Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Recipes by Kaye Stevens: He-Man Hamburger; Pirohy

Kaye Stevens' He-Man Hamburger

1/2 pound lean ground sirloin
1 tablespoon minced Bermuda onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/16 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 ice cube

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Put ice cube in center of 3-inch patty. Broil or barbecue to desired doneness.

Kaye Stevens' Pirohy (Baked Stuffed Pockets)

1 cup scalded milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cake (or envelope) compressed yeast dissolved in 1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 eggs, 1 egg yolk beaten until light
1/4 cup melted butter
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Dissolve sugar and salt in scalded milk; cool until lukewarm. Add yeast, eggs, butter and flour, beating until smooth and gas bubbles form. Knead on lightly floured board until dough is elastic. Form dough into ball and place in lightly greased bowl. Cover, let rise until doubled in bulk (about 2 hours). Roll out dough on lightly floured board to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut 3-inch circles with glass or cookie cutter. Spoon 1 tablespoon filling on half of each circle; overlap other half, forming crescents. Seal edges. Let rise 30 minutes on greased, floured baking sheet. Brush lightly with egg yolk mixed with a little milk. Bake in 375 degree oven 25 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Serve hot with side dishes of drawn butter or salted sour cream. Makes 34.


1 pound fresh ground lean pork
1 medium-sized yellow onion, minced
2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup undiluted consomme
1 cup drained sauerkraut
1 teaspoon minced fresh dill
1/3 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup sour cream

Saute pork, onion, salt and pepper in butter 10 minutes, stirring. Add consomme, cook 10 minutes over low heat, stirring often. Remove from heat, add sauerkraut, dill. bread crumbs, and sour cream. Mix well. Makes sufficient filling for 34 pirohy.

Thoughts: Other fillings might be mashed potato blended with minced onion, Parmesan cheese, farmer's cheese and bread crumbs; or minced cooked chicken mixed with chopped hard-boiled eggs, sour cream, flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper; or leftover fish or vegetables.

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