Dragon Fruit – what does it look like on the inside

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit is Amazing

I always describe Dragon Fruit as, “The Cookies and Cream” fruit, though, it has the texture of a Kiwi, it looks just like ice cream when you split them open.  They grow like flowers on Cacti plants in Mexico and are known as Pitaya or Pitahaya.  They are also cultivated in Southeast Asia, the United States, Israel, Australia, Cyprus and the Canary Islands.

Dragon Fruit

Where to find Dragon Fruit

I found Dragon Fruit at my local Oriental Market.  I bought the last two they had and I paid $1.98 a pound.  I think, between the two, they weighed about 1 1/2 pounds is all.  So they really didn’t cost me that much.  But people have told me that these can be ridiculously priced in standard grocery markets.  I’ve heard upwards of even $8 dollars a piece; which is crazy but if you can find them at lower price, I highly recommend you try one.  I like to squeeze lime juice over the top of mine.  So if you find them, pic up a lime or two for a little extra seasoning because the Dragon fruit tastes like a mild Kiwi.

Other Recipes like Dragon Fruit

I’ve got a ton of Asian food recipes if you search the categories panel under Chinese or Japanese Food.  I’ve also got a few fruits and vegetable videos listed here that you might be interested in, like my, How to cut a Pineapple, Japanese Cold Cucumber and my How to cook an Artichoke.  Other than that, thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy this Dragon Fruit Video.

Pretzel Bites – Easy Recipe for Large Pretzels

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Pretzel Bites are a fun and easy way to make any party rock.  Especially for those game day events or football Sunday.  Even if you just have the munchies, this can be a real tasty way to enjoy a snack.  This recipe is very easy to make and you can use practically in bread or sour dough recipe to make pretzels but I’m going to show you how to do it with Pizza Dough.  Also be sure to check out my Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots and my Steakhouse style Scones!

Pretzel Bites Ingredients:

1 Pizza Dough, for a14″ Lg. Pizza
6 cups Water
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1 egg
1 tbsp Water, mix with egg for wash
2 tbsp Butter, melted
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Dried Oregano, ground

Mix Baking soda with the 6 cups of boiling water and soak the dough for only 30 seconds.  Bake at 450 degrees f for 12 to 15 minutes.

Fried Chicken Feet

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I’ve got a lot to say about this Fried Chicken Feet recipe.  First off, if you can get over the creepiness, these really aren’t that bad.  In fact my wife even used the word delicious.  And as far as Chicken Feet Recipes go, this probably really is the best of the best.  The secret lies in how they’re prepared.  Though they are fried to give it that crispy outside texture, they are actually boiled for an hour and a half to make the inside tender.  And I actually borrowed the sauce from my Wasabi Chicken Wings recipe, which I’ve included below, but in all honesty if you like spice then I highly recommend using the sauce from my Firecracker Shrimp.  I’ve included a link for that as well if you’re interested in that.  The second thing I would say about Fried Chicken Feet is that there really isn’t a lot of meat, unfortunately.  I think someone would really be ordering or serving these up for the “Awe” effect, because these really are impressive to look at and they make a great conversational piece!

CLICK HERE for Wasabi Chicken Wings
CLICK HERE for Firecracker Shrimp

Fried Chicken Feet Ingredients:

1 oz Tempura Dipping Sauce
1 oz Rice Wine Vinegar
1 tbsp Honey
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Wasabi
1 Green Onion, chopped scallions
1 tsp Bonito Flakes (dehydrated skip jack tuna)

Boil for 1 1/2 hours then fry 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 12 minutes.