It is late August and the recipes that are trending are ones that definitely signal summer: tomatoes, peaches, salads, along with some standby comfort classics. So let's see which recipes are drawing the clicks this week!
🥗 Trending Amish Salads
Easy Amish Cornbread Salad: Here is more about this delicious recipe: Salads are popular in Amish kitchens during the summer. But they don’t always involve lettuce. or spinach. This is a cornbread salad and is quite popular in Amish kitchens. There aren't many salad ingredients in this dish popular at the church or neighborhood potluck. Click here for this classic!
🍅 Trending Amish Tomato Recipes
Thick N Chunky Homemade Salsa: This is an old Amish favorite. Made from tomatoes in the garden, this is the perfect chip companion! Click here.
Homemade Ketchup Pizza Sauce: Yes, it's a thing! Click here.
🥘 Trending Amish Suppers
Homemade Cheddar Meatloaf: A classic comfort food, meatloaf with a cheesy twist. Click here.
Easy Amish Pork Chops: Here is a bit about this classic recipe: Pork chops are a favorite cut of meat in Amish kitchens. There are so many different ways to fix them: golden pan-seared pork chops. Or smothered in brown gravy pork chops. Or just rolled in a flour mixture and fried. Usually, pork is plentiful on Amish farms because either they have their own hogs or access to them through friends and family. And the pork chop is a tasty, hearty cut of meat. Nobody cooks pork chops like a skilled Amish cook! Click here for this simple, yet delicious recipe.
Pot Roast & Noodle Casserole: This recipe is a very typical, easy Amish casserole that contains everything you really need for a hearty meal. My parents made the casserole just as the recipe appears but this is one of these recipes that has plenty of "elasticity", in other words, you can dump some potatoes and carrots in, or some corn, and spice it up the way you want: garlic powder or a hint of cayenne pepper if you like spice.
🎂 Trending Amish Desserts
Amish Peach Custard Dessert: This is one of these refreshing summer desserts that I'm always good at "discovering" when I visit an Amish farmhouse. This is one I found at an Amish home once. Delicious, refreshing dessert. Click here for the recipe.
Delicious Amish Apple Grunt: It's getting to be apple season! Here is a bit more about this seasonal favorite: the name probably came from the sound the pudding made as it bubbled and grunted beneath the biscuitlike topping. But one of our Mennonite readers told me this: I think that “grunt” in that recipe name is actually a PA Dutch word meaning something like earth or soil. The topping in the recipe resembles earth covering the apples.
In Dutch I would say, “I wash the “grunt” off the freshly dug potatoes, before bringing them in.” So that, to this ear, seems like a much more plausible answer than bubbling pudding!