Posts Tagged comfort food

Homestead Stew with Corncakes

Stew is a staple in my family’s winter menu. The recipe is so basic you can add whatever additional flavors spark your interest. I’ve used this with beef, venison, elk, moose, buffalo, bear, antelope, squirrel, rabbit, and rattlesnake and it always turns out tasty. A bowl of stew with a stack of cornbread flapjacks on the side is a hearty meal on a cold night. Enjoy!

Homestead Stew

1 -2 pounds cubed meat
1/2 tsp each: onion powder, black pepper, garlic powder, salt
3 T oil
1/2 cup flour
2 large potatoes, chunked
2 large carrots, chunked
1 medium yellow onion, chopped


1. Rinse meat in cold water and pat dry.

(don’t skip the drying process)
2. Combine seasonings with flour and coat meat with mixture.
(toss it all in a bag and shake it)
3. Heat oil in large fry pan until a water droplet sizzles, add meat sparingly and saute until browned.
(avoid overcrowding the pan for most tender results)
4. Add meat, root vegetables, and onion to a soup pot and cover with water.
(stir occasionally and simmer to your taste)

 

Cornbread Flapjacks

1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg, beaten

1. Combine dry ingredients and add milk, oil and egg to mixture.
(mixture will be thick, add milk to thin)
2. Grease a skillet until a droplet of water dances and pour the batter like pancakes.
(brown and flip to your preference)

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