then in sugar....remove the core & fill the center with cinnamon candies & other 
ingredients I can not remember. 
Each apple was then  wrapped in foil, baked & served with ice cream.....memorable 
& delicious..
Unfortunately I lost the recipe .   I even called Reynold's luck.
Could you possibly help?
Many thanks for your time!


Hello Lana,

Sorry, I cannot locate a recipe that fits your description. I'll post this on the site so that perhaps a reader can help


Cynthia sent this recipe:

Here's something from the December 1969 issue of Ebony (courtesy of Google Books Search) 
that might help in Lana's request for the Reynolds Wrap Baked Apples recipe.  It's from an ad.

Apple Sundae Recipe
Peel 6 red baking apples about halfway down.  Core.  Place each apple on a 12" by 12" 
piece of Reynolds Wrap.  Brush cut surfaces of apples with lemon juice.  Fill center 
of each apple with 2 tablespoons currant jelly and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon red hots. 
Sprinkle cut surfaces with red sugar.  Bring foil up over individual apples.  Pinch 
ends together to close.  Place in shallow baking pan.  Bake in a preheated oven 
(350 degrees) for 45-60 minutes, or until apple is easily pierced with fork.  Turn 
back foil and crimp edges.  Top each hot apple with small scoop of vanilla ice cream 
and 1 tablespoon of melted currant jelly.
That's it!!!  THANK YOU.....THANK YOU....THANK YOU

What a wonderful service you provide....thank you Phaed and many thanks to Cynthia for 
the long lost recipe.


Pilgreen's Yeast Biscuits

----- Original Message ----- 
From: jeannine 
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 1:41 PM
Subject: Receipe for biscuits

Do you have the receipe for Pilgreens Steak House (in Atlanta, Ga.) yeast biscuits?


Hi Jeannine,

No, sorry, no luck.


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