Friday, April 22, 2016

Mexican Hush Puppies

A tasty deep fried treat with any BBQ or Southern meal, also very good with a fish fry. When deep firing, I put my Dutch oven In an oil change pan. It helps holed the heat in and will come to temperature much faster. I do the same for boiling water.

2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1 cup self-rising flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 eggs, beaten lightly
½ cup milk
1 (14¾-ounce) can cream-style corn
6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups onion, chopped
2 jalaeño peppers, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
Vegetable oil

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; make a well in the center of the dry mixture. Combine eggs and next 6 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Pour oil to depth of about 2 to 3 inches in a 12' Dutch oven; heat to 375°f, about 20 charcoals under oven. (use a candy thermometer) Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls into hot oil; fry hush puppies, a few at a time 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.Drain on paper towels.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Ckicken Quesadilla Pie

This recipe uses a tortilla rather than a pie crust, so I call it a Quesadilla rather then a Quiche. You can call it anything you like, but I call it just Good eatin'. It is quick and simple, making it a good camping dish.

1 ( 12-inch or larger ) flour tortilla
Pan spray
3 cups chicken meat, shredded or cut in bite size pieces, cooked  *
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
½ cup pickled jalapeños, chopped
1 teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon pepper
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

* left overs or rotisserie 

Spray a 10" dutch oven with pan spray. Press the tortilla into the Dutch oven and spray lightly with the pan spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, 1cup of the cheese, cilantro, jalapeños, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Spread filling over over the tortilla.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together until smooth, eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt. Slowly pour over filling, then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Bake at 450ºf. Place Dutch oven over 12 to 14 charcoals. Place lid on oven and 17 or 18 charcoals on lid and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Let cool for 10 minutes, Cut into wedges and serve.

Monday, March 21, 2016

W.C.C.O. Pictures.

To see all the pictures of the World Champion Cook Off, just click on the idos link. Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays pictures are all there.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Day 2. Semi Finals W.C.C.O.

Just a few more pictures from the 10 contestants today. To see all the dishes from today, click on the IDOS link. To cook in the WCCO, you much win an idos cook off in you local area. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016


If you are holding a Dutch oven event in your area, send me the details at and I will post it on the right side of this blog.

I.D.O.S. World Championship Cook Off.

Today was the first day of the W.C.C.O. in Sandy, Utah.  With the first 10 teams. Sorry to say 3 teams were unable to come,do to much snow in Washington State. Tomorrow will be the second 10 teams. Top 5 from both days move on to the finals on Saturday. I will be 1 of the 5 judges. I can see it will be a hard fought Battle. GOOD LUCK to all 10 teams.
Here are some pictures from today.