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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

I've been making these for years and usually call them Chinese pizzas. I think they are referred to as pancakes in most restaurants though. lol What ever they are called, I love em and they are so easy to make!

Start with 2 cups of all purpose flour....

Add one cup of boiling water...
knead for about 10 minutes until smooth. Cover with a damp towel and let the dough rest for 35 minutes.. 

Divide the dough into 4 pieces..

I used some of my canned bacon for this....I'm using the heck out of this stuff. I need to slow down on eating bacon! lol

I just zapped these in the microwave on a paper plate, then crumbled them for the pancakes. 

I roll the dough out, slather with bacon drippings, sprinkle with salt, top with crumbled bacon and scallions.
The original recipe said to use anchovies if you like, but omit the salt if you do.

Roll the dough up and pinch the ends closed ...

Roll the stuffed dough into a "snail". Not sure what else to call it. lol

Roll or flatten the pancake out to about 5 or 6 inches in diameter.

Fry til light brown and crisp...

I cut them into 1/4's..... I like to dip them in a spicy sweet and sour, chile sauce, but they are good on their own!

One thing I don't like about the recipe.... it only makes 4 pancakes!  I could go through these in one day! lol
I do like to make extra, bag and freeze them. Then thaw first, and pop them into the toaster to crisp them up. They are nice to have on hand!

New baby calves are being born on a daily basis. The mommas are fat and happy and taking good care of the little ones. I have garden fever but know better than to start my veggie plants this early. lol

Hope everybody is doing well, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.... With Home Canned Bacon

I've been using the bacon that I recently canned. So far, I like it.

The canned bacon is not crisp, but either cooking it in a frying pan or zapping it in the microwave for one minute does the trick. It crisps right up!

I butterflied a few shrimp, stuffed them with a slice of pepperjack cheese, wrapped in about 1/2 of a slice of bacon and tossed them into the oven til crisp and the cheese was bubbly.

I liked the way they turned out. The pepperjack added just a bit of a kick and the bacon was nice and crisp! It was a fairly quick snack to make. 
I'm pretty sure that anything wrapped in bacon is going to be tasty though. lol

The weather has been pretty warm here. There's been a few days of single digit temperatures and some snow flurries, but no major moisture. The critters are doing great! One momma hen was determined to hatch an egg, so I let her go ahead, The little one is thriving and seems to have adjusted to life in the coop fairly well. 

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and safe New Year's eve! 
Thanks for stopping by!