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One problem plaguing a lot of people these days, especially burgers like myself, is that many people eat out at restaurants too much instead of preparing home cooked meals. Eating out is frequently both more expensive and less healthy for you than a home cooked meal. Furthermore, many people live with a limited library of meals that they know how to prepare and don't realize the culinary possibilities that are right in front of them.

The purpose of this thread is to try to break that habit of eating out and to make cooking at home become the norm in our lives. Please share meal ideas and how to prepare them here. All meals are welcome, although preferably we should post meals that are easy to prepare so that novice cooks will not be intimidated by the prospect of preparing them for themselves. Even simple sandwiches are fair game. Sometimes that may mean cutting corners with pre-made mixes instead of preparing everything from scratch.

Remember that the goal isn't necessarily to post the most inexpensive meals or the healthiest meals, although those meals are certainly very welcome. The goal is to encourage people to dust off their kitchen appliances and flex their atrophied cooking muscles. I realize that this opens the door to culinary nightmares like /tg/'s infamous meat-bread, but so be it. Let's get cooking!
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Then reduce the sauce to a level consistancy and taste.
Finally to finish these bitches off right and proper, take the brats from the microwave and place them in a bowl with the sauce mixture. You'll want to set a bbq to ~350 to preheat. Once that's ready, open the top, drop the temperature to about 200deg with indirect heat. Swirl the brats in the sauce, and then place them on. You'll only need about 5 minutes, as you'll just be drying and crisping thg e bratwurst casing with the sauce.
Pic 4 is finished, and pic 5 is the end result. I opted to garnish with sauerkraut and drrizzle a little bit of the sauce along the rim, and I find that the bun soaks up just enough with a dab or two. And yes, I put sauerkraut on it this time. It doesnt work as well with 'standard' (previous iterations) of beer brats, but it worked oh so well with this one.

So there you have it; triple-reduction, evolved beer bratwurst
>Pink spatula
What's the song in the background?
It looks nice.
What do they smell like and do they taste burned or were they fine?
Iirc Seven Deadly Sins was playing in the background. Also, it looks pink cuz lighting, but its red.

As for the sauce, yes. You could taste the charred flavor before adding cream, and still a bit after adding the cream. This is why I opted to use sauerkraut to mask the bitterness of the burn flavor. It worked great, but again I dont know how it will taste without burning the sauce. It could be that the flavor profile is boosted by the unintentional burning, but then it could be that a better profile could be achieved by not burning. Can't say until I run another experiment. And even then, theres an endless spectrum of possible flavors to experiment with.
Hot chocolate without soy
I don't know where to put this but i'm going to share my recipe for hot chocolate here.

1.2-3 squares of 85% to 90% chocolate.(lindt is my favorite dark chocolate and i think it works great with this as well as it has no soy in it, you can use any chocolate you want but i think dark is best and i highly recommend you check if it has soy in the chocolate before you get it)
2. 1 tsp of brown sugar.
3. 2 - 3 mints. (about 1 mint per square of chocolate, also mint tastes nice with dark chocolate)
4. 1 tsp of coffee, (coffee is coffee but you know use your favorite preferably)
5. (optional) 2 tsp of either golden or maple syrup (gives it that sweet wood taste)
6. add water
7. then milk (about 50 ml - 100 ml)

This has been my personal favorite recipe for a long time and i hope you anons like it, i think it's better because it doesn't have soy in this recipe as opposed to the packaged shit which has soy
Celestia, give me wisdom to help these hamburgers... It's no wonder America is such a cancerous and fat country, you guys have no idea what is food and what isn't. I'll make a mega post trying my best to help you guys eat better, give me some hours. Here are my qualifications:
>Skinny until 18 yo, now 10% body fat and muscular enough.
>Cooked meals my whole life, put up muscle without supplements because I was eating real foods.
>I'm not chad, just regular non-hamburger.
Looking foward to the food lesson.
And speaking of food.
Homemade pizza.
Add more or less
616 grams bread flour
15 grams yeast
16-15 grams sugar
15 grams salt

About 2 cups of water
About 2 table spoons of olive oil

Second try
More flour (640, 480 bread flour, rest is double o)
14.5 grams yeast about the same (two packets)
Same sugar
Same salt

