soul food fried alligator

Soul Food Fried Alligator

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Today is the second in a series of three posts, featuring Soul Food dishes from the All-American/Southern Soul Food page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This Soul Food Fried Alligator recipe is not only delicious it’s a unique ethnic culinary experience you’ll not soon forget.

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Southern Deep Fried Alligator is about as American “Soul Food” as you can get. If you’re too squeamish about the idea of eating alligator meat, you can substitute pork or chicken. But for the real ethnic experience, hey – turn the tables on those man-eating amphibians and serve some up on the table.

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Beer Can Grilled Chicken

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Today’s post is taking a recipe from our Classic American Main Entree page and sharing it here on the home page. Beer Can Grilled Chicken is an ingenious way to prepare chicken that is succulent, juicy, and flavored quite unlike any chicken you’ve ever had.

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Perfectly Grilled Beef Steak

Perfectly Grilled Beef Steak

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Grilled steak is so popular in the States, in the northern regions we are even known to grill outside in the winter cold, just so we can enjoy the unmistakable and wonderful flavor that can only be achieved on the charcoal or propane grill. This method is the best way to achieve Perfectly Grilled Beef Steak – Classic American Style.

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Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé Recipe

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This Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe is the last in a series of four posts featuring vegetarian & vegan recipes from the All-American Vegetarian-and-Vegan page here on Ethnic foods R Us.

Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe

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Creamy and sumptuous, this special Asparagus Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe will absolutely delight your guests!

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Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales Public Domain

Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales

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This Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales recipe is taken from our Mexican Cuisine page. If you enjoy the delicious traditional foods of Mexico, for more recipes you can find many more of them if you click here.

Making Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales involves a fair amount of work. However, if you are a lover of the real thing – traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine, the labor you put into preparing them will be well worth it. This authentic homemade Mexican tamales recipe will produce tamales that can only be equaled by tamales bought in Mexico or in the very best, authentic Mexican restaurants outside of the country.

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How to Make Indonesian Perkedels

How to Make Indonesian Perkedels

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This post, on How to Make Indonesian Perkedels, is taken from our recently expanded Indonesian Cuisine page. For more great recipes from Indonesia, click here.

How to Make Indonesian Perkedels

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Indonesian Perkedel was derived from the Dutch dish, Frikadel. Frikadel, however, is more of a spiced and seasoned

Nasi Tumpeng (Photo Attributed to Author: brother-harahap)

Nasi Tumpeng (Photo Attributed to Author: brother-harahap)

meat dumpling, while Indonesian Perkedel uses potatoes rather than meat. Perkedel goes great as a side dish with any Indonesian meal. The national dish (a whole meal and a feast, prepared on special occasions) is Nasi Tumpeng. If you would like to prepare that festive meal, you definitely want to know how to make Indonesian Perkedels, as it is traditionally one of the dishes served during the meal.

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Ethnic Foods – What Are They, Really?

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The other day a friend, who is also into gourmet and ethnic food cooking, asked me to list what I considered as the Top 10 Ethnic Foods. And it gave me pause, because I had to stop and think:

Just what is “ethnic” food, really?

If I were asked to define ethnic foods, I finally came to think, I would first have to take into account all the ethnic food types, the many ethnic food groups, and really, when I started to think globally, the idea of being able to select, prioritize, and list ethnic foods in a “Top 10” category became impossible.

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Why, you ask?

Because what is “ethnic” food to me, living in The Great Lakes Region of the USA, is not going to be the same as someone living in Asia, or Africa, or Australia, or South America, heck—even someone from another region within my own country would consider some of the foods I eat regularly as “ethnic” and visa versa for me.

How about referring to The Random House Dictionary’s definition of “ethnic”:

“Pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.”

So here again, it is important to remember that what you or I might consider as ethnic will depend on where we come from and what particular culture, religion, language, or the like that we share with others in our specific culture.

If an Englishman were to sit down to breakfast and be served a typical breakfast I might have,consisting of scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, Canadian bacon, pancakes, toast and jam, and coffee, he/she would consider that as an authentic ethnic American food experience.

