by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
All the Gourmet Recipes on this page, plus more than 200 other Gourmet Recipes, are included in my book: Grandpappy's Gourmet Cookbook.
A few times each year I will add one of my gourmet recipes below.
The recipes on this page are not the same as my "Recipes for Hard Times." My hard times recipes are good recipes that can produce delightful results using the minimum number of necessary ingredients and investing the minimum amount of money. Being able to prepare tasty meals on a tight budget is very important during hard times.
However, during normal times a person has a larger food budget. Therefore a person can afford to spend more money on a wider variety of ingredients in order to produce culinary miracles. Some of my gourmet recipes require a dozen or more different ingredients. However, some of my gourmet recipes only require two or three ingredients. Culinary miracles are not dependent on the number of ingredients in a recipe. Instead they depend on the correct use of the appropriate ingredients while following very detailed instructions in order to produce a gourmet meal.
The first recipe on this page is "Grandpappy's Hash Browns." I did not invent hash browns. However, I did develop a unique method for preparing hash browns. The method I use is relatively easy but it has not appeared anywhere on the internet prior to January 1, 2018. I know because I have looked at the vast majority of the hash brown recipes that are currently on a multitude of popular recipe websites and my technique does not appear on any website that I am aware of. Therefore I am sharing my recipe at this time and I have added "Grandpappy" to the title to help identify my recipe from the hundreds of other hash brown recipes currently on the internet.
Almost all of my gourmet recipes are modifications and enhancements of recipes that are currently being used by cooks all over the world. Therefore I do not put my name on recipes that are in the "public domain" when the only things that are different about my gourmet recipes are the ingredients used, the quantities of those ingredients, and sometimes the sequence of steps that are used to prepare the food.
List of Grandpappy's Gourmet Recipes
- Grandpappy's Hash Browns - Added January 1, 2018.
- Yeast Dinner Rolls - Added February 2, 2018.
- Rock Cornish Hens Cordon Bleu - Added March 1, 2018.
- Peanut Butter Candy Balls - Added March 1, 2018.
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Grandpappy's e-mail address is: RobertWayneAtkins@hotmail.com