[Double o it's not as good as just king author flour]

So this try is more flour 700 grams of flour (all bread flour, pillsbury and white lily in half and half)
18 grams of sugar
42 grams of salt
Partially done in the machine.
Then hand kneeded and let rest for an hour ish.
[It's a little bit salty, but still great]

The sauce (whatever one you like, here's the one we did this time.
Tomato paste (table spoon)
Tomato sauce (half a can) both Contadina
Italian seasoning (fresh herbs taste great)
Basil (and basil from the garden dried.)
Half a can of V8
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Soy sauce just a sprinkle

The other sauce
Same thing except with fresh tomatoes from the garden, and no v8.
Leftover sauce in the freezer
Red chili flakes.
(Cooked in the pan, then blended, and put back on the stove top)

Oven with a pizza stone.
Heat to the highest it can get. 500 on whatever the pizza setting is. And warm up the stone till it's up to temperature.

The pizza dough this time is crisp. Works well with thin crusts and thick crusts.
The amount is for four portions.
Each pizza takes 10 minutes in the oven.
With breaks inbetween to have the pizza stone reheat (also to make the next pizza)
> When I say "not food", I mean that it is not good enough to be your main dish.
> Also, when I say "its not food" I mean that if you eat it as part of your daily diet you will probably die tomorrow, everything you ponies cooked here is better than the junk that comes in a bottle, but it doesn't mean it qualifies as a meal nor that it was good for your body.

Premade is as good as fast food. You probably ate enough salt for a whole week. Buy your fish in the market.
Also oil is not food, it's merely for cooking, use enough to wet the frying pan and no more.
Deep fried meat is not food. Just cook it.
Don't fry your rice, cook it. Else you will be drinking a shitton of oil, and oil is not food.
I do, just cook it and put it in the freezer, it doesn't lose value as long as it doesn't spoil. I usually freeze Rice, Beans, Pasta and (well) cooked meat. Heat it up with a pinch of water not oil.
Taco is not food, even if you cook it yourself. Get rid of the Seasoning (pure salt shit) and Tostada bowl (literal junk food) and eat what is left.
Cheese doesn't belong in your main meal;
Sour cream isn't food;
Guacamole isn't food;
Don't eat tacos, look at mexican's IQ to know why.
Based water drinker, but vinagrette is not food, I would avoid it unless it's cheat day. Also meat > vegs anyday anywhere
Bread is not food, white bread is pure junk carb. It will spike your insulin for 4 seconds and leave you hungry for 5 hours.
Bread is not food, get rid of that bread skin and eat the ingredients only. Also you can use half as much seasoning, seasoning isn't food. Get rid of the beer, beer is not food.
Cake is not food.
Cookies are not food. Make sure you put some eggs in the bread to make up for the fact that bread is not food.
Too much salt, DO NOT PUT SUGAR IF IS NOT DESERT, use biological fermentation instead of soda. Put some eggs instead to make up for the shit that is white flour. Bread is not food because wheat flour has literally negative nutritional value. It spikes your insulin for 4 seconds and leaves you hungry for 5 days.
Oil is not food, sugar is not food, salt is not food and flour is not food. It might be tasty but it will only spike your insulin for 4 seconds and make you hungry for 5 years. BREAD IS NOT FOOD, it can never be.
Funny enough I love bread.
Brazilian tip: Rice and Brown Beans for carbs, cow and chicken for proteins. Eggs too.
Lasagna is not food. meatloaf is not food. Just eat the fucking meat don't ruin it. There is no salvation for lasagna it is literal junk food.
Bread is not food. Even tho I love bread myself.
This is not dinner, this is junk food.
Fucking based
Mayo is a condiment, not food. Don't eat things that aren't food unless you are on cheat day.
Burger is shitmeat. Eat beef.
Sausage is shitmeat, Eat literally anything else. Bread is probably better than sausage, the only thing worse than sausage is a hotdog.
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Don't ruin chicken with nonfoods and shitloads of condiments, just eat the chicken.
I might as well just drink ocean water.
More salt them chicken, you can replace all the spice for the garlic powder.
Don't fry anything
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Don't fry shit. When you fry something are just eating oil, and oil is not food.
Just eat the corn.
Based as long as you don't drop 500g worth of salt there.
Literal junk food. But looking delicious, good job.
Off everything you listed only Onion, Tomato and Soy are food, and you know what they say about soy.
Don't put sugar unless it's desert.

