My partner and co-author of this column, Jeanne Adams and I have put this series of Thanksgiving recipes in the newspaper several times over the years. Many people have thanked us for this menu which will run for the next four weeks. We hope that you will clip these recipes and keep them in your Capt. Dick's cookbook.
Granny's Green Beans
10 slices of bacon - cut into small pieces
2 onions - cut into small pieces
2 lb. fresh green beans or 3 cans of whole green beans
3 cans chicken stock
In a dutch oven saute the bacon and onions in 3 Tbsp. butter until the bacon is cooked and the onions are transparent. Add the green beans and chicken stock. Add water to cover the green beans if necessary. Cover and cook at medium-low heat until the beans are limp. This usually takes about four hours with fresh green beans. Salt and pepper to taste.
My Mother's Apple Strudel Pie
6 cups fresh tart apples - peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1/4 cup raisins
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. cold water
1 (10 inch) deep dish frozen pie shell
Place apples, sugar, flour, raisins and seasoning in a bowl and toss. Add the melted butter and water. Place this mixture into the unbaked pie shell and level it.
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Cut butter into flour until crumbly. Mix the rest of the ingredients into the flour mixture. Pile (do not pack) the topping onto the pie. Place pie in a preheated 425 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 degrees and bake for one hour. Mix together: 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice. Drizzle over the warm pie. Allow pie to cool before serving.
Capt. Dick May is the owner of Easy Rider Charters in Bokeelia. He can be reached at 283-3247 or easyridercharters.com. Capt. Dick's Florida Gulf Coast Seafood and Much More (cookbook) $11.50 plus $2.50 postage can be ordered by calling the number above or by mailing to 7989 Judge Bean Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922. Make checks payable to Dick May.