Could Your Recipe Earn You $25,000?

 recipe-contest-photo(Family Features) If your family thinks you have a winning recipe, they could be right. Enter an original recipe into the French’s Foods Live National Cook-Off and you could win $25,000.

How It Works
Submit an original, easy-to-make recipe that makes your family’s mouth water. Entering is easy, and you can encourage friends and family to vote for your recipe submission online.

In addition to the grand prize of $25,000, weekly prizes will be awarded based on the number of popular votes a recipe receives. Recipes must include at least one French’s product and can be accompanied by an optional photo or video. All recipes must be original and be prepared and cooked in less than one hour. For official contest details and to register, log onto Recipes must be received by October 31st, 2009 for consideration.

All recipes will be judged on the following criteria: taste, appearance creativity and family appeal, with equal weight given to each. All recipes must meet the following requirements:

• Include at least one French’s product – limited to any variety of French’s Mustard, French’s French Fried Onions or French’s Worcestershire Sauce
• Include no more than 8 ingredients  (with the exception of salt, pepper and water)
• Be able to be prepared and ready to serve in no more than 1hour
• Must be original and be created by the submitter

For some inspiration, try these great recipes from the French’s Test Kitchens:

Crunchy Onion Chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes 4 servings

2  cups (4 ounces) French’s Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1  egg, beaten 

1.   Place onions into plastic bag. Lightly crush with hands or with rolling pin. Transfer to pie plate or waxed paper.
2.   Dip chicken into egg; then coat with onion crumbs, pressing firmly to adhere. Place chicken on baking sheet. Sprinkle with additional crumbs, if desired. 
3.   Bake at 400° F for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.  

Tangy Ranch Grilled Chicken
Makes 4 servings 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes up to 3 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes

2/3 cup ranch salad dressing
1/3 cup French’s® Classic Yellow® or Honey Mustard
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
4 5-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste

Mix salad dressing, mustard and sugar. Pour 2/3 cup mixture over chicken.
Marinate chicken in refrigerator 30 min. or up to 3 hours.
Grill chicken on greased rack over medium heat for 15 minutes or until done. Serve chicken with remaining mustard mixture.

Tip: Substitute boneless pork chops.

Courtesy of Family Features

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