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comment How to fry eggplant with less oil?
I've fried the long asian types in slices, with or w/o breading, and they absorb less oil than the American grocery store globe types. Tastier too, plus you don't have to press them with salt.
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comment Mushy homemade dill pickle chips
Leaves of the cherry tree, one of which I happen to have, are recommended in the settlement cookbook (1920's ed). They worked for me when I tossed them into my pickle jars.
Feb
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comment What can I do to make wood dust for cold smoking?
A router has a band saw totally outclassed as a producer of fine wood dust.
Feb
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comment Can I use 3 jalapenos in place of 1 habanero?
Mariachi peppers take a very interesting middle ground on heat vs flavor complexity:all-americaselections.org/winners/details.cfm?WinID=426 Never seen them in a store, so you have to grow your own, but the yield per plant is high, and they freeze well.
Feb
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comment Can I use 3 jalapenos in place of 1 habanero?
Beware the TAM Mild Jalapeno: m.bonnieplants.com/varieties/tabid/61/id/105/… With a high yield per plant, they're becoming quite popular in grocery stores. They look like large Jalapenos, but have barely more heat than a green bell pepper. If your 3 jalapenos equal one habanero, it'll take a dozen of these.
Feb
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comment How to make homemade pinto beans taste like canned refried beans?
A little freshly ground and fried til just brown cumin seed can be helpful to getting the taste right.
Feb
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comment Canning cheese spreads?
Ran across a can of canned cream cheese in an ethnic Vietnamese grocery store in San Jose, CA. Cheddar too. I did not buy it, but they got it into the country somehow.
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comment What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
I've got high calcium soil and the things grow like weeds. With regard to San Marzano being determinate, I regularly get two goodly sized crops out of them, with a smaller, but steady amount of ripe ones in between. That's likely because of where I live, but it should be remembered that "Determinate" can be a fuzzy term with respect to tomato growth and fruiting.
Feb
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comment What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
Gardening might be a better place to ask this. There's a nice thread over there now, which includes several sauce variety tomatoes: Which tomatoes grow the best in high temperatures? gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/20138/…
Feb
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comment What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
@Jefromi Of course it doesn't have to be only those, but I've had good luck with them.
Feb
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comment What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
@Jefromi Have you every tried boiling down Better Boy, Big Beef, or Celebrity? It takes forever as the things are mostly water. The product tastes nice, but proper sauce tomatoes give a much better yield of thick tasty sauce with much less effort.
Jan
31
answered Is my “non stick” pan kaput?
Jan
31
comment What type of yoghurt should I use for making curry?
Watch out for yoghurt brands with Guar, Locust, or Xanthan gums. Depending on amounts, these thickened products may not respond to cooking as you expect them to. I prefer to cook with yogurts having nothing but milk and bacterial culture on the ingredient list. That keeps down on the surprises.
Jan
31
comment Substitutions for vegetable oil in cornbread
Other than greasing the pan, I have left the oil completely out of my cornbread recipe for years. Doing that doesn't seem to make any difference at all in flavor or texture, and it's a lot less calories. You'd probably notice the change if you were used to using bacon fat, but I haven't eaten that tasty mix in decades.
Jan
31
answered How to replace marshmallows in rice krispies cakes?
Jan
31
answered What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
Jan
31
comment Why my meatballs sweated all of their fat?
Some dry bread crumbs, or even flour will keep more of that flavorsome goo inside your meatballs.
Jan
29
comment Whiskey inside a metal flask for a month. Safe for drinking?
Are the flask parts welded or soldered together? People used to keep whiskey in leaded glass decanters until it was found that lead leaches from the glass into the whiskey. A soldered stainless steel flask might well have lead solder exposed to the liquid.