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Chef Wolfgang Puck

Biography Wolfgang Puck is a famous chef, restaurateur, and author who is known for his contributions to the culinary world. He was born in Austria in 1949 and started working…

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Crab Meat Superb Recipe

Melt Crisco in a saucepan, add green pepper, and cook for 5 minutes over low heat. Blend in flour and seasonings. Add tomato juice gradually while stirring. Cook and stirring until thickened.
add milk gradually while stirring. Add cheese. Cool over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted. Stir in crab meat and heat thoroughly. Serve on toast..

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Creole Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

In a medium saucepan, heat the Crisco Pure Canola Oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and a dash of salt; cook about 2 minutes. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning and water. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
Cook for about 5 minutes; cool to room temperature. Place shrimp in a large non-reactive bowl; pour 1/2 the cooled sauce over. Toss to coat; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
Heat the grill. Grill the shrimp, about 5 minutes per side, until done. Place on a platter and pour the remaining heated sauce over; garnish with lemon wedges.

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings With Sweet And Sour Sauce Recipe

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil; spray with Crisco No Stick Cooking Spray, set aside. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat just until sugar is melted; set aside.
Disjoint chicken wings; discard tips. Rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. In a large bowl, combine grainy mustard, Crisco Canola Oil, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper; add chicken wings and toss to coat. Place coated chicken wings on prepared sheet. Spray each wing thoroughly with Crisco No Stick Cooking Spray. Bake 25 minutes, turning once.
Remove from oven, increase oven temperature to broil. Brush chicken wings with Sweet and Sour Sauce; return to oven and broil about 2 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Serve with remaining Sweet and Sour Sauce for dipping.

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Crab Newburg Recipe

In 2-quart saucepan melt Butter Flavor Crisco. Add green pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour, salt and paprika. Blend in half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Blend small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return to hot mixture, stirring to combine. Add crab meat and pimiento. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Serve in patty shells or over toast points.

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Cream Puff Appetizers Recipe

Preheat oven to 400ºF. In medium saucepan combine water and Butter Flavor Crisco. Heat to rolling boil. Add Pillsbury BESTflour and salt, stirring until mixture forms a ball. Continue to cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add eggs all at once, beating until smooth.
Drop by 1/2-teaspoonfuls at least 1-1/2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool away from draft. Meanwhile, prepare one of the fillings.
For shrimp filling, in medium mixing bowl blend cream cheese and sour cream. Stir in cocktail sauce, tarragon, pepper and garlic powder. Add shrimp, water chestnuts and scallions. Mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt.
For chicken filling, in medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
To fill, cut off tops of cooled cream puffs. Remove dough filaments from inside. Fill with desired filling. Replace tops.

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Crispy Fried Mushrooms Recipe

Wash mushrooms and trim stems slightly. Set aside.
Mix flour, salt, mustard, paprika and pepper in large plastic food storage bag. Set aside. Place buttermilk in small bowl. Dip a few mushrooms at a time in buttermilk. Place in bag with flour mixture. Shake to coat.
Heat 2 to 3 inches Crisco Oil in deep-fryer or heavy saucepan to 375ºF. Fry a few mushrooms at a time 2 to 3 minutes, or until deep golden brown, turning over several times. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with catsup, if desired.

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Crispy Cheese Morsels Recipe

Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Put Crisco into a mixer bowl. Add cheese gradually, beating at medium speed until mixture is fairly smooth. Blend flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually add to cheese mixture, mixing at low speed. Stir in cereal with spoon. Shape into balls, using 1 tablespoon for each ball.
Arrange balls on ungreased cookie sheets. Lightly press with a fork to make a crisscross pattern. Dip fork in flour as needed to prevent sticking. Press a pecan half onto top of each, if desired.
Bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool for 10 to 12 minutes on cookied sheet, then remove to a rack to cool.

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Codfish Balls Recipe

Cover fish with cold water to freshen. Let stand in cold water 4 hours, changing water 3 to 4 times (or follow directions on package). Drain fish and remove any pieces of bone. Flake and set aside.
Wash, pare, and cut potatoes into pieces. Combine fish, potatoes, and onion in a large saucepan. Add cold water to cover. Cover saucepan and bring to boiling. Cook until potatoes are tender.
For dill sauce, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Refrigerate.
Thoroughly drain and mash potatoes, fish, and onion. Add eggs, paprika, and pepper; whip until mixture is fluffy. Using 2 tablespoons of batter for each, shape into balls.
Heat Crisco to 365ºF in a deep saucepan or deep fryer. Drop only as many fish balls at one time into hot Crisco as will float uncrowded one layer deep. Fry for 2 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning balls as they brown. Drain on paper towels.
Serve with Dill Sauce.

