Fish Fillet 1 lb. can of tomatoes 1 Onion, chopped 1 Bellpepper, chopped 3 Celery stalks, chopped 1/2 cup bacon grease or oil 1/2 cup flour 2 Garlic cloves 2 1/2 cups fish stock or water 2 Tsp. Thyme 2 Bay Leaves 1 Tsp. Pepper Sauce Salt to taste
New Orleans, LA – With Easter upon us, I'd like to talk about eggs. Back in the 20th Century, we were led to believe that eggs should be white. Today, at nearly every farmers market, you'll find brown, white, green and blue eggs. The green and blue are hatched by Chilean Araconda chickens. They're the cute hens with fluffy legs. Recently, we've also learned to love French Black Copper Marans eggs. Their shells are like their name - a deep brown copper color. The variety was popularized in the French Atlantic town of La Rochelle. Here in the US, they've acquired a certain je ne sais quoi.
1 whole chicken, cut into pieces Salt and pepper Flour Oil for deep frying
Rinse the chicken piece thoroughly and pat dry. Liberally season the chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in all-purpose flour. Heat the oil to 350 degrees and add the chicken to the hot oil making sure not to crowd the pot with too many pieces at one time. Set a timer for 20 minutes and when the timer rings, remove the chicken from the oil and drain on a rack. Serve immediately.
New Orleans, LA – I know that you think Vidalia is ground zero for sweet onions. Indeed, we tip our hats to Vidalia, Georgia for training us like monkeys to believe that they are the center of the onion universe. Thanks to living on land that contains little to no sulfur, their onions are sweet. However, let me let you in on a delicious secret: Petal, Mississippi has little to no sulfur in its soil. As a result, their onions are so sweet that I even eat the roots. And that's not all. Tangipahoah Parish's soil is also "sweet." Local onions are available now at our region's farmers markets.
New Orleans, La. – Jury trials at Orleans Parish Criminal Court are on the rise. This means the court needs more jurors, and it means the chances of a New Orleans resident being called for service are higher than ever.
New Orleans, La. – For some travelers, eating like the local eat is an essential part of any visit. I certainly feel this way, and that's because I think it helps us connect directly, intimately with the culture we sought to experience in the first place. It turns out that sometimes you don't even need to travel very far to tap into this dynamic.