Category Archives for "Meat"

How To Make The Mcdonald’s Sausage Gravy Recipe

Even though fast food has gotten a bad rap for lacking the quality that other restaurant foods can offer, you simply can’t deny how comforting fast food can be. Mcdonald’s for one is a fast food chain that has made numerous people from all over the world quite happy with their cheeseburgers and fries.

But aside from their famous burgers, one meal has always stood out from the Mcdonald’s menu, and that’s the Mcdonald’s breakfast sausage meal. However, I personally think the sausage gravy is the ultimate star of this dish. It has a great creamy yet salty taste that is rich yet not overwhelming at the same time.

Because of my love for Mcdonald’s sausage gravy, I decided to find a way to make it at home myself. After all, I couldn’t just run back and forth to Mcdonald’s to and buy a whole meal every time if I’m just after their gravy.

After a little bit of research, I finally found out the right Mcdonald’s sausage gravy recipe. I figured that I may not be the only one who constantly craves for this sauce, that’s why I decided to write this simple guide on how you can make it at home.

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All You Need To Know About The Dallas BBQ Sticky Wings Recipe

I can’t forget the first time I had a taste of those sticky wings from Dallas BBQ. Unlike other BBQ chicken wings I have tasted, the ones from Dallas BBQ were very succulent. I can even remember licking off the sauce from my fingers because I ate the whole thing with my hands.

Ever since then, I have gained a constant craving for Dallas BBQ sticky wings. The problem is, I don’t always have the time to go down to the restaurant and wait to get served, especially when Dallas BBQ is usually a busy place.

Because of my constant craving for their sticky wings, I set out to try and create my own version right at my kitchen. After a couple of tries, I finally ended up with something that’s very similar to Dallas BBQ sticky wings.

If you too would like to cook a batch of yummy Dallas BBQ sticky wings, then I would like to encourage you to read on. This article will contain a simple guide on how to cook my made-from-scratch Dallas BBQ sticky wings recipe as well as a couple of tips on how you can add a twist to it to make it a little better.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

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What Is Chicken Base And How Can You Make It?

Chicken flavored soups and sauces can be made by using various ingredients. One ingredient I like to use when making gravy, stock, and soups is a nice thick chicken base.

If you haven’t heard of chicken base yet, then I urge you to read on because this is simply one of the most effective ingredients you can use to bring a rich chicken flavor to your dishes.

Don’t know what is chicken base? No problem! In this article I’ll tell you all about chicken base, chicken stock, and chicken broth as well as the differences between these ingredients. I’ll even share with you a simple way to make your own chicken base at home.

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How to Spatchcock a Chicken and Other Helpful Tips for You

Most of the time, chicken is present in every cuisine and recipe. It is a versatile meat which you can’t afford to miss in the culinary world. Though there are various ways to cook it, trying out new recipes could outstandingly bring out the real flavor and taste of the chicken. Now, have you heard of the words “spatchcock chicken”? That’s just one thing I’m referring to.

Amazing Facts Why You Need to Soak Chicken in Milk

Ever wonder why your favorite chicken recipe in your favorite restaurant tastes good and tender? Maybe it was because of the way they cooked it or it’s simply because of its meat. Now, it got you thinking what they did that you simply can’t figure out. To tell you what, you cannot simply identify what causes something especially if it’s unpredictable. It’s just like guessing what the secret ingredient of something is.

Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Prosciutto

Hams are usually prepared during Christmas holidays, especially in some countries. The celebration won’t be complete unless a ham is present in the table. In most countries, however, this is the typical breakfast meal. Hams can be fresh, cured, or cured-and-smoked. These products are the cured leg of pork; however, fresh ham is an uncured pork leg.

Cured ham usually comes in deep rose or pink color while a fresh ham is a pale pink or beige in color. On the other hand, country ham and prosciutto, or the dry cured hams, look pink to mahogany in color. There are also ready-to-eat hams which include the prosciutto and cooked hams.

Easy and Simple Guide on How to Roast a Pig On a Spit

​In some countries, it is a typical scene to see roasted pigs on special occasions. Buying roasted pig will quite cost you some money so most people chose to make their own version of a roasted pig on a spit. Though it completes a celebration, roasting a pig on a spit is usually a tedious and time-consuming task. But once you have mastered the basics, it will all be worth it. The crispy skin, juiciness and delightful taste of the roasted pig will make you crave more.

