Food • Page 1157

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Timmiluvs, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Arry

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    i kinda want an air fryer... is it the same result as actually frying in oil? can i make crispy chicken wings?
     
  2. Ken

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    it won't be the same as a deep fryer, but it will be much better than a regular oven and somewhat better than a convection oven.
     
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  3. sean_rugy

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    got a Nutribullet for Christmas and made FOUR smoothies for myself on Tuesday, love this little thing and it'll help me get some more nutrition in me. I'm pretty good, but it can always be better.
     
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  4. Ken

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  5. sean_rugy

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    haha great reference and trust me any thinner and I'd be in danger.
     
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  7. CobraKidJon

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    went to Carl’s Jr. to try the new beyond famous star burger and my final review is it was ok. There is other vegan options around town that are more enjoyable and price wise.

    although it’s cool they got this option now.
     
  8. marissalg

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    Made pasta for the first time ever today. It wasn’t that hard with the KitchenAid and it was sooo good.
     
  9. riotspray

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  10. Ken Jan 14, 2019
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    Ken

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    I decided to make a loaded cauliflower soup... similar to a loaded baked potato soup, but low-carb. I crisped up some lardons. Then sweated a carrot, 2 stalks of celery, 1 onion, and 2 cloves of garlic in that bacon fat. Next I added two bags of frozen cauliflower rice and sweated those as well. I added a bay leaf, fresh thyme, and 4 cups of low-sodium chicken stock. Let that reduce for an hour and hit it with the immersion blender until it was velvety smooth. Tonight I'm going to cook that down a little more, add some heavy cream, then add some fresh cauliflower chunks for the last 15 minutes or so and I'm garnishing it with bacon, sharp cheddar, and chives. I never thought that I'd make a soup from scratch like this so confidently or easily, but here I am. The few tastes I had last night were so good. I need to make more soups from scratch, without a recipe.
     
  11. riotspray

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    Hahaha, I literally just came in here to talk about this. I just got one a couple week ago and I've been playing with it non-stop. Takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang on it, it's pretty awesome. There's a lots of website and a subreddit with some good tips/recipes. I've learned that not going too high with the temperature, and shaking/flipping your food throughout the cook cycle will help immensely.

    Anything frozen like chicken fingers, fries, fish sticks are great in the air fryer. Will crisp stuff up better than the oven, and in just a few minutes. I've also roasted vegetables (brussel sprouts, asparagus, potatoes, root veggies) just toss them in a little olive oil and salt and pepper before putting them in. Cooked a burger and it came out juicy with a light char on the outside.
     
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  12. SEANoftheDEAD

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    Totally agree - it took me a few tries (burned some fried pickles, made rock hard fries/nuggets) to figure it out. But totally agree that lower heat and shaking are both life savers.

    I made some bacon brussel sprouts that came in the recipe book that came with my fryer and they were amazing. Also tried homemade chips, fried chicken, pretzel crusted chicken and fish and they were all amazing. Def gotta try making a burger!
     
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  13. riotspray

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    Basically what Ken said. A convection oven is the best comparison. You can 100% make crispy wings in an air fryer, but nothing can really replicate deep frying. Although it comes closer than anything else.
     
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  14. riotspray

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    I have to try breading something myself and "frying" it. I did make bacon and it was surprisingly easy/fast/easy to clean up. I've been lining the bottom of mine with foil and it's been a life saver.

    I've got the NuWave Brio
    NuWave Brio Healthy Digital Air Fryer
    What model air fryer do you have?
     
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  15. SEANoftheDEAD

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    Most def gotta try it. It's alotta fun experimenting with battering yourself. I was all about making some fried pickles but they ended up coming out super hard lol. I wanna try that again.

    I hear the NuWave's are good, how do you like it? I got a Chefman 3.5 liter off of Amazon and so far, so good.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079TZZZ36/?tag=absolutepunk-20
     
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  16. riotspray

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    I like it quite a bit, but I've never used any others so I have no comparison. It's been a lot of fun to play with and I'm pretty sure I'll never use my microwave again. I'll let you know what else I decide to throw in there in the coming days/weeks.
     
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  17. SEANoftheDEAD

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    It helped me not have to use my oven as much - so I feel like I'm saving energy too. And sounds good, I'll do the same!
     
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  20. Ken

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    Having one of my favorite meals tonight... bacon cheeseburgers, steamed clams with butter & lemon, and martinis. Just the way my Pop-pop liked when he was still alive.
     
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  21. SEANoftheDEAD

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    Sounds phenomenal...perfect balance of indulgence and elegance. Enjoy brother!
     
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  22. Arry

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    steamed hams?
     
  23. Ken

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    Thank you! It's a meal I'll never have enough of... I remember visiting my Grandfather for a weekend, a few weeks after his wife passed away. We went to this dive(ish) bar and restaurant called the Gin Mill. I was too old to order a martini, but he did (Tanqueray, extremely dry, on the rocks with olives), and we both ordered that meal together. I've shared it with my Dad, Brother, and enjoyed it by myself multiple times at that same restaurant and sometimes I prepare it at home. I always remember him being concerned with me eating clams and telling me to "chew it good" haha. It's funny how little things can stick with you for years after someone has passed away.

    I also wanted to mention to you that I'm making my annual trip to Bethany Beach in about a month and I can't wait. We're definitely going to Dogfish head's brewpub and that Henlopen City Oyster House which I think is simply spectacular.

    clams?
     
  24. SEANoftheDEAD

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    Its def amazing how every little detail sticks with you, I have the same kind of memories with my cousin. Sounds like your Granddad knew the right way to eat a clam! haha

    And that's awesome - funny you mentioned it just now too. I went to book my hotel for the first weekend of June in Rehoboth like I do every year earlier today. Dogfish brewpub stepped up their food game in a big way over the last year. I feel like you might enjoy their seafood counterpart, Chesapeake and Maine as well. They are right next door to each other which makes drinks/apps at one and drinks/dinner at the other a damn good night.
     
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  25. Ken

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    I'm happy that you have similar memories with your cousin. Those things can mean so much.

    Where do you stay in Rehoboth? We considered staying there at the Avenue Inn Hotel, but since we've been going to the Residence Inn at Bethany Beach every year that we've been dating, we've decided to keep it a tradition. I'm going to look up Chesapeake and Maine and we will definitely consider it. My girlfriend is insisting that we go back to Dogfish Head for lunch and beers the first day of our trip, but as we're staying three nights this time, we should have a chance to check out Chesapeake and Maine. I know I mentioned the Oyster House to you multiple times before, but if you have never been, please, you need to go. I can't recommend it enough. Their sister restaurant, the Blue Hen (also in Rehoboth), is excellent as well.
     
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