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Company Hash Recipe

Cut hash into 4 equal slices. Place hash slices on a broiler rack; brush tops with 1-1/2 teaspoons melted Crisco.
Broil 3 inches from heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Turn and spread tops thinly with a mixture of horseradish and mustard. Broil for 3 minutes.
Remove from broiler. Cut tomato into 4 equal slices. Place 1 tomato slice on each hash slice. Brush tomato slices with remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons melted Crisco. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cheese.
Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Clam Fritters Recipe

Drain clams, reserving 1/4 cup juice.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, paprika, and pepper. Stir in clams and chopped onion. Combine clam juice and egg. Add to flour mixture and stir until well blended.
Heat Crisco to 365ºF in a deep saucepan or deep fryer. Drop level tablespoons of clam mixture into hot Crisco. (Do not use fryer basket.) Fry several fritters at a time for 3-1/2 minutes or until browned. Drain on paper towels.
Serve with lemon wedges and Tartar Sauce.

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Artichoke Puffs Recipe

Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Brush bread slices with melted Crisco and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Cut artichoke hearts in half; drain on paper towels.
Place an artichoke piece cut-side-down on each bread slice.
Beat egg whites and salt until stiff, not dry, peaks form. Fold in cheeses and red pepper.
Spoon about 1 measuring teaspoonful of egg white mixture over each artichoke piece; sprinkle with paprika.
Bake at 400ºF for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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Beef ‘N’ Kraut Appetizers Recipe

For meat filling, cook ground beef and onion in a skillet until meat is cooked and union is tender. Drain off excess fat; stir in remaining ingredients.
For pastry, combine Crisco mix and sauerkraut in a bowl. Add sauerkraut liquid, a tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball.
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a floured 2-3/4-inch round cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Spoon 1 teaspoon Meat Filling onto each round. Moisten half the edge of each round with water. Fold pastry in half and press edges together with fork to seal. Prick top of each pastry with fork.
Bake at 400ºF for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Breaded Zucchini Strips Recipe

Wash zucchini; trim ends. Cut in half crosswise; then cut each half into eight lengthwise strips.
Combine flour, salt and pepper in plastic bag. Shake a few strips at a time in flour mixture, dip in beaten egg, then shake in crumbs.
Fry in hot Butter Flavor Crisco about 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Sprinkle with lemon juice if desired.

Note: If electric skillet is used, set at 275ºF to 300ºF.

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Appetizer Quiche Squares Recipe

Preheat oven to 325ºF. In medium bowl combine flour and salt. Cut in Crisco to form coarse crumbs. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with fork until particles are moistened and cling together. Form dough into ball. Roll into a 10-inch square on lightly floured board. Ease dough into 9 x 2-inch pan. Press excess up around edges of pan to form 1-inch rim. Bake at 325ºF for 10 minutes. Set aside.
For filling, in large bowl blend eggs, evaporated milk, flour, Worcestershire sauce, salt and garlic powder. Stir in shrimp, cheese, carrot and onion. Pour into partially-baked pastry. Bake at 325ºF for 30 to 35 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into 20 squares.

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Baked Artichoke Squares Recipe

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with Crisco No Stick Cooking Spray; set aside.
For Filling, heat Crisco Oil in medium skillet. Add mushrooms, celery and garlic. Sauté until celery is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in artichoke hearts, green onion, marjoram, oregano and cayenne. Add Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and eggs. Mix well. Set aside.
For pastry, combine flour and salt in medium mixing bowl. Blend Crisco Oil and milk in small mixing bowl; add to flour mixture. Stir with fork until mixture forms a ball. Press dough in bottom and slightly up the side of the prepared pan.
Spread cheese mixture on crust; bake 30 minutes, or until center is set. Cool slightly. Cut into 24 squares. Serve warm.

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Chicken Gigglers Recipe

* If chicken tenders are not available, purchase chicken breasts and cut into strips.
Rinse chicken; pat dry. Place in 8-inch square glass baking dish.
Combine salt, parsley, sage and thyme. Sprinkle over chicken. Toss to coat.
Heat oil in deep skillet on medium heat.
Combine muffin mix, onion and basil in small bowl. Add milk. Stir until well blended. Coat chicken with batter.
Drop pieces, 4 at a time, into hot oil. Fry for 2 minutes. Turn. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Place on paper-towel lined plate. Keep warm until all chicken is fried.
Serve warm with dipping sauce.

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Appetizer Drumsticks Recipe

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Cut wings in pieces and use the meatier “drumstick” piece for appetizers. (Use remaining wing pieces for soups.) Combine cracker crumbs, sesame seed, paprika, and salt. Brush meatier end of “drumsticks” with melted Crisco. Roll in cracker mixture. Place in large shallow baking pan (don’t crowd). Bake at 375ºF for 40 to 45 minutes.

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Batter-Fried Mushrooms Recipe

In mixing bowl, combine the flour, cheese, salt, and garlic powder. Stir in the water, melted Crisco, and egg; beat till smooth. Pat the mushrooms dry. Dip mushrooms into batter. Fry, a few mushrooms at a time, in deep Crisco heated to 365ºF. Fry till mushrooms are golden, about 3 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper toweling. Salt lightly and serve immediately.