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Cooking as in life

  1. May 16, 2006 #1

    Pengwuino

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    I seem to suck at it :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    I tried to mimick carls jr's double western bacon cheeseburger....

    and i failed miserably. It all started when i tried to make onion rings for hte hamburger. Problem #1: the onion rings were not... coming out as rings of onion from the "master" onion. They were coming off as petals, what the hell? Then, after putting on the batter and all that... Problem #2: The batter was weird and funky so it didnt fry as a nice little onion ring. Problem #3: The onion rings were not crispy at all. Then on to the burger. Well the burgers went nice, i was happy. I put the whole concoction together along with some bbq sauce and cheese.

    Then i bit in. Horrible. I don't know how... but i think the onion rings and burger actually sucked away flavor from the bbq sauce and cheese. It tasted like nothing.

    Mood: sad

    Currently listening to: yomamma's a girl
     
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    And who is Carl jr?
     
  4. May 16, 2006 #3

    Pengwuino

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    It's a fast food place. Don't you know carl's jrs?

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  5. May 16, 2006 #4

    FredGarvin

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    Just because you can start threads doesn't mean you should start threads.
     
  6. May 16, 2006 #5

    Moonbear

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    You were cutting the onion the wrong way. :rolleyes:

    It's hard finding a good batter.

    Did you have your oil hot enough? If you fry stuff in oil that isn't hot (or that hasn't reached the right temperature yet when you start), it'll get soggy. And when you're done, you need to immediately drain them on paper towels or brown paper bags so the oil doesn't sit on them and make them soggy as they cool.

    Aww...poor Pengwuino. That's what you get by trying to mimic fast food with real food. You'll probably need to break out the chemistry set if you really want to mimic the taste. :yuck: You'd probably be better off just finding a good brand of frozen onion rings and fry them up, so you'll at least know those will turn out right.
     
  7. May 16, 2006 #6

    wolram

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    Make your batter with sr/flour and BEER, mix it up until it is (just) oozing of
    your wooden spoon, dip your onion rings in dry flour first then in the batter,
    make sure the oil is to temp and bung them in slowly one at a time.

    If you read this you will be autmatically charged 20$ for the woolie tip of the day.
     
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  8. May 16, 2006 #7

    J77

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    Heart-attack food: sounds like you had a lucky escape...

    Oh wait, you ate it anyway :tongue: :biggrin: :wink:
     
  9. May 16, 2006 #8

    JamesU

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    I feel happier now...
     
  10. May 16, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    To make tasty burgers you need the right spices, per burger i use.

    *eight birds eye chilis ground up

    *a one inch cube of ginger shredded

    *two cloves galic crushed

    * one oxo cube

    * one pinch salt

    * one quarter of strong onion finely chopped

    * mix with your hand with ground beef

    *form into burger shape, size is your choise.

    * fry in beef dripping until browned both sides.
     
  11. May 16, 2006 #10

    Evo

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    Damn, this thread is making me hungry. :frown:

    Carl Jr's is Hardees here and they do have the best burgers. :!!) It's the Angus beef.

    Wolram, you're getting more tempting by the minute. :approve:
     
  12. May 16, 2006 #11

    Math Is Hard

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    Wow! I never put it together that Carl's Jr = Hardees. I just knew that I liked both of them. We had Hardee's in Alabama and Carl's Jr out here.

    The ultimate burger is Fuddrucker's. I've had those in Texas and Georgia.They are freakin' enormous, and they have this long "fixin's bar" where you custom build all the other stuff you want on to your burger.

    *stomach grumbles*

    I'm never gonna make it til lunch.

    We need a hungry smiley.
     
  13. May 16, 2006 #12

    wolram

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    Evo, wait until you have triied my caramalised t bone steak with hot suace,
    served with garlic and blue cheese mashed potatoes and beer batter onion rings.
     
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  14. May 16, 2006 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    In other words, one actually has to learn how to cook.

    I've been perfecting my nachos, BBQ steak, and Chicken Kiev, for nearly twenty years. I still notice ways of doing things better.

    Haven't done the Kiev in a long time now...hmmmm...:tongue2:
     
  15. May 16, 2006 #14

    Evo

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    Wolram, will you marry me? :!!) :!!) :!!)
     
  16. May 16, 2006 #15

    wolram

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    Nope, i no longer believe in marridge, but we could have a wonderful time living in sin.:devil: :devil:
     
  17. May 16, 2006 #16

    dav2008

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    If you can't figure out how to cut an onion so you get rings instead of wedges, there's no hope for you :)
     
  18. May 16, 2006 #17
    Your oil wasn't hot enough, that's why it came out soggy.

    This thread is making me hungry, too! Not fair!
     
  19. May 16, 2006 #18

    Pengwuino

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    I just didn't think my first attempt would be thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat bad. It's like playing basketball for the first time and somehow breaking your leg.

    And i didn't mention this in the OP guys, but i was using what i could find downstairs :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  20. May 16, 2006 #19

    dav2008

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    and you were the best thing you could find?
     
  21. May 16, 2006 #20

    Moonbear

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    Yeah, that one is a new one to me. I didn't think you could actually screw that one up, since as soon as you look at the onion, it's pretty obvious which way the rings go. :rofl: I think we're going to have to set up a new forum over in the Education Zone for teaching all these young 'uns how to cook. :biggrin:
     
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