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20150913_191502Dagwood dogs, the answer to the ten minute meal.

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The Butcher and the Chippy

20140814_125800 I finally did it… I broke my slightly OCD habit of only eating one item from one menu. We have our favourite fish and chip shop but I had seen their burgers and they looked good, so I had to have one. Today I ordered one of their Steak Works Burgers and I was not disappointed. Not only was it a good burger but it had our butchers award winning bacon in it too. The burger had just the right balance of salad and the good stuff and I will be giving some of their other burgers a run too. N20140814_125808ice Job Siv’s

My Favourite Chippy

20140725_130537While there are no fish in this order, this meal comes from the best fish and chip shop in town. We live on the coast at the marina and there is a fish and chip shop here that advertises that they are pretty good but I think they are a bit average. Our F&C shop is all the way over on the otherside of town at Mt Pleasant…from the ocean to the mountains we trek. Well it’s probably less than 10klms away but well worth the drive. It is called Siv’s Fish and Chips ( see them on facebook) and they have the best chips anywhere. I don’t get fish very often, not because there’s anything wrong with it, it’s just I really like their fish cakes and despite knowing that they are commercially made crumbed sausages that I see all over the place I just can’t help myself I like them. Paula always gets the “Rays” Kabana, kabana sliced thin before cooking so it comes out like crispy meat chips. I have had the battered fish here and enjoyed it but being a Masterbatterer… who cooks a lot of fish and makes the second best batter known to man (bows low to Mr Foo Man Choo, from Main nth road) I am hard to excite when it comes to batter. I would go here just for the chips. They are like Dr Who’s Tardis, they are bigger on the inside. By that I mean they are thinnish and crispy but light and fluffy inside. I would keep my supplier to myself (after they tell me) if I was them. Another factor that brings us back at least once and often more times a week is the cleanliness and quick friendly service. I may even have to break my ‘One item from one menu habit’ and try their burgers. I have seen the battered fish burger and what I reckon was the works burger and they looked pretty damn fine. Nice work guys.

KFQ?

20140531_193920I couldn’t let my 200th post slip by unnoticed but I couldn’t decide what to do. I was thinking of picking a nationality and doing a feast or perhaps a certain protein like a seafood feast but just couldn’t make up my mind. Then I had occasion to have KFC for a meal and was blown away by how bad it has become. So I decided to do my own KFQ feast.KF Q?. Q for Quail. I decided to replicate a typical chicken takeaway but with whole ingredients.  Now I have pretty much got the seasoning covered and the hardest part to copy was the instant mash they use. I used Golden Cream potatoes and just boiled them and then ended up passing through a fine sieve for that perfect instant potato texture. The quails were semi boned so I just split them lengthways and dipped in egg white and seasoning mix then flash fried in sunflower oil. I used a nice little drumhead cabbage to make the coleslaw and more golden cream for the chips. The quail was super sweet and with the spicy seasoning this is definitely going to be on the menu again. KFC wish they could do it this fingerlicking! Paula helped celebrate the 200th post by making these excellent profiteroles for dessert. They were filled with vanilla cream custard and topped with dark chocolate and caramelised sugar.

 

the de-boned and split quail

The de-boned and split quail

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Worlds smallest drumstick

Worlds smallest drumstick

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Paulas 1st ever profiteroles with chocolate and caramel praline

Paulas 1st ever profiteroles with chocolate and caramel praline

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