1 head cauliflower (or a 16 oz bag of frozen cauliflower)
2 large eggs
1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 to 1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
Light sour cream, for garnish
Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish
Cut cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling water until tender, about 10 minutes.
Drain and mash the cauliflower while it is still warm.
Stir in the cheese, eggs, green onions, bread crumbs, cayenne & salt. Adjust seasoning to taste. (Start with the lower amount of cheese, breadcrumbs, cayenne, and salt. Adde more as needed for taste and binding the pancake mixture together.)
Coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat.
Form the cauliflower mixture into patties about 3 inches across.
Cook until golden brown & set, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Serve pancakes on a plate and top with sour cream and more green onion, if desired.
1 ½ Tbs packed light brown sugar
Rounded ¼ tsp cayenne
Rounded ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 lb thick-cut bacon (about 12 slices)
Position an oven rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cayenne, and black pepper.
Arrange the bacon slices in 1 layer—not overlapping—on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Bake the bacon for 20 minutes. Turn the slices over, and sprinkle them evenly with the spiced sugar. Continue baking until the bacon is crisp and deep golden, about 20-35 minutes more, checking every 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain before serving.
1 pound sirloin steak
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
ground cayenne pepper to taste
4 kaiser rolls, split
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup refried beans
1 large avocado, thinly sliced
1 large tomato, sliced
2 cups shredded lettuce
crumbled cotija cheese (optional)
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Season steak with garlic salt, black pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
Grill steak on the preheated grill until medium-rare, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat to a cutting board and cover with foil.
Set a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spread both halves of each roll with mayonnaise. Brown the rolls, mayonnaise-side down until golden, about 3 minutes. Warm the refried bean in a bowl in the microwave, about 1 minute on High, and slice the sirloin steak into thin strips.
Spread a thin layer of beans on the bottom half of each roll, layer with steak, avocado, tomato, and lettuce. Top with cheese, if desired, and close the sandwich with the top of the roll.
3 pounds peeled, seeded and diced sugar pumpkin
2 leeks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
6 cups chicken stock
4 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Halve the pumpkin and scrape out the seeds and pith. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
In a large skillet, saute the pumpkin, leeks, onion and garlic in olive oil. Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
Strain vegetables, place in food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer puree to pot or crock pot; add enough milk to reach smooth consistency.
Add the cayenne pepper, paprika, ground pepper and nutmeg; simmer for 30 minutes and do not allow to boil.