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By Kevin Williams
Yesterday I did a post showcasing some favorite dishes taken to Amish carry-in suppers and potlucks that are often held after Sunday church services. These meals are crucial times for fellowship, discussing church business, and just keeping the social fabric of the church connected. Today, I post 7 more popular recipes from such gatherings!
POTLUCK POTATO CASSEROLE
2 pounds potatoes, peeled (4 cups)
1 /2 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 /4 teaspoon pepper
1 /2 cup chopped onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pint sour cream
2 cups diced Velveeta Cheese
2 cups crushed corn flakes
1 /4 cup melted butter
DIRECTIONS: Cut up potatoes and cook until almost tender. Add 1 /2 cup butter, salt, pepper, onion, soup, sour cream and cheese. Blend thoroughly. Pour into greased 5-quart casserole dish. Top with corn flakes mixed with 1 /4 cup butter. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
YUMMY-A-ZETTI: This is popular Amish recipe, there are several variations on the name. Patricia's Patchwork Quilt blog featured this recipe last week and it is definite a crowd pleaser at Amish gatherings. Click here to enjoy!
JON-SETTI: Ha, a close cousin to "Yummy-A-Zetti" is a "Jon-Setti" which sounds like a truncation of the popular Johnny Marzetti recipe. Either way these "`Etti" recipes seem to be popular among the Amish, here is "Jon-Setti" which is similar to Yummy-A-Zetti!
1 pound hamburger
1 medium onion
1 small package of noodles
1 small can tomatoes
Brown hamburger and onion. Cook noodles in salt water until they are tender. Make layers of hamburger, slices of cheese, noodles alternately. Cover with tomato juice. Bake until brown.
WENGERD'S BROASTED CHICKEN (Sorry if the incorrect photo appears with the recipe, these a glitch that I can't figure out) . Chicken shows up at almost all Amish after-church gatherings, whether it be baked, roasted, or grilled. This is a popular broasted chicken recipe:
- 1 fryer chicken, cut-up
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 1 /2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Mix the ketchup, sauce, brown sugar, water, lemon juice, mustard and recipe of spices and blende thoroughly.
- Roll chicken in flour.
- Then dip into sauce.
- Pout into pan and cover with foil.
- Bake at 350 until done, about 30 minutes.
TOMATO MACARONI SKILLET (again, apologies if the wrong photo appears, working on the glitch, but the recipe is right and a winner!): This is a popular recipe the prepare at home and take to after-church gatherings, easy meal to prepare head and feeds an army.
- 1 /4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 /2 pound ground beef
- 1 /2 cup chopped onion
- 1 /2 cup chopped pepper
- 1 can tomatoes (20 ounces)
- 1 1 /2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 /4 teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon mustard
- 8 ounces macaroni
- Cook first four ingredients in hot oil in a heavy medium kettle until the meat is browned.
- Then add the next 5 ingredients to the meat mixture and bring to a boil.
- Add macaroni and bring to a boil.
- Turn to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
CROC-POT MACARONI & CHEESE:
Okay, newbies here may not even remember Rosanna. I am more confident than ever that she'll be returning to this site soon. She is a talented young Brethren writer in Kansas. The Brethren church is a Plain church but a bit more progressive than the Amish, using electric, automobiles, etc. Like the Amish ,they have larger after church gatherings and this Croc-Pot Mac & Cheese is hit! Click here.
BEEF AND CHEESE: Simply, hearty, cheesy concoction that is an after-church crowd-pleaser
1 pound hamburger
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 1 /2 cup uncooked spaghetti or macaroni
3 /4 cup Velveeta cheese
1 cup tomato juice
Brown hamburger and onion in butter. Add flour, salt, pepper, and milk. Cook until thick. Cook pasta and drain. Mix cheese tomato juice, and pasta with meat. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Can sprinkle with more cheese.
I just have to chuckle a bit reading these recipes. These Amish work super hard burning tons of calories. As for the rest of us, not so much. Many of these recipes are high fat/salt/sugar/preservatives. Fascinating lifestyle but cooking not so much. Their scratch baking I am more impressed with.