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Recipes for Cajun and Southern Cooking

 

When I was knee high to a grasshopper in the 1950s we had a small one-room  fishing camp in Clarks Louisiana Caldwell Parish on the sawmill pond my grandfather Roddy White owned after he purchased the Central Louisiana Lumber Company. The timber company had used the pond to float cypress trees that were large enough that one tree filled up a log truck. Roddy stocked the pond with bluegill bream, white perch or crappie or if you are in South Louisiana Saco let. Daddy built a pontoon party boat out of several 55 gallon drums and we would load up the boat with about 10 people and use 10 foot poles to move around in the mill pond. At one point I had a girlfriend. She was so ugly that she had 10 foot pole marks all over her.

Every weekend we would always catch 50 to 200 small fish of some kind or another. Daddy would fry them all up on the bank of the mill pond and Claude Washer, the town Marshall , and Slim, the sheriff, would show up along with about half the town of Clarks. Many years later momma and daddy moved to Clarks from Monroe and opened New Ta U, a second hand store in the old one room school house that Momma and Slim attended when they were growing up in the 1920s. Mamma and Daddy wore t-shits that read "We Buy Junk and Sell Antiques".  Momma would encourage her regular customers cook entrees to serve as pot luck lunches to anyone who wanted to eat at the large kitchen table beside the ole cast iron railroad pot bellied wood stove that dominated the front of the store. People would sat around the stove and tell fishing lies and stories. Daddy always said more deer were killed here at this stove than any other deer stand in Louisiana.

The store was the central meeting place and gossip house of the entire parish of Caldwell. One of their regular customers was Floyd Slim Hodges, a mountain of a man who was elected High Sherriff of Caldwell parish for more than 30 years. Slim told me that he never would have won an election if he did not have the fish fries that he learned from coming to the old mill pond. These family traditions of food and fellowship dominated my childhood. We here at Whitlow Smoke School Nation want to make you part of our extended family and create good memories that include fun, food, and fellowship, the basics of a quality life. Memories do not just happen, you have to put forth a little effort and make them happen. This is why we welcome you to bring your family to smoke school to let them take the test for free and enjoy the food and fellowship. Many times there is a place to camp, hike, and go fishing- so always bring your golf clubs and fishing rods. Some of you are state and federal employees subject to ethics laws. Many of the Whitlow staff are retired state employees, so we have been there and done that, and took a picture of it. We have researched the ethics laws and determined that none of this free food is worth more than a few dollars, and neither are the prizes we give away to our friends. None of these would be considered a bribe or a gift that would get you into hot water with the ethics board because the combined value is under $50. Down here in Louisiana we call this lagniappe, something just a tad extra to show you just how much we appreciate you. We do appreciate all of you and that is the plain truth. Each one of you is very important to all of us. Amen.

I have always wanted to add food and fellowship to smoke school. When I began my smoke school career in 1984 as a Louisiana State DEQ employee, the state would not fork out the funds for food, drinks, donuts, and refreshments. Therefore I encouraged my 500 routine attendees to bring hats, prizes, and food items for pot luck lunches. Unfortunately only a select few attendees brought hats or pocket knives such as Dow Chemical. Emissions Testing Service always brought yesterdays donuts and last weeks coffee, Joke- ETS served fresh donuts, fresh Community Coffee, ice cold water and soda pops at each smoke school for many many years and I have always been grateful for this. If any of you would love to volunteer to cook your favorite meal let me know and we will pay for your expenses and give you a great discount.  If any of you wish to donate your hats, pocket knifes, products, or in the case of Smuckers, The Uncrustables, the delicious frozen peanut butter sandwiches, we will gladly pass them out as prizes. You may also email smokeschool@yahoo.com a link to your products and I will post them on our web page.

After I founded Whitlow Smoke School Nation in 2001, we fried catfish. My cholesterol made mega increases and the pots and pans were just too hard to keep clean. Grease was everywhere all over the trailer. Therefore we have changed the menu to almost anything southern or Cajun. Louisiana has been blessed with many great foods and most of these foods are available in mixes at every Walmart in America.

