4-H’ers create ‘special foods’ for contest

4-H'ers create 'special foods' for contest Three Clay County 4-H members participated in the County 4-H Special Foods contest on Saturday, June 25 at Yankton High School.

Participants had 90 minutes to prepare a dish and coordinate a table setting and meal menu. In addition, participants were tested on their knowledge of nutrition, food safety, and food preparation.

Chad Peterson received a purple ribbon for preparing his South Dakota Side Dish recipe. Abby Ouellette received a purple ribbon for preparing her Salisbury Steak recipe. Kelsy Fallan received a blue ribbon for preparing her BBQ Meatballs recipe.

Purple ribbon winners are now eligible to advance to the state competition Sept. 3 at the 2005 S. D. State Fair.

Here are the recipes so you can try them out for yourself!

Salisbury Steak

Abby Ouellette

1 egg

2 T. dry bread crumbs

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 c. ground beef

3 T. flour, divided

2 T. olive oil

3/4 c. water

2 T. ketchup

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. beef bouillon granules

1/2 c. onion, sliced

1/4 c. mushroom stems and pieces

In a small bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder, and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two patties. Dredge in 2 T. flour. In a small skillet, brown patties on both sides in oil; drain; set patties aside.

Add the remaining flour to the skillet; whisk in water until smooth. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and bouillon. Add the onion and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Return patties to the pan. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Serve gravy over patties. Makes 2 servings.

South Dakota Side Dish

Chad Peterson

4 green onions

1/4 c. bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/4 c. soy margarine

2 large cloves chopped garlic

1/2 diced carrots

1/2 c. frozen soybeans

2 c. chicken broth

1 c. rice

Crushed roasted soybeans and basil, garnish.

Chop bacon in small pieces and microwave until very crisp, save 1 teaspoon bacon drippings. Add chopped onions, garlic, and margarine to drippings and cook until soft and transparent. Add bacon and all other ingredients. Place in rice cooker or other covered dish and simmer until all liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Garnish with crushed roasted soybeans and basil. Makes about four 1/2 c. servings.

BBQ Meatballs

Kelsy Fallan

1 lb. lean hamburger

1 egg

1/2 c. wheat crackers

1 T. onion, chopped

Form into balls, then boil:

3 T. Worcestershire sauce

4 T. vinegar

1/3 c. brown sugar

3/4 c. ketchup

Pour over meatballs in a casserole dish. Bake at 350� for 1 hour.

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