Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Joe's Special #recipe with a twist by @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl aka Avery:

When my sisters and I were young, my dad liked to take us to San Francisco for theater. Often we went to a nearby restaurant. The place was called Original Joe's.

Here's the history of Original Joe's - the first Original Joe's was established in San Francisco by Louis Rocca and Tony "Ante" Rodin in 1937; it is currently owned and managed by Rodin's grandchildren. The restaurant was originally located in the Tenderloin neighborhood and initially consisted of 14 bar stools and a sawdust-covered floor.

Joe's served up something really tasty. I didn't really know what was in it, just that I liked it.

Then my mother figured it out. It turns out the dish is really easy to make!! Even my character Jenna in the Cookbook Nook Mysteries could manage this one!

The dish is called Joe's Special. It is made with beef, onion, eggs, and spinach. A complete meal in one dish.  

However, here's my twist. When I married Chuck, I started making this deliciousness with ground turkey, and he loved it, so we never went back to beef.

My take on Joe's Special.

Joe’s Special with Turkey

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound ground turkey
½ large yellow onion, chopped
1 cup cooked spinach (about 4 cups of fresh spinach; you may use frozen spinach)
4 eggs, whisked

In a large skillet, heat the oil.  Add the ground turkey and mush it with a spoon to break it up.

Add the chopped onions. Cook the mixture about 5 minutes, until the turkey is cooked through and the onions are turning a light brown.

Add the spinach and whisked eggs and stir until the eggs are cooked through.

Serve hot. DELICIOUS with french fries. Also good served alone and topped with Parmesan cheese. 

Savor the mystery and say cheese!
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
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  1. How marvelous that your mom figured it out. And now you've made it yours with the turkey switch.

  2. What an interesting recipe. The restaurant sounds fascinating. A sawdust floor. I wonder if that would even be legal today?

    1. I would bet sawdust is not legal today. Too much slipping and sliding! But who knows?

      ~ Daryl