As part of the current Postcard Swap, each particpant is sharing a recipe from their part of the country. It was too hard deciding what recipe representedmy hometown so I created a cookbook of recipes. Herein are recipes from NYC restaurants or just too typical of the Big Apple to leave off the list. Whether or not you are part of the swap, enjoy.
If you're not watching your sodium intake, use regular instead of low-sodium ingredients. This recipe is based on chili served at Gallagher'ss Steak House, 228 West 52nd Street, New York City, with just a couple of very minor alterations.
This is a re-creation of a salad I like to order for Saturday brunch before a 2:00 pm performance at Lincoln Center in NYC. Josephina's is a cafe on the other side of Broadway, one of many restaurants in the area frequented by Lincoln Center patrons.
New Yorkers (especially Brooklynites) will wax nostaligic over this intensely chocolate cake. I remember having a piece as a little girl and I have never forgotten how wonderful and rich that little piece was. You will get a lot of utensils dirty making this cake, and it has a lot of preparation steps, but it is so worth it!
This recipe for crisp, panfried potatoes with peppers and onions originated in the early 1900s at a Manhattan restaurant known as Jack's. You can vary the recipe by substituting any of your favorite pepper varieties. Serve the potatoes with scrambled eggs, burgers or short ribs. This recipe comes from Casual Cusines of the World.
Serendipity is little restaurant in New York City, as featured in the movie Serendipity (with Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack). They are famous for their Frozen Hot Chocolate (Recipe #102685), but this cheesecake is a part of their many other desserts. I haven't tried it yet, but if it's from Serendipity, it just has to be good!
Can you say GARLIC?? Don't fear, when you pan roast the garlic in olive oil you get this wonderfully sweet mellow flavor... then you have this bonus of roasted garlic olive oil to use later! I got this idea from Michael Chiarello on the food network but have made it my own.
An elegant side dish served in the finest New York and Boston Hotels/Restaurants in the 1920s and '30s. It's a bit of work but it's not difficult if you follow the instructions and the result is certainly worth the effort. If ever there was a recipe "from scratch," this is it - thus, it's a great recipe on which one can begin building real cooking skills. The genesis of this dish comes from "Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking School Cook Book". Definitely not for dieters! It's my favorite side dish with poultry and/or pork.