barney's Cheap Eatin' Thread

Discussion in 'Food Preparation, Camp Cooking and Recipes' started by barney, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Munson

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    We save seed every year but something happened this year. Idk if it got mislabeled or what but our yellow stripey's was straight yellow to almost a orange color. A variety we don't grow in years past that I can remember.
     
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  2. I wonder if it was more hybrid than true heirloom stock, resulting in a variety of phenotypes expressed?
     
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  3. Munson

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    Idk for sure but I'm betting your right. We always write on the paper towels with seed with a sharpie. Kinda hard to screw that up lol
     
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  4. barney

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    Now that's a mater!
     
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  5. barney

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    Sometimes the heat will make stripey's more yellow with less red, especially the smaller fruit up the plant. It's always a good idea to save some seeds from several selected plants within the population too.

    I saved some seed yesterday from the grafted determinate plants I'm de-hybridizing. This seed makes generation 6. It's been really stable for several generations now, but I still select seed from plants for productivity, size, and fruit shape.
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  6. barney

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    I didn't plan on catfish today, but I found this early this morning at Kroger. I bought all 4 packs.
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    When I got home I went straight and dug a couple of hills of Kennebec taters for fries.
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    Catfish with garden slaw, and hand cut, twice fried Kennebec fries. IMHO, there is no better french fry tater than a Kennebec!
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  7. Dark Cloud

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    Where’s the hush puppies
     
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  8. barney

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    I hardly ever do hush puppies anymore, but they would have sure been good!
     
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  9. Munson

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    I finally remembered the name of the batter/seasoning my buddy orders ot of Texas that's the shiznit lol. Southern star. Not cheap but damn good if you like a little spice
     
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  10. Nock

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    Damn fine meal Barney!
     
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  11. mudhole crossing

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    What is a 2x fried kennebec fry? Honestly idk what that is. I do t get out of east ky much lol
     
  12. barney

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    Kennebec was a chipping and frying tater developed in the 40's I think. No matter when it was developed it's the best french fry variety ever to me and many others. I grew up on them, and they are a great all purpose tater to boil, bake, or fry.

    By twice fried I mean I fry the fries once until they are just tender then remove them and bring the oil temperature back up to 350-360 degrees, then drop the fries back in for just a few minutes until they crisp up. Doing this with a good dry fleshed tater variety makes for firm and crisp fries that are very pleasing to consume.
     
  13. Dark Cloud

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    Kennebec are all dad would ever raise, now and then he might plant a few rows of red potatoes, he always said they had to much water in em.That the first I’d heard of twice fried also.
     
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  14. Some chefs even give them a short boil and drain before frying but that just sounds like a bad idea to me.
     
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  15. I was reading up on Five Guys fries and they only buy potatoes grown above the 42nd parallel. Something about the cool nights they only grow during day and it makes them very dense. Some other stuff they do differently. Pretty interesting.
     
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