I'm very sad with everypony's eating habits. Coming next I'll show you bois the base of Brazilian food, it's pretty cheap and easy to cook.
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Correction, this is based. Sorry.

Rice: Rice is cheap, good quality carbs. You eat rice if you are going to move your body. If you are going to sit down all day skip the rice or it will turn into body fat.

>Buy Eletric Rice Maker for 2 dollars in negro friday
>Put as much rice as you need in the bowl.
>Put twice as much water. (1 cup of rice? them 2 cups of water)
>Cut the Garlic with a knife as small as you can, or use a tool to smash it if you don't like to chew garlic. Throw it in the bowl.
>Turn it on.
> Eat

Brown Beans: Brown beans are a good source of non-animal (vegetal?) protein and iron. Eat beans everyday.

>Buy pressure electric pan for free in wallmart.
>Put the beans there.
>Put as much water as you put beans (1 cup of beans? then 1 cup of water)
>Cut the Garlic with a knife as small as you can, or use a tool to smash it if you don't like to chew garlic. Throw it in the bowl.
>Turn it on.

Meat: Eat meat everyday. This is how you cook ANY meat:

>Go to the butcher house, buy fresh meat.
>Get a frying pan, a electric one is probably fine but I never had one.
>Use low fire, don't blast the fire oven.
>Put just enough oil to grease the pan, or butter, or pig fat, or anything that doesn't evaporate.
>Put garlic.
>Put the meat and wait. (Don't press it with the spatula else it will be hard to chew)
>Flip it and wait.

Cooking Potatoes, tomatoes, onions, pasta etc:

>Get a pot.
>Get water to boil point.
>Put Garlic.
>Cut the thing in small parts
>Put the thing you want to cook inside pot.
>Bite test to check if ready.

That is usually what I do. This is a picture of what I had for lunch two years ago. It is very carb heavy because it's before going to the gym. After the gym I would (ideally) have more meat and beans.
When I get sick of garlic I buy those industrial seasoning, but if you like onions you can use onions instead of garlic, for literally every food. Been a while since I got sick of Garlic, I probably developed a taste.

That is basically what got me in a good (enough) shape. Right now I lost some muscle because of the lockdown but I'm probably still around 10% body fat and weighting around 70 kilos for 175 cm height.
Before gym I was 48 kilos and 2% body fat (had a sick and AIDS look)
And my peak was 75 kilos and 8% body fat.

Finally, if I where to try and get leaner and stronger I would probably talk to a nutritionist, so this is as much as I can help. Hope you burgers well. It's funny because you guys have to lose weight and I have to put on weight so we are playing the same game on different layers.
Now hold on, you need to feed yourself and maintain the good intestinal ecosysten.
Oil has its place. It's just energy.
Sugar is the same thing. How you use it is important, and why you use it. Use sugar to feed the yeast for more bubbles, preservation, or for energy of last resort. Everything can eat sugar.
You need salt. To stay healthy and keep a rational amount of water. Eating frozen or fast food is packed with too much salt.
The vitamins and minerals are needed to be healthy.
Having the energy needed to do stuff is needed, and too much can hurt.
The complete protein (meats, fish, some combination of vegetables) so you literally rebuild yourself so you don't deteriorate.

Rice is nice and easy. Good for any kind of flavor.
>>Go to the butcher house, buy fresh meat.
Yes always try to by the freshest meat you can. Eggs will work in the mean time.
That's nice to have sometimes, and it's simple to do.
Sometimes you need something that tastes good, is good for you and isn't extremely difficult.
Holy well I forgot about the eggs. Yes 100%. Eggs are super based. I unfortunately got sick of eggs... Maybe it's high time to go back to eating eggs. Fricking super food I bet one can survive a year only on eggs.
I'll brush up my knowledge on oils and sugar brother, but as of now I'll stand my ground on close to zero consumption of these two. As for salt I find garlic salty enough.
Also yes I have some carrots, spinach, beet, lettuce and vegan shit every other day, but rice, beans and meat is every day.
That sounds like a healthy combination. If you really crave something (not sugar) you might need it for your body.
Rice and beans is a good base to ensure you have what you need, and the meat rounds it off.
Garlic is really good for you. Also onions for any kind of body building work.
Yummy food here.
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Today I'm revisiting beer brats, come along for the ride.
We'll be using store beerbrats (all that was available) and 48oz of Frio 6.0. I plan to experiment with the sauce.
When initially cooking the sauce. You will want to start at around 6-7, and then increase temp as beer cooks off
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Is there anything different this time?
I suppose, now that you mention it, that the difference would be a matter of sauce color and flavor.
You're right, my bad, I wont post
I did include sesame oil and a few other experiments, but you're too fucking puritanical about shit to care then arent you? Go bounce on a baseball bat you churlish and self-appointed gatekeeper
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And yeah, for those non-nazi, pro-foodie folks out there,

