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QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 26, 2021 2:13 PM
posted by justincredible

microwave for 5 minutes.


Yikes

gut Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 26, 2021 2:27 PM

Also recently got an air fryer.  Outstanding job of cooking chicken breast and steak (almost as good as the grill). 

Fast, easy and easy clean-up.  Definitely a winner if cooking for just 1-2 people.

Looking forward to experimenting.  Found a bbq rub for the chicken on the internet that worked pretty well.  I hear some people have successful used wood chips for smoking/flavoring as well.

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Tue, Oct 26, 2021 2:36 PM
posted by gut

Also recently got an air fryer.  Outstanding job of cooking chicken breast and steak (almost as good as the grill). 

Fast, easy and easy clean-up.  Definitely a winner if cooking for just 1-2 people.

Looking forward to experimenting.  Found a bbq rub for the chicken on the internet that worked pretty well.  I hear some people have successful used wood chips for smoking/flavoring as well.

Air fryer is tremendous. Once you get the timing/temp on the meats down, its tremendous. Not having to go outside in the 3-4 super cold months is awesome. 

I recently made some spicy "fried" chicken breasts for sandwiches, outstanding. Also makes some of the best/quickest veggies. The only problem with it is the size. Can really only do enough for 2-4 people depending on dish and its obviously not great if you want to do all 3 portions of the meal in it because of timing. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Oct 26, 2021 2:57 PM
posted by QuakerOats


Yikes

Too long?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Oct 26, 2021 5:21 PM

Decided to have steak for dinner. Delicious.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Oct 27, 2021 8:56 AM

Anyone have any good ham recipes? We bought a whole hog a while back and have a ton of ham in the freezer. 

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021 9:45 AM
posted by justincredible

Anyone have any good ham recipes? We bought a whole hog a while back and have a ton of ham in the freezer. 

I usually mix together whatever seasoning I want on it in a bowl. Then throw the ham in the trash because its a garbage meat and use the seasoning on a cut of steak or chicken.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Oct 27, 2021 9:49 AM
posted by Laley23

I usually mix together whatever seasoning I want on it in a bowl. Then throw the ham in the trash because its a garbage meat and use the seasoning on a cut of steak or chicken.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Oct 27, 2021 9:52 AM

This recipe looks pretty good, I might make it for Thanksgiving.

https://www.campchef.com/recipes/smoked-mustard-and-brown-sugar-ham/

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Oct 27, 2021 11:32 AM
posted by justincredible

Too long?


If it is a good cut of meat, or chicken or fish I never want to thaw it in the microwave because it is so uneven and can actually start to cook parts of it etc...  you can end up with partly frozen/partly thawed/partly cooked....before you cook it.   If I need to thaw a steak and assuming it is vacuum sealed in plastic I put it in a container of hot water and let it thaw (semi) naturally; it takes an extra 15-20 minutes depending on size, but avoids the unevenness of what the microwave can do.   

majorspark Senior Member
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Sat, Oct 30, 2021 11:55 PM

The only meat that is ok to thaw in the microwave is ground.

majorspark Senior Member
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Sun, Oct 31, 2021 12:24 AM

My wife's parents are now in their late 70's and have passed the torch.  The last few years I have been doing a standing rib roast for Christmas.  Last year I dry aged it just under 7 days.  It was excellent.  Thinking of aging it longer this year.  Just add some broth and at the end of the cook strain and great au jus.

majorspark Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 1, 2021 7:44 PM

Just sliced up my pickled beef tongue.  I soaked the whole tongue for 48 hours before slicing in the pickling mixture.  Poured some out on the sliced pieces and will let set for a few more days in the fridge.  My wife will not touch it and my kids when they were at home thought it was gross.  My family used to make this when I was growing up.   Dad would often have a jar of them in the fridge.  I used to grab a slice for a snack.  I occasionally make some for myself as an adult.  Takes me back.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, Nov 2, 2021 11:15 AM

can't see the pics   ??

gerb131 Senior Member
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Thu, Nov 4, 2021 11:20 AM

made my spin on good ol sausage and fried taters last night. helps to have a nice old seasoned iron skillet

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Nov 4, 2021 11:21 AM

What kind of sausage?

gerb131 Senior Member
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Thu, Nov 4, 2021 11:24 AM

local places rittenbergers meat

gut Senior Member
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Fri, Nov 5, 2021 2:01 AM
posted by justincredible

What kind of sausage?

Back in the day, this was funny

Zunardo Senior Member
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Tue, Nov 9, 2021 12:11 PM

Mrs. Zunardo started to make chicken burritos last night, then she realized we didn't have any nacho cheese, so she threw in some shredded mozzarella.  That mozzarella flavor made an interesting combination with the Mexican spices, and in a very good way.   I told her she needs to start a new fusion taco stand.

Was watching this Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi on the Today Show yesterday, he had some interesting skillet dishes with spinach, sweet potatoes, and Middle Eastern spices.  He took the sweet potato peelings, sauteed them in butter, salt, and pepper, then put them on salads.  Wouldn't mind going to one his restaurants.

gerb131 Senior Member
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Wed, Nov 10, 2021 10:10 PM

took advantage of the nice weather and grilled pork chops 

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