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Title: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: beerocd on January 14, 2011, 02:54:07 am
Two dishes per person. One is too limiting and we all love to BBQ.  Gotta make enough to serve 12-15 people.
No throwdowns, if someone claims pickled turtle eggs you can't bring the same and try to out-do him.
Besides this is fantasy food... unless we all go to moonshiner's festival.

Be creative - I might bring meat jello just to show you all it can actually be pretty good. Gibanica and Burek would travel well. Pickled cabbage rolls could travel too if I vac packed em. I figured I'd stick to the Balkan stuff - no one's gonna claim that - so I don't have to pick now.  :P


OK OK - Cevaps (cevapcici) and pasulj. Final answer.


Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: deepsouth on January 14, 2011, 02:59:39 am
let's see.....


venison tenderloin and seafood alfredo (scratch of course)


*wonders if he rushed his decision*
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: rbclay on January 14, 2011, 03:04:12 am
elk medallions with a blackberry porter sauce.
bourbon barrel barleywine infused baked apples for dessert.

next...
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: Hokerer on January 14, 2011, 03:10:58 am
Well, since there was just a thread asking about, and in which I posted my Jambalaya recipe, I'd have to bring a big 'ole pot.  And in keeping with the New Orleans theme, my second "dish" would actually be a dessert - my world famous Pecan Pralines.
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: capozzoli on January 14, 2011, 03:37:47 am
Might be a good idea to start a new event, we could find a really cheap place where we could meet up. Maybe Vegas. Always cheap flights and hotels.

Im sure we could find a cheap venue to rent, maybe a fire hall or VFW or something.

Gonna have to think about my entries for a while.

Gotta think of a name for our event.

The Mans Man Potluck?
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: beerocd on January 14, 2011, 01:13:46 pm

The Mans Man Potluck?

Nice try but...
I think it possibly could attract those living an alternative lifestyle seeking something other than food.
It is in Vegas after all. Keep thinking....
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: capozzoli on January 14, 2011, 01:18:18 pm
I know but they are usually good cooks.
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: nicneufeld on January 14, 2011, 04:33:00 pm
Beerocd, care to share your cevapcici recipe?

I think I'd do Indian food myself.  Or a paella over a charcoal or wood fire.  Ahh, I dunno, no shortage of ideas.
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: beerocd on January 15, 2011, 03:18:26 am
Beerocd, care to share your cevapcici recipe?


Well, I told you guys I'm not much for following directions
Serbian food is very simple. No plethora of spices like you guys are used to.

1lb beef 1lb pork 1lb lamb  (I think the lamb is what makes em juicy)
1-2 tsp cayenne, 2 tsp black pepper, 2 tblsp salt, 2 tsp paprika
about 4-6 cloves of garlic (the whole thing would be OK too)

From there, you can dice onions into the mix (adds moisture), add parsley(I think for looks), add baking powder (it will actually "fluff" a little), sub in veal for the beef, just use two meats, use just beef, add marjoram for a Greeky gyro taste. Vegeta gets tossed in every once in a while.

Instead of making individual sausages by hand, I flatten it all out on a cookie sheet that I don't care about much - and then cut rows and columns in the meat. So you pull them out an just shape them a little to make em round. Maybe like your thumb or a cheap hotdog thickness. It should be thick enough for the center to not dry out, but you want to kinda crust the outside while you are frying em.

Best way to cook is on a cast iron pan, med-high heat and just shake the pan to move em around. They shrink too much if you grill em. Not sure about how that phenomenon works - but it's true. I'll usually sprinkle a garlic salt on em as they're hitting the hot pan. You want it crusty brown all around.

Ideally you serve 7-10 cevaps, with some raw onions, a hunk of feta cheese, some type of salad, and some bread.
(Authentic? probably just 50/50 mix of pork and beef and leave out the cayenne)

I kinda jumped all over in this post with "oh yeah" adding stuff in. I think it's readable.
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: oscarvan on January 18, 2011, 03:52:45 pm
Couple of loaves of my home made bread, and a big pot of my Belgian beer soup.
Title: Re: AHA Potluck dinner
Post by: deepsouth on January 18, 2011, 05:17:21 pm
Couple of loaves of my home made bread, and a big pot of my Belgian beer soup.

care to share recipes????