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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,759
    Seafood is awesome.
    I have cooked fish in a parchment  paper sack.  Really good.  Steams it and the flavors all mix.  
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,452
    Sweet, F Me.  Ginger, garlic, soy.  Scallions, bok choy.

    I AM DOING THIS.
  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,149
    hedonist said:
    It's good, gruff!  Not too much; just a bit brings a nice creaminess.
    Cream cheese in scrambled eggs doesn't sound right but something tells me it will be so good. Definitely trying it. 
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,508
    Is it hard to whip through evenly?
    Speaking of eggs, Gertie and Bertie both laid double yolkers this morning, so we had nice rich breakfast burritos.  Bacon, Cabot Seriously Sharp, diced Old German tomatoes, and Louisiana style hot sauce (homemade, of course) in a fluffy flour tortilla.

    Speaking of cream cheese, I had the munchies last night and my toasty brain said, "dip your Fritos in cream cheese"
    And it was good.
    And then saith the brain, "Add hot sauce"
    And it was gooder.

    I never thought to use it as a dip, only as a base for a more involved dip.
    The simplicity was remarkable and it surpassed my expectations.
    Old wifey poo looked at me like I was one toke over the line, but she tried it and was equally impressed.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,063
    Mid-morning snack of cashew, almond, and peanut mix.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 10,110
    rgambs said:
    Is it hard to whip through evenly?
    Speaking of eggs, Gertie and Bertie both laid double yolkers this morning, so we had nice rich breakfast burritos.  Bacon, Cabot Seriously Sharp, diced Old German tomatoes, and Louisiana style hot sauce (homemade, of course) in a fluffy flour tortilla.

    Speaking of cream cheese, I had the munchies last night and my toasty brain said, "dip your Fritos in cream cheese"
    And it was good.
    And then saith the brain, "Add hot sauce"
    And it was gooder.

    I never thought to use it as a dip, only as a base for a more involved dip.
    The simplicity was remarkable and it surpassed my expectations.
    Old wifey poo looked at me like I was one toke over the line, but she tried it and was equally impressed.
    OK since you said Fritos and Cream cheese as a dip, here you go. @rgambs

    Dried Beef Dip!!!

    Ingredients:

    (2) 8oz cream cheese
    (2) 2.5oz Hormel Dried Beef or equivalent
    (1) Tbsb Garlic Powder or more to taste
    20 shucks of Worcestershire sauce
    Bag of Fritos scoops

    Take cream cheese and put in bowl and let stand and soften.
    Put Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder on cream cheese while it softens.
    While cream cheese is marinating chop up dried beef very finely.  The finer the better.

    When cream cheese is manageable/spreadable mix in the bowl then add dried beef in portions.  Don't throw it all in at once.

    After you are done mixing take a Fritos scoop and taste test.  See if you need a little more Worcestershire or garlic powder but you should be good.

    You can refrigerate after it sitting out but when you want to reuse it it should be left out again so you can spread it or you'll be breaking chips off in the dip.

    It may not sound appealing but it tastes amazing.  This wis always my go to dip to bring to parties or when I am entertaining.

    Please let me know if you try it!

    Christopher



  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,508
    I have to try that!

    Cream cheese and hot sauce are the primary components for a buffalo chicken dip, so I shouldn't have been surprised at how good it was.

    Dried beef and Worcestershire sauce would bring a very savory umami profile to the tangy cheese. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense.
    I'll bet you could practically win bets wagering on it being better than it sounds.
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  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,149
    hedonist said:
    I wish I liked truffles...but I don't =)

    I also wish my husband liked seafood as much as I.

    Have you ever cooked fish with the parchment paper method?  I keep meaning to try that.
    A guy I worked with told me he would cook fish in his dishwasher. 
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,452
    rgambs said:
    Is it hard to whip through evenly?
    Speaking of eggs, Gertie and Bertie both laid double yolkers this morning, so we had nice rich breakfast burritos.  Bacon, Cabot Seriously Sharp, diced Old German tomatoes, and Louisiana style hot sauce (homemade, of course) in a fluffy flour tortilla.

    Speaking of cream cheese, I had the munchies last night and my toasty brain said, "dip your Fritos in cream cheese"
    And it was good.
    And then saith the brain, "Add hot sauce"
    And it was gooder.

    I never thought to use it as a dip, only as a base for a more involved dip.
    The simplicity was remarkable and it surpassed my expectations.
    Old wifey poo looked at me like I was one toke over the line, but she tried it and was equally impressed.
    Holy yummo munchies, gambo!

    Cream cheese in eggs, either room-temp or the whipped variety.  I add it before whisking so I don't overdo that process.  And really, just a teaspoon or so for three eggs.

