Green Bean Parmesan Fritters
8 ounces frozen French-style sliced green beans, thawed and drained
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying
Place a large skillet over medium heat and pour the vegetable oil into the skillet until there is ½-inch of oil. Allow the oil to heat up.
In a medium bowl, stir together the green beans, egg, flour, Parmesan cheese, garlic, water, salt, and pepper. The mixture will not be very runny, but it will be spreadable.
Once the oil is hot, scoop a large round of the green bean mixture into the hot oil. If your pan is large enough, you should be able to fit 3-4 fritters in your pan at the same time. Fry the fritters until they are browned on each side.
Once fully cooked, carefully remove each fritter from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle each fritter with salt immediately after removing from the oil.
Continue frying the fritters until you have run out of batter. Serve warm.
Note: These are best made right before serving. If you would like to make them ahead of time, you can just heat them up in the oven before serving. Just make sure they get crispy.
The only day of the week NOT named in honor of a Norse God or Goddess.
The Nordic people called this day “Wash Day”.
“…In Scandinavian countries, Saturday is called lördag, “lørdag,” or laurdag, the name being derived from the old word laugr/laug (hence Icelandic name Laugardagur), meaning bath, thus Lördag equates to bath-day. This is due to theViking practice of bathing on Saturdays.” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday
Makes 4-6 servings
4 demi sourdough baguettes (I found them in the bakery section of the grocery store) or any kind of rolls you want
1 (7 ounce) package of Spicy Pork Sausage Links (or use bacon or ham or just veggies)
½ cup heavy cream
8 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated
3 green onions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cut and pull out the middle of all 4 sourdough baguettes, leaving ½ inch of bread in the bottom and on the sides. Set baguettes aside. Prepare sausage according to package directions. Cut links into bite-size pieces and set aside. In a medium bowl, lightly beat together the eggs and the cream. Whisk in remaining ingredients and sausage. Evenly divide and pour the mixture into each baguette boat. Place all 4 baguettes on a baking sheet and bake for 25-28 minutes or until set in the center. Allow boats to cool for 10 minutes, cut and serve.
Thanks to Confessions of Crafty Witches..
The new “Lone Ranger” film has been a critical and box office disappointment, but the fact that the Indian character “Tonto” is not a Christian has upset some Christian conservatives.
Dr. Ted Baehr of the Christian Film and Television Coalition is also upset that the U.S. government is portrayed as “bad” and the army is show killing Indians, which is historically accurate.
…Focus on the Family’s movie review site Pluggedin.com also slammed Tonto for not being a Christian: “Tonto’s worldview, meanwhile, is awash in Native American spirituality. As mentioned, he believes the white horse (Silver) is a spirit horse.”