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What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition

Nice!

43 minutes ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

what do YOU serve for dinner with beef/calve's liver (and onions)?

I agree with all what has been suggested , and have tried all , even the creamed spinach and white rice..
My suggestion:
Thinly sliced beef or Steer liver.
Thinly sliced yellow onion.
Sautee both in vege or Canola oil, but first dust in a flour/salt/pepper dredge.
After this is set out on a plate..one or two over easy on top of the liver/onions..
Not to die for...but a date in cholesterol heaven..

about 1 hour ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition

JungMan...How about "frozen oxtails" recently on sale for $5.99 a pound......yeah..but tongue is $7.99 or 8 bucks a pound...
My god... my mom made tongue with canned Heinz baked beans near the end of the month..it used to be the cheapest crap back in the early 60's.

about 1 hour ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Looking for a memorable meal in Westbury or thereabouts

It now sucks..back when I would run into Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley 25 years ago it was good..now ,,less than fair

about 1 hour ago
PHREDDY in New York State (exc. NYC)

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

Been eating at Pisces..not at Ethos...Ethos is around how long?
Agreed on Ethos..but Pisces..is one step above the Greek diner circuit..
But for Monica, might address her needs on this post..

about 1 hour ago
PHREDDY in New York State (exc. NYC)

What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition

Geezee...with just the NYC'ers here you could fill a stadium...please visit and perform...

about 4 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition

yeah..but I bought some racks at about 8 bucks a pound at Costco on Thursday..Reasonable..

about 4 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition

Steve I had chicken last night , but really ate crow and the Yanks beat up on my Mets...although I have been feasting on filet mignon of late, almost every day...
If I continue to win, eat like this my gout might flare up...
Lets' go Mets..
Enjoy Italia..one of my most favorite countries

about 4 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition

F..the food I like the Manhattan...but the salmon looks delish!!!

about 4 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition

And as Harters noted brought to the UK by Portugese...I can't get enough fish and chips when I visit, kinda like when my friend from Florence Italy visits, he can't get enough dirty water hot dogs in NYC...

about 4 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition

WFD I don't know...Last night roasted chicken with root vegetables: carrots, turnips, parsnip, onions; brown rice and on the side some left over sautéed zucchini with tomatoes, onion and gaaaaarlick...

And theaaaaaa Yankees Won!

Short ribs sauce thickening question

JM..yes cornstarch does work, so does potato starch...but as many above mentioned the roux method, I think the OP would benefit from the this method as she is from the deep south..
Gumbo starts with a nice big roux,,,,so why not use it here?

about 5 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

what happens to over marinated fish?

Grey great suggestion..
Her is another...about 3 years ago I bought a 18 inch square of brass screening...much like in your window or door..for about 3 bucks..That goes over the grill then the fish on top for grilling. cleanup afterwards, into the dishwasher and bang you are done..

about 5 hours ago
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

bologna..?

Joe...totally agree

about 5 hours ago
PHREDDY in General Topics

air travel with sushi

Sounds that your friends live pretty close if the flight is 1 hour or less...
You might be better off sending them a plane ticket for the day, eat as much as they can, then take it home with them , in their belly's
Thus no TSA concerns!!!

about 5 hours ago
PHREDDY in General Topics

When was the last time you had a REAL hot dog?

Actually have not had one outside the house in more than an year and a half...Why?...On Father's Day my father and I had to have at least one hot dog together..that was one the most favorite moments in his life...Dad passed away last April and , well I have yet to enjoy one as much as I did with him..
Our favorite was either Nathans of Best (NY)...Guldens brown mustard, home made sauerkraut and a Martins potato hot dog roll.
The second one had onions, mustard and some coleslaw..

about 5 hours ago
PHREDDY in General Topics

Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

It's by invitation only, so why not...but you can't share my mustard, which is held throughout the event in my left hand!

about 15 hours ago
PHREDDY in General Topics

Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

I simply change my name every two weeks and it is actually a different person chowing down..(lol)..it is really about a once or twice a year indulgence, usually in the summertime after I have cleaned up the garden.

1 day ago
PHREDDY in General Topics

Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

I recently read the label...oh boy!, because I bought a single chunk and it had all of the nutritional information on it..I lke to leave it out at room temperature, to soften a little and scrape across with a knife, then imagine I am sitting near a wharf in Normandy France, sipping some good wine and eating liver pate!
PS...1/4 lb has 88% of your daily fat intake and 112% of your cholesterol..good news it does contain 100% of your daily Vitamin A requirement! oh and 640 calories before the couple glasses of red wine!

Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

1 /2 lb of liverwurst, and a squeeze bottle of Gulden's spicy brown mustard.
Maybe a couple of pumpernickel rounds.

