Side Dishes

SPICED RED CABBAGE

6-8 servings 1/4 cup CRISCO Oil 2-pound head red cabbage, chopped1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings1 small apple, cored and chopped1/2 cup raisins 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Heat Crisco Oil in Dutch oven or large saucepan. Add cabbage, onion, apple, raisins, cloves and allspice. Stir to coat. Cover. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour, or until cabbage is tender. Stir in vinegar, sugar and...

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WEEKEND POTATOES

Serves 6Chill time: overnightCook time 15 to 20 minutes 3 pounds russet baking potatoes, washed and boiled for 20 minutes or until fork tender, then chilled overnight2 medium onions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise1 -1/2 teaspoons salt 1 -1/2 teaspoons black pepper 6 tablespoons Butter Flavor CRISCO or 6 tablespoons Butter Flavor CRISCO stick, divided3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives Salt and pepper to taste Note: the potatoes are chilled overnight after boiling so they won’t fall apart when they are sliced and sautÔøΩd.Quarter potatoes lengthwise then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces.Cook onions in 2 tablespoons Butter Flavor Crisco in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately low heat. Stir occasionally, until pale golden, 10 to 15 minutes.Push onions to edges of skillet.Add 4 tablespoons Butter Flavor Crisco to skillet, over moderately high heat. SautÔøΩ potatoes with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally, until golden, 8 to 12 minutes.Mix onions back into potatoes gently. Toss in chives.Season with additional salt and pepper....

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SPICED RICE

6 servings 2 tablespoons CRISCO all-vegetable oil1 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 small onion, halved lengthwise & thinly sliced2 cups water 2 tablespoons raisins 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 whole cloves 1 bay leaf 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamon 1/8 teaspoon pepper Heat oil in large saucepan. Add rice and onion.Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until golden brown. Add water, raisins, salt, cloves, bay leaf, cardamon and pepper.Heat to boiling. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer 20-25 minutes, or until rice is tender. Remove and discard cloves and bay...

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ZESTY GREEN BEANS

6 servings 1 cup water 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces3 tablespoons CRISCO Oil 1 small onion, thinly slicedCombine water, salt and red pepper in large saucepan. Heat to boiling. Add green beans. Return to boiling. Cover. Reduce heat to moderate. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Drain.Meanwhile, heat Crisco Oil in large skillet. Add onion. SautÔøΩ over moderate heat until tender. Stir in green beans. Cover. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated...

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SPICY BLACK BEANS WITH BACON AND CHEESE

Prep Time: 5 minutesCook time: 15 minutes 1/4 cup CRISCO Corn Oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium onion, diced 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 can (16 to 19 ounces) black beans, rinsed and well drained 1/3 cup tomato juice or water 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 3 slices bacon, diced, cooked until crisp 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese Heat Crisco Oil in a saucepan over medium heat; add garlic, onion and cumin. Cook and stir until onions are soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Add black beans, tomato juice and salt; bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are heated through. Stir in cilantro. Garnish with crumbled bacon and shredded...

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SPICY OVEN FRIES

4 servings 3 tablespoons CRISCO all-vegetable shortening or 3 tablespoons CRISCO Stick 3 medium red potatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds), pared and cut in lengthwise strips about 1/2 inch thick1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed1/8 teaspoon onion salt 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Dash hot chili powder Preheat oven to 450°.Melt Crisco in a 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan by placing in oven for 1 to 2 minutes.Spread potatoes in a single layer over melted Crisco, turning to coat strips evenly.Combine Parmesan cheese, salt, oregano, onion salt, garlic salt, pepper, and chili powder. Sprinkle half of seasoning mixture over potatoes.Bake at 450° for 12 minutes. Turn potatoes with spatula and sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Bake for 15 minutes longer until tender in center and crisp on...

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