Weeks ahead of your celebration, you must already set your action plans. Before planning, you have to make sure where you are going to roast. It should be in an open space outdoors where it could be safe to create a pit of fire without worrying about the smoke.

How To Cook Polish Sausage

Long sausages like the Polish sausage are known as a kielbasas. The Polish people typically serve the meat with fried onions, and they use a variety of methods to cook and present kielbasa. If you are wondering how to cook polish sausage, there are several methods such as boiled, hot, grilled, baked or even cold.

It is also common to see it served in soups. Some of the soups it goes best with include pea soup, sour rye soup and cabbage soup. Cabbage soup is a reminder of my favorite way to cook and serve polish sausage, which is boiling it and serving it with sauerkraut. I love sauerkraut, and Polish sausage accompanies it well because the flavors offset one another perfectly.

I am going to teach you how to cook Polish sausage using a couple of the most popular methods. I will also add some pro tips throughout the way to ensure maximum flavor, juiciness and tenderness. The pro tips will be in italics by certain steps.

It would be a good idea for me to also throw in some recipe tips and accompaniment ideas. It is important to mention a couple things first. I am going to concentrate on American terminology and Americanized dishes even if some of the practices originated in Poland.

Also, each method for cooking Polish sausage is easy and quick. You could easily find them through a search, and you are going to find I do not agree with everything the recipe sites have to say about it. I will be offering my own opinions and tips.

I am a big fan of a Polish sausage meal. My grandmother made it a couple of times a month when she was raising me, and I still enjoy making it. I have plenty of practice, and I think I can be thorough enough to answer all of your questions below.

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Recipe For Fried Goose

As a chef, this is something I firmly believe. There are not a lot of people who prepare goose meat, so going in blind about the meat makes you poorly prepared to turn out a good recipe. Goose meat is unique in texture, flavor and preparation, so I think it is important you know a little bit about the meat before I give you the golden apron and say, "Cook this recipe for fried goose strips for your family even if you have never cooked goose meat before." The recipe is not hard if you know about the meat.

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Important Information Regarding Goose Meat You Need to Know Prior to Preparing a Recipe

There are some considerations to take when you work with goose meat. Of all the fowl to cook, such as chicken, turkey and duck, the goose is by far the darkest, fuller bodies and it has a more intense flavor. The goose breast meat, which is what we will be working with and frying, is nearly purple.

Besides the unique, yet delicious flavor, the goose has the largest wine selection to be paired with out of all the fowl. Goose has much more fat on it, and it has a more taste than duck. This turns a lot of home cooks away from trying it, but there are ways to cut down the fat considerably and exotic sauces to pair with it.

Raising the Geese Has a Positive Effect on the Flavor and Texture

Although goose meat is considered gamey, it is not nearly as gamey as it used to be or when preparing a wild goose. Culinary explorers and fans of duck will probably love this recipe for fried goose breasts. The techniques for preparing goose in years past required chemical or mechanical tenderizing, but breeding and feeding techniques have greatly changed the preparation methods.

For example, I prefer goose and duck over turkey meat because turkey has been crossbred so much that the meat has an almost mushy texture. Crossbreeding geese is not an easy task. Geese are hatched between April and July, and they are slaughtered in September, which is why we here the phrase about the Christmas goose so much.

Step1: The Main Ingredient and the Most Important Process

Assuming the serving size is two, you will need two goose breasts. The clear covering and gray skin all over the breasts will make your goose a disaster if it is not removed. Prior to remove you will need two kitchen utensils, possibly three. The following is what you need:

  • A very sharp filet knife, and I would suggest using a fish filet knife like this one.
  • If you do not use to cutting meat or possess poor knife skills, then it is best to play it safe and wear a filet glove on the hand you are not cutting with. This is a perfect example of a good filet glove.
  • Finally, you will need a meat tenderizer, also known as a meat mallet, like this one.