After boiling the beer down, post brat extraction, I added a out a cup of beer broth
>I suppose, now that you mention it, that the difference would be a matter of sauce color and flavor.
Of course.
>You're right, my bad, I wont post
You can post it if you want, i just wanted to know what you put into it as opposed to the last time.
>I did include sesame oil and a few other experiments
What are the other things?
>but you're too fucking puritanical about shit to care then aren't you?
Kek, yes if it isn't exactly how Gordon Ramsey made it then miss me of the list.
>Go bounce on a baseball bat you churlish and self-appointed gatekeeper
Okay, i'll resume my guard duty's then.
>After boiling the beer down, post brat extraction, I added a cup of beer broth
And how was it on your pink plate? Did it meet your majesty's expectations?
Or maybe it was when I mixed 1 pt Worcestershire sauce with 1pt teriyaki and 1 pt aji mirin and put that in the brat sauce, is that different enough the fuck for (you)?
Or maybe if (you) have nothing to contribute to the thread, you rightly go fuck yourself sideways with a dough bit attached and leave actual posters alone yea k?
>is that different enough the fuck for (you)?
Almost, i think it needed some parsley or maybe some basil, without it, it isn't truly gourmet worthy.
>Or maybe if (you) have nothing to contribute to the thread, you rightly go fuck yourself sideways with a dough bit attached and leave actual posters alone yea k?
Which way should i be performing this yoga move? Does it require me to be a professional?
I dont know why you're opting to be unnecessarily adversarial in this, so I'll just suggest that you opt to not
All i wanted was to know what different coating of shit you gave it this time but you took it personally for some reason. I didn't come here to wage war over beer brats.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a thread can be killed in a few easy steps.
In the meantime, the brats are grilling. All the measurements are accurate, with the same dunking and then grilling method, making sure to bake the flavor to the skin.
This is an important step btw, and iterating it is essential, per the Forum Authority of Cooking Universal (FAC U)
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Thanks for posting. It's looking good so far, and I can't wait to see the brats finished.
Things can be stressful or bleak, and with those emotions let's use them a fuel for those that deserve it and for the projects you want.
Peace, lurk on the thread and see the pattern emerge and have some patience. Tone is heavily predicated on direct words with no suvtext to accurately convey the intent of the message, which leaves a wide array of places where communication can break down on multiple levels from all sides.

>And yeah, for those non-nazi, pro-foodie folks out there,
Those are not mutually exclusive. Paying attention to your health and those around you so you can build your best possible self in the most delicious fashion isn't a crime. Neither is ensuring what is put into the body does not exceed the tolerances per person.
More importantly is dealing with apathetic or malevolent entities that don't care what you consume. Especially those things in the food and drink industry.
I will say the human body can deal with an incredible amount of bullshit and become the peak it can be.

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I've never been able to trust those weird-coloured drinks. Soft drinks, hard drinks, energy drinks... If it's blue or black or it comes in a can I don't trust it.
But still, part of me always wonders what this flavour of this branded bullshit would taste like, and what that flavour would taste like, and if this "after-workout health drink" and "pre-workout energy drink" would really do anything good.
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Well played. The left brioche bread(bun) was toasted, otherwise the drizzle is the remaining brat sauce, with a sprig of sauerkraut to cut the intense fatty flavor of the thrice-baked sauce and the brats

