Archive for October, 2005

El Moderno
Sunday, October 16th, 2005

El Moderno's Huevos Rancheros

Don’t let the attractive plating work fool you; this is not a good brunch.

The eggs in my huevos rancheros have the odor of chicken meat just on the edge of going rancid (a smell I’m very used to, having frequented Park Slope’s 5th Ave Associated Supermarket a few years back). I should probably take this as a warning to stop eating altogether, but I figure if I just push the eggs off to the side, I can get by safely. The rest of the meal is acceptable, if not particularly memorable.

Then, about 6 hours later, the eggs work their way into my lower digestive tract. I’ve never before had the displeasure of producing the kinds of smells these eggs have caused, and I hope to never again.

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Oven Fried Haddock
Sunday, October 16th, 2005
Haddock Dinner
  • 4 haddock fillets (a little over 2 lb in all)
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 cup butter substitute (with 1 pat real butter)
  • milk
  • sea salt
  • cooking spray
  • paprika
  • lemon wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees
  2. Pour milk into a bowl, mix with 6 twists from one of those pre-packaged sea salt grinders.
  3. Mix bread crumbs, cheese, and thyme in a large flat bowl.
  4. Grease a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  5. Piece by piece, wet the haddock in the milk, let the excess milk drip off, and then dredge in the bread crumb mixture.
  6. Place haddock in the large, greased baking dish.
  7. Melt the butter substitute and the butter in the microwave, and pour over the fish.
  8. Bake near the top of the oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Garnish with paprika and a lemon wedge and serve.

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