HOMER'S BEER-BATTERED DOUGHNUT HOLES
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup beer
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1 cup sugar or
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, spices and half-cup sugar until blended. Using an electric mixer or by hand, mix in eggs and beer. Batter will be a little thicker than pancake batter.
In a large, 12-inch-deep frying pan or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into hot oil and cook until golden brown. Roll in sugar or confectioner's sugar and serve immediately.
Serves 6, or Homer.
Source: Chef Louis Mosca, Vesuvio.
MARGE'S PORK CHOPS
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 pork chops, -inch thick
1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs (Italian seasoned, if Marge is feeling adventurous)
2 tablespoons bacon fat (Mmmmmm, bacon fat!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, salt and pepper. Dredge chops through mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in egg wash, then coat with bread crumbs, again shaking off excess.
In an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, cook chops in bacon fat for 3 minutes per side, until nicely browned. Then place skillet in oven and cook for 10 minutes more, or until juices run clear.
Serve with some kind of vegetable, mashed potatoes, rolls and love (Marge's secret ingredient).
Serves 4, or Homer.
Source: Chef Greg Salisbury, Rx.
FRUIT SLAW IN HONOR
OF LISA SIMPSON
1 Braeburn or Granny Smith apple, cored
1 firm nectarine, pitted
1 medium zucchini
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Slice apple, nectarine and zucchini in matchstick-size pieces, 2 to 3 inches long, leaving skin on for color.
In a medium bowl, blend sour cream, yogurt and vinegar, add salt and pepper to taste. Toss fruit and veggies in dressing and chill for an hour. Garnish with fresh mint.
Serves Lisa and her best friend, Janey.
Source: Home cook and "Simpsons" fan David Hodges.
MARGE'S PATENTED HAPPY CRACKER SNACK PLATTER
1 box Ritz crackers
1 can Cheez Whiz
1 jar sliced green olives
1 jar pimentos
Place crackers on a serving tray. Slice olive slices in half and use halves to make happy-face eyes on a Ritz cracker. Use a bit of pimento for a nose and squirt cheese to make smiley mouths.
Serves 12, or Homer.
Source: "The Simpsons."
2 ounces vodka
1 bunch wheatgrass
Juice wheatgrass in a juicer to yield about 3/4 cup. Shake with vodka and ice. Serve immediately.
Serves 1; better make two for Homer.
Source: "The Simpsons."