I'm just saying now, it's better unburnt
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How difficult is it to understand "Is there anything different this time?" it's just about the most blandest thing i could possibly have posted, should i have instead said "what's poppin this time daddy-o?" to convey how much of a cunt i am?
The milkshakes taste like condensed milk with shit thrown in, the soda's have unique flavors which is why each brand has different sorts of audiences, you will see normal people drinking diet anything from the cola brand then you will see unwise people drinking energy drinks that have more caffeine than a overpriced coffee from star cucks.
I hope you enjoyed it,your highness.
I guess (you)'ll never know will you,
Nice, it looks great. I'm not sure if sauteed onion would be nice, but intuition is telling me it would be a nice addition.
Health drinks, and workout mystery liquid boils down to a couple of things you can make at home.
Don't become a slave to them, but widening what flavors are available is a neat pasttime.
Teas, extracts, and 'soups'.
Tea and stuff in water over time is good. Lemon water is a classic.
Taking the important bits out of vegetables and stuff and putting it into other stuff is useful, if time consuming.
'Soups' is a broad category for any kind of liquid. Mostly because I'm too lazy atm. By blending stuff, or, fermentation, or cooking it into a liquid that's drinkable one can get all sorts of benefits that taste good.
Gotta spice it up. Pics are great for placing the reader into the correct mood.
Such as this example.

The words you choose are bland, ripe for emotional tainting.
>pic related

Without the cute poner it's just a rebuke from a faceless antagonist force. Perhaps a bit arrogant considering previous poor word choices from myself. With the pony it's from someone who cares about you, and those in the thread concerned for the wellbeing of every anon.
Going the extra mile and placing yourself and the person you're speaking with on the same side. Usually with a positive about them or the action. It's exhausting, but maintaining a nice place is worth it. I think it's worthy price for myself usually. Except for those really terrible days, then it's enduring the storm till the bright sky is above head again.
Even if some of those pretty words are not 100% honest at the time, looking back they have a nugget of truth.
Sometimes things get out of hand, and it happens more often then not over long periods of time and exposure.
nice trips
I hope kek shows you how to make even more beer catsand maybe teach you better table manners.
This is the way i talk in real life and how i act as a human bean, i either am extremely bland or making myself laugh.
Sure someone might cry over my staleness and dryness, i have never acted like the most social tool in the shed, if i was to describe myself as a tool i would say that i sexually identify myself as a axe.
I do not like to portray myself through a facade as it is a ego enhancer or a manifestation of one's want to control how they are seen by others, i don't want to have a negative atmosphere around me but if edgy anons are crying over my incredibly over excessive edginess then i guess i will have to throw in a few more fuck (You)'s I'll try and stop playing as rough with the kids if it'll cause less tears, uncle anon.
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Beer brats again
Tonight's experiment: Blue Cheese Bacon-wrapped, Evolved Beer Brats
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The bleu cheese bacon bratwurst project was scrapped, after a few attendees expressed disdain for the rich tasty cheesr.
No matter, it was an extra batch, which = more sauce, which means,...
Bacon-wrapped salmon and asparagus with 3x evolved beer brat sauce
I had long suspected - and rightly so - that among the variety of things this sauce goes good with - that the sauce pairs well with bacon-wrapped salmon and. I was correct
I used about 5/4" salmon strips, butchered and then frozen. I wrapped bacon around 6-7 thinner asparagus spears pressed against st the frozen salmon strip like a weird sushi roll. I sprinkled a decent amount of ground salt, pepper, and garlic Powder
Setting the grill at ~425 for 30 minutes, as well as an added 15 minutes, I cooked them bitches. They were fucking delicious
I also sprinkled them with dill weed before grilling.
After grilling, I poured beer brat sauce along them, and then sprinkled dried carmelized onions across the top. Like seriously, I am proud of how delicious this was.

Oh. Btw, when I made the beer brat sauce I added about a cup of bacon grease at the point I added the heavy cream. Not for the first time, I'm told this was the best tasting beer brats edition, and it is evidently likewise on the salmon and.
Play with your food
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Blackjack is a favorite of mine, as it is not terribly difficult to make and is pretty cost efficient depending on what you put into it, oats aren't very expensive neither is butter or sugar and pretty much everyone has sugar or butter in their homes, gas mark 5 (190C, 375F) on the cobblestone furnace.
Demerara sugar, (215 grams) rolled oats, (215 grams, it's very important that it is rolled oats) butter, (120 grams) dark chocolate, (4 squares, the dark chocolate is 90%) golden syrup (4 tbsp), maple syrup, (1 tbsp) honey (1 tbsp) ginger, (1 tsp) cinnamon (1 tsp) and a half of a orange.

