Norwalk: Team Jegs chef recipe

Norwalk, OH - Recipe of the Race Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse -- brings his unique recipes to NHRA fans each race with a new installment of "Quarter-mile Cuisine." Morse takes readers step-by-step through many of his award-winning recipes, the...

Norwalk, OH - Recipe of the Race

Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse -- brings his unique recipes to NHRA fans each race with a new installment of "Quarter-mile Cuisine." Morse takes readers step-by-step through many of his award-winning recipes, the same ones he's prepared for countless racers, movie stars, musicians, athletes, fellow celebrity chefs, and government dignitaries over his career. From the knee of his Italian grandmother, to exhaustive training at Ohio's top French restaurant, to stints as a culinary instructor at Ohio State University, Morse's knowledge of cooking is as varied as the recipes he offers.

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I would like to start by sending my condolences to the entire Kalitta family. My prayers go out to the entire family. "God Bless"

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Eating in someone else's home other than ours did not excite me when I was growing up. I was spoiled with great food. I remember one of the first times I spent the night at a friend's house when I was a kid. I did not know what to do when dinner was served. I was in shock. It was the first time that I realized how good I had it at home. The food did not taste like what I was used to eating. It is not that I did not appreciate the meal. I just had no idea that people did not eat like us.

I am now often asked if it hard for me to eat in someone else's home. I love when someone else cooks. It is really fun for me to relax and see what creative ideas are in other peoples minds. Maybe I will even help out a little, if they want.

I went to Texas with Mitzi (my girlfriend) a while ago. It was the first time that I was going to meet her family. Before we went, she kept asking me what I wanted to eat while we were there. I think that her family had concerns cooking for me. Maybe they thought that I was picky (which I am --- a little!) I thought that it would be great to have a really good southern meal. You know- brisket with all the fixins. Well- we got there and it was a complete southern meal. And, let me tell you- it was great! I was trying to watch my figure, but every time I walked near the kitchen, I saw the most incredible pecan pie that Mitzi's grandma (Nanny) had made. I finally broke down and had a piece. It was well worth the (Weight). This is the recipe that I would like to share with you.

Nannys Pecan Pie
(Makes 1 Pie)

Ingredients:
3 Each Large Eggs (Beaten)
½ Cup Sugar (Granulated)
1 Cup Light Karo Syrup
1/3 Cup Butter (Unsalted- melted)
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Pecans (Chopped)

Procedure:
- Using a wire whisk, whip the eggs, sugar, Karo, butter, salt and vanilla until well mixed
- Add the pecans; stir until evenly mixed
- Pour into unbaked pie shell.
- Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 45 min or until filling is set.

-Enjoy!

-credit: team jegs

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