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Asparagus Assistance Please

Won't work -- oil from the first fry will shed the batter

1 day ago
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Asparagus Assistance Please

Medium thick asparagus, peel the stems, dust with cornstarch, dunk in batter, fry. AKA tempura

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Forgot this

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Poulet a la crapaude with a tarragon reduction beurre blanc & black pepper mashed. All came out spot on.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

What a winnin' hand

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Hollandaise sauce, do you use whole or clarified butter?

On a blender (mine anyway) it gets very thick -- sometimes barely pourable it it sits a few min. I use whole butter melted int the micro until boiling. Works every time & takes no time or technique

Apr 13, 2014
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Hollandaise sauce, do you use whole or clarified butter?

Do you do it manually or in a blender? If the latter, you need hot melted butter to cook the yolks. Doesn't matter if whole or clarified as long as it's hot (~212)

Apr 13, 2014
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Have you ever lost your cooking Mojo?

Nope. Fortunately I was edited out.

Apr 12, 2014
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Have you ever lost your cooking Mojo?

Yep. Season 2 of the Taste audition episode. Felt like an elephant on ice skates.

Apr 12, 2014
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Impressive side dish

Nuclear tater tots

Apr 08, 2014
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What is "fruited hazelnut praline"?

Part of the lyrics to "America"?

Apr 08, 2014
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Euell Gibbons

Poke Salad Annie was written & performed by Tony Joe White, not Elvis. Gator's got yo' granny...

Apr 08, 2014
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Whats the best way to make hash brown potatoes ?

Do a search -- there is a long & involved thread on this.

Apr 07, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Thanks. And a major breakthrough -- the resident Egyptian ate the green stuff. A first.

Apr 07, 2014
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Cooking time concept eludes me. Please help one more time

Use a thermometer, not a clock. Regardless of the size.

Apr 06, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Frisée & asparagus salade with warm shallot-tarragon-Dijon vinaigrette followed by seared steelhead filet on Puy lentils.

Apr 06, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Smart kid.

Apr 06, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Saturday fried chicken dinner -- very Egyptian friendly. All the usuals -- squash casserole, pole beans, rice & gravy. Plus, we were joined by Jane Kelly, founder & CEO of Eat Your Books, the premier cookbook & recipe index & search engine. If you own more than a few cookbooks, you have to subscribe to EYB -- it's just the best.

Apr 05, 2014
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Eggs Benedict/Florentine

Keep it classic & focus on getting the execution right.

Apr 04, 2014
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What to feed DH when he's working midday-2am for a week?

No recipe suggestions, but my hat's off to a man who works a graveyard shift & has 2 hrs on either end commuting. What an admirable, old school work ethic.

Apr 04, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Both the young athlete & resident Egyptian disappeared for dinner, so it turned into a last minute freezer scrounge. Pan-seared entrecôte Bordelaise with pommes gaufrettes. The bordelaise was really good thanks to last weekend's massive demiglace production.

NB: portions were young athlete-sized. Subsequently halved

Apr 04, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Try this place. Very good quality

http://www.olivenation.com/Porcini-Mu...

Apr 03, 2014
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What's for Dinner #288 - April Fool Edition! [Through April 3, 2014]

We have one of our favorite Egyptian squash players in the house for awhile, so a spate of Muslim-friendly food is forthcoming. Starting with Paella Mariscada.

Apr 02, 2014
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What's for Dinner #288 - April Fool Edition! [Through April 3, 2014]

Actually got shot down on that one. Was going to do a frisée with asparagus, Parmigiano & a fried egg -- no sale; plain asparagus was requested.

Mar 31, 2014
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What's for Dinner #288 - April Fool Edition! [Through April 3, 2014]

Not at all -- many veg were sacrificed in the braising of the rabbit.

Mar 31, 2014
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What's for Dinner #288 - April Fool Edition! [Through April 3, 2014]

Signs of Spring -- asparagus & bunnies. So Lapin a la Moutarde with house made pappardelle & asparagus. Only the extremities of the the wascally one were used, leaving the rest to be meat glued into a torchon for future use.

Mar 31, 2014
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What's for Dinner #288 - April Fool Edition! [Through April 3, 2014]

This reminds me that I have an abundance of duck cracklings in the freezer. Might make an appearance on tonites frisee salad.

Mar 31, 2014
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What's for Dinner #288 - April Fool Edition! [Through April 3, 2014]

A long and satisfying weekend turning about 35 lbs of veal bones into stock & demiglace. Planned experimentation involving a rabbit & meat glue will have to wait until tomorrow, as will the Greek lamb sausage. Quick dinner of frisée salad composee & steak au poivre with Brabant potatoes before a major kitchen scrubdown.

Mar 30, 2014
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What's for dinner #287: The adios to winter edition [Through March 30, 2014]

I have a boned rabbit in the freezer I'm going to glue into a solid torchon & wrap with pancetta. Or maybe glue chicken skin on the outside.

Mar 29, 2014
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What's for dinner #287: The adios to winter edition [Through March 30, 2014]

These bones, which are large, roasted about 2 hrs. Will pressure cook for 2 hrs & see how it looks, then reduce.

Mar 29, 2014
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