Step 1.
Make sure the oven is heated and turn on the 9th circle of hell to low.
Step 2.
Melt the butter until there is no blocks and is just liquid, make sure to stir it around.
Step 3.
Add in the sugar and mix in with the syrups. (pic 1)
Step 4.
Put the rolled oats in and mix with the rest of the shit until it looks like pic 2 and make sure there is no oats left on the sides of the pan.
Step 5.
Put the ginger, cinnamon and chocolate in and mix until it looks like pic 3.
Step 6.
Squeeze the orange into it then add the squeezed orange and mix it in.
Step 7
Put applejack into a oiled baking tray and flatten her out like shown in pic 4.
Step 8.
Slap that bitch into the Auschwitz annihilator and wait 20 minutes then take out and cool for 15 mins.

That's it, i call it blackjack because it looks like i threw squid ink into it.
Last pic is the end result, just after taking it out of the Jew burner.
By the way demerara sugar is just good old fashioned slave cane sugar.
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I missed alot of recipes. They look good.

Eggs Benedict.
Yolk, paprika, cayenne, and lemon juice.
Use about four egg yolks to over a baseball field and drench everything with leftover sauce.
Or use one-two for enough for a single serving.
1. Seperate yolks. (Use egg whites for all sorts of cooking applications, but not for this.)
2. Season with cayenne (paprika if you want)
3.Put the whisking pot, over some heated water to slowly cook it without scrambling. If you don't mind them raw, or have faith in other means methods or the power of lemon skip this.
4. Use a blender, a whisky boi, or beat the sob till it doubles in size.
5. Add lemon. Somewhere between an eighth and a fourth of a lemon. Half a lemon is too much. You can also add this before hand.
Optionally chill and then serve.

Poached egg.
Egg(s), water, and edible acidic element. Lemon, vinegar, apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, whatever. Keep it simple.
1. Get a pot of water, and acid of choice (lemon works, but use more than a half of a lemon for better white cohesion)
2. Get the water and acid mix boiling
3. Stir in a constant circle. (So the egg will follow the water movement and won't stick to the bottom or break)
4. Crack the egg in.
5. Cook to desired yolky doneness. 3-4 very yolky and maybe just undercooked. 4-5 jelly to done, 5-6 everything is solid and dead for sure.
6. Remove from water. (If you don't put it into an ice bath it will continue to cook. Optionally remove earlier)
7. Serve
You could use the egg water for a soup base (vinegar and other acids are handy to get that tricky calcium from bones) for a little extra protei, and acidic taste.
I should mention for the eggs to drop the temperature to a simmer.
How to Hollandaise on steak?
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Beer brats log, stargate 1488.69.1337
Our foodie mission has reached a new pinnacle; the acquisition of a phatty bbq smoke pit. Our maiden venture? Brisket.
In lieu of recent attempts to successfully integrate bacon fat into the beer brat sauce, I opted to boil the beer/brats with a healthy chunk of trimmed brisket fat. This became more essential as I realized that I was out of beef broth. Luckily, you can make beer broth from brisket fat.
So that's what I did. It worked pretty well, I give it a 7 overall, compared to previous attempts (the bacon fat experiment was a 9). I did have to use a bit of Worcestershire and teriyaki during the de-glaze, but overall I'm satisfied with the improvised recipe.

