Vegetable Beignets

Vegetable Beignets, simplygoodcooking.comBeignets are, perhaps, better known as a dessert or cookie, but these savory beignets are a delicious variation on the theme.  It’s kind of fun to have friends over and serve these hot, right as they come out of the pot. Have a selection of dips and sauces available, and fry until everything has been consumed.  Kind of a splurge of a meal in terms of calories and fat, but every now and then everyone appreciates a really good splurge.  It’s wonderful!

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Basic Timbale Custard, with variations

If you have never had a timbale, you’ll love this recipe.  It’s a great appetizer or side dish, and while it does take a bit of preparation, it bakes for nearly an hour, leaving the time just before eating clear so you can attend to the rest of the meal.  It’s really versatile and can be used with a variety of vegetables, or even plain.  Brunch, lunch, dinner, this dish can be used at any time that seems right for it.

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Crunchy Hash Browns

A lovely cake of crunchy hash browns is possibly the closest things to ultimate satisfaction you can find on a breakfast plate. Or a dinner plate, for that matter. OK, it’s great at lunch, too. It’s just plain good. Good and crunchy, that is. If it’s done right, with flavor AND crunch, you will never again have to slog through mushy potatoes. Frankly, your morning meal deserves a solid crunch along with your cuppa. It’s just the right combination to make the day go well.

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