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Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #175: March 02, 2015, 01:14:12 PM »
Baking sheet meatloaf works great.I tend to put in an extra egg to help keep it from
cracking apart

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #176: March 02, 2015, 02:35:30 PM »
Speaking of Alton Brown, anyone ever try his oven method for making hard cooked eggs?

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #177: March 02, 2015, 04:43:42 PM »
My wife and I are big AB fans and she hard boils eggs constantly. I can ask her to try it at some point and report.  That said, is there a reason why he does it? Water seems to get the job done.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #178: March 02, 2015, 04:50:30 PM »
Taste, but also easier for large batches

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #179: March 02, 2015, 04:58:15 PM »
We usually by the Costco egg pallets. Four dozen in a pack. She'll often hard boil a dozen for her and the kids to snack on so it should be easy to get a test done.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #180: March 02, 2015, 05:34:42 PM »
Supposedly makes for a creamier texture as well.  :shrug:


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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #181: March 02, 2015, 07:22:19 PM »
I use the microwave and with this hard boiled egg device, it's easy

http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-Microwave-Egg-Boiler/dp/B0007M2BN0

Speaking of Alton Brown, anyone ever try his oven method for making hard cooked eggs?

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #182: March 02, 2015, 07:40:54 PM »
I have one, works well when you only need 4 eggs.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #184: March 02, 2015, 09:35:55 PM »
Baking sheet meatloaf works great.I tend to put in an extra egg to help keep it from
cracking apart

Hmmm. I've cooked meatloaf outside on the grill in the past, and it was great because the grease burned away and I didn't have to clean up, but I've stopped doing it as my recipe evolved due to fear of it falling apart and collapsing through the grill grate. Does an extra egg make that much of a difference?

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« Reply #185: March 02, 2015, 10:13:08 PM »
Hmmm. I've cooked meatloaf outside on the grill in the past, and it was great because the grease burned away and I didn't have to clean up, but I've stopped doing it as my recipe evolved due to fear of it falling apart and collapsing through the grill grate. Does an extra egg make that much of a difference?

Egg is the binder in most meatloafs, for my recipe, it really helps. I started doing it when I tried smoking meatloaf (which is really good) and it seems to help in the oven to. I put a pan under it to smoke though

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #186: March 02, 2015, 10:14:01 PM »
Holy crap that grill must have been a serious blaze with as much grease that comes out of a decent sized meatloaf :shock:

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #187: March 02, 2015, 10:24:31 PM »
I'm guessing he turns off the burner directly under the loaf. My smoker has the grates pretty separated from the firebox, so no flare-ups

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #188: March 03, 2015, 07:18:34 AM »
Hmmm. I've cooked meatloaf outside on the grill in the past, and it was great because the grease burned away and I didn't have to clean up, but I've stopped doing it as my recipe evolved due to fear of it falling apart and collapsing through the grill grate. Does an extra egg make that much of a difference?

When the missus does fancy stuff like that on the grill, she uses a metal type meshing over the grating.    It lets the meat/whatever cook so that nothing falls into the grill (bricks) and the grease runs off.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #190: March 03, 2015, 07:44:41 AM »
I'm guessing he turns off the burner directly under the loaf. My smoker has the grates pretty separated from the firebox, so no flare-ups

Exactly. When I do meatloaf in the oven, I have the oven set to 350, so when I did it on the grill I turned off the center burner and set the front and rear burners to medium so as to regulate the heat as close to 350 as possible.

I use one egg when I make it....will have to try using two next time to see if it makes a difference.

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« Reply #191: March 03, 2015, 12:35:03 PM »
When the missus does fancy stuff like that on the grill, she uses a metal type meshing over the grating.    It lets the meat/whatever cook so that nothing falls into the grill (bricks) and the grease runs off.

We got a Lodge cast iron grill grate... very tight spacing. Would work great for meat loaf, fish, etc., and you get the grill grate sear marks.

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Logic-Pre-Seasoned-Barbecue-Grill/dp/B00063RXLU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425404077&sr=8-1&keywords=lodge+cast+iron+grill+grate



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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #192: March 03, 2015, 12:53:11 PM »
The ace hardware near me has cast iron grates for steak- the things are two inches high with thick grates, the look like they could hold a lot of heat for searing

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #193: March 03, 2015, 12:56:25 PM »
We got a Lodge cast iron grill grate... very tight spacing. Would work great for meat loaf, fish, etc., and you get the grill grate sear marks.

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Logic-Pre-Seasoned-Barbecue-Grill/dp/B00063RXLU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425404077&sr=8-1&keywords=lodge+cast+iron+grill+grate




I think some of the missus' concoctions would fall between the slots.    She uses a meshing for all the stuff she cooks   ....   meatloaf, veggies, kabobs, fish  ....

Looks more like this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DU1APUG/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=1944687542&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00BEYU5GU&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=01TW77D2D27N26Z6TWNJ

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #194: March 03, 2015, 08:49:40 PM »
I have a device that looks like this:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/cuisinart-12-inch-x-16-inch-grilling-platter/1016764590?mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_serveware_&adpos=1o3&creative=39230274949&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CMCW0IaYjMQCFZMkgQodJ2cAUw

It's enameled so clean up isn't a pain in the ass. Does veggies if you want to deplete the ozone.

We have two in case one sits outside for 2 weeks before I notice and the salmon skins need to be brillo pad removed.   

But yeah, fish and veggies work well on those.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #195: March 03, 2015, 09:02:11 PM »
I think some of the missus' concoctions would fall between the slots.   

I still can't figure out what happened with that failed polenta that time, melted through the grates.    :hang:


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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it (2015)
« Reply #198: March 05, 2015, 12:07:31 PM »
Heading out now to a local Japanese restaurant. Gonna write it up for the Dallas Observer. This marks my first-ever assignment as a food critic. 8)
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How fun Houston! Post the link to your review!

In case any of y'all ever need Japanese food in Irving, Texas
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2015/03/ramen_maki_boy_irving.php

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« Reply #199: March 05, 2015, 12:27:14 PM »
In case any of y'all ever need Japanese food in Irving, Texas
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2015/03/ramen_maki_boy_irving.php

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and the restaurant speakers loudly blare a Zumba workout playlist

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I hate Japanese food but this review made me laugh several times, good job houston!