Here at the Keesling house (also the home of HoofPrints.com), most of our day is spent tending to customers’ orders, remodeling the house, and doing outside chores. There’s not much time left for cooking, but we still gotta eat. Whenever I want to try something new, and go looking online for recipes, what I end up finding are meals that look yummy, but entail 49 different steps and result in a sink full of dirty dishes before we even get to sit down and eat.
We use Farriers Fitting Hot Sauce on everything; meat, vegetables, noodles, even eggs, and in upcoming blog posts I’ll be sharing some of my favorite fast and easy recipes.
Since I discovered a new (to me) and life-changing way to prepare them so they peel super easily (more about that below) I keep a jar of boiled eggs in the fridge all the time. A couple eggs and a chunk of meat makes a great snack or a small meal.
First, assemble these ingredients:
- 16 +/- eggs
- 1 small onion sliced thick
- 1/3 c Farriers Fitting Hotter (Jalapeño) Sauce available here
- 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tbsp whole peppercorns
- 1/2 c jalapeño peppers
- 1 c juice from the jalapeños
- 2 garlic cloves sliced
- 12-16 oz of fully cooked meat ??? like smoked sausage, kielbasa, ham chunks, ring bologna, etc
- 1/2 c vinegar (any kind will work, I use Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar; it’s purported to be super healthy)
Tools you will need:
- 1 – half gallon mason jar, or 2 quart mason jars
- large mixing bowl
- large pan with lid to cook the eggs
- measuring spoons
- a steamer like this
A life-changing way to cook eggs
Put your steamer basket in the pan and fill with enough water that it just starts to cover the bottom of the basket. Put the burner on “high” and bring to rapid boil.
Carefully place the eggs in the basket. Cover and boil on high for 12-15 minutes. Smaller eggs cook faster so adjust your time up or down according to the size of your eggs. When the time is up, dump quickly into the sink (be careful of the steam). Take a spoon and lightly whack each egg to slightly crack the shell. Immediately cover with cold water. If your water doesn’t run super cold like ours does, you way want to add some ice. The goal is to cool the eggs quickly, and cracking a small place on the shell of each seems to break the seal between the shell membrane and the cooked egg. After a few minutes, drain the water out and peel as usual.
Bonus helpful hint: The steamer is also excellent for cooking vegetables like broccoli, green beans, etc. Works great for both fresh and frozen.
In your large bowl, combine everything except the vinegar, jalapeño pepper juice and hot sauce.
Toss so that everything is all mixed up. Pack into jar as shown. Jiggle the jar so that everything nests together neatly with minimal space in between.
Add the vinegar, jalapeño pepper juice and hot sauce. Fill the jar the rest of the way up with cold water. Refrigerate. It takes several hours for the flavor to develop. These will keep for a week, at least, though they never last longer than a few days. Makes a good snack, or serve with cottage cheese, or as topping on a salad.
Though it doesn’t look much like breakfast food, I find that a mid morning brunch consisting of a couple green eggs, and a few chunks of meat paired with Genesis Gold Superfood Supplement for Horsewomen in my 28 oz Avoid Housework, Live Outside Blender Bottle – lets me skip lunch entirely and then eat an early dinner. So, I am cutting calories and doing an intermittent fast of sorts, both of which are good for weight loss.
Farriers’ Fitting Hot Sauce Gift Set includes three flavors; Fitting Hot (Cayenne), Fitting Hotter (Jalapeño) and Fitting Hottest (Habanero). We taste tested these, and while I would call them rather zippy, they are not so very hot that most folks wouldn’t enjoy them. Each glass bottle is 5 ounces, comes attractively gift boxed as shown. To order click here
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