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Offline Trottier

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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2017, 11:37:02 AM »
That sounds delicious Dave. Gonna try this asap. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2017, 12:23:38 PM »
cheap american cheese

So barbaric!   why go through all this and use shitty american cheese?

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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2017, 04:15:01 PM »
So barbaric!   why go through all this and use shitty american cheese?
Likely for two reasons.  1) The way it melts.  2) It's the closest to what the chain places actually use.
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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2017, 09:19:57 AM »
So barbaric!   why go through all this and use shitty american cheese?
Likely for two reasons.  1) The way it melts.  2) It's the closest to what the chain places actually use.

Exactly.  When i want a fancy burger, I use fancy cheese and a bakery bun.  That's what I normally do, this just scratches a different itch.

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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2017, 02:51:18 PM »
Exactly.  When i want a fancy burger, I use fancy cheese and a bakery bun.  That's what I normally do, this just scratches a different itch.

At least use good american cheese!

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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2017, 04:18:14 PM »
At least use good american cheese!

There is no good american cheese. American cheese isn't even cheese. That's a solid way to kill a perfectly good burger.

That said, as Dave proposed, if your craving is something different it may serve. I also tend to prefer garbage hot dogs to gourmet hot dogs.. So its all situational.
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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2017, 07:46:13 AM »
There is no good american cheese. American cheese isn't even cheese. That's a solid way to kill a perfectly good burger.

That said, as Dave proposed, if your craving is something different it may serve. I also tend to prefer garbage hot dogs to gourmet hot dogs.. So its all situational.

Yes, I think that most "American" cheese is called cheese "product".

My go-to "fancy burger" is:
-Ground chuck cooked in bacon grease (patty made with Adobo seasoning, black pepper, egg, cilantro)
-Mozzarella or swiss cheese
-Mushrooms & Onions (sauteed with bacon greaset, pepper, worcestershire sauce)
-Toasted Potato Roll or Pretzel Roll
-whole-seed style mustard on bottom bun

Disclaimer: bacon grease is bad for you, but I'm lazy so it adds salt without me having to salt stuff separately.

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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2017, 11:39:32 AM »
Yes, I think that most "American" cheese is called cheese "product".

If you ever try the expensive Kraft slices or from the Deli,  it is far better than the cheap sliced american cheese.   Definitely worth it.

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Disclaimer: bacon grease is bad for you, but I'm lazy so it adds salt without me having to salt stuff separately.

/r/keto will disagree with you.

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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2017, 03:03:43 PM »
If I've got the time, I like shredded Cheddar mixed with cream cheese to top a burger.  Even better if I can top one with a couple jalapeno poppers.

Here and there good old American cheese fits just fine.
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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2017, 06:28:52 PM »
I have a press for making stuffed burgers, much fun.
Burgers of ground chuck, egg, salt, pepper, oats or breadcrumbs... Sometimes finely chopped bacon mixed in

Sautee mushrooms, onions, diced garlic lightly
Fill burger with above and choice of cheese depending on what i have... Swiss, goat, feta (if feta try replacing onions with chopped spinach), sharp cheddar, etc
Toppings depend on cheese choice too.

I'm with Dave, if it's gonna have mustard it better be coarse and gritty, none of that runny bright yellow shit
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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2017, 07:21:25 AM »
I like the shredded + cream cheese idea.  There is a use for the bright yellow garbage mustard on cheap hot dogs, and seared into the patty for that authentic In-n-out Animal Style burger.  T minus 1 day until I fly out west for the real thing.   8-)

If you ever try the expensive Kraft slices or from the Deli,  it is far better than the cheap sliced american cheese.   Definitely worth it.

/r/keto will disagree with you.

When I go fancy, I haven't typically done "good american", but I'll remember that for next time. 

Does keto really endorse bacon grease as the food lube of choice?

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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2017, 10:07:31 AM »
On hot dogs I'm usually more of a ketchup and raw onion kinda guy
But occasionally sauerkraut and mustard, but again, it's gotta be good mustard for me
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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2017, 08:50:25 AM »
I'm with Dave, if it's gonna have mustard it better be coarse and gritty, none of that runny bright yellow shit
Doesn't have to be coarse and gritty, but definitely spicy and brown.  Preferably sharing a name with a Polish hero of the American Revolution. 
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Re: Any food nerds ?
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 08:06:35 AM »
Does keto really endorse bacon grease as the food lube of choice?

Some of them literally save the bacon grease to cook with at a later date. 
Some of them believe that is a bit extreme and mostly choose healthy cooking oils and don't shy away from eating bacon and/or meat fat

I guess I'd fall into the latter category,  but if you want to get into that discussion we can start a Keto thread
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