Recommend something tasty. (in Off-topic)
October 1 2009 11:23 AM EDT
Well. Real quick explanation. My tastes in food are... Simple. Not that I don't enjoy food, quite the contrary, but my tastes have just been rather constricted and I'm looking for some stuff I've never had.
A few things. It's not just for me. Recommend something you love that you think others will enjoy, even if it's something that seems silly to you. Personal touches on food can sometimes make it just oh so much better.
So hit me with something I may not have had before. And lets keep it reasonable, though. Recommending me something I could only buy if I had a 6 digit salary won't help me :P
As for my part!
Bread Pudding. Is delicious. In almost every way I've ever had it. Doesn't sound good, but it is. Try if next time you get a chance (It's not jello pudding like. More like a very moist cake or brownie. But with bread! It's magical. Like a dragon)
October 1 2009 11:29 AM EDT
bread pudding = soggy cake. eww.
I've tried over and over. cause well, i like bread and i like pudding.
french fries made from duck fat. ok, not available everywhere, but if you ever see it on a menu and you like fries and you like duck fat..
heh, just kidding, but really, they are fabulicious.
October 1 2009 11:36 AM EDT
Fat sandwiches. They started here at Rutgers and now they're a staple of college gourmet here. Basically it's all the best unhealthy food all put together in a sub roll. There's like dozens of different fat sandwiches but the Fat Darrell, which was featured in Maxim as the best sandwich in America, consists of chicken fingers, mozzerella sticks, french fries, marinara sauce and/or mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes and onions.
I personally don't really like this one myself.
I prefer the Fat Romano, which is a combination of cheesesteak, pork roll, french fries, eggs, mayonnaise, ketchup, lettuce.
Novice, you reminded me of this, which is also great:
October 1 2009 11:59 AM EDT
I assume you've already tried the thing of going to Wendy's and dipping your fries in the Frosty?
fyi... dipping the burger doesn't yield quite such positive results...
October 1 2009 12:04 PM EDT
Absolutely delicious. It's like $10 for the buffet. It's absolutely delicious, and you can completely make it your own b/c you pic what you want in it and the sauce. Then, they cook it in front of you, so it's always piping hot. Hopefully there's one near you.
Wow, I haven't eaten Mongolian BBQ in forever. Thanks for the reminder.
October 1 2009 12:53 PM EDT
1.One night when you have left over mashed potatoes do this....(We usually put some garlic in our mashed potatoes this helps)
2.Buy 6 pack of smokies (what ever brand you prefer)
3.Cheese (I use marble or cheddar but the choice is yours)
1.Slice each Smokey down the middle tip to tip but not all the way through...like a hot dog bun.
2.Stuff mashed potatoes to fill the gaping crack.
3.Bake until cooked.
4.When done or near done place cheese on top and broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
5.Serve In a Smokey bun, alone with a fork and knife or along with any sides you like.
Easy to do! takes around 1/2 an hour
October 1 2009 1:18 PM EDT
I prefer simple foods myself, like burgers and fries. Fancy ethnic stuff is.. eh, not my thing.
Try making your own versions of your favorite dishes. I've never considered myself much of a chef, but after experimenting with ordinary dishes I've managed to add my own flair to several of my favorite foods. I personally think my homemade fried chicken is worthy of it's own franchise, and I've finally found a way to spice up my burgers in a way that doesn't subtract from the burger. And just recently I found a great way to make homemade tacos.
As for new foods, while I was at The Hobbit House in Manila (http://www.hobbithousemanila.com/)
a couple of the girls we were with ordered a local Filipino dish. Being skeptical of fancy ethnic foods I ordered a simple chicken strips meal, but when it arrived I saw all it was is fried pork chop strips mixed with fries. I loved every bite of that dish, and was sorry I ordered the chicken. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of it, but I will be attempting to recreate it soon.
October 1 2009 1:36 PM EDT
Peruvian Seviche. My wife is from Peru and she has been making Seviche for me pretty much bi-weekly since I started dating her. I always get extremely excited and grateful every time she says she's going to make it. I know most of the recipe, but I haven't found out the kinds of seasonings she uses with it. I know I could look it up on the internet, but her Seviche is the best I've tasted! You can order Seviche at many Hispanic oriented restaurant in several different varieties.
This is the closest recipe to my wife's; it is from sevicherecipe.org:
2 pounds of tilapia fillets, diced (you can also use other white fish fillets)
1 ﾽ cup of fresh lemon juice. My wife uses lime juice, never tried lemon juice; I squeeze as many as 30 limes for her each time.
1 fresh yellow hot pepper, seeded and chopped (if you canﾒt find it, use a habanero pepper) My wife uses a habanero paste in her's
ﾽ cup of celery, chopped. My wife uses no celery.
