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Old 08-19-2018, 07:58 PM   #1
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Cooking Skills I Used Today

The food does not matter, the tools do not matter, what matters is: What skills you used to create your meals today. Did you braise, did you boil, did you fry, did you learn a new skill to cook your meals today? Knife skills, new way of cooking and your tried and true skills.



My skills today:
Frying an egg
Boiling water
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:00 PM   #2
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So far today, I used my skills of putting lunch meat and cheese on a bun. Oh, and I spread mayo on the bun.

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Old 08-19-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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Paring knife skills-halve and pit cherries, baking-clafoutis and tater tots, making a charcoal fire, smoking-pork chops.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:33 PM   #4
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Went out for my birthday ( even though its in 2 months) so the only skill I used was ordering dinner. Although, I did pack some cukes for future pickling.

Tomorrow shall be a more skillful day, as Ill be cooking for the rest of the week.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:36 PM   #5
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I make creamy tomatoe sauce to go with my fettucine pasta. While out with my sons family recently I tried a different sauce without tomatoes as a base so I fried to replicate it. It uses cornflour as a thickener, so getting it right required all my judgement. It was nice and creamy and I got great reports. I'll definitely be doing it again. Served with my garlic bread and followed by chocolate brownie, my granddaughters fave.

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Old 08-19-2018, 08:46 PM   #6
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Went out for my birthday ( even though its in 2 months) so the only skill I used was ordering dinner. Although, I did pack some cukes for future pickling.

Tomorrow shall be a more skillful day, as Ill be cooking for the rest of the week.

Food preservation skills count.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:51 PM   #7
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I have yet to perfect a Pork Chop!

I'm trying this method:

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-coo...-kitchn-194257

... I'll report back later how it all went.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:58 PM   #8
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I have yet to perfect a Pork Chop!

I'm trying this method:

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-coo...-kitchn-194257

... I'll report back later how it all went.
Should be good. Brining works wonders. Don't hesitate to use your instant read thermometer so it doesn't overcook. Internal temperature 140ºF.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:28 PM   #9
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Beat eggs, grated cheese, peeled peaches, cleaned shrimp, battered and deep fried said shrimp, cut and boiled potatoes, whisked dressing/dip, chopped chilies,
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:42 PM   #10
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I have yet to perfect a Pork Chop!

I'm trying this method:

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-coo...-kitchn-194257

... I'll report back later how it all went.

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I think I can do better...
I didn't take a photo of what I really found as the different technique to me anyways, was using my CastIron Skillet, heated up in a 400 degree oven and searing one side of the chop and tossing into the hot oven for 6-10 minutes.
I should have started temping those cuties earlier. Just a touch over done on the outside edges, mainly `cuz they were not evenly butchered.
I'll get it done, I'm bound and determined to make the perfect Pork Chop
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