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Sorghum and Garlic Roast with Sweet Potatoes

Sorghum and Garlic Roast with Sweet Potatoes

I have discovered a wonderful way to make roast juicy and tasty. Here’s what you’ll need:

Bacon grease
Sorghum (molasses)

Set the bacon grease out to soften. Slice garlic very thin. Mix together equal parts bacon grease and sorghum. Mix in garlic. Smear mixture thickly on the top and sides of the roast before cooking.

I like it heavy on the garlic, so that the entire top of the roast is pretty much covered with garlic slices. It will sort of run everywhere if your roast isn’t perfectly flat, and it only sort of sticks to the sides.

Sweet potatoes make a great addition. Cut them up and put them in the pan with the roast while it cooks. Depending on the size of your roast and the size of sweet potato chunks, they may take longer to cook than the meat. If so, you can remove them from the roasting pan into a smaller dish, spoon the roast sauce over them, and cook them some more while the roast rests.

Deep Fry Fetish

Deep Fry Fetish

Many of you already know how much I love my deep fryer. Well, I have discovered a whole new joy in deep frying – tortilla chips!

It’s too easy! Just cut corn tortillas into quarters and throw them in the deep fryer for about one minute. Drop them in a papertowel lined bowl and salt immediately.

The first time I tried it, I was making nachos and used only salt. This time they are for dipping, so I used my own seasoning salt and some chili powder. YUM!

I plan on experimenting further, making my own tortillas, maybe trying to make something like Fritos, too. I have had tortilla chips made this way from flour tortillas, and those were great!

Of course, I love to make deep fried sweet potato chips, and we often have a big bowl of breaded okra in place of popcorn.

Then there are our deep fry fests, when we fry mushrooms, zucchini, clam strips, eggplant, basically anything we can get our hands on!

What do you like to deep fry?