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Re: Food thread!

Postby Fire_Starter » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:22 pm

Made some rather decent lasagna the other day. Just didn't realize until I started that it was more prep work than anything else. I hate dicing onions, and mincing garlic is a giant PITA. That being said, it turned out pretty good. Needs a bit of tweaking (less garlic, less tomato sauce, more meat, more salt, and maybe even another half an onion), but pretty damn tasty for a first try.
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Re: Food thread!

Postby Ileia » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:21 am

Fire_Starter wrote:I hate dicing onions


This is how I do it -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwGBt3V0yvc

It's quick enough that you can usually do it before your eyes even start to water.
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Re: Food thread!

Postby dj_ultima_the_great » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:49 pm

Yeah, that's how I did it when I made my chili, too, but you really need a decent chef's knife for the job. We have nothing but a bunch of decade-old, super-cheap, dull serrated blades, and you can still do that method, but the pieces are more uneven and the onion layers slide around a lot more because of the extra grinding you have to do to get through them.

When I get a place of my own, I am definitely investing in a good set of knives. I'm gonna hack off a finger one of these days with the crap we have now.
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Re: Food thread!

Postby Fire_Starter » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:17 pm

Thanks, Ileia...now I'm hooked on watching all these little tips & trick videos that he's done. :P
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Re: Food thread!

Postby dj_ultima_the_great » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:21 pm

Oh, and also... tonight's dinner and dessert!

Potato soup with bacon and onion in a bread bowl, and pumpkin custard.

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Re: Food thread!

Postby Flint the Dwarf » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:31 am

Ileia wrote:This is how I do it -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwGBt3V0yvc

It's quick enough that you can usually do it before your eyes even start to water.

That's awesome. That's basically how I've done it except for the two horizontal cuts, and that makes so much more sense. I've grown pretty much immune to crying over onions because of all the bulk onions I've cut in restaurants, but this is still great to use. Also I need a better knife.
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Re: Food thread!

Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:55 am

Nice on the video... I guess I'm weird I never cried over onions.
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Re: Food thread!

Postby Fire_Starter » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:02 pm

dj_ultima_the_great wrote:Potato soup with bacon and onion in a bread bowl

OMGWTF....DO WANT
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Re: Food thread!

Postby Mr Pilkington » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:21 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:Of course, we both use dried beans and soak them overnight in beef broth.

Tried this with our chili and OMFG what a difference!!! 2/3 carnivores agree, the beans in the chili tasted like amazing and sex. (the 3rd was Jingoro and he wouldn't even touch them on the grounds they lacked sufficient carnivorous content.)

I used beef and onion soup mix, cooked it up with a couple scotch bonnets worth of seeds then cooled and soaked. Those bad boys tasted like a mad cow fiesta!
Also added a Ghost chili in the "hot" vat for extra win. I was a little sad it wasn't warmer, next time more jolokia for more win.
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Re: Food thread!

Postby TritioAFB » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:53 am

Spoiler :
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I call this one: El Patacon, venezolan sandwich :up:
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Re: Food thread!

Postby dj_ultima_the_great » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:15 pm

Tonight's dessert! Silly me forgot to take a photo once it was finished, but a "cut-in" photo works, too.

Baked apples with a filling of red hot candies, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter. They turned out pretty good, but I think next time I need to cook them a bit longer (forty minutes instead of thirty-ish) and maybe make the filling on the stovetop as a syrup instead. The red hots didn't melt as much as I wanted.

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Re: Food thread!

Postby Pwolf » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:49 pm

gimme
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Re: Food thread!

Postby dj_ultima_the_great » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Pwolf, after I posted chili wrote:gimme

Pwolf, after I posted baked apples wrote:gimme


I'm sensing a pattern here.
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Re: Food thread!

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:57 pm

Turkey is in the brine. Went with a brown sugar, ginger, orange kinda thing. Will update with full menu pics. I love getting a chance to level my cooking like this.
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Re: Food thread!

Postby dj_ultima_the_great » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:53 pm

Well, the idea of putting a syrup into the baked apples did not work at all. It just turned into a molten mass that hardened into rock solid candy. I seem to have this problem every single time I try to work with sugar.

Anyway, the extra baking time did help with the consistency, though... which I would be appreciating a lot more right now if my apples didn't taste like burnt red hots. : /
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