What’s Cooking – Sweetened Condensed Milk February 13, 2013Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
No pictures today but a couple of links.
When Judy announced that Sweetened Condensed Milk was the ingredient for the week, the first thing which popped into my mind was Lemon Icebox Pie. My MIL taught this to me shortly after my husband and I got married. Just for the record here’s the recipe:
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 oz frozen lemonade thawed
- 1 small container of original Cool Whip
- 1 graham cracker crust
In a bowl mix the milk and lemonade. Fold in the Cool Whip. Pour into graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until firm.
We just had a lemon icebox pie at Christmas, so I didn’t want to make it again – ooh I found a picture of the pie I made for Christmas.
So, what did I make? Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Marmalade Dipping Sauce. I went to my go-to site – Tasty Kitchen searched for sweetened condensed milk and then looked for something which wasn’t a desert. There’s no picture because quite frankly I seldom fry anything and they looked overdone — not that they were.
I made a couple of changes to the recipe. I cut the tenders in half-lengthwise. As a result they cooked much faster than expected! I forgot the salt and pepper (not a big deal). I didn’t have peanut oil — in fact, I had to mix vegetable and canola oil to have enough oil in my pan. Since I was making Parmesan Chicken Strips for my husband which are baked, I tried baking two of the coconut strips. The fried were better.
For the dipping sauce, I didn’t have any orange marmalade, but I did have a jar of apricot preserves that I bought by mistake over the holidays. I started with 1 part apricot preserve and 1 part honey, but decided that was too much honey, so I added some more preserves — maybe 1/2 part? I don’t think it was 2:1. Then for a little kick, I added about a teaspoon of prepared horseradish sauce. I also microwaved a bit of the just the preserves — we used to get a sweet and sour sauce that was apricot based. My husband liked both sauces.
Will I do this again? Maybe. I’m not fond of frying foods, so I’ll get back to you – maybe even with pictures.
Check out other sweetened condensed milk recipes over at Patchwork Times and find out the ingredient of the week.