Sunday, August 23, 2015


Having won the first place blue ribbon this year in the Montgomery County, MD Fair was such a blessing!  Now it is time to cook it up!  Grandma Hettie used to slice the neck into a disk like shape and bake it in the oven...I feel that I have tried that in the past, but this year am going with a recipe I found on

1 med. cushaw
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. butter
Peel cushaw. Using only the tenderest pieces, dice and cook covered in boiling water until tender. Drain well. Return to pot and add remaining ingredients in order listed. Cover and keep warm until serving time. This can also be baked in a casserole in which case the cushaw should be boiled until just barely tender. Serves 6 to 8.
Wish me luck...hoping the old man can enjoy it!


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    1. It did! In fact I made another round this takes a lot of muscle to cut that thing up, but the outcome is SOOOOOO yummy. It tastes like dessert!