Apr 22, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

FYI I have been eating there for more than 20 years, having grown up only a few blocks away, although I moved from that area 35 years ago.
Given the choice, I as 'Gastro", would pass on Ethos..

Stuffed mushrooms [Recipe,please]

1 - 1/2lb each of white and baby bella mushrooms (1lb total)
6 strips of bacon cooked crispy, with fat set aside
1 cup of Italian season bread crumbs
1 large egg
1 medium onion
1/4 cup or less of EVOO
S&P to taste (optional)
Remove stems and clean inside of mushrooms.
Top side down, brush the inside of all the caps with a little oil
Sprinkle a little black pepper in each cap.
In a food processor, place onion cut into 1/4's and process. Add all stems and any broken caps and process. Add in bacon fat, bread crumbs and any remaining EVOO and egg and process in to a smooth but not watery mixture...adjust bread crumbs if necessary.
Fill each cap with mixture, top with a little piece of crumbled bacon. Place all caps on a baking sheet into a 350 degree, hot oven for 20 minutes. when the caps are soft they are done.
A tip, I use parchment paper on the baking sheet, so you don't have to use more oil to prevent sticking and make for a easy cleanup.
Alternatively, I will also place a small piece of fresh mozzarella cheese in the cap before filling.
Best of luck.

Apr 22, 2015
PHREDDY in Home Cooking

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

My step - Mom has the same palate as your MIL...if you are willing to venture a little south down Middleneck/Lakeville road to Union turnpike, at 271st street and Union is a restaurant called Pisces 1...seafood. Although not kosher, we always get her plain Greek salad and some broiled fresh fish, with a baked potato... Great family spot, low key and reasonable, with servers working there for many years. Parking is easy with a lot at the rear of the restaurant. Large family size tables are available as well.
Not what I would call exciting cuisine, but real consistent for this type of establishment. It might be a good fit.

As a foodie, what do you do for lunch during the week?

I do work in a big city , and at times I have to in some neighborhoods with amazing ethnic choices. I try to have lunch out at least once a week, do bring repurposed leftovers, or will stop in a supermarket or green grocer and pick up some yogurt, fruit, cheese and maybe sometimes a good piece of bread.
We also have at least one lunch meeting a week and we order in to the conference room and since I usually call them, I ask what the attendees want and have it delivered.
Breakfast is almost always home..coffee when I get to the office.

Apr 19, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Wedding reception food/questions. Professional input welcome....

OK...I like your ideas, and the sandwiches will be fine...especially as noted as a late snack...Perhaps the sandwich snacks can "cover" all of the needs, meatless, veggie, etc.
You noted a "Western" theme....as old wild west or west of the Mississippi? Obviously you are not roasting a whole animal over a fire, but given the needs of your eclectic, diverse crowd I would consider the theme to be "WEDDING PARTY"..
The only thing you might have to rent are professional, electric, warming boxes since you are sourcing the food from different companies, and having your own food servers.
The chili is a great idea for a large group and will hold up well.
Congratulations!
PS...You might want to hire a bartender...I like it because it keeps the beverage table clean, especially after some of the guests have ingested too much alcohol.

Apr 19, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

Yes...Mott's ...of course...chunky or smooth?

Apr 19, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

What is the worst wedding reception dinner you've ever had?

That is awful...I did once pay for my food at a wedding, once. A niece of my spouse got married in Cancun. We had to go, we stayed for 3 nights, at $420/night, but it was all inclusive. What the bridal couple did was to guarantee 25 rooms for guests, and the hotel would not charge for their stay, and provide a dinner with cocktail hour for the reception. The couple paid for a priest, some personal flowers and a DJ...
The food they served was from their daily luncheon buffet, and actually was pretty good, and plenty of booze, but if you think about it, that food and drink was included with my daily fee...so they really gave away / provided nothing we did not already pay for. I guessed without the couples air fare, they probably spent in the area of $3000, for the entire wedding, plus her dress, inclusive of e-mailed invites. There were about a 70 persons in attendance...
But your story...PRICELESS!!!

Apr 19, 2015
PHREDDY in Not About Food

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

Apple sauce...now there is something I never heard of...no less eating it alongside of the eggs, but cooked in them...I would try it, if you made them, but not too sure I will be venturing in that direction myself.

Apr 19, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

Or in shakshuka, and Israeli dish...very similar

Apr 19, 2015
PHREDDY in General Topics

What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy. [through April 22, 2015]

Fried Tilapia..first dredged in flour, cayenne, salt, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper..
Sautéed zucchini, onions, garlic, tomato, Japanese eggplant, and a splash of stock..Ratatouie
Couscous with some black beans, then some pico de guyo..