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Prime Rib Hash That’s Ideal for Brunch

DEAR SOS: At the Jolly Roger in Rolling Hills Estates I tasted a prime rib hash that was so good. If you could get them to share their recipe, I’m sure many of us would appreciate it. They serve it as a special on their Sunday breakfast menu.--ELIZABETH

DEAR ELIZABETH: It’s a terrific recipe to keep in mind whenever you have leftover prime rib and cooked potatoes from a feast the night before. Ideally, drippings from roasted meat should be used for flavoring the meat and potatoes, however, if none is left, you can use commercial meat glaze or brown cooking sauce. The rehash is a satisfying meal, especially for Sunday brunch, when most of us have more time to spend in the kitchen.

JOLLY ROGER

PRIME RIB HASH

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1 pound potatoes, cooked and diced

1/2 pound cooked and diced prime rib

1 1/2 teaspoons au jus concentrate or drippings, meat glaze or brown cooking sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

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1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 tablespoon oil

Mix potatoes, prime rib, drippings, salt and garlic in skillet heated with oil. Saute until heated through. Makes 4 servings.

DEAR SOS: My husband and I have just returned from Florida where we enjoyed Key Lime Pie at several restaurants. I would like to try making one, but so far, have been unable to find a recipe in any of my cookbooks.

--CHARLENE

DEAR CHARLENE: Here’s a Key Lime Pie that uses the small Key or Mexican limes, which are sometimes available in markets. If you can find them, use the largest available, but if you can’t find them, any lime will do. However, the taste will be different compared to a true Key Lime Pie. And while you’re at it, you might want to remember that lemon can be substituted for lime for variety.

KEY LIME PIE

6 eggs, separated

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1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (do not substitute evaporated)

Juice of 7 large Key limes or Mexican limes, about 1/2 cup

1 baked (9-inch) pie shell

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

3/4 cup sugar

Beat egg yolks lightly, then blend in condensed milk. Add lime juice and blend well. Turn into pie shell and bake at 350 degrees 10 to 15 minutes to heat and thicken filling slightly.

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at time. Continue to beat until very stiff. Swirl meringue onto pie, making sure to seal all around edge of pie.

Bake at 400 degrees 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake 15 minutes or until meringue is pale tan.

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DEAR SOS: I lost my recipe for Bourbon Baked Beans made with canned beans and instant coffee. My family loved them.

--VIRGINIA

DEAR VIRGINIA: We love them too. You can use any spirits you want--bourbon, sherry or rum.

BOURBON BAKED

BEANS

1 (1-pound 12-ounce) can baked beans

1/3 cup bourbon, sherry or rum

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon instant coffee powder

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine beans, bourbon, brown sugar, coffee powder, mustard and lemon juice. Turn into individual bean pots or casseroles. Bake at 350 degrees 40 to 45 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

Only recipes of general interest will be printed. We are unable to answer all requests. Please include restaurant address when requesting recipes from restaurants. Send your letter with self-addressed, stamped envelope to Culinary SOS, Food Section, The Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles 90053.


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