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triskele

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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 2:31pm

It's too hot outside to grill, so I will be cooking burgers indoors.  Until October. 

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Posted: Jun 18, 2024 - 8:18am

 Manbird wrote:


too many words to read and vowels.





EAT FISH GOOD OKAY
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Posted: Jun 17, 2024 - 5:12pm

 Manbird wrote:


too many words to read and vowels.




Fish blah blah beer blah blah chips blah blah mmm good blah blah matie

There, fixed it for ya, me bucko!

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Posted: Jun 17, 2024 - 4:34pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Last year or maybe two years ago we bought some rockfish fillets from a trailer that goes around selling Alaskan/Washington seafood. And it stayed in the freezer because actually making fish and chips at home is a chore.

A week or two ago I spotted it in the depths of the freezer and offhandedly said "I wonder if that old "Fry Daddy" deep fryer (ca. 1978) is still over at my dad's somewhere." So cut to Saturday, Justine proudly presents me with a Habitat ReStore purchase of some tiny newer model deep fryer with a cute little basket like a Kenner E-Z-Fry setup. Ridiculous! I thought. But the train had left the station so yesterday was the day for fish. I bought a couple of small jugs of peanut oil, some other stuff, and set up the gas burner and a pot to have ready just in case. The tiny thing never really got to 350°F which is recommended even though I had it "maxed" at the 375 mark. But it heated up quickly and I dropped in a small piece to test and it came out spectacular! The larger chunks could only go one at a time so I got a head start and had a few chunks ready by the time our one guest arrived (certainly couldn't feed a crew of more than maybe 4 with this). Luckily, it was not cold or windy so the fish stayed pretty hot for several minutes. 5 minutes per chunk and it all came out great. 2" thick, it was just lovely in the center. Thinner pieces got no complaints.

The fryer: I just googled and it's a much older version of this $24 unit from WalMart. Cleanup was okay and although it's a piece of junk, really, it was actually satisfactory for the 3 people eating. And paid for itself in one use. Justine wanted baked potatoes, not fried, or else there would have been a problem.

Rockfish is the go-to fish for fish and chips. Firm, flakes apart in big chunks, tastes like fish without being fishy.

Use half rice flour half wheat flour to make the batter stay crispy. 

Here's the recipe I made up:
Beer Batter for Rockfish or probably Zucchini or something
1 Cup rice flour
1 Cup AP flour
1/2 tsp Old Bay* or more, I chose more
dash 1/4 tsp or so garlic powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder (if by 1/4 tsp I mean "what came out when I dug two fingers into the can" and that's exactly what I mean)
some salt
some pepper
some other stuff in the drawer that looked good.
*Old Bay is basically celery salt with other stuff you have on hand, so if you already have celery salt, just use that and some paprika.

Whisk the dry ingredients together. Cut the fish into chunks (not long strips) and dry with a paper towel. Toss in the flour mixture and lay on an oven rack over a baking sheet. Water will seep out the bottom over time so turn them once in a while. Sprinkle with Old Bay again, both sides. Leave them out for a while, do not refrigerate. If they're cold or frozen, make sure they're not still cold when you drop them in the fryer or all bets are off.

Whisk together one egg and 2/3 of a can of beer. I wouldn't use a hoppy beer but pretty much any beer will do as long as it has some beer flavor to it. Guinness yes. Coors Light maybe not. I used a lemon Wheat ale. Pour the egg-beer into the dry mix and whisk it together. Add more beer until it's thinner than pancake batter. Or thick, I don't care. I don't like a lot of breading YMMV. 

Crank that li'l puppy up to 375, pour in peanut oil up to the MAX line (probably about 3 cups?) I see now that the walmart one I linked to is twice as large as the one I used; it did NOT hold 2 quarts of oil. Maybe one quart.

Pinch one chunk of fish by a corner, drop it into the batter* and wiggle it around, let it drip for a few seconds, then into the fryer. I had to quickly shake the fryer basket to keep the batter from growing around the mesh but after 3 seconds it had firmed up enough that I could leave it alone.

*The fish needs to have a dry dusty coating of flour still intact, OR be perfectly dry to the touch, or the batter will just slide off.

