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What's Cookin'?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:50 pm

For the culinary inclined among us, what are you cooking today?

I'll get the show started, I made some steam buns for dinner(and to freeze). From scratch, first try! :cool:

Nine of them ground beef bulgogi, one pb&j(will report back). Been flexing my kitchen muscles for the first time in a LONG while.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby cabfrank » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:49 pm

Nice work, they look delicious.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby bearrowland » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:06 pm

Yummy 😋. Had some homemade pizza tonight but didn't get a pic.
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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:19 pm

Thanks, they weren't half bad. My wife loved them.

I have been working on perfecting my pizza dough. Not quite there yet. I'm very picky when it comes to pizza, haha.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby cabfrank » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:02 am

Practice makes perfect. Of course you know, since I will be out of work for at least another month, I will be Googling some steam bun recipes, and giving them a shot.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 am

I made fried chicken using Louisiana Fried Chicken mix. I cooked it in my air fryer. No grease.
I also baked a loaf of honey wheat oat bread.
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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:06 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 am
I made fried chicken using Louisiana Fried Chicken mix. I cooked it in my air fryer. No grease.
I also baked a loaf of honey wheat oat bread.
Never heard of a fried chicken mix. I will say one thing. If you want to have perfect, tender fried chicken. Marinade it in plain buttermilk for an hour or two. Take it out, pat it dry, season it, batter it and fry it off.

It is amazing how big of a difference that one step will make.

I worked for quite a many years cooking banquet events for casinos. Learned a lot of tricks from some skilled professionals. I have a lot of time to sit here and see how my skills have held up, now that I'm an old(young) retiree.

I've been pleasantly surprised with myself.


On a seperate note, is there any difference between an "air fryer" and a convection oven? I've seen them all over the place and when I looked to see what exactly they were, I couldn't tell a difference between them and a convection oven. Sounded like they operate exactly the same way.

Is it just new marketing for old tech? I already have a convection oven.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby bearrowland » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:13 am

Fried chicken!! Yummy! We made blueberry scones today.
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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Mike Blue » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:11 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:06 am
.... If you want to have perfect, tender fried chicken. Marinade it in plain buttermilk for an hour or two. Take it out, pat it dry, season it, batter it and fry it off. ...
If you can wait 24 hours it gets marvelous.

I had to resupply and first thing in the door was a cooler of beef brisket. I have one of them in the crockpot with a balsalmic glaze. Just before dinner I'll slice up some cabbage and steam it with some Guinness in the oven. Tomorrow is going to be pastrami (sort of) sandwiches.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:59 am

Mike Blue wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:11 am
Sumdumguy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:06 am
.... If you want to have perfect, tender fried chicken. Marinade it in plain buttermilk for an hour or two. Take it out, pat it dry, season it, batter it and fry it off. ...
If you can wait 24 hours it gets marvelous.

I had to resupply and first thing in the door was a cooler of beef brisket. I have one of them in the crockpot with a balsalmic glaze. Just before dinner I'll slice up some cabbage and steam it with some Guinness in the oven. Tomorrow is going to be pastrami (sort of) sandwiches.
I don't care for leaving chicken in that long. It can end up on the wrong side of tender.

To each his own, but I've never had any of mine come back ;)

I would recommend trying the shorter duration first and then deciding if you want to go further. I've found that two hours is my go-to. Occassionally I'll go up to four if the pieces are large.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Mike Blue » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:19 pm

I have chefs in the family. I took the kitchen safety classes so I could help out at their catering jobs. I learned a lot. I understand the cautions through and through. Any reminder is worthwhile.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:32 pm

Mike Blue wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:19 pm
I have chefs in the family. I took the kitchen safety classes so I could help out at their catering jobs. I learned a lot. I understand the cautions through and through. Any reminder is worthwhile.
The caution was intended for the innocent bystanders.

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Mike Blue » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:28 pm

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:33 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:06 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 am
I made fried chicken using Louisiana Fried Chicken mix. I cooked it in my air fryer. No grease.
I also baked a loaf of honey wheat oat bread.
Never heard of a fried chicken mix. I will say one thing. If you want to have perfect, tender fried chicken. Marinade it in plain buttermilk for an hour or two. Take it out, pat it dry, season it, batter it and fry it off.

It is amazing how big of a difference that one step will make.

I worked for quite a many years cooking banquet events for casinos. Learned a lot of tricks from some skilled professionals. I have a lot of time to sit here and see how my skills have held up, now that I'm an old(young) retiree.

I've been pleasantly surprised with myself.


On a seperate note, is there any difference between an "air fryer" and a convection oven? I've seen them all over the place and when I looked to see what exactly they were, I couldn't tell a difference between them and a convection oven. Sounded like they operate exactly the same way.

Is it just new marketing for old tech? I already have a convection oven.
They are similar, but not the same. Get one. I don’t use anything else, well almost never. It has replaced pots, pans, oven, stove, etc. my wife says if it were a woman I’d marry it. I got the Phillips brand, the original...basket type. Now there are oven types.
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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby JuPaul » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:45 pm

Spaghetti with morel mushrooms, sausage, artichoke hearts, and garlic butter sauce. Mmmmm....

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:54 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Spaghetti with morel mushrooms, sausage, artichoke hearts, and garlic butter sauce. Mmmmm....

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I hate you so much right now. That looks delicious.

I haven't been morel huntin in forever!

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby JuPaul » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:28 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:54 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Spaghetti with morel mushrooms, sausage, artichoke hearts, and garlic butter sauce. Mmmmm....

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I hate you so much right now. That looks delicious.

I haven't been morel huntin in forever!
We've found about 80 in the last couple days. But the weather is about to turn really cold again, so that may be it. Fingers crossed for a second wave when it warms up again!
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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:33 pm

Looks great Julia!

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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:30 am

Awesome!!!
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Re: What's Cookin'?

Postby MacLaren » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:36 am

Yesterday, for Easter, we had Prime Rib, and Brown Sugar Spiral Ham. And, all the other stuff. Quite a bit for 3 people lol....
I had bought the Prime Rib a while back and didnt want it frozen any longer. Just threw caution to the wind lol.


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