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By Kevin Williams
The Amish known for some recipes that have funny names: whoopie pies, shoofly pie, dancing lettuce, and so on. But if you ask around it appears that most of the origins of the names have been lost to history and that is a shame. But at least the recipes endure. Here are five of my favorite named Amish recipes:
TEARS ON MY PILLOW PIE: One of the most classically named Amish recipes is this delicate, sweet pie. Click here for the recipe.
TOLD YOU SO COOKIES – this is a gooey, chocolate chip cookie with nuts and oatmeal added for good measure.
- 1 Cup Shortening
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
- ¾ Cup White Sugar
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp. Hot Water
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1½ Cups Sifted Flour
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 2 Cups Oatmeal
- 1 Cup Chopped Nuts
- 1 Pkg. Chocolate Chips
- Mix shortening, flour, sugar, eggs, hot water and vanilla together in a large bowl.
- Sift together flour, salt and soda.
- Stir well and add oatmeal, nut and chocolate chips.
- Drop by teaspoon on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
SLAPSTICK CHICKEN – a brown-sugar sweetened chicken that would send Laurel & Hardy packing!
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts OR 6 split breasts
- 8 cloves of garlic, minced
- 8 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2-3 TB Extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Start by mincing the cloves of garlic and toasting in a small saute pan with extra virgin olive oil.
- When the garlic is light brown, remove from the pan and put into a small bowl.
- Let the garlic cool a few minutes and then mix in the of brown sugar.
- Add salt and pepper and toss to combine.
- Then place the chicken breasts in a baking dish.
- Then simply sprinkle the brown sugar and garlic mixture over the chicken.
- Roast chicken on 450 degrees for 30 minutes or until juices run clear.
- While the chicken is cooking the brown sugar will become very bubbly.
- When the chicken is done, let it rest in the pan for several minutes before serving
OLD LADY ON A BUS CHICKEN – Funny named recipe from a Mennonite cook in Virginia. Enjoy! Click here