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Thursday, October 29, 2020
The burger demo calls for the par-cooked burger to be dipped in an egg wash, then doused liberally in the Hot Cheetos coating, then deep fried. Due to the stupid crazy size of my burger, I was left with a burger, medium, with a raw center. I used ground chuck mixed with super lean beef to achieve a more meaty and stable patty, I think I'll use the good old 75/25 blend, which is great for maintaining a super moist product, as long as you drain it properly, always pour off that extra animal fat, you don't need it, even if you add some olive oil back into the dish to retain moisture, it's still a 'better for you' fat, with no cholesterol.
Once I worked out the doneness kinks, the rest was smooth sailing. For dramatic effect, I added Colby Jack Cheese, American cheese, which is just the right thing to do, some fries, WuJu Sauce and Blue Cheese, for a Hot Cheetos Loaded, Black and Blue Behemoth. For the record, WUJU is a beast!! You will want it on everything! The burger was rather tasty, but I will definitely make it with 2 patties instead of one next time and use corn starch before the first dip, to keep the red hot coating in place, its all about the crust. The family received the burger well, and everyone was beyond stuffed. They did however agree that the chicken and pork are more favorable candidates for our imminent next round of Hot Cheetos Mania coatings.
Friday, June 28, 2019
A great way to celebrate Independence Day is with thanks, fellowship, good food, grilling, booze fireworks and fantastic desserts. With summer in full swing, any attempt to stay cool is welcome. Nothing like frozen pie on a stick to round out a magnificent evening. What's better, this pie is a Roasted Pumpkin Cream Pie, recipe by yours truly. If you can't get into pumpkin, freeze your favorite pie and cut into serving slices. I used corn on the cob sticks to hold my pie in place, placing the stick in the pie after about 1 hour into freezing process. Dip the slice of pie into dipping chocolate and place in freezer again, until nice and set. To add festive and wonderful flair, place in individual sleeve and add colorful and relevant ribbon to tie it all off. You can give them out for dessert or as a parting gift from the fantastic blowout of a cookout you had. Your friends will remember it for years to come.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
We as consumers, naturally want the 'best' and 'most' for our buck, or at least what we perceive as such. Now that is all fine and dandy as certain things go, for instance; we wouldn't pick up a loaf of sandwich bread that is already smooshed or a carton of eggs with cracked ones or even a box from the shelf, that has either a razor type slash or is slightly marred in any way.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
A loaf of French Bread of choice
A small paring knife
Your favorite dip, store bought or homemade
Using the paring knife, cut out center of bread to about 1 inch from the edge, lengthwise, about 1/2 inch the other way.
Hollow out bread roughly 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches into the loaf.
Fill with dip of choice.
Garnish as desired.
Serve with crudites, assorted chips,(bagel, pita) etc.