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Amish Tossed Salad: This is a delicious salad for summer picnic season. Get the recipe here.
Baked Ham Salad: This is a delicious recipe. Here's a bit more about it: The recipe originally appeared in Elizabeth Coblentz's Amish Cook column and was christened "Baked Ham Salad":, but it's pretty much a baked ham casserole. It's a hot meal that would taste good as a main entrée and not so much (in my opinion) like a ham salad sandwich. I made this meal on WGN "Lunch Break" segment last year to celebrate the column's 20th anniversary. Click here for the recipe.
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Pennsylvania Dutch Pork Chops: This is a delicious supper, full of flavor. Check out this recipe:
Pork chops are an easy, versatile supper in most Amish farmhouses. Pork chops can be juicy, they can be stuffed, smothered, grilled, barbecued, butterflied, paired with fruit and on and on and on. Imagination and pork chops go hand in hand. My mother used to fix pork chops a lot when I was a kid and they were always a favorite. My parents loved these Pennsylvania Dutch Pork Chops.
There is a distinct difference in how Amish settlements prepare pork chops. In Pennsylvania, there are more elaborate recipes with fruit and jams and mints that are missing in the Amish communities farther west where you're more likely to just find them grilled or baked with a can of soup dumped over them.
Famous Amish Chicken & Rice: Here's a bit more about this recipe:
Recipes like this are actually a dime a dozen on Amish farms. But, that doesn’t make them any less delicious. To me, when I have dinner at an Amish home there’s nothing better than spooning out a heaping piling plate for this type of casserole. It’s literally got a little bit of everything in it. So that’s one common way to eat supper in an Amish home, the other way is just sort of buffet style. Food will be put out on the countertop or table top, various dishes of various things and people just go through and pile their plates.
Favorite Ranch Potato Casserole: This is an all-time favorite. Check it out here!
🍮 Trending Amish Desserts
Amish Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie: Perfect for spring! Click here.
Amish Cherry Pudding: This is a delicious dessert...here is a bit more about this one: I think of a refrigerated container of Swiss Miss creamy pudding that you eat out of a small single-serving plastic container with a spoon. Man, I love those types of puddings. But pudding in the wider sense is different than that. A lot - but not all - of the Amish pudding recipes I run into are baked so that the final product is more like cake than custard. Click here.
Deacon's Mashed Potato Cake: Deacon's Mashed Potato Cake is a classic example of the creativity and inventiveness of Amish cooking and baking. I mean, geez, leftover mashed potatoes in a cake? (I know, the Amish didn't invent this, but it's still creative). Usually leftover mashed potatoes are just re-heated and reserved or fried into patties. So the fact that they could instead find their way into a cake is intriguing. Click here.
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