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Friday, September 15, 2006

Yesterday's Eating

Breakfast

After Wednesday night's show and some pints at Enid's, Evan and Gram came back and crashed at the house in Clinton Hill. The next morning, Heather made all of us a delicious scramble before they had to hit the road for DC. I cooked up some bacon in BUTTER, but she did all the rest of the work. There were four of us, but she somehow managed to stretch out the only five eggs in the house to feed all of us. Naturally, she added some milk to the eggs, but she also threw in diced peppers, onions, fresh kernels of corn straight off the cob, spinach and the bacon I cooked earlier. It was fantastic! I especially loved the texture of the fresh corn in contrast to the scrambled eggs. Thanks H!

Dinner

Continuing on the previous night's Polish kick, Nate cooked up two big things of kielbasa and some sauerkraut. Zach Attack stopped by for dinner and made some delicious mashed potatoes. He also taught me a lot about Crater Lake. Anyway, there was a lot of debate surrounding Nate's preparation of the kielbasa. First, he boiled it, which I think is supposed to firm up the skin and seal in the flavor (this is how my friend Martin does it, and he should know because he is Polish AND German, so really knows how to prepare a good wurst). Then, he cut slits on the top of the kielbasa and fried it in a heavy cast iron skillet. Zach Attack and Heather voiced opposition to the boiling of the meat, but I thought it was divine!

3 Comments:

Blogger youthlarge said...

ZA and H are crazy. pre-boiling sausages is the way to go!

September 15, 2006 4:28 PM  
Blogger China-Latina Chowhound said...

I know it, girl!

September 15, 2006 4:31 PM  
Blogger ivanomartin said...

Even better--simmer them in brown beer w/ sliced onions.

dn

September 20, 2006 11:11 AM  

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