Posted 20 August 2007 - 11:08 AM
Just off the town square in Lynchburg is Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House where Mr. Jack took many a noonday meal. It's a Lynchburg tradition that started as a traveler's hotel back in 1867. Miss Mary Bobo ran the boarding house until her death in 1983, one month prior to her 102nd birthday. During Miss Mary's time, most of the boarders who lived and took all their meals there were old bachelors like Tom Motlow, who ran the Farmer's Bank, and the federal agents assigned to regulate the Distillery.
Since 1984, Jack Daniel's great-grandniece, Miss Lynne Tolley, has been the proprietress of Miss Mary's. It's no longer a boarding house, but it's a great place for a real home-cooked meal, experiencing Southern hospitality at its best and even making some new friends.
Below are Miss Bobo's Recipes.
Miss Mary Bobo's Southern Fried Chicken
1 frying chicken, cut into pieces
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups flour
3 cups lard
In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and stir in milk, salt and pepper. Soak chicken in milk mixture for about 5 minutes. Roll each piece in flour. Set aside to dry.
In a large cast iron skillet, heat the lard over medium high heat. When the fat is very hot, add the thighs and legs and cook for several minutes. Add the other pieces, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet. Cook until chicken is golden brown on one side about 5 minutes. Turn and brown on the other side. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook 15 minutes. Turn pieces, cover and continue to cook 15 minutes. Uncover the last 5 minutes so the crust will be crisp. Makes 4 servings.
Our Famous Pork Ribs
2 pounds country-style lean pork ribs
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
12 ounces ketchup
1/2 cup grated onion
Salt, to taste
Cut the ribs into serving pieces Place ribs in a large pot and cover with water. Cover the pot and simmer until ribs are tender, about 40 minutes. In a small saucepan prepare the sauce by combining the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Place the ribs in a 3-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with salt. Pour the sauce over the ribs. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
Southern Fried Catfish
Vegetable oil for frying
1/2 cup white cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
6 to 10 catfish fillets (or 4 to 6 whole catfish, skinned)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat oil in heavy skillet to 375 degrees F. Combine cornmeal and flour in a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs; add milk and blend well. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Dip fish in the egg mixture and coat with cornmeal mixture. Fry a few pieces of fish at a time in hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Makes 4 servings.
Pan-Fried Porterhouse Steaks with Lynchburg Pan Sauce
If the weather is lousy outside, then pan-frying a thick porterhouse steak right in the kitchen is a great way to go. The key to success is a big cast iron skillet. It'll cause a good bit of smoke in the kitchen, but it's worth it.
Let the cooked steaks rest on a board while you make the special Lynchburg pan sauce.
2 porterhouse steaks (1 to 1 1/4 pounds each), cut 1 to 1 1/4 inches thick
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
Dry steaks; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat for ten minutes. Coat with oil. Place steaks in pan; cook, until seared and brown on one side, about 5 minutes. Turn and cook 5 minutes on the other side for medium-rare; 6 minutes for medium. Remove from skillet. Melt butter in skillet; stir in Worcestershire sauce and whiskey. Bring to a boil; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Slice steaks, if desired. Pour sauce over steaks and serve. Makes 4 to 5 servings.
Tims Ford Tenderloin Tips
2 pounds beef tenderloin tips, sliced
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
1 cup crushed canned tomatoes
2 teaspoons sugar Mashed potatoes
Melt butter in large heavy skillet. Cook meat quickly until browned. Season with salt. Stir in mushrooms, onion and garlic; simmer for several minutes. Stir in wine, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, tomatoes and sugar. Simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Serve with mashed potatoes. Makes 4 servings.
Posted 20 August 2007 - 12:44 PM
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... My stomach is now a rumbling, LOL ;)/>
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:17 AM
I'm feeling very hungary now! ;)/>
I'm just feeling hungry too :-//>
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