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November 2013



Recipe for Cat Head Biscuits

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These biscuits are called the cat head biscuits due to large size that is compared to the size of a cat head. The recipe for cathead biscuits is passed on by from grandmothers, mothers and any person that one knows how to bake biscuits. It does take practice to know exactly how to get these to turn out the way you like them. To bake about six cathead’s biscuits you will need these ingredients:  2 cups of all purposed flour 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of cream tartar 4 teaspoonful of baking powder 2/3 cup of milk or buttermilk. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The dry ingredients are mixed in a large bowl. Then to make the dough come together, you slowly add the milk and then stir until completely wet. Knead the dough about 12 to 14 times on a lightly floured board. Pinch off a piece as large as you can comfortably roll in your hands. Don’t over do this as the biscuits will be tough if you play with the dough t0o much. You just want to basically form it into a round ball of dough. Place each of the biscuits on buttered or […]



May 2011



What do you do with the Fish your Fishermen bring home?

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Many southern cooks are familiar with Catfish. If your fisherman or fisherwoman have brought home the catch of the day  and you are wondering what to do with it now. Below is a favorite southern dish called Fried Catfish with Swamp Gravy. Here is what you will need for this dish. Catfish, cleaned and dressed Salt Black pepper Cornmeal, fine or medium sifted Grease First, wash the fish. Then cover it in cold water. In a brown paper bag or a gallon size zip lock freezer bag, mix cornmeal, salt and pepper. Heat the grease until it sizzles when water is sprinkled in it. Then add one or two fish to the bag of meal at one time. Shake until covered completely. Remove fish from bag and drop slowly into hot grease. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on a brown paper bag or paper towel which is placed on a serving plate or platter. When all the fish as been fried, pour up as much of the excess grease from the frying pan leaving the drippings in the bottom of the pan. To make the gravy follow the recipe below: Swamp Gravy 2 large potatoes, chopped 1 […]

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