Chicken Soup For The Soul Food

Chicken Soup For The Soul Food

Corn Ball Soup | “Matzo”-Style Cornmeal Dumplingsin Chicken Broth with Pulled Chicken, Collard Greens, and Black-Eyed Peas

Corn Ball Soup

“Cluck, Cluck!”

“Cluck, Cluck!”

“Double Trouble” Fried Chicken | Twice Spiced, Twice-Dredged Fried Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks

"Double Trouble" Fried Chicken

Liver Boy

Chicken Liver Po’ Boy (Cornmeal-Deep-Fried Chicken Liver Sandwich) | “O’Burg” Sauce (Spicy Peanut-Mustard-Cider Vinegar Sauce)

Chicken Liver Po' Boy

A Mixer-Supper

Mixed Seafood Fry | Cornmeal-Fried Tilapia, Tuna Steak, Shrimp, Oysters | Spicy Chili·Apple·Garlic Sauce | Vinegared Rice with Honeydew Melon

Mixed Seafood Fry

Breakfast Ballin’

Black Pepper-Scrambled Eggs with Meatballs | Cornmeal-Fried Red Tomato | Parmesan Toast

Scrambled Eggs With Meatballs

Three If By Both

KAC Surf & Turf Burgers | Skillet-Grilled Hamburgers with Seared Scallops, Herb-Roasted Tomatoes, and Oceans Dressing

KAC Surf & Turf Burgers

Mom’s Restaurant

…This was a surprising success in flavors and textures; the brightened, slightly fruity pearls of molasses balanced out the slight minerality of the gizzards, parboiled to a pliable firmness and coated in crunchy cormeal breading, while still toothsome kernels of sweet corn popped among some creamy grits, accentuated by just a hint of white cheddar cheese…. [Full Post]

Country-Fried Gizzards over Corn Grit Cake with Balsamic Molasses

Southern Sea

Large shrimp dredged in seasoned cornmeal and flour, then deep-fried; tartar sauce of mayo, relish, lemon juice, and sriracha

Apple Of My (Rib)Eye

…I enjoyed a great, very tasty dinner of tender, juicy, crisped-on-the-edges steak with a hint of deep and intense, smoky coffee flavor, a bright and layered, sweet/sour/spicy steak sauce, and a light and airy fritter aromatic with the savory cornmeal yet finishing with the subtle sweetness flavor of apple…. []

Howdy, South Houston

…Fresh turkey was sliced thin, letting more air into each bite, which helped supply more of its flavor. Crispy pieces of porky, salty proscuitto accented the white meat turkey, nicely mellowed by the slightly sharp, cheesy sauce. Perfectly sunny-side up eggs oozed warm and silky over the whole yummy goodness, held up quite nicely by the sturdy Texas toast underneath and robust tomatoes. Ham, eggs, and cheese. Overall, it excelled with the depth of its simplicity…. [Full post]

<small><i>Quick Post</i> |</small> Top Poppers!

Quick Post | Top Poppers!

… As I ate these, I thought about the many other fruits that would be served well by this preparation. Strawberries, even bananas (bacon wrapped?!?!?!) would make excellent options…. [Full post…]

The Proof Is In The Eating

… So dredging some breast and drumsticks in a flour and cormeal mix spiced with salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and paprika, and herberd with dried oregano, basil, sage and tarragon, I deep fried those in some hot corn oil two-to-three pieces at at time for about 10-12 minutes per batch, and they came out all golden, crispy-skinned on the outside… [Full post…]

Saintly Pizza

Saintly Pizza

…I am always surprised to find that most people don’t know where the name Two Boots comes from. Both the country of Italy and the state of Lousiana are shaped like boots, so the food represents most Italian-style pizza reinvented with more traditional Louisiana foods, such as crawfish, andouille sausage, spicy peppers, and their indigenously ubiquitous cornmeal, which is the base flour in their pizza dough…. [cont.]

REVISITED | Cascabel Taqueria

…The fritas, pretty much like everything else here that’s fried, is surprisingly light and non-greasy yet full of flavor and depth. The texture and taste of the crab were pronounced yet subtle, and the pepper aioli added the right amount of kick but didn’t linger…. [Full post]


Yo Quiero Cascabel!

…A silver tray carrying my gorditas were soon carried out to my table and immediately impressed me with their very appetizing presentation. The corn “buns” warm toasty warm and aromatic. The pork belly was especially nice since they retained the ration of lean pork to fatty pork that I like. I prefer a little more lean since, as opposed to other proteins, lean pork has plenty of flavor itself…. [cont.]