Next time:
Bacon-wrapped beer brats with sauce injection!
it sounds simple enough, but in order to bacon wrap beer brats you have to do a whole lot of funky monkey shit at intervals, but I'm satisfied with my tests and am gearing up to proceed

Eggs Benedict, my only weakness. How did you know??
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It's the weekend again, so it's time for another beer brat experiment!
Today's experiment will involve 3 types of bratwurst preparations.
The first is plain barbecued bratwurst. No boiling, nothing fancy, just plain old slow-cooked wood-smoked brats on our new bbq pit. I'm so excited.
Next up, we have the most preferred beer brat recipe, the triple reduction, except the grill finishing will be done on the smoker.
And lastly, Im nixing the injection for now: smoked, bacon-wrapped, three-ccheese beer bratwurst with triple reduction sauce

Now for this recipe, I have to make 2 substitutions. One, I'm out of beef broth (still) AND cooking wine so for a de-glaze I'm using rice vinegar. And beyond that, I couldnt get any 211 steel reserve, so I'll be performing this rendition with Old Milwaukee. Fingers crossed, let's get cookin'!
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Alright. First off, this experiment was a failure.
I over pre-cooked the bacon, which was still tender but cooked to the point that it wanted to break rather than bend. The problem with this experiment is that the bacon has to be started in the oven to finish at the same time as the melted cheese and the sauce glaze.

Better luck next time. I still succeeded in most of the experiment, which was,....

After boiling the brats, instead of letting them rest in the microwave, I threw them in the freezer to cool. Not fully, but enough that when I cut into them they dont spill open. With a 2/3 sliver through the brats, I added a 1/4" slice of extra sharp cheddar, and then took fresh-grated parmesan cheese and packed it in along the cheddar. Oh yeah, I nixed the bleu cheese because without the bacon wrap the cheese would just melt off. Bleu cheese tends to sorta liquify when you melt it, and without a casing, wrap, or other, it will just drip off.

So after the basic brats, theres triple redux smoked brats, and triple redux 2-cheesed brats

Let's taste the cheese first!

Okay, Ima need a sec
Uhm, honestly I dont know which is better. The sharp cheddar and parmesan cuts a little bit of the bite of the brat sauce, while giving it a mild background of flavor (mild, when contrasted with the other flavors). The mouth feel is also noticeably better.

Ngl, the cheezy brats were a failure on intended implementation buuuuuuuutttt,....
It's still better. I cant wait until next time, cuz I'll nail the blue cheese AND the bacon!
Looks good.
>I nixed the bleu cheese because without the bacon wrap the cheese would just melt off. Bleu cheese tends to sorta liquify when you melt it, and without a casing, wrap, or other, it will just drip off.
What if you injected it into the brat?
I would also suggest nuts probably slivered almonds as well.
I highly recommend roasted Hatch green chilles, that might cut through with the heat and it's different from other kind of peppers. Ghost pepper (not alot) thrown in while the brats boil would give a nice heat.
Indeed, I've been thinking that spice is the next layer of flavor/sensation to add, but so far I've only put thought in and no applied tests. Habaneros are a favorite for flavor, but I have a wicked ghost pepper sauce. Perhaps both with a bit of citrus to cut the intense heat.
Much to think about, until next time
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Is pre-cooking your meals in big batches and reheating them before eating them based and redpilled or trash and cringepilled?
My old chemistry teacher did that despite his age he was fit. The gentleman had life experience and was/is respectable. Cooked for either the whole week or a month can't remember which. When he and his wife made a staggering amount of premade meals.
Very... utilitarian.
Bulk cooking is good, and fast, and potentially inexpensive. Getting experience cooking and tasting the right flavor might be more risky for trying new things that are more bizarre.
Also make sure it's a balanced diet over the course of the week. If you really crave something that's not sugar you might be missing something.
It's doable, have to make sure some vitamins don't decay or break down too much. So a bit of fresh zest to spruce up the meal might be a nice addition...
Its entry-level redpilled
dalmation rub, fresh coarse cracked pepper & kosher salt is ideal, 50/50
rub the brisket, put in smoker, big end towards flame
smoke at 200-250 for 2-3 hours
take brisket out, coat with bbq sauce, cover in foil, leaving top open
open beer, half for you, half gets poured in the brisket tin foil
cover top of brisket with foil, put back in smoker
smoke until internal temp is 203F (check fat end and skinny end) (buy a digital thermometer you mong)
take brisket out, let rest 30 minutes

that's my recipe for a shitty brisket, like what you would get served at a restaurant

for the best brisket you have ever had, add the following steps before cooking
when you bring the brisket home in the plastic cryopack, stash it in the back of the fridge, make sure it doesn't freeze
come back 4 weeks later, your brisket has been wet aged

I have wet aged as long as 6-7 weeks, it only gets better, but feels pretty dicey at that point