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Old 11-12-2017, 03:42 PM
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Duck fat tips.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:24 AM
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:03 PM
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Collard Greens. Very few people buy it. It's mostly black people I've noticed. Isn't that normally a southern thing? Do you use them in salad?
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:00 AM
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Collard greens are for long braises. Start with bacon (or ham hock if you can find it), braise your greens for a few hours, add white beans, top with hot sauce.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:03 AM
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They're great for slow cooking too. Really similar to kale.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:31 AM
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The smell and flavor are totally outside mainstream white cuisine. I've seen white midwesterners driven out of the house by a simmering pot of collards.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:49 AM
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I forget the exact recipe I used to use, but fixing quick cooked greens went something like: cook some chopped bacon in a skillet, remove the meat, leave the fat, add water and cider vinegar with a little sugar and a dash of salt to the pan, heat that until it's simmering, add greens, stir, cover and let them cook until they wilt. Put the cooked bacon back in, eat with some hot sauce on top.

For me the keys were the meat and the vinegar, so they taste like something, and not cooking them too long, because they can easily cook down into green mush with no texture. Instead of bacon you can use fatback, pork belly, tasso ham, other good stuff like that.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:52 AM
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Acids like vinegar are absolutely key when working with greens, definitely. I prefer to use ham hock (aka pork knuckle) but I just found a recipe that used smoked dark meat turkey. That sounds like a good choice for someone who shouldn't eat pork.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:30 PM
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I have never thought of smoked turkey with collard greens, but man does that sound good.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:59 AM
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Sure, anything that gets some salt, fat, protein, and meaty flavor in there.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:23 PM
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My next idea is to stir fry some greens (likely bok choy) with the fat and serve it as a side, but I'll probably have a bunch of fat left over. I saw some recipes suggesting I pan fry potatoes, which sounds amazing, but for some reason potatoes are relatively expensive here. Any other ideas? I'd also be open to any other suggestions besides pan frying, but I only have access to a toaster oven and electric range.
how are potatoes expensive anywhere

what nightmare hellscape do you live in where potatoes are expensive
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:16 PM
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how are potatoes expensive anywhere

what nightmare hellscape do you live in where potatoes are expensive
Is Rufferto a time traveler from mid-1800s Ireland?
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:45 AM
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Oops, totally forgot about this thread.

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how are potatoes expensive anywhere

what nightmare hellscape do you live in where potatoes are expensive
I live in hell China

(Potatoes aren't that expensive here, they're just expensive relative to all the amount of other foods I could get instead. They're also sold individually, so no 10lb sacks of potatoes for 3 bucks like back in California or however much.)
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:35 PM
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I just discovered a whole pile of frozen spinach in my freezer. What should I make with it?
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:43 PM
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I just discovered a whole pile of frozen spinach in my freezer. What should I make with it?
If you eat dairy/eggs, make quiche. Good for any meal, hot or cold.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:53 PM
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slice up a red onion. get some croutons. vinaigrette. spinach salad.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:43 PM
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slice up a red onion. get some croutons. vinaigrette. spinach salad.
All the cell walls have busted from freezing. It'll never be crisp, like you want in a salad.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:09 PM
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Spanakopita?
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:21 PM
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All the cell walls have busted from freezing. It'll never be crisp, like you want in a salad.
oh right, missed that it was specifically frozen. ignore my previous post.

spanakopita is a great suggestion though!!
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Thirding this, and wishing I had the ingredients handy for one myself.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:36 AM
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I was also going to say spanakopita before seeing that everyone else already had, and this despite the fact that I don't really care for it (not a fan of phyllo dough, and yes this includes baklava).
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:37 PM
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I was also going to say spanakopita before seeing that everyone else already had, and this despite the fact that I don't really care for it (not a fan of phyllo dough, and yes this includes baklava).
It's thin and crispy though.
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I mean you can also take all those same ingredients sans the phyllo
(i.e., spinach, onion, garlic, feta, parsley) and have a great set of pizza toppings. Got any pine nuts?
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We made a friend's mulled wine recipe at home and while very tasty it's left us with almost an entire bottle of very cheap brandy. We tried it in a couple cocktails and the cheapness is obvious so I think we need to do something else with it.

Any good recipes using brandy? Ideally more than just desserts but those are welcome too!

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Old 02-10-2018, 06:28 PM
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I got some saffron as a gift but it's so outside my price range I have virtually no experience with it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:33 AM
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We made a friend's mulled wine recipe at home and while very tasty it's left us with almost an entire bottle of very cheap brandy. We tried it in a couple cocktails and the cheapness is obvious so I think we need to do something else with it.

Any good recipes using brandy? Ideally more than just desserts but those are welcome too!
Hot toddy?

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I got some saffron as a gift but it's so outside my price range I have virtually no experience with it.
Getting the Most from a Pinch of Saffron
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:34 PM
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Hot toddy?
Huh, my family's recipe for Hot Toddy/Tom and Jerry recipes were always whiskey or rum, but I can see brandy working. Good idea!
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:45 PM
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Huh, my family's recipe for Hot Toddy/Tom and Jerry recipes were always whiskey or rum, but I can see brandy working. Good idea!
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