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Re: Cooking Experiments!

Postby Astrogirl » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:02 pm

We are also making cookies today.
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Re: Cooking Experiments!

Postby Muntic0re » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:41 pm

once i decided to make something from Japanese cuisine, it was a huge mistake, it was salty and sweet and something unbearable
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Re: Cooking Experiments!

Postby Muntic0re » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:32 pm

all my cooking experiments look like disasters
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Re: Cooking Experiments!

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:26 am

Mayonnaise instead of butter for the outside of grilled cheese.

I had never heard of this until perusing Anthony Bourdain's cookbook (a birthday gift from my parents). I was immediately intrigued. Doubly so since he referenced Gabrielle Hamilton* as his introduction to this idea.
Since discovering this and talking to a number of people, apparently it's not as unique an idea as I surmised.
Either way I love it.
Because mayonnaise is oil-based (rather than fat-based) it slows the cooking time enough to even the cheese-melting/bread-frying ratio. Which means you don't have to meticulously hover over the pan to get a well-melted, well-fried piece of grilled cheese.**
There are other benefits, too. The sandwich tends to be softer (lower temp) and it tastes vaguely egg-y. And I don't terribly like eggs, but I still see this as a pro. That's how vague the egg-y taste is.
It's maybe the best cooking tip I've happened upon in quite some time.

*I own both Bourdain's and Hamilton's autobiographies. They represent about 1/3 of the autobiographies I own. Stephen Fry represents another third.
** I recognize that if you are using processed American cheese, this isn't an issue. I love me some processed grilled-cheese but processed American cheese is surprisingly expensive, especially for a single-person household.
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Re: Cooking Experiments!

Postby Apocalyptus » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:39 am

Yes I've done that before, with some leftover challah bread, which made a super delicious toasted cheese sandwich.
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