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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.

 

Cajun Shepherd's Pie Paul Prudhomme


beef, cajun

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
2 eggs lightly beaten
1/2 cup very fine dry breadcrumbs
1/4 lb +3 tb butter in all
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped gree pepper
1 tablespoon +1 ts minced garlic
1 tablespoon worcestershire
1/2 teaspoon tabasco
1 meat seasoning mix
2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon ea salt and black pepper
1 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
3/4 teaspoon ea ground cumin &dried thyme
3/4 cup evaporated milk in all
2 lb white potatoes peeled &1/4'd
1 teaspoon ea salt & white pepper
1 1/2 cup julienned carrots
1 cup julieened onions
1 vegetable seasoning mix:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ea white pepper,onion powder
1 garlic powder,cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cup julienned zucchini
1 cup julienned yellow squash

In a 13x9" ungreased baking pan combine the beef & pork.Mix in the eggs and breadcrumbs by hand until mixed thoroughly, reserve. In a 1 qt saucepan combine 3 tb butter with the onions,celery,green pepper, worcestershire ,tabasco and meat seasoning mix. Saute over high heat for 5 minutes,stirring frequently and scraping the bottom well. Remove from heat and let cool. Add mixture and 1/4 c milk to the meat mixture and mix well by hand. Form into a 12X8 loaf and center in the pan.Bake in a 450 oven for 30 minutes,remove from oven and pour off drippings,reserving 2 1/2 tb drippings.Set meat and drippings aside. Boil the potatoes until fork tender,drain reserving 1 c potato water.Place the potatoes while hot in a large mixing bowl. Add remaining butter,1/2 c milk salt & white pepper. Stir with wooden spoon until broken up then beat with a whisk or hand held mixer.If potatoes are not creamy enough beat in some of the reserved water. In a large skillet combine the reserved drippings with the carrots,onions and veg. seasoning mix. Saute over high heat for 1 1/2 minutes stirring frequently. Add zucchini and yellow squash and continue saute until noticably bright in color,about 3-4 minutes stirring once in a while. Remove from heat. Mound the cooked vegetables on top of the meat loaf,keeping away from edges. Layer the mashed potatoes evenly over top of of the vegetable layer and top edges of meat,using all of the potatoes. Bake at 525 until brown on top about 8-10 minutes. Serve immediately.