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Sauerbraten cooked in a crock pot? Plus a bonus rant on cheap enameled cookware.

Maybe a Tramontina 6.5-Qt. Cast Iron Dutch Oven from WalMart is what you should get instead - at $50, if it doen't do what you want, it's not the end of the world. Cooks Illustrated reviewed dutch ovens and it did well in all their tests. I have a slightly smaller dutch oven made by Chefmate, (Target, $40 - Cooks Illustrated value choice until the Tramontina came along) it's fine, but the enamal has chipped in one place in less than a year, and it wasn't due to obvious misuse.

Dec 21, 2009
barrettn in Home Cooking

Sweet Potato Chips

I've tried frying them in peanut oil, very tough to get them crisp without burning them when sliced on my mandolin's thinnest setting. I'm going to try making waffle fries next to see if that works any better.

Dec 20, 2009
barrettn in Recipes

best high end food in houston

I'll agree with Chez Nous as a great place, I've eaten there three times, and was impressed every time. And there's even a 2 for 1 dinner coupon (up to $20, IIRC, Tues-Thurs) in the Entertainment coupon books! Not often that you can find a discount for such a high end place.

Aug 19, 2009
barrettn in Houston