Tuesday 26 September 2017
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Trusty Sidekick Kevin’s Famous Holiday Recipes

Trusty Sidekick Kevin’s Famous Holiday Recipes

Back from the days when Kevin had a Monday through Friday show, he had three recipes he gave out every holiday season and still to this day gets many requests for them. Christmas is right around the corner, make your plans now!
Here are the recipes for the famous Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, David Wade’s “turkey in a bag” and last but not least, David Wade’s Rock Salt Prime Rib!

Bon appétit!

Make-ahead Mashed Potatoes

8 large potatoes
8 0z cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
Boil and mash potatoes…mix in cream cheese, butter, sour cream and salt and pepper….Put into 2-3 quart greased serving dish…top with some butter pats…cover and store in fridge for up to 3 days…Sprinkle with paprika and bake uncovered at 350 for about 40 minutes. 10-12 servings.

The late, great David Wade’s turkey in a bag

1 16-20 lb. turkey thoroughly thawed
1 large paper grocery bag
1 cup peanut oil (only)
Worcestershire powder
Sprinkle the powder on the turkey and then rub it in with a little
peanut oil.
Fully coat the inside of the bag with the rest of the peanut oil.
Put the bird in the bag breast side up and tie the open end closed with
some string.
Put in lower section of a roaster with no lid and place in oven
pre-heated to 325 degrees.
Cook for about 10-12 minutes per pound.
When done, take it out and poke a hole in the bag away from you to let
out the steam and then as David would say, voila! (do NOT cook dressing
in the bird)

and, finally, here’s David’s rock-salt prime rib recipe.

Cover the bottom of a roaster with about 1/2 inch of rock salt and
lightly dampen it.
Sprinkle the prime rib with Worcestershire powder and then place it in
the roaster.
Pour rock salt over it until the sides and top are covered and then
lightly sprinkle it with water.
Put it in the oven uncovered pre-heated to 500 degrees for about
18-20 minutes per pound for medium. (people’s preference on how long to
cook and how well done is best seem to vary widely so use your own
When you’re finished cooking, take the rib out and crack open the rock
salt casing. Brush away any salt particles and there you have it.

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3 thoughts on “Trusty Sidekick Kevin’s Famous Holiday Recipes

  1. Tom Burris

    We’ve done the make ahead taters for yrs…. Pretty much the same recipe.
    Haven’t done the turkey that way…. But I have had the Prime Rib cooked this way a few times…. Good stuff!!

  2. Jerry Kreiner

    Norm at 6 in the morning, Kevin at 9, Dr. Lynn Weiss or Bob Ray Sanders at noon and, finally, David Gold in the afternoon. Talk radio back in the 80’s the way talk radio was intended to air.

    It’s great to hear Kevin again and, Jerry, you’re not bad either!

  3. Rich Douglas

    Respectfully, Kevin is my all-time second most favorite talk show host only because Ed Busch (?) hooked me first. Yes, I go back a long way. Is he still in the business? This year I’m adding the rock salt prime rib along with my never-fail Trash Can Turkey. I think David Wade would approve.



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