Juneteenth Menu Guide and Recipes

 

Juneteenth

Long overdue but MCCN is providing a menu guide and recipe in hopes that you will recognize juneteenth.  What is Juneteenth? Though Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, it had minimal immediate effect on most slaves’ day-to-day lives, particularly in Texas, which was almost entirely under Confederate control. Texas was resistant to the Emancipation Proclamation, and though slavery was very prevalent in East Texas, it was not as common in the Western areas of Texas, particularly the Hill Country, where most German-Americans were opposed to the practice. Juneteenth commemorates June 18 and 19, 1865. (READ MORE)

 

Influence for cuisine are primarily soul food meets the southern style cuisine of Texas.  We also opted to add some health conscience choices.* Look for the asterick.  Click on menu choices for the recipe.

Appetizers/Sides

Veggies

Meat/Poultry/Seafood

Frogmore stew

 

Meats

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Desserts

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Drinks

Sweet potato Biscuit Recipe

As a teenager, I use to dream of opening a restaurant which would feature the sweet potato prominently on the menu.  My family made sweet potato jacks which is an empanada filled with sweet potato, sweet potato pie and sweet potato biscuits.  This  Sweet potato Biscuit Recipe is from my paternal family side – MCCN Editor, Crystal Johnson

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (325 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) coldunsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium size sweet potato boil until soft.  Then let cool
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

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Instructions:

Mix dry ingredients with butter into mixer.  Use a dough hook.  As it mixes it will begin to build into a ball.   Add sweet potato and egg little by little.   Flour the surface you are going to use then use rolling pin over your dough mixture.   Use biscuit cutter, round cookie cutter or mouth of a glass to cut biscuits.  Place in pan and cook at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Let’s say you’re not above a shortcut, try this version using Bisquick

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