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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #315 on: March 10, 2021, 04:05:30 PM »
Best corn tortillas I ever had were on the top of a mountain in Honduras. We were up there to retrieve the only refrigerator in the village that the traveling Dr kept the medicine in.

A lady was cooking black beans and tortillas for the kids in the schoolyard. She was making the tortillas by hand slapping them back and forth and cooking over a wood fire with cast iron pot and griddle.

She dipped us up a bowl of beans and a pile of those hot off the cast iron tortillas.  Man, that was good eats.

Second best was Rosa’s Tortilla Factory in Midland/Odessa TX. We stopped for gas on a flight between Ft Hood and El Paso. The tower let us borrow the Cadillac to go get lunch.


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Sound like great food memories.
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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #316 on: March 11, 2021, 01:06:07 AM »

i live very far from mexico and any major latin american community, and my choices are to buy masa harina and make corn tortillas or buy big brand flour tortillas.

it is really disturbing that the manufactured flour tortillas can stay at room temp for 6 months. they do not mold. the ingredients list is long on them. terrible stuff imho.

I’m in your situation too, and Mexican food is my soul food. I’ve gone as far as to nixtamalise my own corn and grind it to make my own masa. It takes a bit of planning, but not THAT much time. The masa lasts a week in the fridge. Good corn tortillas are just the best.

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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #317 on: March 13, 2021, 12:43:41 AM »
Classic Friday night: fish and chips

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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #318 on: March 13, 2021, 01:12:17 AM »
Looks awesome. I did a classic as well: steak fingers w/pepper gravy and fries.


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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #319 on: March 13, 2021, 12:04:48 PM »
Looks awesome. I did a classic as well: steak fingers w/pepper gravy and fries.


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I confess I was ignorant of these. I suspect it’s partly due to to regional availability. I see from google Dairy Queen is known for them and that brings back memories as DQ was kind of the only thing my hometown had growing up until a McDonald’s came in my teens. Haven’t been there in ages but always liked DQ better, the burgers were grilled, they had fried clams, and Mr. Misty’s with Dennis the Menace on the cup. And buster bars!
As to the steak fingers: kind of a chicken fried steak with a peppery bechamel, no? Sounds decadent and tasty but sadly I would be allergic.
I am getting the impression that you, Brewbama, are not a vegan.
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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #320 on: March 13, 2021, 12:28:04 PM »
No, I am definitely a carnivore.

DQ was huge in East TX. Belt Buster (hamburger), Dilly Bars (ice cream), Chili, Steak Finger baskets, etc. They must have had regional specialties.

The gravy is just a simple Béchamel Sauce heavy on the pepper.


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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #321 on: March 13, 2021, 01:36:50 PM »
No, I am definitely a carnivore.

DQ was huge in East TX. Belt Buster (hamburger), Dilly Bars (ice cream), Chili, Steak Finger baskets, etc. They must have had regional specialties.

The gravy is just a simple Béchamel Sauce heavy on the pepper.


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I guess the New England regional specialty was the fried clams. I preferred buster bars to dilly bars. The buster bars were also vanilla ice cream coated with the chocolate shell but were cylinder shaped and the top and bottom had a layer of fudge and peanuts.
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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #322 on: March 14, 2021, 08:21:20 PM »
Saison and clams...

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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #323 on: March 14, 2021, 11:31:43 PM »
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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #324 on: March 21, 2021, 12:07:40 AM »
I just made my first batch of pickles.
We'll see how they turn out.
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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #325 on: March 21, 2021, 12:26:25 AM »
Saison and clams...


I feel like you keep daring us to ask about the trippy poppy wallpaper.
Is it just me or is that some trippy ass poppy wallpaper?!
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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #326 on: March 21, 2021, 10:57:29 PM »
I feel like you keep daring us to ask about the trippy poppy wallpaper.
Is it just me or is that some trippy ass poppy wallpaper?!

It's not just you.  I love that wallpaper (was already here when we bought the house).  And it's totally opium poppies. 
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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #327 on: March 21, 2021, 11:02:02 PM »
I feel like you keep daring us to ask about the trippy poppy wallpaper.
Is it just me or is that some trippy ass poppy wallpaper?!

It's not just you.  I love that wallpaper (was already here when we bought the house).  And it's totally opium poppies.
I love it too. It’s hilarious that it even exists, I wish I  knew the company that made it, I would love to peruse their catalogue.
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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #328 on: March 26, 2021, 10:45:35 PM »
Honey Garlic glazed Cedar Plank grilled Salmon

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Re: What is cooking today?
« Reply #329 on: March 26, 2021, 11:56:53 PM »
Honey Garlic glazed Cedar Plank grilled Salmon

Damn, that looks great.

I tried grilling a whole spatchcocked chicken last weekend.  It turned out pretty well for a first try.

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