The Patrón of Torrey Park .::. Episode 40

Jim and Marilyn Bero give great recipes from Jim’s mother’s cookbook and trace his lineage to discuss his grandfather, the first Italian immigrant to settle in Geneva, NY. Great stories of food, dinner with Benito Mussolini, and the mob’s presence in Geneva in the early 1900’s.

Recipes mentioned in this episode…

CHICKEN CROQUETTES

MIX: 11/2 CUPS MINCED COOKED CHICKEN, 1/2 CUPS GROUND ALMONDS, 1 EGG YOLK,
1/2 TEASPOON CURRY, 1 TEASPOON LEMON OR LIME JUICE 1/2 TEASPOON SALT,
1/2 TEASPOON SMOKEY PAPRIKA,1/2 TEASPOON CELERY SALT
MIX AND MAKE INTO PATTIES, DIP IN BEATEN EGG, THEN COAT WITH BREAD CRUMBS
SAUTE OVER MEDIUM HEAT IN OLIVE OIL UNTIL GOLDEN
SERVE WITH CHUTNEY, GARNISH WITH PARSLEY

BEEF STEAK ALLA PIZZAIOLA

1 STRIP STEAK 11/2 INCH THICK, 2 CHOPPED GARLIC CLOVES, 1 CAN DICED TOMATO,
2 TEASPOON DRIED OREGANO, 1/2 CUP DICED ONION
SEASON STEAK WITH SALT AND PEPPER, SAUTE OVER HIGH HEAT IN OLIVE OIL
I MINUTE PER SIDE, REMOVE TO A PLATTER
ADD OVER MEDIUM HIGH HEAT GARLIC, TOMATOES AND ONIONS, COOK 3 MINUTES
ADD STEAK AND OREGANO, COOK 2 MINUTES FOR RARE AND SERVE

ONION SOUP, EGGS, CHEESE

IN A LARGE POT OVER MEDIUM LOW, HEAT MELT 1 STICK OF UNSALTED BUTTER,
ADD 2 SLICED LARGE ONIONS., COVER COOK 10 MINUTES STIR, COOK UNCOVERED UNTIL GOLDEN
ADD 2 TABLESPOONS FLOUR, STIR AND COOK 1 MINUTE
ADD 1/1/2 QUART HOT CHICKEN STOCK, SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER
COVER AND SIMMER 30 MINUTES
MIX IN A BOWL 4 EGG YOLKS, 6 TABLESPOONS GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE
ADD TO THE SOUP STIRRING
SERVE OVER SLICED TOASTED ITALIAN BREAD

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

5 EGG YOLKS, 1 CUP SIFTED FLOUR,1/1/2CUP WHITE SUGAR, 3/4 CUP BROWN SUGAR
3 TABLESPOONS MELTED BUTTER, 1/4 TEASPOON SALT, 1 TEASPOON VANILLA
5 EGG WHITES. ZEST OF HALF A LEMON. 1 TABLESPOON LEMON JUICE
1 CAN SLICED AND DRAINED PINEAPPLE

COATING FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN
MARASCHINO CHERRIES, ADDED BUTTER AND BROWN SUGAR

IN A BOWL, BEAT YOLKS AND SLOWLY ADD WHITE SUGAR
ADD ZEST AND LEMON JUICE
FOLD IN FLOUR AND SALT

IN SEPARATE BOWL MIX MELTED BUTTER, VANILLA, BROWN SUGAR,
FOLD IN STIFFLY BEATEN EGG WHITES
ADD TO TO YOLKS AND FLOUR MIXTURE

IN A BAKING PAN ,GREASE THE BOTTOM WITH BUTTER SPRINKLE WITH BROWN SUGAR ,
PLACE PINEAPPLE SLICES TO COVER THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN
POUR BATTER OVER THE PINEAPPLE
BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 40 MINUTE
REMOVE FROM OVEN AND LET SET FOR 10 MINUTES
PLACE CAKE DISH OVER THE PAN
TURN UPSIDE DOWN , LET SET FOR 10 MINUTES
PULL OFF BAKING DISH
DECORATE PINEAPPLE HOLES WITH MARASCHINO CHERRIES AND SERVE