America's favorite chef Emeril Lagasse is ready to party. Parties and celebrations mean food. Lots of food: tureens of soup, platters of chicken, bowls of salad, casseroles of baked pasta. From family reunions to holiday buffets, summer barbecues to tailgate parties, and weekend brunches to bridal showers, Emeril's Potluck offers crowd-pleasing dishes perfect for gatherings with friends and family.
Emeril's Potluck brings together everything Emeril loves most about cooking and eating. The food is simple, flavorful, and perfect for sharing at any get-together. Each recipe serves a whopping 8 to 10 people, but don't assume you're making too much everyone will be heading back for seconds and thirds of these Emerilized starters, entrees, drinks, sides, and desserts.
Start by toasting the occasion with a glass of Champagne Punch, a Watermelon Daiquiri, or an Orange Emeril. Then let the feast begin! Classic Blue Cheese Dip, Alain's Sweet and Spicy Asian Wings, or Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms will get your party started right! Main courses range from Olive-Stuffed Leg of Lamb and Creole Mustard and Herb-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin to homey favorites such as Charlotte's Lasagna Bolognese, Penne à la Vodka Casserole, and Tuna Tetrazzini. Of course, it wouldn't be a party without dessert, so save room for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Emeril's Tiramisu.
The recipes are quick, easy, and portable. Enjoy these dishes at home or take them on the road. Emeril's Potluck so foolproof, so easy, so crowd pleasing that luck has nothing to do with it.
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About the Author
Emeril Lagasse is a chef, restaurateur, and the author of eighteen bestselling cookbooks, including the recent Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches and Sizzling Skillets and Other One Pot Wonders. He is the proprietor of thirteen award-winning restaurants across the country and is the host of The Originals with Emeril and Emeril's Florida, both airing on the Cooking Channel. He has been the food correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America for fourteen years. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts and promote nutrition and healthy eating.
Hometown:New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of Birth:October 15, 1959
Place of Birth:Fall River, Massachusetts
Education:Culinary degree, Johnson & Wales University
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Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude
Eggplant, Sausage, and Ziti Casserole
Makes 8 to 10 Servings
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large eggplant, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/3-inchthick half circles
1 tablespoon salt, possibly more or less depending on saltiness of sausage
2 teaspoons Emeril's Italian Essence or Italian herb blend
1¼ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 pound Italian sausage, removed from casings
1 cup chopped yellow onions
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Picked up for classic Gumbo, and found so much more. Easy reading, and clear recipes. Many regions and cultural styles.
This cookbook has some great recipes in it that are tasty and easy to follow. At first, I was disappointed because I hadn't properly noticed the 'potluck: comfort food' part of the title. In other words, this is a very specific set of recipes, and if you're looking for something specific, you likely won't find it. On the other hand, I've come to realize that the recipes in this book are things I'm actually interested in making and eating -- foods that actually fit into your regular, daily life, like fried chicken, beer bread, and cornbread stuffing. There's also some intelligent and useful tips peppered throughout the book. I will complain that, true to Emeril style, many recipes have far more ingredients than I would like. I suppose that's the 'kicked-up' part.