What else needs to be said about French Fries that hasn’t already been said. French Fries are synonymous with just about everything great in the culinary sphere. Hamburgers and fries, pizza and fries, tacos and fries… anyway you get the point! French Fries are pretty much the greatest thing in the world and this is especially true when they’re done with a little bit of care and good salt!
In all honesty good spinach and artichoke dip is not a very hard food item to come by these days. All you have to do is merely mix a few different cheese and a couple of chopped vegetables and you can have yourself a damn good dip within minutes. Armed with some cast iron serving dishes and the great Big Green Egg we set out to shake things up a little and see if we could take Spinach + Artichoke Dip to the next level.
Lightly breaded then deep fried to a crunchy golden crisp then drenched in a succulent sweet and spicy Asian BBQ sauce… It’s moments like these that make folks of all races, religions and nationalities rejoice over the coveted chicken wing. Chicken wings are readily available and exceptionally inexpensive, yet still regarded as a delicacy in just about every corner of the world. Continue reading “Sweet + Spicy Asian BBQ Wings”
Chicken wings are an all American staple whether its the big gameday or a random Tuesday. No one can help but to enjoy all of the wonderful way that wings can be prepared. Deep fried wings are an authentic timeless classic that have not only stood the test of time but also have gotten better and better through generations! Continue reading “Fried Chicken Wings”
Nothing beats good old down home Southern comfort food, especially in the dead of the winter. Add in the open fire cooking element and you have yourself a meal fit for great Southern royalty. In this perfect marriage of a country style ribs, great beer and some of the best mashed potatoes on this side of the Mississippi you’ll find some of the best flavor combinations understood by man. From sweet, to savory to just a hint of smoky-heat your taste buds will rejoice in full flavors of what Beer Braised Country Style Ribs have to offer! Continue reading “Beer Braised Country Style Ribs”
Those who have enjoyed the fruits of open fire cooking can attest to the efficiency in which cast iron Dutch ovens get the job done. Camp style cast iron Dutch Ovens possess many great characteristics even though they are fairly minimal in design. For starters they pack a good bit of weight. This allows for the outdoor cooking stoves to perform at peak capacity no matter what the conditions present. The overall versatility of cast iron allows for gourmet level results whether you’re using the Dutch oven in your backyard, at the park or in your kitchen.
Throughout the years of constant cooking, experimenting and testing I’ve found that more often than not some of the best meals come off the cuff. A very un-exact combination of flavor profiles play an extremely important role in the culmination of this simple recipe for delicious roasted chicken. The citrus notes from a couple of oranges compliment the savory herb rubbed chicken and hearty vegetables to a tee. Continue reading “Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken”
This time of year brings about a number of the most wonderful of seasonal delicacies. While Fall is mostly known for the start of football season there is also a number of related activities that must take place during or around the big games. The obvious top of the objective list is enjoying great food. At the top of the list of great fall foods is chilli. There are a number of ways to enjoy great chilli and there are even greater ways to cook it. Continue reading “Oktoberfest Brisket Chilli”
One of the true and most traditional delicacies of Southern cuisine is deep fried chicken. After many years I finally decided to indulge in the feast that is deep fried buttermilk chicken and in doing so I found that nothing goes better with it than a few hot buttermilk biscuits. With just the right amount of breading, spices and herbs this treat goes from Southern comfort to Southern party in an instant! Continue reading “Southern Style Fried Chicken and Biscuits”
This piece has gone through about ten different iterations since I first started writing it in mid May 2016. Ultimately, it is nothing more that a high school level research article about cast iron cookware. My understanding of cast iron cookware has improved immensely since I first began writing this piece. I must say that without the abundance of information on the Internet regarding cast iron cookware I would not have been able to formulate this piece on the ins and outs of the cast-iron lifestyle. Continue reading “Cast Iron Cookware – The Smofried Guide”