The Flat Possum Gazette
Courtesy of the Road-Kill Press
"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand."
The following is a collection of recipes, hints, tips and secrets that my father has passed along via e-mail to me and his friends. As some of you know or may never have known the Flat Possum Gazette was an extraordinarily fine publication that was put together by Frank Potter. He mailed it (This was BEFORE the internet!) to selected friends and enemies so that they too could avail themselves of Frank's wit, charm, opinions (wanted or not!) and best of all recipes fresh from the Flat Possum Test Kitchen. Such favorites as "Turkey with Lemons up it's butt" and the proper care and maintenance of cheese - otherwise known as "Cultivating that green and grey lump in the lower drawer of the fridge." I guess you can see why we all looked forward to our latest copy of this magnificent publication.
But Seriously, Dad (Frank) had put a lot of time and effort into honing his culinary skills. And he even built an addition onto the house to house all the new kitchen paraphernalia (Pictured above) he picked up and collected after each cooking school he visited and took classes at. And of course he had to have a REAL commercial stove - not one of those wimpy residential jobs! He had learned a lot and loved to pass along his experiments, whether we wanted him to or not!. So, I am posting the "collection" of e-mails here in memory of an extraordinary man, My father.
This section of the website was revived from our old website from way back in 1999. Historical data was found on some backup drives and we decided to share a bit of my father's wisdom here...
Tips from the Test Kitchen - a MUST read! Interesting tidbits of info you didn't know you needed!
|Beef||Chicken||Pork||Fish & Seafood|
|Classic Meatloaf,||Cornish Hens with Raspberry Sauce||Threadgills Smothered Pork Chops||Seafood Scampi|
|Mexican Brisket||Chicken Enchiladas||Smothered Pork Chops||Gaido's Shrimp|
|Muleshoe Meat Pie||Lemon Turkey/Chicken||Pork Fried Rice||Catfish Filet Piquant|
|Chicken Livers with Fried Celery||Sweet and Sour Pork with Peppers and Pineapple|
|Braised Chicken - A Mexican Variation||Pork Stroganoff|
|Tex-Mex Rice||Luby's Green Beans||Ceasar Salad||Paragould Potato Salad|
|Paragould Chess Pie||Cauliflower Soup||Asparagus with Breadcrumbs and Parmesan Cheese||Exotique
Salade a la Poularde
(French "Fat Chicken" Salad)
|Cole Slaw||Sour Cream Biscuits|
|Stir Fried Eggs & Sausage||French Toast||Holiday Breakfast|
Sauces and Dressings
|Sauce Remoulade||Jezabel Sauce||Fog City Tomato Chutney||Blue Cheese Dressing|
|Veggie Sauce||Chinese Style Peanut Butter|
Spicy Sauces and Dressings
|Italian-Mexican Spaghetti Sauce||Possum-Mexican Salsa||Salsa II||Chile Con Queso|
Desserts and Treats
|Buttermilk Poundcake||Deep Fried Peanuts||Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse,|
|Chocolate Souffle||Key Lime Cheese Cake||Smoked Pecans|
|Phyllo Napoleon with Jasmine Rice Pudding and Tropical Fruit|
Libations and spirits
|Martini Research||Biltmore Martini Supreme||Ethnic Martini|
Restaurant and Grocery/Deli source Reviews
|Paletta's||Central Market||Hot Dogs - a Taste Test|
Books and Media Reviews
|Fart Proudly||Impressions of Italy||Dictionary Wanderings||The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said|
|How to give a cat a pill|
Cool Web Links:
CopyKat Creations - Find the "not-so-secret" recipes from many famous restaurants.
biography.com - Interesting Biographical info on losts of people.
powells.com - another book site for those who are addicted to buying books.
Jerry Baker - America's Master Gardener. This guy takes his home gardening seriously!
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