During the initial Dallas craze, Southfork was owned by J.R. Duncan(yes, J.R. Duncan, who could make this up?) While he knew nothing of cooking, he encouraged Bea Terry to gather up the ranch recipes and make a cookbook.
Like most tie-in cookbooks, this one is filled with rather simple recipes that one would expect Miss Ellie to serve to the ranch hands. There is a lot of meat, some cakes and pies and muffins and the essential chili. Alas, the vegetables get quite mangled. Well, perhaps not mangled as much as desecrated. There are breaded carrots, peas in a cream-cheese sauce, and a green bean casserole with both powdered soup mix and canned soup. I supposed working on a big ol' ranch means you need your carrots breaded and deep fried with aside of cream-cheese sauce.
Don't think for a minute you will get off the calorie train at breakfast. Here's a crunchy morning egg dish.
By all means do not overcook your eggs as nothing is worse than overcooked eggs filled with crushed Frito's. Grab your fork and head over to that oil rig.
Scrambled Eggs with Corn Chips
3 Tbsps butter or margarine
3 Tbsps milk
4 Tbsps catsup
3/4 cu crumbled corn chips
Place the butter in a large heavy skillet over low heat. While the butter melts, brake the eggs into a mixing bowl. Add milk and catsup to the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until frothy.
Pour mixture into the skillet. Cook and stir occasionally until the eggs begin to thicken. Stir in the corn chips, and keep stirring until the eggs are set to desired consistency, Do not overcook.