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Foods I made recently and the results

1. Mayonnaise - I don't know when I had a change of heart on mayo, but I've gotten where it is now my condiment of choice. I decided to make my own tonight because I needed some to put on salmon I was baking. I used the recipe in How to Cook Everything except I didn't have any dry mustard to put in. I also added garlic to make it an aioli. Oddly, it came out tasting like thin hummus (probably due to the fact that it contained oil, lemon juice, and garlic) but it wasn't bad. I think I may use vinegar/water next time instead of lemon. It was just too lemony for what I expect from mayonnaise. Also, next time I will use the food processor as the blender seems incapable of grinding up even a couple of cloves of garlic.

2. Zucchini chips - I don't try not to eat potato chips anymore, but I still like to have something to dip into other things. Zucchini chips seemed like a good substitute. I just haven't quite figured out the best way to make them. I've read that they do well in a dehydrator, but I do not have one. So far I have tried sauteeing (which actually worked pretty well - they were nice and crispy) and broiling (the results weren't worth salvaging).

3. Asparagus "fries" - Basically, just roast asparagus within an inch of its life so it's crispy on the outside. It's my new favorite thing.

4. "Bread" made with coconut flour - A disaster and not even that tasty. Plus it gave me heart palpitations the same as regular bread so really, what's the point? At the very least it was an important lesson learned in making ersatz food items. Next time I will just make the real thing and not waste the eggs (which separated themselves from the mixture and sunk to the bottom of the pan).

5. Fried chicken - This is where the remainder of the coconut flour is going to go from now on. After one accidental burning (had the temp too high), everything since has been golden. I'm hesitant to use my lard stores for anything else.


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Mar. 1st, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
roasted asparagus is delicious. and so are roasted brussels sprouts, though I suppose those are not really in season.
Mar. 2nd, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
brussels sprouts are always in season in my heart
Mar. 1st, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Now that you have fried chicken, it is time to apply that technology where god intended. Chicken fried steak.
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