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by el Ducko
Fri Oct 17, 2014 17:28
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Masterbuilt Electric Smokers
Replies: 5
Views: 9516

Jan, I have the low-end Masterbuilt propane-fired unit, and a low-end electric Masterbuilt (actually three of `em, because they don`t work very well). I couldn`t get the propane unit to fire below 225 degF, so I bought a controller (off-and-on, so-called "bang-bang" controller) and hot plate. These ...
by el Ducko
Fri Oct 10, 2014 17:16
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: "Disclaimer Container" - Where Did My Post Go?
Replies: 325
Views: 108285

cryptic

Thanks for the sentiment. ...been away. It's migratory season. (Ducks DO that, ya know.) We've been to Colombia, Miami, North Carolina, Texas (twice), Colorado, Arkansas... WooHoo! ...makes my head spin. So lock your door at night, Kiddies. ...might just show up at the back entrance, looking for a h...
by el Ducko
Wed Oct 01, 2014 17:11
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: I am still about
Replies: 15
Views: 9880

Please don't take this as "one-upmanship," but we just returned from visiting Sister-in-Law's property in Colorado. A year and a half after the Black Forest fire, they are just now able to cut down ten acres of dead trees so they won't fall on anyone and kill 'em. They hauled the logs off last week....
by el Ducko
Mon Sep 22, 2014 16:13
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: Gumbo
Replies: 39
Views: 30979

Duck Family "Catch-All" Gumbo Recipe "What's caught goes into the pot" Digging around in my collection of recipes... (oof!) ... over here... (unh!) ... behind the stack (crash!) ... of cast iron pots... (Ow!) ... All decent gumbo recipes, all of 'em, start with a roux , 2/3 cup of oil and 2/3 cup f...
by el Ducko
Sun Sep 21, 2014 14:15
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: Gumbo
Replies: 39
Views: 30979

Southeast Arkansas, west of Dermott. ...the fabulous "Tri-Cities" area (Dermott, Wilmot, and McGehee) nearby.
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by el Ducko
Sun Sep 21, 2014 14:05
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Chorizo (Mexican style)
Replies: 22
Views: 19734

Re: [USA] Chorizo (Mexican style)

Darwin wrote:...but not real fond of the protein they usually use.
Yup! Sometimes ya don't wanna know. ...but when you DO, it's a good idea to make yer own.
Duk
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by el Ducko
Sun Sep 21, 2014 03:35
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Preparing For Winter
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

Hey, Phil- - looks like, this coming summer, WE will have to pay YOU a visit. You'll have such an inventory of good things to eat that you won't want to leave home.

...but we'll bring the smoked brisket.
Duk
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by el Ducko
Sun Sep 21, 2014 03:32
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Crawfish Sausage - Worth Visiting New Orleans For
Replies: 5
Views: 3342

Thanks. Looks like it's interchangeable with the salt pork or ham hocks that we've always used. It'll be fun to try, though.
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by el Ducko
Sun Sep 21, 2014 03:26
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: Gumbo
Replies: 39
Views: 30979

Hmmm.... I don't see any of the "Cajun Holy Trinity," onion + bell pepper + celery. ...and that orange color in the roux, is that...PAPRIKA??? Yikes! :shock: As they say on the banks of Bayou Bartholomew, where I grew up, "You ain't from around heah, are yuh, Boy?" (...more of a statement than a que...
by el Ducko
Sat Sep 20, 2014 13:55
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: Gumbo
Replies: 39
Views: 30979

The best recipes for gumbo start with "First, you make a roux." I've used the recipe in Paul Prudehomme's first cookbook for years, although I vary what's in it quite a bit. One time at a beach rental, we had an extra ingredient: if you cook with a high smoke point oil, it's possible to melt the pla...
by el Ducko
Sat Sep 20, 2014 13:49
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Crawfish Sausage - Worth Visiting New Orleans For
Replies: 5
Views: 3342

Crawfish sausage for sure. I can always wear some of the drippings on my shirt so who needs a tourist shirt? My grandsons and I maintain that "If it's good enough to eat, it's good enough to wear." The area along Frenchmen Street is becoming what the French Quarter used to be, fifty (or more!) year...
by el Ducko
Fri Sep 19, 2014 05:44
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Crawfish Sausage - Worth Visiting New Orleans For
Replies: 5
Views: 3342

Crawfish Sausage - Worth Visiting New Orleans For

Crawfish Sausage - Worth Visiting New Orleans For Hopefully you have visited New Orleans at least once in your life. It seems to be considered a right of passage for college kids at Mardi Gras time. During football season... well, we probably shouldn`t go there, this year. For the rest of us, howev...
by el Ducko
Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:24
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Seasoning Cast Iron
Replies: 11
Views: 6218

Re: Seasoning Cast Iron

If any of you are into cooking in cast iron pots/ovens here is a good article on seasoning them with flax seed oil. Flax seed oil and seasoning cast iron. Good article, despite the error on nitrates in bacon: ...many people substitute bacon drippings, but this is a bad idea. If it`s conventional ba...
by el Ducko
Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:05
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Project KB (For Beginners)
Replies: 261
Views: 67727

Re: sanitation

...A bottle of diluted bleach... handy wipes... ...great ideas! I'll do that immediately. My clean-freak friend would say that you should bleach-treat anything wooden, even after washing thoroughly. As for me, I ditched my wooden cutting board and bought a plastic one, plus some plastic spoons. Yes...
by el Ducko
Tue Sep 16, 2014 15:48
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: [USA] Peach Gelato with (or without) Sausages
Replies: 4
Views: 4360

sustainably fried foods

...they were recently taken over by Burger King. Well, there go the crullers, too. But soon, in yet another bid to support Corporate America, our congress will declare doughnuts a food pyramid in themselves- - fat, sugar, and flour. They can be the crowning touch to the current food pyramid: alcoho...