The Caskey Family

November 29, 2007, 6:54 pm
Filed under: Once a Month Cooking

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Shrimp Dip (Jeremy’s grandma’s recipe)

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 TBS Hellmann’s mayo
  • 1 can shrimp or crabmeat
  • finely chopped celery (up to 1/2 cup or so)
  • finely chopped onion (a few TBS or so)
  • some drops of Tabasco to taste

Stir ingredients together and chill – serve with crackers – Jeremy loves Ritz

Grandma’s Pancakes . . . fry these in a little pool of oil in a pan – don’t try to go healthy, they just aren’t the same!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • flour to make a thin (crepe-like) batter
  • Chopped apple pieces if desired

Mix ingredients together and fry in oil or shortening til brown on both sides. Serve with syrup, butter and any other pancake condiment (strawberries and whipped cream are yummy too!)

Primanti Brothers Sandwiches Recipe (Pittsburgh, PA specialty)

Here’s my version – I make them different than the original restaurant, but this is how our family likes them

  • meat of your choice sliced thin (capicola is the most popular in Pittsburgh, we also like Pepperoni, Pastrami and Corned Beef – and/or a combo of any. . . you can also add a fried egg to the sandwich if you’d like
  • Cheese slices – provolone is the favorite – but I also like to combine swiss and cheddar with it too
  • Slices of tomato
  • thick slices of fresh Italian bread cut slanted (to make them bigger, of course!)
  • Fresh french fries (we like shoestring, but they are usually made with steak fries)
  • Coleslaw made of thin sliced cabbage marinaded (at least 2-3 hour) in a mixture of white vinegar, pepper, a little oil, water, sugar and salt. Mix the marinade together to your taste (should be strong and savory, with a little sweet and kick of spice with the black pepper) my sister-in-law makes this with just cabbage and italian dressing – lots easier, definitely.

How to do it:

1. Line up all your ingredients in order: meat(next to the stove to be fried), cheese, bread, fries, coleslaw and tomatoes

2. Fry your meat in a dry pan, til heated through and top with cheese and heat til melted.

3. Place meat and cheese mass on top of one slice of bread.

4. Top with a fistful of fries on top of the bread and meat mass.

5. Top that with a fistful of coleslaw squeezed out so it is not too soppy.

6. Top the sandwich with a few tomato slices and the second slice of bread.

7. Mash it down a little and slice with a bread knife – one half of the sandwich should look like the picture below.

8. Serve and eat immediately.