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Old 09-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #346
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V - looks wonderful!
What are hush puppies?
I could look it up, but I'd prefer to hear it from a real person

Chicken in BBQ sauce tonight.
With red rice and/ or roasted sweet potatoes (I'll have a bit of each, Mum doesn't like sweet potatoes much, Dad isn't fussy) and a side salad for greenery.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:41 AM   #347
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Home made pork and beans. YUM!!!
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #348
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Thanks, it was delicious.

Hush puppies are made from finely ground cornmeal and some savory spices. Spices, I don't know, the spicy kind? Actually, they're not spicy they're just tasty. I bought a pre made dry mix, these weren't from scratch. I added an egg and four tablespoons of water to make a very thick paste. I formed them into rough spheres about the size of golf balls. I flattened these slightly so I could have a definite top and bottom as I fried them in about half an inch of oil, not immersed as in a deep fryer. This let me more easily control the evenness of the cooking. Anyhow, they're fried up for a couple minutes and you can see them in the upper left corner of the first picture. They came out hot of course with a steaming interior. They are about two or three bites each. We served them with honey on the table and tartar sauce, but you could use butter or hot sauce or whatever you like. The taste (indeed the ingredients, especially the corn meal) is very similar to the fish fry coating. I made about ten of them and we had three left over for snacking later.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:41 PM   #349
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Looks good BigV! Now I want hush puppies.

I think I am having a BBQ chicken wrap
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:54 AM   #350
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I have cornmeal, egg, and I certainly have spices.
Do you think I could bake rather than fry?

They sound good.
Now I can justify looking up recipes.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:26 PM   #351
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Tonight:

Lamb Burgers with cucumber sauce and pickled red onions on top.

Asparagus in the oven with drizzled balsamic vinegar.

Orzo pasta.

Red wine.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:45 PM   #352
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I have cornmeal, egg, and I certainly have spices.
Do you think I could bake rather than fry?

They sound good.
Now I can justify looking up recipes.
No, I don't think you can bake hush puppies. Frying's kind of the point. You can make delicious cornbread by baking, different taste, different texture. Same corn, etc. Why wouldn't you fry them?
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:53 PM   #353
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I'm lousy at frying.
I don't know exactly what I do wrong, but I always seem to have too much oil, on too low a heat (so it gets absorbed and doesn't crisp) or too little (so it sticks) or too high a heat so it burns. And I can't work out what is wrong quickly enough to change it.

I just never learned to fry properly.
Yes, I blame Mum
Apparently Nanny Robinson (Dad's Mum) fried everything, which was common. So Mum set about converting him after they married.

To this day I can make a decent English breakfast, but not a fried one.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:41 PM   #354
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Last night we had something like a beef wellington, but with pork fillet instead, cause pork is cheap here at the moment.

I wrapped the fillet in bacon then fried it, then laid out the pastry and spread a desert plum and pepperberry jam over it. Then wrapped the cooled meat in it. Baked for about 30 mins. It was nice. I also served lightly steamed green veges with cheese sauce, and something I call a pumpkin puff, which didn't quite turn out how I was hoping, but pretty close. Basically it's just mashed pumpkin mixed up to a kind of batter with SR flour and baking powder with a bit of chicken stock, then into a pan to bake with cheese on the top. Oh, I folded a couple of whipped egg whites into it too. So almost a kind of souffle, but not quite.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:25 PM   #355
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To this day I can make a decent English breakfast, but not a fried one.
Oxymoron right there. It's not right without fried eggs and fried bread.....

(and how do you cook the tomatoes and mushrooms?)

I'll let you grill (broil) the meat, although over here that's apparently an anathema -the bacon must fry until it's so crispy it's a fire hazard....
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:13 AM   #356
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Grilled bacon & sausage, poached or scrambled egg (although I always have fried if someone else is cooking!), beans and toast. And a mug of tea.

I always ask for no mushroom or tomato if I am eating out and I can't stand fried bread.

You eat at my house, you get my version
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:21 AM   #357
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fried bread
Seriously, just bread that's fried? In a skillet, or deep fried? Plain, or buttered, dipped in something (eggs and milk would make it french toast in USA), or seasoned?
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:23 AM   #358
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See Spexx, in the UK they don't have the same kind of bread that we have. Theirs is made of ground beef and cheese.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:37 AM   #359
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Seriously, plain bread, in a skillet, and the oil is traditionally the leftover from the bacon.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:09 AM   #360
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Seriously, plain bread, in a skillet, and the oil is traditionally the leftover from the bacon.
Well that's ok, then.
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