    RS, oy.

    (tempo, that sounds tasty if odd - yet I have no idea what dried beef is =) )

    Oh, and as to loogie-eggs, not a fan of that either.  Scrambled, soft yet firm.  Fried or over easy or even soft-boiled, no runny parts allowed.  Gives me the heebie-jeebies.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 24,495
    Dried beef as in beef jerky?
  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,149
    edited August 10
    I like the yolks to be soft and can be a little on the runny side (because I like soft-boiled and sunny side up eggs) but never the whites. No runny whites...yuck! 
    My husband will only eat scrambled eggs and they have to be cooked until every ounce of life has been choked out of them. He likes them all hard and crumbly, way overcooked. 
    I say ew, but to each his own.  
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 10,110
    Dried beef as in beef jerky?
    No no no no!!!!  That would be disastrous!

    Dried Beef as in Dried Beef!


    It really is a thing.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 10,110

  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,508
    I think he means the thin sliced dried beef you find in a jar by the Vienna sausages and sardines.
    I always wondered what use it had, figured it was something old timey.

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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 24,495
    I will have to look into this.  What is this used for?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 10,110
    I will have to look into this.  What is this used for?
    I have no other use for it than besides my dip, lol.

    My buddy's mom taught him the recipe so I'm sure dried beef is from a forgotten time.  My buddy was old enough to be my dad so his mom old enough to be my grandma so figure ww2 old?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 10,110
    Now because you all had me curious...

    https://www.pinterest.com/recipes/hormel-dried-beef/

    my dried beef dip is on there!
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 24,495
    I will have to look into this.  What is this used for?
    I have no other use for it than besides my dip, lol.

    My buddy's mom taught him the recipe so I'm sure dried beef is from a forgotten time.  My buddy was old enough to be my dad so his mom old enough to be my grandma so figure ww2 old?
    Interesting.  Learn something new everyday...
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,508
    They used to eat "chipped beef" in just about any way you can imagine.
    The more I think about it, the better this dip is sounding.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,452
    "Ground and formed"


    I could see it being used in the dip way though.  Also being used in Army rations during the aforementioned WWII.  I bet my dad ate some variety of it when he served!  Or maybe it was chipped beef (shit on a shingle).
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 10,110
    rgambs said:
    They used to eat "chipped beef" in just about any way you can imagine.
    The more I think about it, the better this dip is sounding.
    THAT"S RIGHT!  This was also called chipped beef!  Nice one!

    So now do we all know what dried beef is, lol?
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,452
    Similar trains of thought there, gambs =)
  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,149
    Chipped beef. :giggle:
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 24,495
    CREAM CHIPPED BEEF.  Oh, I get down with that.

    The place by me has a scallion and cream chipped beef waffle topping.  Amazing.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 10,110
    CREAM CHIPPED BEEF.  Oh, I get down with that.

    The place by me has a scallion and cream chipped beef waffle topping.  Amazing.
    My Mom made cream chipped beef in a soup form and called it S.O.S.  She's been dead for 30+ years or I'd ask her how to make it.
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,825
    tonight I have a date with simplicity.
    • a 4 pound, organic, whole chicken
    • a lemon
    • 5-6 garlic cloves
    • small amount of olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cast iron skillet
    • oven

    Doesn't get much easier and it is fucking grinding.  Cook a head of broccoli, some beans, and make a salad.

    Question for The Food Thread:
    What are some of the most basic, yet delicious, things you like to eat?
    Bread and olive oil.
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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,825
    mcgruff10 said:
    Nothing like coming home to a pot full of sauce and meatballs. 

    Yum!
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,508
    Ms. Haiku said:
    tonight I have a date with simplicity.
    • a 4 pound, organic, whole chicken
    • a lemon
    • 5-6 garlic cloves
    • small amount of olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cast iron skillet
    • oven

    Doesn't get much easier and it is fucking grinding.  Cook a head of broccoli, some beans, and make a salad.

    Question for The Food Thread:
    What are some of the most basic, yet delicious, things you like to eat?
    Bread and olive oil.
    A sliced tomato from the garden

    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 10,110
    rgambs said:
    Ms. Haiku said:
    tonight I have a date with simplicity.
    • a 4 pound, organic, whole chicken
    • a lemon
    • 5-6 garlic cloves
    • small amount of olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cast iron skillet
    • oven

    Doesn't get much easier and it is fucking grinding.  Cook a head of broccoli, some beans, and make a salad.

    Question for The Food Thread:
    What are some of the most basic, yet delicious, things you like to eat?
    Bread and olive oil.
    A sliced tomato from the garden

    Well at least take the basil from the garden and put it on top.
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