2 garlic cloves, chopped. My wife uses no cloves.
2 large red onions, cut into long thing strips - julienne style
3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped
Boiled corn, cut in 2 inch pieces No corn for my wife's
Boiled sweet potatoes, Cut in slices no sweet potatoes in my wife's
Lettuce leaves. And no lettuce either but its good.
The recipe I copy-pasted is one that I've had at a restaurant, and its very good, but I will always be partial to my wife's simpler version :)
My childhood favorite is a peanut-butter and pepperoni Sandwich.
P.S. good idea on mongolian BBQ, I think I'll have that tonight.
Bread pudding in the states is different to how it is in Britain, its place of birth:) Try to get to an Irish or English restaurant and get it there.
Lebanese food is underrated and delicious. Some of the dips may be a little odd for you but falafels made fresh are tasty, and generally its clean fresh healthy food.
October 1 2009 2:33 PM EDT
"Try to get to an Irish or English restaurant "
Wow. Those countries aren't known for their cuisines in the states. We tend to refer to those restaurants as pubs. :)
I work in one, people call it a pub, its not were a restaurant. People seem to think British food is all Fish and Chips, its really not. There is a great density of different styles of cuisine including the best Indian food you will get outside of India. As a result of these influences British cuisine has changed a lot. Also if you look up a list of famous chef's a disproportionate amount are British. That is because we have some of the best restaurants and food in the world. Don't worry, its not just you who makes that mistake demi:P
Oven cooked Monkfish wrapped in Parma Ham.
Or, take some Chicken Breasts, slice a pocket it them (like cutting Pitta Bread open). Stuff them with a cream cheese mixed with diced ham and mushroom mixture. Oven cook those with herbs, sprinkled Oxo cubes and veggies.
Warm Pita bread with Humous
Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegr with bread.
Bubble and Squeak
Along that line, Pie & Mash (with Liquor).
October 1 2009 3:10 PM EDT
Speaking of British chefs, I'm a huge fan of anything Gordon Ramsey puts on TV.
October 1 2009 3:16 PM EDT
We do have some great restaurants, and a huge range of cuisine from all over the world.
Some might say our more traditional meals aren't as fancy, but I wouldn't be without a good Sunday Roast Dinner or a Shepherd's Pie.
And here's one of my favourite meals, which I make quite often and serve up with mashed potatoes and leeks.
JohnnyWas, I just had to laugh at your link:
It'd have to be a good dump! :p
Ah, Sunday Roasts. ;) If you're not a footballer, a good Roast is a thing of legend. So good, in return for 'frogs' the French call us 'Rosbeef' (Roastbeef). Which doesn't really have the same sting. ;)
Bangers and Mash is great, as long as you get good a good mash. A bad mash can be terrible. :(
Ground Beef and Potatoes
1 lb lean ground beef
2 cups diced potatoes (about 1 large potato)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (add additional salt to taste)
1. Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Add diced potatoes (about 1/4 inch cubes) and cook for about 10 mins or until slightly browned and mostly cooked through stirring occasionally.
2. Add lean ground beef to potatoes and brown, chopping it up into very small pieces and stirring and flipping often (about 10 minutes). (If you use lean ground beef, there is no need to drain - be sure to cook meat with potatoes as it does make a difference in the overall flavor).
3. Once meat is fully cooked, turn off burner and add about a 1/2 tsp of salt and stir in with spatula. Add more salt to taste if desired. Serve with salted white rice and veggies.
In our house, we make it with mashed potatoes, and keep them seperate. Probably one of the easiest recipes ever, and it's really good!
October 1 2009 4:51 PM EDT
i don't know if you like spicy or not but here's one we love when grilling. Boneless chicken breasts (or pork loin) and this
October 1 2009 4:55 PM EDT
"Ground Beef and Potatoes"
That actually sounds really good.
1. Tastykake (you asked for something tasty)
2. Dipping Wendy's fries into a large Frosty
3. Cemitas (haven't tried one, but working on finding someplace that makes them)
4. Shoofly Pie (my favorite pie!)
October 2 2009 3:01 AM EDT
What's in the Shoofly pie?
Shoofly Pie is essentially a molasses pie with a brown-sugar crumb topping. Very Dutchified, as foods go.
October 2 2009 3:17 AM EDT
I work at a local restraunt, in a small town in washington, about 90 miles north of Spokane (<----for Jir incase you wanna make the trip :P). I am the Line cook, and make these sandwiches pretty often. I personally can't stand the rye bread and the swiss cheese that is the "norm" but I have replaced the rye with wheat or sourdough, and the swiss with provolone. Didn't read the wiki, but i think most people make it with thousand island dressing, and we use russian dressing. The tang of the saurkraut and the distinct taste of the corned beef, mix perfect with the sweetness of the russian dressing.
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