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A Mouthwatering Menu for Your Next Picnic

A Mouthwatering Menu for Your Next Picnic

Put down that potato chip! Just because you’re eating outside doesn’t mean you have to abandon your sense of taste. Here are six effortless, and delicious, recipes perfectly-suited to travel, and hand-picked for you to take to your next picnic. Why not wow your host by bringing them all?

Cheese Platter
1 wedge brie
1 wedge cheddar
1 wedge goat

Wrap all cheese tightly for travel, then serve on a cutting board with some mixed berries and water crackers.

Double Dipped Fried Chicken
8 chicken legs, skin on
1 1/2 cups flour
4 eggs, beaten
6 cups vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic power
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon Old Bay

Heat oil to 350°. In medium bowl, mix flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper and Old Bay. In separate bowl, beat eggs. Dip chicken legs in egg, dredge in flour, and repeat. When done, fry chicken in oil until golden brown and cooked thru, about 20 minutes. Place on paper towels to dry.

BBQ Pulled Pork
2 lbs pork shoulder chops, about 3/4″ thick
1 bottle Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce
1 medium Vidalia onion, sliced

Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low heat, about 5 hours, until meat is tender and flaky. Remove meat from pot, flake into bite-sized bits, and return to sauce. Serve with a fresh baguette. Can be made one day ahead.

Potato Salad
5 cups red potato, diced and boiled
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
3 tablespoons chives, chopped
1 cup mayo

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and toss with mayo. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Watermelon with Lime
1/2 watermelon, diced, seeds removed
1 lime, sliced

Combine both ingredients in a travel container and sprinkle with a bit of sugar, if desired.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
1 pkg strawberries, rinsed
1 16-oz., high quality chocolate bar (I really like Cadbury)

Break up the chocolate bar into bits, and place in a double boiler. When chocolate has melted, dip strawberries and place on wax paper to harden. Place in an airtight travel container.

1 comment

1 Rosalie { 05.24.10 at 1:10 pm }

To make choc. covered anything I go a different route. Make the choc. stick much better. I use semi sweet choc chips. In a double boiler place a tablespoon of Crisco. After it has melted add one bag of choc. chips and melt to an even consistency. Lower heat and dip away. Place on waxed paper to hard and ENJOY!!!!

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