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Best gumbo I’ve made. Roux was some bacon dripping plus Kroger duck fat in a jar (???!!) 1c to 1c flour. 45 minutes cook to dark caramel not quite mocha. Tons of aromatics - 2 onions, 2 bell peppers, 2 jalapeños, 4celery ribs, 1 head garlic. Had real chicken stock this time. Chicken, andouille, and lump crab. Frozen okra (it’s better). No file. Add bacon back at the end.

My cayenne powder was basically flavorless so added seeds from peppers to get more heat. It’s really good. The fat does matter. The chicken stock does matter.

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A cup of fat/flour??? That's a fuckton roux.
what does "no file" mean?
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Remember that dark roux don't actually thicken very much. They're there at least as much for flavor.

And one of the traditional ways to thicken gumbo is with filé powder. (It's basically an okra substitute if I recall correctly.)

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File powder is ground sassafrass leaves. It’s a thickener. One of the gumbo categorizations is okra type vs file type.

I find it hard to make gumbo in small batches due to the time it takes to build a dark roux. I want fat in some amount of depth so it can be stirred and not burn flour over the course of 40 mins

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JasonL wrote:
20 Jan 2020, 08:18
File powder is ground sassafrass leaves. It’s a thickener. One of the gumbo categorizations is okra type vs file type.

I find it hard to make gumbo in small batches due to the time it takes to build a dark roux. I want fat in some amount of depth so it can be stirred and not burn flour over the course of 40 mins
I sometimes add okra to green chili as a thickener, which is SUPER not traditional but the flavor works so I still do it sometimes, if I don't want to use masa or harina.
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Did that guy boil his steak? Fuck dude, just go vegan at that point.
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I thought it might be like pork or something? Please?

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Based on the color, it could have been sous vide, but based on the stringiness in the picture, it looks like just overcooked shoe leather.
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Even if that's pork, it looks overdone.
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looks like chuck roast. definitely overcooked.
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Yeah sous vide at 212 maybe

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He's completely unapologetic about it in subsequent comments, claims it was tender, but might also be trolling.
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Yorkshire pudding is delicious but damn if I'd trust that guy to make it.

Except... they and gravy both include lots of plant-based ingredients, so once again you're coming up short of an all-meat diet there pal.
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I feel bad for the guy now. He's British this is punching down.

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I mean christ even if they like well done you could at least put a fucking sear on it. Only the inside is supposed to be grey and lifeless in well done, not the outside, too.
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British cuisine has come a long way, but they still like to ruin their steaks.
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I did laugh at the comment that said, "British people eat steak like they're in prison"
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I redid that apple-bacon bake with more apples and bacon than the first time. I made it with "jazz" apples (the only variety available in that store which were listed as being "good for baking") -- whoa, jazz apples are really tasty. (After putting the chopped-up bits of raw apple on the bottom of the baking dish, I had maybe half an apple's worth left in the bowl, which I ate rather than throw away -- yeah, worlds better than any breed of apple with the misleading word "delicious" in its name.)

Also, the apple bake was very tasty with enough apples chopped small enough to get some in every bite.
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Someone on twitter was talking up Cosmic Crisp apples the other day.

I saw them at the grocery and bought one. It was really super good! Unfortunately it was like four dollars for an apple. But it was really good!

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Jadagul wrote:
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Someone on twitter was talking up Cosmic Crisp apples the other day.

I saw them at the grocery and bought one. It was really super good! Unfortunately it was like four dollars for an apple. But it was really good!
I'm interested in trying them. We'll see if the price comes down, because it's supposed to be significantly more hardy than Honeycrisp, but right now it's new.

I also found that I like Pazazz apples this past fall. They sold out pretty fast, tho.
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We're strictly Fuji.
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Highway wrote:
22 Jan 2020, 17:47
Jadagul wrote:
22 Jan 2020, 17:00
Someone on twitter was talking up Cosmic Crisp apples the other day.

I saw them at the grocery and bought one. It was really super good! Unfortunately it was like four dollars for an apple. But it was really good!
I'm interested in trying them. We'll see if the price comes down, because it's supposed to be significantly more hardy than Honeycrisp, but right now it's new.

I also found that I like Pazazz apples this past fall. They sold out pretty fast, tho.
Yeah. I figured four dollars for curiosity was reasonable---I pay more than that for a drink often enough---but I don't know that I want to be eating one every day at that price.

But if they drop a couple dollars I will keep them stocked all the damn time.

(I actually got mine for $2 because they couldn't find it in the system and just charged it as "an apple" even though I told them they were undercharging me. But I'm not going to try to exploit that.)

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Good video on Marco Pierre White.

https://youtu.be/RykewR-BdzA
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Last night the special at our Mexican restaurant was Cow Tongue Tacos.
They were fine.
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