In the Kitchen: Fried Catfish, Baked Mac and Cheese and Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey

In the Kitchen
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In the kitchen this morning, we welcome Chef Elisa Cardarelli from Gee Gees Southern Cuisine making their Fried Catfish, Baked Mac & Cheese and Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey.

  • elbows
  • block of sharp cheese
  • block of extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • shredded cheese blend
  • evaporated milk
  • eggs
  • butter
  • smoked turkey wings
  • cut collard greens
  • onion and garlic powder
  • crushed red pepper
  • Elisa’s special seasoning 
Directions for Catfish:
  • wash and pat dry fish
  • dip in cornmeal and special seasoning
  • deep fry 5-7 minutes depending on how big the fish are
Directions for Mac & Cheese:
  • boil 1 lb of elbows until done
  • drain put in large mixing bowl
  • cut up 8oz blocks of sharp and extra sharp cheddar cheeses set aside
  • mix one egg and one 12oz can of evaporated milk, 1lb bag of mixed cheese of your choice, 1 tablespoon of butter
  • mix butter and shredded cheese in with elbows then pour egg mixture in
  • mix around than add cut up pieces of cheese mix around
  • pour into a baking dish bake on 400 for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown
Directions for Collard Greens:
  • boil 1 smoked turkey wing in 3 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of onion and garlic powder with 1 tablespoon of crushed red peppers
  • boil smoked turkey for 45 minutes on med high
  • cut wash and soak 4 bushels of collard greens
  • rinse greens several times
  • add collard greens to boiling pot and add 4 tablespoons of special seasoning to pot
  • bring to a boil turn down to low and cook and 1 1/2 hours or until tender

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