If you are a Southern girl, then I am sure you have had these delicious fried apples at one point or another. As a little girl, I remember my momma always fixing these apples to go with our meal. Whether we were having fried chicken, porkchops, steak, or whatever kind of meat, fried apples usually was a side dish.
- 8 apples, peeled and sliced
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
- Melt butter in a heavy skilled over medium to low heat.
- Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Saute 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender.
There is just something about recreating a recipe you grew up on. It’s like going back to your roots and rediscovering childhood. When I think about fried apples, I think of all the times we sat together at the dinner table talking (or in my dad’s case watching the news), and laughing together.
These fried apples remind me of the happy times in my family. I guess that is why I love them so, plus they taste really good
Recipes are meant to be like that — passed down from generation to generation and enjoyed for years to come.
So what is a recipe that was passed down in your family that you love and can’t live without?
The other night when Kayla and I were planning what to fix for supper, we decided to grab a pineapple from the store and grill it! We had been wanting to try it and had seen it the other day on the Food Network and knew it was something we would be fixing. Grilled pineapple is super easy and SO delicious!
Making grilled pineapple is as super easy as cutting it up and putting it on the grill. No special recipe or sauce. Not sure how to cut a pineapple? Here is a great step by step process that I found on About.com for cutting a pineapple.
Why buy fresh instead of canned?
Fresh pineapple has a much more fresher flavor that the canned stuff. It is sweeter, and just has a taste that canned cannot compare to. It is also cheaper in the long run. A whole pineapple will yield a ton of a fruit and can sometimes be found for .99-$1.89 for a whole pineapple. A small can of diced or rings will run you around the same price. You get triple the fruit for the same price
What does grilled pineapple taste like?
Grilling the pineapple will develop the sugars in the fruit and make it sweeter. After grilling you can drizzle it with honey or cut it up and serve it in a quesadilla (recipe to come).
- 1 whole pineapple
- honey (for drizzling afterwards)
- Using the instructions in this post, peel and cut up your pineapple.
- Slice either in rings for burgers or long slender slices as a side dish.
- Place on the grill and leave until charred grill marks are present and the fruit releases easily.
- Flip to the other side and do the same. Remove to a plate and allow it come to room temperature or serve hot.
If you are like me, I am really kind of tired of eating at this moment in time. I have attended so many functions that involve food over the last few weeks that when I look at food, I’m like — blech
That is why I am SO glad that my daughter has a knack for making delicious salads! The other night she decided to experiment with apples in her salad and came up with this very yummy Crunchy Apple Salad.
I was quite impressed with the end results. The flavors were outstanding and after the first plate full, left me wanting some more.
If you get a chance, you should try making this over the holiday for visitors like me who might be tired of ham and turkey!
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