Cooking with the Frog: Pork / Back
Cookin' with the Frog enhances the presentation and flavor of chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless dishes. Owner Craig's mom even adds it to her sugar cookies! Here we've collected a few of our favorite appetizer, soup, salad and main dish recipes for your dining pleasure.
Frog Ranch Breakfast Tortillas Makes 7 to 8 servings
Susan, a Frog Ranch fan, sent us this recipe. "I use many variations for this," she tells us, "but it is one of my favorite breakfast foods! Can be made the night before then warmed in the oven."
In lightly greased 8- to 10-inch skillet, scramble the eggs with whipping cream and 3 tablespoons Frog Ranch Salsa. Fry sausage or bacon, if desired. Lay out the tortillas and spread 1 tablespoon salsa on each. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon or more of shredded cheese on top of Frog Rance Salsa. Add scrambled eggs to tortilla centers; roll up and hold with a toothpick. You may serve with bacon or sausage and a bowl of Frog Ranch Salsa on the side, garnished with cherry tomatoes and fresh fruit. Great with coffe and orange juice!
Frog Ranch Polenta Pie
Preheat oven to 450°F. Slice polenta and place in a food processor with water, cornstarch, flour, garlic and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Blend until smooth, spread evenly on a pizza pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove polenta from oven and spoon salsa over polenta crust. Top with bacon, peppers, red onion and remaining cheese. Bake for 25 minutes, remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Frog Ranch Portobello Pizzas Makes 14 servings
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Remove stems from Portobello mushrooms. Arrange the mushrooms, stem side up, on the sheet. Spoon 2 tablespoons of salsa into each cap. Sprinkle smoked ham or salami and then grated cheese over salsa. Season with freshly ground pepper and then bake for 5 minutes. Place under the broiler until cheese is lightly browned. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Mom's Frog Ranch Baked Beans Makes 10 to 12 servings
Fry bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon strips and crumble. Sauté celery in bacon drippings; add mustard, brown sugar, vinegar and salsa. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Prepare lima beans according to package instructions. Combine with pinto beans and kidney beans in a baking dish. Pour celery and salsa mixture over beans, mix thoroughly and store in the refrigerator overnight, allowing flavors to meld. Pre-heat oven to 350°F, remove dish from refrigerator, top mixture with crumbled bacon and bake covered for 60 to 90 minutes. Keep covered until the final 10 minutes and then bake uncovered.
Pork and Rice Tacos Makes 5 to 6 servings
This recipe comes to us from customer Shawn, who says, "The first time our family tried this recipe I wasn't sure anyone would like it, including me.... We LOVED it and it has become our new recipe for taco night."
Brown the sausage. Cook the rice. Combine sausage, rice, sour cream and salsa. Place in a 9x9 pan, and cover with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees F. Place the mixture inside of a flour burrito shell or on a bed of greens. Top with your favorite toppings!