Friday, April 30, 2010
Another treat from Jinx and Judy - cocktail franks! This photo is from a Flickr, and I could not find anything closer. What I really wanted to find was a photo of a jar of cocktail franks, as I've never encountered one - anyone have a photo of that?
I return from the conference today, but in the meantime, from the chapter Happiness is a Dry Martini:
3 jars cocktail franks
1 1/2 bottles tomato catsup
1/4 cup sugar
Liberal dashes red and black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 of a seeded lemon, diced fine
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/8 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. saffron
1/4 tsp. ginger
Mix all ingredients except the franks and simmer for 15 minutes. Plop either the small cocktail franks or regular ones sliced in 1/inch pieces into this sauce and let them wallow awhile until warm. Provide guests with long Japanese skewers or toothpicks for spearing.
This is better than the vintage conundrum I come across often of serving little franks in grape jelly. I've tasted ok versions of that when mixed with BBQ sauce, but really - how did people think of these things? And why?
Can't wait to tell you about all the great new YA and romance books I'm finding out about at this conference!