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Benny's Mexican and Honduran

Yes! You must be in the hood if you know that.......

Apr 18, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

Benny's Mexican and Honduran

Good point, slowcooked. I will do that!

Apr 17, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

My Nemesis: Frozen Whole Chicken...

Is that an image of a chicken that you actually cooked?

Apr 17, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Making a sauce that call for 1T cream. What can I use instead?

Maybe go ahead and buy the cream and whip the rest into butter?

Apr 17, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

General Tso's Chicken

You could name the next one Colonel Angus.

Apr 15, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

General Tso's Chicken

Like a Chicken in the yard? Love that idea!

Apr 14, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

General Tso's Chicken

Who is General Tso, anyhow?

Apr 14, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Benny's Mexican and Honduran

I see this truck at a construction site around the corner from my house on Burnet Rd (5400 block). Anybody know anything about it? Interested in the Honduran food. It;s only there for a moment.

Apr 14, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

Peas in AUSTIN TEXAS

So,my daugher and I planted pea seeds, and the plants grew, and I spend to much time talkin about how we were going to have a nice pea harvest. I just have all these green plants, and no peas. Any clues about where I went wrong? Austin Texas.

Apr 12, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

Mushroom Logs

Great info! W\In what part of the country are you (assuming USA)?

Apr 12, 2014
rudeboy in Gardening

OK - Crawfish!

Thanks! We decided not to go. There are bands and other entertainment,but I didn't want to fork over eighty bucks just to walk in the door.

Apr 12, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

OK - Crawfish!

Might be cheaper to go to Addison, Veggo. Camping trip. Where is that?

Apr 12, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

OK - Crawfish!

There's some thing going on today at the Austin American Statesman. For a twenty dollar entrance fee, you get a pound of crawfish per plate, until they run out. I need some crawfish - please tell me to follow my instincts and not go to this shindig! Also. since I have kids, I'm not sure if they will be charged or now.

http://www.roadwayevents.com/RoadStar...

Apr 12, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

You bought your first Le Creuset pot...

Maybe one of those posts intended to transcend 400 replies?

Apr 11, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Recent cooking fails?

Sounds like it turned out perfectly! You can laugh about it for the next twenty years.......

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Recent cooking fails?

I had a meuniere that turned into a manure, too. Once.

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

How to make crispy chinese duck breast?

Man, there was a chinese place in my hood that used to get roast duck from Houston, and then, to order, they would chop and flash fry in peanut oil. Then stir fry. Nothing like that before or since, anywhere I've been. No scoring, but the duck was chopped right before the flash fry. Melted some fat, but you get that slight crunch in your mouth before the fat layer and into the meat. I love that fat layer.

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Veal Stock

Thanks for the info!
If one is looking to get a fair amount of meat off the bone for one dinner, then use the bones for stock, that might be okay. Maybe my more relevant question would be" where can I find a butcher for affordable stock bones?"

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

What to do with Kielbasa

There's a much deeper question here. Polish people don't know what Polish Sausage means.

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

What to do with Kielbasa

Sorry, since this got bumped, I'd like to ask the question: "What is Kielbasa?"

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Veal Stock

Thanks for the reply, crippstom. Do you know if they are sold at "meat price" or "bone price?"

My HEB at 2222/Burnet only has veal shipped in in those prefab packages. They are not doing the cutting, so no leftovers.

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

Veal Stock

I find myself needing veal stock every now and then. But not often enough to make it lately. I haven't been making stock and portioning freezer-ready containers in over ten years. Where can I buy prepared veal stock? Or now that I'm getting back into cooking, where can I procure veal bones? Been using Better than Bouillon Beef stock base.

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

Hard Hat XI

Totally agree (I may have mentioned it before). I really like Shu Shu's Singapore noodles. Not as much curry as some others, but you can request it to be curried up. They do get the "char" off of their woks that you can taste in the food. Much less "saucy" than Suzi's. When I went to Suzi's, I'd ask them to cut down on the sauce. But I'm looking forward to their new place.

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

sun-dried tomatoes in a cream sauce recipe

Sounds good. Do you think that it is important to try and "dry" the tomatoes from the oil, perhaps with paper towels?

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

OK - another fish sauce thread

Love this reply, Lorenzo GA. The Sting of Fish Sauce! Absolutely true. I'd like to find such a pesclier at my Asian market. I went through my Red Boat in a hurry owing to my fanatical late night snack thing. I'm attempting to find my lifelong everyday fish sauce.

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in General Topics

OK - another fish sauce thread

I guess when I mentioned "the good stuff" maybe I was really asking "is there something that I don't know about?" Perhaps there's a small merchant on the island with a product that does not get exported, and maybe, through local connections, could I get that particular sauce via shipping.

Apologize again for the ketchup diversion. And, FWIW, I have whopper juniors from Burger King all the time! $1.40 here......

Apr 10, 2014
rudeboy in General Topics

Short Ribs (Braising) - 1st step question (brown in skillet or roast in oven)? Any difference?

Timely. If your oven will allow, you can put your braisière underneath the rack that you are using for browning...then transfer. you can get a little reduction, plus any drippings, and the correct that in the final sauce.

Funny, I just got some boneless short ribs on a fire sale, and they are about to go in to the marinade overnight as soon as that marinade cools. I'll see what happens tomorrow.Planning on reserving the marinade, browning in the cuts in the oven, and then transferring to my substandard Le Creuset for a 260 F braise. I'll seal the lid and not touch it for 5 hours. If anyone has any input, I'm all orecchiettes!

Apr 09, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

sun-dried tomatoes in a cream sauce recipe

what chu going for?

Apr 09, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

OK - another fish sauce thread

Thought I had a previous reply about that, but I do not see it now. Thanks much for the info. I will check it out.

Would love to hear from Vietnamese friends who have an opinion on these "finer" concoctions. Is it a fad, or is it an ati-fad in the US because some of these are considered popular? Linda like how people love to have the musical artist Sting.

Apr 09, 2014
rudeboy in General Topics

OK - another fish sauce thread

I will look for that one then, and buy it to try it out. I love ketchup and use it liberally on baked potatoes. Thanks!

Apr 09, 2014
rudeboy in General Topics