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Mandoline for corn

I cut the ear into 1 inch sections and then cut the kernels off each piece on my cutting board. They don't fly everywhere because they don't fall from very high.

Aug 16, 2013
Burritobreath in Cookware

Rib Showdown: St. Louis vs. Baby Back

St. Louis ribs do not have the stray pieces of bone and cartilage. All that stuff is cut off from the slab of spare ribs and you are left with a nice, clean, rectangular slab of St. Louis ribs. The remaining stuff is the rib tips and the flap is the skirt.
I usually buy the spare ribs whole and separate the rib tips and skirt from the St. Louis slab - it's cheaper per pound that way. I freeze the tips and skirts in freezer bags for another time and smoke the St. Louis cuts first. They will all finish at different times with the skirt and smaller tips finishing first and the bigger cuts of tips and the St. Louis slab taking longer.

May 24, 2013
Burritobreath in Features

smokin'!!

A whole pig shoulder is comprised of the butt (upper part) and the picnic (lower part near "bicep"). Get the butt (or Boston butt), and not the picnic. The butt doesn't have any skin on it and it is what is normally used for pulled pork. Cut as much of the fat cap off as you can, there's enough inter-muscular fat to keep it moist. No need to brine as long as you take it low and slow. If you try to rush it with higher smoker temps, you may end up with something drier and tougher. Your rub on the meat will form a bark. More surface area (that's not fat), more bark.
Keep the smoker around 225* - 250* for around 10 -14 hours or until the butt's are 190*-195*. You'll find that the temp will plateau around 160*, but be patient. They will eventualy rise above that and continue the steady climb. Wrap them tightly in aluminum foil and place in a warmed cooler lined with towels to rest for 1 -2 hours. Unwrap and pull. I've had butt's resting in the cooler for over 4 hours and they were still too hot to touch when I finally pulled them.
For temp control using charcoal, look up "Minion method". Using the Minion method, I'm able to keep my Weber bullet steady at 235* without touching anything for 8 hours of the 12 -14 hour cook. Usually I'm jockeying with the heat and air flow at the beginning and the end of the cook.

Jun 29, 2012
Burritobreath in Home Cooking

ASHEVILLE -- Light Dinner Suggestion?

I think Early Girl is so-so. I've had better breakfasts at Tupelo Honey.

Jun 29, 2012
Burritobreath in Southeast

ASHEVILLE -- Light Dinner Suggestion?

Just got back from Asheville. We ate at Admiral, Plant, and 12 Bones.
Admiral and Plant were both great meals. 12 Bones was good solid BBQ, but I used to think they were better in the past. Maybe I'm becoming too cynical with BBQ the more I travel as well as practice my BBQ technique at home. It was the new Arden location though; I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

Jun 29, 2012
Burritobreath in Southeast

One Great Memphis BBQ Meal Needed

I love Central BBQ. One of my favorite BBQ places I've ever been to, and I think I have high standards.

May 28, 2012
Burritobreath in Kentucky & Tennessee

Best Chain Breakfast?

I just saw today, at a WC drive thru, the ad for a cheeseburger with an egg. Unfortunately, they are only available during breakfast hours. I'm gonna have to get a doublebacon jalapeno cheeseburger with an egg. I hate having the Crave.

May 23, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Best Chain Breakfast?

So, you order a jalapeƱo cheeseburger and add an egg? Brilliant.
BTW, right now the breakfast sandwiches on the slider buns are 2 for $2.

May 22, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Three Floyd's pub in Chicago?

I'm hearing rumors of Pilsen. They're just so hip ;^)

May 12, 2012
Burritobreath in Chicago Area

Why do foodies like the McD's Filet o' Fish?

The best is a filet o fish, add lettuce and pickles, with a shamrock shake and fries. When I want that combo I just ask for the Iconoclast. You've been warned!

May 11, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Three Floyd's pub in Chicago?

Anyone know anything about 3 Floyd's opening a new pub in Chicago? That should be interesting.

May 11, 2012
Burritobreath in Chicago Area

Catfish?

I'm a big fan of US farmed raised catfish. While I prefer salmon, sea bass, cod, tuna, snapper, etc., US farm raised catfish is way more sustainable.
Can you imagine if cow, pigs, and chickens were still wild food?

May 11, 2012
Burritobreath in General Topics

Wendy's chili cheese fries

Must of been sober.

May 06, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Favorite cheap meats?

Sometimes I'll find whole chickens for $0.59/lb. and buy about 6 of them. I just picked up a couple of corned beef brisket flats for $1.29/lb. After St. Patrick's day, they get cheaper and cheaper.
US farmed raised catfish fillets are usually around $7/lb., but when on sale they can be as cheap as $2 or $3/lb. Tilapia (or basa or swai) from China is usually just as cheap, but I stay away from that stuff. US farmed raised catfish is top feeding, clean, and very sustainable. It doesn't get a lot of love though, probably just a poor marketing campaign.

May 06, 2012
Burritobreath in General Topics

Frozen Burritos-Do You Eat Them?

I never keep frozen burritos in my freezer. The last one I had was bought from a gas station and microwaved in my hotel room. It was, eh, how you say - not so good.

May 06, 2012
Burritobreath in General Topics

Best Chain Breakfast?

@ipsedixit: you are correct.

May 06, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Wendy's chili cheese fries

The fries get a little soggy, but you eat it with a fork anyway. I was able to soak up the chili liquid with the fries.

May 05, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Wendy's chili cheese fries

I don't think anyone seriously considers Wendy's chili to be anything more than fast food chili. With fries and cheese sauce it does the job.

May 05, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Wendy's chili cheese fries

The new chili cheese fries at Wendy's are amazing. Try them if you're drunk.

May 04, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Best Chain Breakfast?

White Castle bacon egg and cheese on toast. White Castle has the best breakfast - it's like something you'd make at home.

May 04, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Taco Bell taco stuffed bean burrito.

Order a regular crunchy taco and a bean burrito.
Crush taco while it's still in the wrapper.
Open bean burrito and dump in the taco mess and hot sauces.
Enjoy it and don't feel bad about yourself, because that's some gourmet shit.

Mar 28, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

Doritos taco anyone?

The concept seemed brilliant and I was really excited. I've had it and thought the regular taco shells are better. It won't last.

Mar 28, 2012
Burritobreath in Chains

So disapointed in Bouchon- Asheville

We ate there a couple of years ago while in Asheville. I had the orange-chocolate duck and it was flawless.

Nov 17, 2011
Burritobreath in Southeast