Side Dishes

SWEET 'N LIGHT APRICOT FRITTERS

6 to 8 Servings CRISCO Shortening or CRISCO Stick for deep frying1 can (29 ounces) unpeeled apricot halves, well drained1 egg, slightly beaten2/3 cup milk 1 tablespoon CRISCO all-vegetable shortening or 1 tablespoon CRISCO Stick melted1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Confectioners’ sugar Place apricots on paper towels. Dry.Heat 2 or 3 inches Crisco to 365° in deep fryer or deep saucepan.Combine egg and milk in large bowl. Stir in one tablespoon melted shortening.Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture. Stir just until mixed.Dip apricots in batter. Drain off excess. Fry, a few at a time, in shortening heated to 365°. Fry about 4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn as needed for even browning. Remove with slotted metal spoon. Drain on paper towels. Roll in confectioners’ sugar. Serve...

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SWEET AND SOUR BEETS

4-6 servings 2 tablespoons Butter Flavor CRISCO Stick or 2 tablespoons Butter Flavor CRISCO all-vegetable shortening 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 cans (16 ounces each) sliced beets, drainedIn 2-quart saucepan melt Butter Flavor Crisco. Add onion rings. Cook and stir over medium heat until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in brown sugar, honey, vinegar and pepper. Add beets, stirring to coat. Cook over medium heat until heated...

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OVEN BAKED POTATO SLICES

Preparation Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 25 to 30 minutes4 servings CRISCO No-Stick Cooking Spray 2 large Idaho or russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch slices1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika Heat oven to 450°. Cover baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spray foil with Crisco No-Stick Cooking Spray.Arrange potato slices on baking sheet. Spray with Crisco Spray. Combine salt, pepper, and paprika. Sprinkle mixture on potato slices.Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Turn slices with spatula. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until potato slices are lightly browned. Serve...

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SWEET POTATO CHIPS

4 Servings 1 large sweet potato CRISCO Shortening for deep fryingSalt (plain, onion, garlic, or seasoned)Pare potato with vegetable peeler, then pull vegetable peeler down length of potato making long, thin strips.Heat a 1-1/2-inch layer of Crisco to 365° in a deep heavy saucepan.Add about 1 cup of potato strips to hot Crisco. Fry for 1 minute or until light golden brown.Remove strips from Crisco with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.Sprinkle with desired salt before...

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OVEN-FRIED CHILI POTATOES

Preparation time: 10 minTotal time: 40 min4 servings 6 red-skinned potatoes (about 2 pounds), scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup CRISCO Oil Heat oven to 400°. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add potato cubes. Boil 5 minutes, or until almost tender. Drain. Pat dry.Place potato cubes on baking sheet with sides. Season with chili powder and salt. Drizzle with Crisco Oil. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Turn potatoes with spatula. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until crisp. Serve...

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SWEET POTATO CRISPS

Preparation time: 10 minTotal time: 30 to 35 min4 servings 3 medium or 2 large sweet potatoes or yams 3 tablespoons CRISCO Oil 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt Heat oven to 450°.Peel sweet potatoes. Cut into slices 3/4-inch thick. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.Pour Crisco Oil into 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Heat at 450° for 3 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Arrange sweet potato slices in single layer. Return pan to oven. Bake 10 minutes. Turn potatoes with slotted spatula. Sprinkle potatoes with sugar mixture. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are browned on top. Drain on paper towels. Serve...

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