Lily’s Little Cajun Cookbook
by Eric Wilde
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 127 KB
Publisher: Gondwana Press (10/17/10)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Take a trip to the bayou with author Eric Wilder. Hear some of his favorite family stories and try twenty recipes from possibly the greatest Cajun-Creole cook on earth: his former mother-in-law.
Reading and food, what could be better? Well, I got this book free for my Kindle at Amazon, that’s pretty cool! This is not only a great little cookbook, it’s also a look at the life of the author, his ex-wife and her family. His ex-mother in law is Lily, the best Cajun cook he’s ever known.
I loved all the stories about the family, they sure are an interesting bunch! I don’t know if I loved the stories or the recipes the most. It’s a close race! There were lots of recipes that sounded really good, and most sounded simple to make. I’d definitely recommend this book everyone who likes this type of book.
Lily’s Chalmette Meatloaf
2 bay leaves, whole
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
12 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup catsup
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
2 lightly beaten eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
1. Combine the seasoning mix ( first 5 ingredients) and set aside.
2. Melt the butter in 1 quart saucepan over medium heat.
3. Add the onions, celery, bell pepper, green onions, garlic, Tabasco, Worcestershire and seasoning mix.
4. Sauté about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, scraping the pan bottom well.
5. Stir in the milk and ½ cup catsup.
6. Continue cooking for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7. Remove from the heat and allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
8. Place the ground beef and pork in an ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
9. Remove the bay leaves, add the eggs, the cooked vegetable mixture and the bread crumbs.
10.Mix by hand until thoroughly combined in the center of the pan.
11. Shape the mixture into a loaf that is about 1 ½ inches high x 6 inches wide and 12 inches long.
12. Bake uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes, then raise heat to 400 and continue cooking until done, about 35 minutes longer.