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Coney Dogs

Yes, I was raised to only eat Michigan meat..... lol. I remember going to the Hygrade's plant (Ball Park Franks) as a kid, and watching the sides of beef and pork swinging along the line and being cut by hand. The hunks of meat were ground up and shaped into hotdogs. :) I am sure there is something official on the books, but from the tales I was told as a kid, my great uncle was disgusted by the Chicago meat practices ("The Jungle," Upton Sinclair, anyone?). He worked with other labor leaders in Detroit (namely, Jimmy Hoffa) in forming better working conditions for the butchers/meat packers in plants and supermarkets, and in doing so, pushed for more stringent health standards of sausages and hotdogs, and Michigan was the only state to really see this through. So you can thank and support your unions for decent hotdogs!

I found this with a quick google search:
http://www.michiganhotdogs.com/michig...

"Mechanically separated beef is considered inedible and is prohibited in their hotdogs or any other processed meat product they produce. Stick to these Michigan dogs for good eats!

Also, the finished products may not contain more than 30% fat or no more than 10% water. Up to 3.5% non-meat binders and extenders (such as nonfat dry milk, cereal, or dried whole milk) or 2% isolated soy protein may be used, but must be shown in the ingredients statement on the product's label by its common name."

Sep 07, 2011
Fraujoolie in Los Angeles Area

Coney Dogs

ex-Detroiter here, granddaughter and great-niece of a butcher and certain meatpacker's labor union leader (respectively). Let me tell you something about the quality of your Detroit Coney:
*** Only Michigan hotdogs are required to be made of all skeletal meat. *** Yes, you read that right. If you're eating any other dog, you're eating lips-n-a$$holes. So have a Coney at Coney Dog, and know your meat!

PS: If you're worried about slopping chili on your tie, fork and knife it. This is how Detroiters eat their coneys. Never with their hands. We are civilized!

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Coney Dog
8873 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sep 07, 2011
Fraujoolie in Los Angeles Area

The Great Chili Dog Taste Test

ex-Detroiter here, granddaughter and great-niece of a butcher and certain meatpacker's labor union leader (respectively). Let me tell you something about the quality of your Detroit Coney:
*** Only Michigan hotdogs are required to be made of all skeletal meat. *** Yes, you read that right. If you're eating any other dog, you're eating lips-n-a$$holes. So have a Coney at Coney Dog, and know your meat!

PS: If you're worried about slopping chili on your tie, fork and knife it. This is how Detroiters eat their Coneys. Never with their hands. We are civilized!

Sep 07, 2011
Fraujoolie in Features

Your worst Thanksgiving meal?

Ex-mother in law's dinner: boneless turkey breast, been in Popiel roaster for hours (set it & forget it), heavily salted. Ham pre-sliced into medallions, placed in corning dish of water and set in oven to bake away into jerky. Stove Top stuffing. Potato Buds. Can of Heinz gravy. No.salt added canned green beans. Pumpkin pie made with unsweetened canned pumpkin and no added sugar ("I've got Equal or Sweet n Lo you can sprinkle on top"). Powdered lemonade, tap water, or powdered milk to drink.

Nov 30, 2010
Fraujoolie in Not About Food

T-Day food prep injury count

1 shattered Pyrex bowl. Lost all the turkey stock. Arms, abdomen and crotch blasted with hot glass shards and boiling liquid.

Nov 30, 2010
Fraujoolie in Not About Food