I also made tartar sauce
Cup of mayo
half a cup of dill relish including the pickle juice
Juice of half a lemon
Lemon zest
half an onion, minced. "Brunoise" if you must.
salt
Whisk it together and refrigerate for a while Mine was runnier than store bought because it's more real.

I also like cocktail sauce on fish and chips
A few glugs of ketchup. 3/4 cup or so
Horseradish. Not the "creamy" horseradish sauce but the real stuff. I like a lot of this but play it by ear
Juice of the other half of that lemon
Sriracha and/or Yellow Bird Plum Reaper. (thanks Mark & Mary!) I used both and dear god that was good. Almost too hot but it's sneaky and your guests will think it's just the horseradish.




too many words to read and vowels.



ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 17, 2024 - 8:35am

Last year or maybe two years ago we bought some rockfish fillets from a trailer that goes around selling Alaskan/Washington seafood. And it stayed in the freezer because actually making fish and chips at home is a chore.

A week or two ago I spotted it in the depths of the freezer and offhandedly said "I wonder if that old "Fry Daddy" deep fryer (ca. 1978) is still over at my dad's somewhere." So cut to Saturday, Justine proudly presents me with a Habitat ReStore purchase of some tiny newer model deep fryer with a cute little basket like a Kenner E-Z-Fry setup. Ridiculous! I thought. But the train had left the station so yesterday was the day for fish. I bought a couple of small jugs of peanut oil, some other stuff, and set up the gas burner and a pot to have ready just in case. The tiny thing never really got to 350°F which is recommended even though I had it "maxed" at the 375 mark. But it heated up quickly and I dropped in a small piece to test and it came out spectacular! The larger chunks could only go one at a time so I got a head start and had a few chunks ready by the time our one guest arrived (certainly couldn't feed a crew of more than maybe 4 with this). Luckily, it was not cold or windy so the fish stayed pretty hot for several minutes. 5 minutes per chunk and it all came out great. 2" thick, it was just lovely in the center. Thinner pieces got no complaints.

The fryer: I just googled and it's a much older version of this $24 unit from WalMart. Cleanup was okay and although it's a piece of junk, really, it was actually satisfactory for the 3 people eating. And paid for itself in one use. Justine wanted baked potatoes, not fried, or else there would have been a problem.

Rockfish is the go-to fish for fish and chips. Firm, flakes apart in big chunks, tastes like fish without being fishy.

Use half rice flour half wheat flour to make the batter stay crispy. 

Here's the recipe I made up:
Beer Batter for Rockfish or probably Zucchini or something
1 Cup rice flour
1 Cup AP flour
1/2 tsp Old Bay* or more, I chose more
dash 1/4 tsp or so garlic powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder (if by 1/4 tsp I mean "what came out when I dug two fingers into the can" and that's exactly what I mean)
some salt
some pepper
some other stuff in the drawer that looked good.
*Old Bay is basically celery salt with other stuff you have on hand, so if you already have celery salt, just use that and some paprika.

Whisk the dry ingredients together. Cut the fish into chunks (not long strips) and dry with a paper towel. Toss in the flour mixture and lay on an oven rack over a baking sheet. Water will seep out the bottom over time so turn them once in a while. Sprinkle with Old Bay again, both sides. Leave them out for a while, do not refrigerate. If they're cold or frozen, make sure they're not still cold when you drop them in the fryer or all bets are off.

Whisk together one egg and 2/3 of a can of beer. I wouldn't use a hoppy beer but pretty much any beer will do as long as it has some beer flavor to it. Guinness yes. Coors Light maybe not. I used a lemon Wheat ale. Pour the egg-beer into the dry mix and whisk it together. Add more beer until it's thinner than pancake batter. Or thick, I don't care. I don't like a lot of breading YMMV. 

Crank that li'l puppy up to 375, pour in peanut oil up to the MAX line (probably about 3 cups?) I see now that the walmart one I linked to is twice as large as the one I used; it did NOT hold 2 quarts of oil. Maybe one quart.

Pinch one chunk of fish by a corner, drop it into the batter* and wiggle it around, let it drip for a few seconds, then into the fryer. I had to quickly shake the fryer basket to keep the batter from growing around the mesh but after 3 seconds it had firmed up enough that I could leave it alone.

*The fish needs to have a dry dusty coating of flour still intact, OR be perfectly dry to the touch, or the batter will just slide off.

