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Old 06-15-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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Talking "But Bobby Flay Taught Us This"

Those are the words that just came out of my husbands mouth.....

Our entire apartment is filled with smoke, and I'm afraid the smoke detectors are going to go off and empty the 50 apartments in our building.....all because he decided he could make onion rings...by pan frying them....in about a tablespoon of oil. I should have gotten scared when he brought me the container of flour and asked if it was the cornstarch. Stupid, Stupid me, I showed him which canister had cornstarch in it!

For the record, Bobby Flay has never showed up to give US a cooking lesson. Yes, we watch Food Network. Yes, we watch the cooking shows. No, my hubby (while a good cook) is not a chef. And no, with the exception of grill marks on meat, burnt does not add flavor.

I finally convinced him that burning garlic in the gravy does not make it better.
I truly appreciate that he helps out and cooks. But I clean up after his "experiments". Oh well, I guess that 's the price I have to pay for marrying an over-adventerous Italian who thinks that cooking is genetic!!!
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Sooooooooooo, how did it taste??
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Throw some of Bobby's famous red pepper sauce on it (from a squeeze tube of course) and it will cover the burnt taste/smell.

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Sooooooooooo, how did it taste??
The onion rings were burnt on the outside, undercooked on the inside (read: crunchy onions! ). He even made a sauce to go with them....siracha mixed with mayo. It was...um...interesting. The actual dinner was good, just not exactly how I would have made it. Baked chicken and Mushrooms with cream of mushroom soup over rice. The "sauce" was a little thick, but it tasted good!
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Well, at least he tries. DH is a wonderful cook, but he has never lived down his worst cooking experiment. Even the kids that weren't a twinkle in his eye remind him of it!!
(for the record, stir-fry Croppie (fish) is NOT good, as a matter of fact - it's downright NASTY!)
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Sounds like something someone I know would do, my
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