Lemons so fragrant and fun to cook with. I love creating, tweaking and eating new recipes. Feeding a large family and friends is a great joy of mine. More easy, delicious recipes…
(1) Lemonade Frosting: Serves 12——-Prep time 7 minutes
1- 8 0z. cream cheese softened, 1/4 cup sweet cream butter (softened), 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 Lemon zest and juice, 6 cups confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar). Using a large mixing bowl add cream cheese, butter, granulated sugar and lemon zest and juice, using a hand mixer (or stand mixer) on low speed cream together, slowly add one cup at a time of confectioners’ sugar. You will have a creamy consistency. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use. A family favorite of this is on cupcakes! Makes 4 cups!
(2) Lemon & Chive Vinaigrette Dressing Serves 6——–Prep time 4 minutes
1/4 cup Aged balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil,1 whole lemon zest and juice, 1 bunch fresh chives (rinsed, dried and chopped finely), 1/2 teaspoon onion salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Whisk all ingredients together. Place in airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use. I love this on a mixed green salad!
(3) Lemon-Orange Smoothie Serves 1——–Prep time 2 minutes
In a blender add 1 Lemon zest and juice, the zest and juices from 2 whole Valencia Oranges, 1 cup Frozen Vanilla Yogurt, 1 tablespoon Honey, 1/2 cup l% Milk, run blender 3 minutes on high, place in a cold glass and serve immediately. Smooth, creamy and delicious!
(4) Lemon-Onion Potato Chips serves 2———–Prep/Bake time 10-12 minutes
2 Yukon Gold Potatoes (washed, slice thinly using a sharp knife or mandoline), using a 9 x 12 x 2 sheet pan non-stick (or grease a sheet pan with your favorite cooking spray) in a large platter/bowl, add zests from two Lemons, (place fruit in bag put in refrigerator for a later use). 2 tablespoons onion salt, mix with a fork, lay potatoes on sheet pan and sprinkle zests of lemon and onion salt over the potatoes, using clean hands mix coated potatoes and lay in a single row, add a bit more zest and onion salt and place in a 400 F pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them; as soon as they turn golden brown (to your liking) remove from oven. If desired, sprinkle remaining zest and onion salt while still warm. These are so tasty and do not compare to store bought chips! Place in an airtight container.
I hope you enjoy one or all of these Lemon recipes!!
In closing, I wish you “Good Health.” Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.
All things Citrus.