Grilled Pickles


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Use any variety of kosher, dill, or garlic pickles. Do not use sweet pickles.

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Makes 1 jar Time 3-4 minutes to 3-4 hours

Ingredients:
24 oz jar dill, kosher, or garlic pickles
1 small onion sliced thin
1 tsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Drain the pickles and reserve the brine. Cut the pickles in half if they are not already. Pat them dry.
  2. In a large bowl mix the pickles, onions and olive oil together. Grill 4-5 minutes turning once over medium high heat. Add them back to the brine and serve or keep refrigerated for 3-4 days.

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Roasted Okra


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Use fresh okra, not frozen for this recipe. Frozen okra is too high in its moisture content and the okra will not get crispy enough.

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Serves 4-6 Cook Time 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 powdered garlic
1 lb fresh okra

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, place a sheet of parchment paper cut to fit the inside of the pan.
  2. Place dried okra in a bowl, add all the ingredients and toss gently with you hands. Spread the okra in a single layer and bake for 20-30 shaking the pan 2 or 3 times during the roasting process.

Nutrition Info: calories 38, fat 1.3g, protein 2.4g, carbohydrates 5.9g, fiber 3.2g sodium 152mg

 

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Butternut Squash “Fries”


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“Fries” yes. Squash fries. Experiment with your favorite spices and turn up the flavor.

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Serves 4 Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients:
1 medium butternut squash
2-3 tsp olive oil
kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut top and bottom ends off. Set the squash on one flat end and cut in half. Peel squash and scoop out the seeds inside. Lay both of the halves face down, so the flat side is down, round side up, and cut in half again, widthwise. If you have a mandoline or food processor attachment to make fry cuts, go ahead and make the fries. If not, carefully cut into fries.
  3. Place the fries on a large baking sheet and toss with olive oil and salt. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, checking often. Stir once or twice throughout the cooking process. A little brown is ok. If you would like crisper fries cook 5-10 minutes longer.Place

Nutrition Info: calories 78, fat 5g, protein 5.1g, carbohydrates 2g, sodium 163mg

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