Recipes Whitlow Smoke School Nation uses:

Other Recipes:

Recipes contributed by friends and customers: Please email your favorite recipes to smokeschool@yahoo.com and I will post them at the end of this web page. Thanks for your support.

Louisiana Food Mixes and Seasonings:

I would love to present our new food sponsor for Whitlow Smoke School Meals and smoke school prizes

 

Tony Chachere's mixes and seasonings

Chef Hans: Monroe Louisiana

Slap Ya Mama Spices

Big Daddy's Hot Water Cornbread

I saw a utility trailer on Hwy 15 near Eldorado, Arkansas. The trailer was painted with the words Big Daddy’s Hot Water Cornbread. I made a u-turn and stopped and knocked on the door, but no answer. Then I drove to Brookshire’s to see if they sold it. The guy was putting can biscuits on the shelf and I asked him if he had Big Daddy’s Hot Water Cornbread. He took me by the hand to the frozen biscuits section and picked up a bag and handed it to me. I run Whitlow Smoke School Nation an environmental training outfit that travels across this nation to many plants. We were working a job for Gulf States Chemical in El Dorado. We cook southern and Cajun food at each training location. My momma and grandmamma used to make the best hot water cornbread in the world. They did not teach me how to do it. So after they died I have been looking the world over. That is why I stopped when I saw the trailer.

I purchased several bags and we cooked cornbread for training sessions in Shreveport, Texarkana, North Little Rock, Little Rock, and Fort Smith. We must have served 300 people. Although we did not have a freezer, most people came back for 3 or 4 helpings. I found the product in Brookshire’s in these towns above and in West Monroe Louisiana. I did not find the product in Walmart, which surprised me because Walmart was born in Arkansas. I would love to see hot water cornbread in every Walmart in America. You need to click here to request Big Daddy’s Hot Water Cornbread in your store. I searched the internet and it does not appear that Bid Daddy has a webpage. You can contact Big Daddy himself at bigdadddyscornbread@hotmail.com. We will be serving Hot Water cornbread at smoke school when we can find it.  When we can’t find it, we may mix up a batch from a recipe. Please email me smokeschool@yahoo.com your favorite recipe.  "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" Let the Good Times Roll

Recipes contributed by friends and customers:

From: Gary Fontenot <fontenotg@utlx.com>
Subject: Cooking Pigeons
To: "George "Smoke" Whitlow" <smokeschool@yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 2:29 PM

 

George,

I do not have a fancy recipe for cooking pigeons.    Basically, I cook them
like any wild bird.  This is how I do it:

1.  Season the bird to your desired taste,
2.  Brown the bird in a magnalite pot with very little vegetable oil
3.  Once the bird is browned, I put in the onions, garlic, and peppers and
brown the whole thing together
4.  Once everything is browned, I cover everything, including the birds, in
water and bring to a boil
5.  When the water boils down, I put water to about half way up the birds,
then simmer until the gravy thickens.

I seldom cook anymore.   I've gotten to where wild game and dark meat is
too strong for my taste.   I tend to stick to the basics like chicken,
pork, and beef and the beef has to be ground or from the hind quarter.

Good luck with the pigeons.   I'm sure they will come out just fine.
Probably some fancier recipes out there.

See you in Alexandria.

Gary

 

 

 

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Visible Emissions

Schedule

Call us-

318-361-2355

Contact us email,snail,phone

Add me to Whitlow Smoke School Email List

Pictures Photo Album

Fees

Registration

Certification Status, When am I due?

Recipe Cajun Fried Catfish

Recipe for Quick good Gumbo

Whitlow Indiana Concrete Construction

Smoke School

Schedule

 About Us

About Our Training

What to bring

Outside Links

 

Purchase a Ringelmann smoke chart

Request a Brochure

Private Custom-made On-site Smoke Schools

Home Page

smoke school stories and family stories

Discounts for first time attendees

Notary Services

Visible Emissions

Refer a Friend to Smoke School

Frequently Asked Questions

Employment Opportunities

Blue Bayou Days- The Summer of 61/ a novel by Uncle George Whitlow

Music Download

EPA Method 9 Visible Emissions Form

Instructions for Method 9 form

Your Comments about this website or smoke school

What people say about Whitlow Schools

T-shirts, candy, and other merchandise- shopping.