I also made tartar sauce
Cup of mayo
half a cup of dill relish including the pickle juice
Juice of half a lemon
Lemon zest
half an onion, minced. "Brunoise" if you must.
salt
Whisk it together and refrigerate for a while Mine was runnier than store bought because it's more real.

I also like cocktail sauce on fish and chips
A few glugs of ketchup. 3/4 cup or so
Horseradish. Not the "creamy" horseradish sauce but the real stuff. I like a lot of this but play it by ear
Juice of the other half of that lemon
Sriracha and/or Yellow Bird Plum Reaper. (thanks Mark & Mary!) I used both and dear god that was good. Almost too hot but it's sneaky and your guests will think it's just the horseradish.


Bill_J

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Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 9:09am

 Steely_D wrote:


There needs to be some time for the gluten strands to develop in the flour overnight, or that’s the voodoo spell I keep reading.


I prefer to develop the gluten strands overnight in my stomach.
Proclivities

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Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 8:17am

 Bill_J wrote:


You don't make these on the stovetop. The cast iron pan or other oven safe cookware goes into the oven. At least that's what I have seen in various recipes. I'm sure there are some stovetop recipes though. I've seen grilled. How about croasted?


Ah, that makes more sense.  
Bill_J

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Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 8:11am

 Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, I'm not keen on the "overnight" requirement either.  I've never tried making pizza in a stovetop pan - I'm pretty contented with the oven and my pizza stone.


You don't make these on the stovetop. The cast iron pan or other oven safe cookware goes into the oven. At least that's what I have seen in various recipes. I'm sure there are some stovetop recipes though. I've seen grilled. How about croasted?
Proclivities

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Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 7:57am

 Bill_J wrote:


I'm not keen on recipes that include the word overnight; I like the immediate gratification aspect of preparing food. There are other recipes on line that do not require or suggest an overnight rise for the dough, but I suppose I should try both.

Yeah, I'm not keen on the "overnight" requirement either.  I've never tried making pizza in a stovetop pan - I'm pretty contented with the oven and my pizza stone.
Bill_J

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Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 7:04am

 Proclivities wrote:

It seems like you can use a "regular" yeast, but the key step seems to be letting it rise overnight and not kneading it.


I'm not keen on recipes that include the word overnight; I like the immediate gratification aspect of preparing food. There are other recipes on line that do not require or suggest an overnight rise for the dough, but I suppose I should try both.
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Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 6:03am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:

last night?
a hardcore steak burrito that would have made sfw proud



Did you put ketchup on it? Because if you did...
 
negative

but they had some sort of spicy dairy dip that i used a bit of

fancy word: aioli as in chipotle aioli
mayo with hot sauce and a bit of sour cream and cilantro
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 5:58am

 miamizsun wrote:

last night?
a hardcore steak burrito that would have made sfw proud



Did you put ketchup on it? Because if you did...
miamizsun

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Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 5:41am

last night?
a hardcore steak burrito that would have made sfw proud
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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 28, 2022 - 4:56am

 Bill_J wrote:

I can't figure out what kind of yeast to use Can you just deliver it to me?

It seems like you can use a "regular" yeast, but the key step seems to be letting it rise overnight and not kneading it.
Bill_J

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Posted: Feb 27, 2022 - 7:50pm

 Antigone wrote:



Cast iron pan pizza


I can't figure out what kind of yeast to use Can you just deliver it to me?
Antigone

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Posted: Feb 27, 2022 - 6:03pm

 Bill_J wrote:


That looks awesome. I have to look into this.



Cast iron pan pizza
Bill_J

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Posted: Feb 27, 2022 - 4:36pm

 Antigone wrote:
Overnight dough, skillet pizza. Yum. And yes, a boatload of cheese.
{#Hungry}
 
 
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That looks awesome. I have to look into this.
Antigone

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Posted: Feb 27, 2022 - 4:00pm

Overnight dough, skillet pizza. Yum. And yes, a boatload of cheese. {#Hungry}
 
 
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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 5:17am

 triskele wrote:
 Red_Dragon wrote:
P is making spinach quiche for suppah!
Torta di Riso..... it was SOO GOOD!
 

{#Good-vibes}
triskele

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 5:15am

 Red_Dragon wrote:


P is making spinach quiche for suppah!


Torta di Riso..... it was SOO GOOD!
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