Culinary Arts Recipes Essays

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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Ingredients

4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, sliced into rings salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.
Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and
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Remove from the heat and let cool until the chocolate is just slightly warmer than body temperature. To test, dab some chocolate on your bottom lip. It should feel warm. If it is too cool, the mixture will seize when the other ingredients are added.
3 Once the melted chocolate has cooled slightly, whip the egg whites in a medium bowl until they are foamy and beginning to hold a shape. Sprinkle in the sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
4 When the chocolate has reached the proper temperature, stir in the yolks. Gently stir in about one-third of the whipped cream. Fold in half the whites just until incorporated, then fold in the remaining whites, and finally the remaining whipped cream.
5 Spoon or pipe the mousse into a serving bowl or individual dishes. If you wish, layer in fresh raspberries and whipped cream. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours. (The mousse can be refrigerated for up to a day.)
Serves 5-8, depending on the size of the servings.

Clubhouse Sandwich

Ingredients:
16 slices good white bread (toasted or untoasted, 1/2-inch thick slices)
8 tablespoons mayonnaise
16 leaves lettuce (Iceberg, Bibb, Boston)
1 ½ lbs thinly sliced roasted turkey breast
16 thin slices ripe tomatoes
1 lb crisp cooked bacon
8 slices swiss cheese (1 ounce slices)
Directions:

1Lay out the bread on a clean, dry surface.
2Spread each of eight

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