I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! He is Risen!!! And because of that we have a way to eternal life with Him. 🙂 Our weekend was very special and fun…and warm (yay!) I ate WAYYY too much, put back on a couple of pounds that were lost with hard work…but that’s ok…back to it today. I tried a few new yummy recipes that I will share:
The first is super easy…roasted cauliflower…my kids are not big fans of cauliflower, but this was a hit! Just cut cauliflower into large chunks. Drizzle with olive oil (enough to toss the cauliflower in). Lay on a tin foiled baking and sprinkle with sea salt and chili powder. Cover with tin foil and roast for 15 minutes on 450. After 15 minutes, uncover and continue roasting for 35 minutes. Soooo yummy!
Another easy one…lightly oil a baking sheet and place asparagus on it. Sprinkle asparagus with salt. Wrap in pairs with 1 slice of bacon. Broil for 10-15 minutes.
The last one for today is baby portobello mushrooms stuffed with crab and cheese. That recipe can be found here: https://www.hy-vee.com/meal-solutions/recipes/Cheesy-Crab-Stuffed-Mushrooms-R1513.aspx This was my personal favorite! Really, with all that cheese…how could it not be. 😉
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Since most of the recipes I have posted thus far have been desserts, I thought I would post a non-dessert recipe.
Crab Tater Tots
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- Canola oil, for deep-frying
- 1/2 pound lump crab meat
- Panko bread crumbs, for breading
- Kosher salt
In a small saucepan, combine the butter with 1/4 cup water over high heat. When the water comes to a simmer and the butter is melted, add the flour. Reduce the heat to medium and stir until the resulting paste pulls away from the sides of the pan, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add the egg to the pan and stir vigorously until the egg is incorporated into the flour mixture. Stir in the mashed potatoes and let cool.
Pour enough oil into a medium pot so that the oil comes 3 inches up the sides. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
While the oil heats, gently fold the crab into the potato mixture; the lumpier the batter, the better. Using two soup spoons, shape the mixture into quenelles, or 2-inch footballs. (You should end up with about 35.) Roll in the panko. Deep-fry, working in batches and turning once, until crisp, brown, and heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.