What did you cook today?

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Re: What did you cook today?

Post by ronnie_suburban » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:24 pm

Drewski wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:13 pm
This pig roast was last weekend for a friend's wedding. They raised the pig themselves all season. They planned to but then didn't have the heart to butcher it themselves but still helped out. I got in on cutting it up once it was cooked for 14 hours. Tons of fun but I know I did a poor job, but that didn't matter cause it was just getting chopped up anyway. Used a stiff Mac boning knife while working on the animal.
Beautiful . . . but f*ck that rain! I hope it didn't dampen (yes, pun intended) the fun.

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Re: What did you cook today?

Post by Carter » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:15 pm

A nice Southern Sunday night dinner, ham with red-eye gravy, eggs, corn two ways - Geechie Boy Mill Blue Grits and Blade And Bow Bourbon.

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Re: What did you cook today?

Post by Drewski » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:28 pm

Made some pork belly tonight. First time using this method: braised in Dutch oven at 250F for 3 hours skin side up, then pierced the skin all over with toothpicks. Then took out, let cool for an hour or two. Then heated a large pan with about 5mm of oil in it, put the belly strip in the pan skin side down. Fried for a put 25 minutes. Oil temp started around 250 then got up to around 380 at one point and I turned it down to around 340. Was monitoring that with a Thermapen. I was surprised that the skin was slightly stuck to the bottom of the pan at the end of the frying. Anyway, it was really good but the skin wasn't what I was expecting. Rather than a thick crunchy layer, it was almost falling apart crispy. Not burned tasting or smelling though. Kinda hard to describe. Can any more experienced chefs comment on where I went wrong in the attempt to crisp the skin in oil? Much obliged.
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Re: What did you cook today?

Post by Rufus Leaking » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:04 pm

Believe it or not, if you add water, just spritz it, say a tablespoon at a time every 3-4 minutes or so in a covered pan, that skin will crisp right up.

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Re: What did you cook today?

Post by Drewski » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:08 pm

Rufus Leaking wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Believe it or not, if you add water, just spritz it, say a tablespoon at a time every 3-4 minutes or so in a covered pan, that skin will crisp right up.
So no oil? How hot do you want the pan? Do you add more water when it's almost gone? How long approximately until you get crispy skin? Cheers!

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Re: What did you cook today?

Post by timos » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:48 am

posted this on IG but figure id share here ... they were good just like the ones downtown ...lol
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Re: What did you cook today?

Post by Jeff B » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:59 pm

Comfort food, nice!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: What did you cook today?

Post by Bob Z » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Made some Rachel's for lunch today.
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What is it and how do you make one?

About 1/4 lb very thinly sliced corned beef added to rye with thousand island dressing on both sides, and some coleslaw on one side. Swiss can go with this but isnt traditional.
Basic thousand island dressing is 3 parts mayo to one part ketchup with sweet pickle relish added to taste.
Had this for the first time in Philly when i was a teen. Coleslaw gives it some texture and of course fresh rye would be better but this Oroweat sour rye is my fav.
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