A fish filet knife is preferable to a butcher's knife because it is flexible, and it is designed to remove very thin layers of anything unwanted in your final dish. The gray and clear skin are tough but very thin, so I choose to use a filet knife when I remove it.

The glove is to keep you from cutting your fingers and hand. The knife has to be razor sharp, and even experienced butchers take no chances. This is the goose, so it is fatty and greasy. It is also not something you probably have a lot of practice preparing, so the number one rule in the kitchen is safety.

I said earlier goose meat did not require chemical or mechanical tenderizing, and it doesn't. You will be using the flat portion to even out the pieces after you have finished properly cleaning them. Deep fried or pan fried food, especially meat, should be as even in thickness all over as much as possible. Once I get to the frying part of our recipe, it would ruin the goose if part of it was cooked way more than another simply because it was smaller, and it didn't need as much time in 350 degrees Fahrenheit oil as the bigger, fattier portion of the breast. In short, our mallet is for shaping.

The steps for part one are very simple, and they go as follows:

  • You must remove all gray and clear coating on the surface and any veins running throughout.
  • The goose breasts must look like a flawless and picture perfect dark red like shown here.
  • Finally, use the flat portion of your mallet to pound out any larger pieces to make the breast look even.
  • Here is an alternative method: Use the flat part of the mallet to shape it evenly, and you can switch sides and pound the breast large and very thin to form a cutlet.

A gentleman from Canada made a video of cleaning geese breasts, and he was planning to grill them. His explanation and cleaning method are perfect though. I recommend reviewing this video.

Step 2: Mise en Place

This is a French culinary term I picked up when I went to culinary arts school at Le Cordon Bleu. It means to have everything in its place or to put in place. The following is the list of ingredients and pans you will need to finish your fried goose recipe:

  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder and cajun seasoning to taste
  • Quarter cup of flour
  • About a quarter cup of bacon grease
  • Whole milk
  • Whisk
  • I iron skillet of thick bottomed pan suitable for frying

Steps to Frying Your Goose

I need to make a side note before listing the steps. Whenever I make bacon at home for any recipe, I save the bacon grease. If you do not have bacon grease, you can cube a package of bacon and render the fat out on low heat. Click the hyperlink on how to render fat. If you are shy a quarter cup of bacon grease, add simple cooking oil to make up the difference.

  • Season the breasts with all of the seasonings to taste depending on which flavor to dominate.
  • Add liberal amounts of each seasoning to the flour.
  • Shake the flour around well and sift it to create seasoned flour.
  • Add the grease to the skillet and heat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dredge the breasts in the seasoned flour and shake off excess flour.
  • Fry each side of the duck breast for one minute.
  • Remove the breasts and place them on a platter with paper towels to absorb excess grease.

Making the Bacon Gravy

  • Immediately after you remove the breasts, begin adding a tablespoon of the leftover seasoned flour for about every tablespoon of fat left in the pan.
  • You need to add the flour and stir each time to make sure it does not get too thick.
  • Once the flour and fat mixture become smooth, slowly whisk in small amounts of milk until you have your ideal consistency
  • If you had to cube bacon to render the fat out, add the bacon back into the gravy. It will be delicious, and it makes having to take the extra step of rendering worth it.
  • Immediately after you remove the breasts, begin adding a tablespoon of the leftover seasoned flour for about every tablespoon of fat left in the pan.
  • You need to add the flour and stir each time to make sure it does not get too thick.
  • Once the flour and fat mixture become smooth, slowly whisk in small amounts of milk until you have your ideal consistency
  • If you had to cube bacon to render the fat out, add the bacon back into the gravy. It will be delicious, and it makes having to take the extra step of rendering worth it.

The Recipe for Fried Goose Was Simple

I have seen and cooked several goose recipes before, and they are all rather complicated. Usually, the list of ingredients is considerable, and it seems more trouble than what it is worth. On top of that, there are not a lot of decent fried goose recipes, but this recipe is the exception. The best cut for frying is the breast, and I think the recipe above is probably the simplest you will find. It also tastes the best. It is something I have combined techniques for, modified and changed over the years, so it is original.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you give goose a chance and try this recipe. Any suggestions, comments or questions are appreciated, and you should share this with anyone who loves goose or wants to try it.