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Old 01-08-2007, 11:13 PM   #11
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I sprinkle nutmeg on top of my rice pudding. I also use nutmeg in the egg mixture when I make french toast.

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Old 01-09-2007, 02:05 AM   #12
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I love to grind the little nutmegs over so many different foods! Italian food begs for it! I also add it to some of my beef recipes, for that added zing (try it in stroganoff). Also, nearly all apple goodies do well with an extra few grates.

Do remember though, that the powdered stuff they sell in the store doesn't much resemble the spicier, not as sweet flavor of grating the real thing.

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Old 01-09-2007, 02:18 AM   #13
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I add to curry and Chinese five-spice powders, sprinkle on apple and pumpkin pies and eggnog.
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:44 AM   #14
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nutmeg is wonderful in mashed potato, and as others have mentioned also, I use it often with spinach, bechamel sauce, and always on my baked rice pudding which forms a skin ( and which I adore with cooked dried apricots and cream )
Just make sure you use fresh grated, not the horrid pre grated stuff. I also much prefer it with apples as opposed to cinnamon, but thats a personal thing.
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:34 AM   #15
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Wow Aria

I did not realise it would be good, in all those things.
I will be using netmeg a lot more, in future.
And i am going to get whole nut megs. I have a new thingy, for grinding.

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Old 01-09-2007, 04:44 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone

Those are such good ideas. I was planning to be much more liberal, with the nutmeg, until I read Daisys warning. I think I will use a sprinkle here and there.

I think the reason, I could never work out what to put the nutmeg in, is because I only had the pre ground one. I will get the unground one. Then hopefully i will get more of a clue, about how it tastes.

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Old 01-09-2007, 06:08 AM   #17
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It was mentioned to add nutmeg to warm milk with honey. It's also good in cold milk with a bit of vanilla-----my children loved it. Freshly grated nutmeg is heavenly!
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:48 AM   #18
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I see it most often in cream sauces and desserts. Try grating a whole nutmeg instead of the jarred kind, it's much better.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:07 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by urmaniac13
Nutmeg adds a nice flavour when added in meatballs or meatloaf.
Also a perpetual ingredients in my curry spice mix.
Another thing, it goes real well with bechamelle sauce.

All of them though, needs to be used discreetly, not to the point to become overpowering, well as with all other spices of course!
Meatballs don't taste much like meatballs to me without nutmeg! For coffee lovers, try grating nutmeg into your coffee. It's a Kenyan coastal way of having coffee if it's freshly roasted. I don't do much coffee, at most 5 to 10 times a year mostly as Irish coffee or freshly roasted as mentioned.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:18 AM   #20
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Thank you Jikoni. I've tryed coffe like you advised but I added cinnamon too. Very very tasty.

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