Saturday, February 22, 2014

RECIPE DISASTERS

by Mary Kennedy


 
 
There are a lot of reasons that recipes can go wrong. Sometimes you can make a whopping mistake. Back in the days when I still served meat to guests, I hosted a dinner party featuring Beef Bourguignon. I put the meat in an electric frying pan, covered it with wine and herbs and let it simmer away. As the party got underway, I was surprised that there was no delectable smell filling the kitchen. Hours went by, all the hors 'oeuvres were eaten and the guests were clamoring for a sit-down dinner. When I checked on the beef, I realized it was raw. So raw it almost had a pulse. Someone had unplugged the frying pan to make some margaritas! All ended well, because I sliced the meat very thin, pan fried it and everyone loved it.     
 
Sometimes thing go wrong because you're in too much of a hurry. Ever try putting icing on a warm cake?

 
 
Sometimes, you tinker with the recipe so much, it bears no resemblance to the original!
 
 

And some foods were just never meant to be, like this hamburger in the middle of a Krispy Kreme donut!
 
How about you, do you have any recipe disasters to share?
 
Mary Kennedy