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Mother's Day Frittata


May 12, 2017 4:40 pm

Mother's Day Frittata Recipe

1/2 Cup of fresh or fully cooked maple sausage links, sliced and browned
1 Cup of diced potatoes, browned until tender
6-8 large eggs
1/3 Cup milk
1/3 Cup dehydrated mushrooms
1/3 Cup dehydrated tomatoes
1 Tbsp of Italian Seasoning
1/2 Cup of cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste


On medium heat brown the sausage and potatoes and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Add all ingredients to the skillet and stir just until everything is mixed well. Set temperature to medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until center is firm. Remove from Skillet, cut and serve fresh. 

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Chicken Mole and Mexican Rice


May 5, 2017 8:36 am



Chicken Mole

Ingredients:

Chicken:
6-8 Boneless chicken breasts, defrosted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 cups water

Mole Sauce:
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups finely chopped onions
? cup chili powder
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of ground cloves
1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
2 cups water


Add water to 11 qt. Nesco® Pressure Cooker. Place chicken breasts on wire rack in cooker and set regulator knob to PRESSURE. Set Cooker to HIGH temp for 5 minutes and press START. Timer will not begin counting down until ideal pressure is reached. Ensure that internal temperature of chicken reaches 180 for doneness. When finished, release the pressure but leave chicken in Cooker to keep warm.

In Nesco® 8" Electric Skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until onions slightly are browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in chili powder, brown sugar, cloves and cook for 2 minutes, continuing to stir. Mix in tomatoes, cocoa powder, peanut butter and water. Let simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until desired thickness is achieved.
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Mexican Rice

2 cups white rice
1 Tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
16 oz. tomato paste
4 cups water
2 cups frozen peas and carrots


Preheat Skillet to medium-high and add oil. Reduce heat to medium, add rice, stirring constantly until lightly brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin, salt, tomato paste and water. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cover and cook until rice is tender. Add peas and carrots, and cook for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. 


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Cooking Tips Using Bacon Fat


Dec. 27, 2016 11:35 am



Almost anyone you talk with will tell you they love the taste of bacon. Here are a few bacon flavor tips when cooking with your NESCO 12" Electric Skillet.

?  Next time you make fried or scrambled eggs try substituting bacon fat in place of butter or oil.

?  After you fry bacon in you NESCO Electric Skillet use the drippings to make hot bacon dressing. It generally is served over spinach however other greens can work just as well.

?  Bacon drippings are also great for cooking greens such as kale and Brussels sprouts.

?  Next time you saute shrimp or scallops try using a bit if bacon fat.

?  People often like to use bacon fat when making pancakes for a light smoky flavor.  And the perfect side to those pancakes - crispy bacon of course.

?  Bacon drippings also add a nice flavor to homemade skillet corn bread.


Try some of these bacon fat tips and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of your favorite ways to cook with bacon drippings.

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Stir Fried Vegetable Delight


Dec. 1, 2016 3:07 pm



This vegetable packed dish is quick and simple with your NESCO 12 inch Electric Skillet. You'll love the depth of flavor and the freshness of all the vegetables. A touch of lemon juice adds just the right amount of brightness. For seafood lovers simply add the optional precooked shrimp.

Try and let know what you think. Also, let us know what other recipes you like to make in your NESCO Electric Skillet. 

1 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 lb green beans, sliced diagonally in 1 inch lengths
2 green or red peppers, seeded and sliced
1 carrot, coarsely grated
3/4 lb (30 medium) mushrooms, sliced
1 small bunch bok choy or chard
1-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh ginger root, grated
1 small red onion, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1/4 lb tofu, cubed
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp thyme
3 Tbsp minced parsley
1 tsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp soy sauce or to taste
6-8 Medium pre-cooked or fresh shrimp (optional)

Combine oil, garlic, ginger root, onion, peppers, beans and carrot and place in the preheated NESCO 12 inch Electric Skillet for 3 minutes.

Add mushrooms, bok choy, zucchini, tofu, herbs and shrimp. Pour lemon juice and soy sauce over vegetables and cook 3-5 minutes. 

Serve over rice. Serves 1-3.


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Whole Cooked Lemony Chicken


Nov. 28, 2016 11:59 am



Next time you cook a whole chicken in your NESCO 12" Electric Skillet try this tip if you like lemony chicken. Simply take one whole lemon and pierce six to eight times with a fork to let flavor come through. Place inside the cavity of the chicken after adding a dash of salt and pepper. Tie legs shut and cook until done.

For an added tasty flavor take one-half or whole tablespoon of dried tarragon and sprinkle half of the amount in the cavity of the chicken before adding the salt, pepper and pierced lemon. Take the remaining tarragon and sprinkle over the bird and cook until done. Enjoy.

The drippings make the base for a fantastic sauce.

Try this lemony tip and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of your whole chicken cooking tips.

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12" Extra Deep Electric Skillet: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches


Sep. 6, 2016 10:52 am



Who doesn't love a really good Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich? The 12" Electric Skillet by NESCO® makes them simple and tasty. NESCO® Skillets are perfect for countertop cooking at home, in your RV or camper. 

1 tsp vegetable oil
2 cups thinly sliced onion 
2 red or green bell peppers, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
6 oz provolone cheese*
4 oval sandwich rolls, sliced in half
1 lb thinly sliced beefsteak (eye of round, or sirloin)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Preheat Nesco® 12 inch Electric Skillet to 300?F. Add oil and stir to coat skillet bottom. Add onions and peppers, cook for 2 minutes. Add water and stir until onion/pepper mixture is soft and water has evaporated (about 3-4 minutes). 

Remove mixture and keep warm. Warm buns until lightly toasted. Place 1 oz cheese on each warm bun.

Increase heat in skillet to 350?F. Season meat with salt and pepper. Sear each piece of meat 1-2 minutes per side until browned. *Note: overcooking meat will cause it to be tough.

Place meat on cheese and top with onions and peppers.

Optional: May use American, cheddar or mozzarella cheese if desired.

Click Here to Purchase NESCO® Skillet  

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