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TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne

TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne

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This TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne is just one of many recipes that we have for you on our All-American/TexMex page here at Ethnic foods R Us. This TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne recipe is an All-American-Southwest culinary experience you’ll want to revisit often.

TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne

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Chili Con Carne with Wild Game Meat, TexMex style, goes wonderfully served over rice. In addition to the shredded cheese on top, you can also garnish with slices of avocado and shredded iceberg lettuce. Yummy!

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Handy Kitchen Tips – Boiled Egg Peeling

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Welcome back to another edition in our “Kitchen Tips” post series. Today I will show you how, once and for all, to be able to quickly and efficiently peel your boiled eggs.

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Tired of the peels sticking to the egg? Pulling out gouges of the white flesh while you peck and pull away, hardly ever getting that perfectly peeled egg with no little specks of peel remaining that you don’t see, but feel when you pop the egg in your mouth?

Watch this short (just over a minute) video, and from this day forth, never struggle with this kitchen duty again.

Easy-Peazy, huh?

That’s it for today, and come back often for more Kitchen Tips! You can also search this site for more tips, using the search bar at the top right of the home page.

So have fun now, and enjoy your boiled eggs without feeling hassled when trying to peel them perfectly.

Chow, Y’all!


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Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

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Many ethnic cuisines, especially in the Western countries, include eggs – by far the most common are chicken eggs. However, there are lots of other, unusual edible healthy eggs that are found in the cuisines of many cultures as well.

Before we get into these other, unusual edible healthy eggsunusual edible healthy eggs, let’s get something cleared up about “regular” chicken eggs that so many people know and love to eat. The common belief is that brown chicken eggs are healthier food than their white egg counterparts.

NOT!

Brown eggs are eggs that have been laid by brown or red chickens. White eggs come from white chickens. And the color of the shell is the only difference between the two – their nutritional value is absolutely the same and equal.

Now, when it comes to which chicken eggs are the healthiest for you, there is a significant difference between commercially farmed eggs and eggs produced by free-range, organically grown chickens.

Organic eggs contain substantially higher levels of Vitamins A and E, Omega 3, and beta carotene than commercially produced eggs. Organic eggs thus are not only much more nutritious, they are also tastier. Try a comparison and see for yourself. Additionally, organic eggs have lower levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, making them the far wiser choice for health-conscious people.

But enough about “regular” chicken eggs. Let’s now get into the main content of this post, and delve into this list of:

Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

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Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales

Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales

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Preparing Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales involves a fair amount of work. However, if you are a lover of the real thing – traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine, the labor you put into preparing them will be well worth it. This authentic homemade Mexican tamales recipe will produce tamales that can only be equaled by tamales bought in Mexico or in the very best, authentic Mexican restaurants outside of the country.

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You will want a good, large steamer to cook them. Authentic Mexican tamales are steamed – period.

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If you need to purchase a quality steamer, you can get one at our online store – just click here.

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Javanese Soto Ayam

Javanese Soto Ayam

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Javanese Soto Ayam is their version of chicken soup. It features a clear, sumptuous herbal broth, enhanced by fresh turmeric and exotic herbs, ladled over thin rice noodles in the bottom of the bowl. This Soto Ayam recipe includes sliced boiled eggs, tomatoes, herbs, and celery and cilantro leaves. Javanese Soto Ayam is very filling and satisfying, to where it can suffice for an entire meal.

Javanese Soto Ayam

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Salvadoran Pescado empanizado con avena

Salvadoran Pescado Empanizado con Avena

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Salvadoran Pescado empanizado con avena is a very popular dish in El Salvador. Seasoned, breaded, fried fish fillets, cooked juicy tender inside and delightfully crunchy outside. This particular version of Salvadoran Pescado empanizado con avena is my favorite, calling for oats mixed into the breading. Es muy fantastico!

Salvadoran Pescado empanizado con avena

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