Dear Heloise: Ever have a piece of chicken, pork chop or steak left from dinner that’s not enough for another meal? I freeze the leftovers and use them later in a stir-fry mixed with vegetables for a delicious meal.

  — A Reader in North Carolina


Dear Heloise: Would you please reprint your recipe for salmonettes? My family loved them, and I’ve lost the recipe.

 — A Reader in South Carolina

I’d love to! This was a favorite of my mother’s. You’ll need:

14 ounces canned salmon (or you can use tuna)

1/4 cup liquid from the salmon

1/2 cup flour

1 egg, slightly beaten

Pepper (optional, to taste)

1 heaping tsp. baking powder

Oil for deep frying

Drain the salmon and reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid. Put salmon in a mixing bowl and break into small flakes. Add the flour, a little at a time, the slightly beaten egg, then pepper (no salt). Mix well, but don’t overmix.

Add the baking powder to the reserved liquid and beat well with a fork until foamy. Pour this into the fish mixture and blend together. Do not overmix!

Using two teaspoons, scoop out the mixture with one and then use the other to push the mixture off the teaspoon into a deep fryer that is half full of hot oil. After they are browned (watch them — it doesn’t take long), drain on a paper towel and serve.

You’ll find this and many more delicious recipes in my Main Dishes and More pamphlet. You can order it at www.Heloise.com, or you can send $3, along with a stamped (70 cents), self-addressed, long envelope, to: Heloise/Main Dishes, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Wonderful family memories often include tasty dishes passed down from generation to generation.

— Heloise


Dear Readers: The health benefits of grapefruit are enormous. It’s high in fiber and helps regulate digestive juices, and is considered a

powerful antioxidant.

Also, grapefruit contains a high level of vitamin C and is believed to help promote sleep. Low in calories, it’s one of nature’s best foods.

— Heloise

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