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What Was The Last Farang Food You Cooked?

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On 6/28/2020 at 1:15 PM, Brewster67 said:

I make my own... There is a shop in the local shopping mall that sells scraps of beef offcuts for about 80 baht a kilo just to get rid of it. It contains about 60% fat and i usually buy 2 kilos. I then put it all into a big pot and boil it up to render out the fat, I cool it in the fridge and all the fat floats to the top and goes hard.

 

I then pull the fat off the top and put it in a bowl in the fridge, and then return the beef to the hob for another boiling and repeat this usually three times and by the time i am done i get around 700 to 800 grams of fat.

 

I then add flour to 50% of the fat weight and rub the two together and I now have about a kilo of suet which I keep in a sealed bag in the fridge for weeks without problems.

 

Of course traditional suet uses the hard fat from around the kidneys, but hey... I can't tell the difference once combined with the flour and herbs, I use mostly sage and thyme in my dumplings and I have also had them plain but just as delicious.

 

Try going to Makro and asking the butcher for some beef fat scraps, he might just give you a bag for cheap. The beef pieces left over after rendering i like to coat with breadcrumbs and fry them off adding a handful of chopped spring onions and sweet chili sauce with a few extra chili flakes.... utterly delicious beer snack.

 

 

Thanks for the info. I have often rendered pork fat to use as dripping. I didn't realise that if you mixed with flour you had suet.

 

I love the idea of your beer snack. Definitely high up on my "to make" list. 

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18 hours ago, TigerandDog said:

the other day I found real pork sausages ( not the muck that Thais call sausages ) in Makro. So bought some and cooked them with fried eggs and french fries.

I've been making my own pork sausages for years. As with all my cooking I don't follow an exact recipe but improvise each time. They always taste better than any I buy in the supermarkets and my friends often ask for some.

 

I make about 2 kgs every so often and put them in the freezer, so they are easy to pull out when friends turn up and ask for some to take home.

 

I get my friend to bring a jar of mace over from England every so often as that is the only ingredient I cannot find here.

 

At least i know how much fat there is in them and that they contain no chemicals.

 

Next on my list is pork pies.

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10 hours ago, Jenkins9039 said:

You mean to say you don't eat western food daily? - Why come here then lol, I probably have Thai food once a month, otherwise its restaurant in the evening, and the wife cooks something from villa mart during the day.

I only eat western food about 2 days a week: on Sundays when I do the cooking, and occasionally. I may pull a dish of western food  during the week if we have forgotten to buy Thai food.

 

There is such a variety of really tasty Thai food and even after 20 years I discover new dishes.

 

I love cooking and can cook almost anything, but I have never cooked Thai food apart from one time when I went on a Thai food cooking course.

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On 6/29/2020 at 12:59 PM, PETERTHEEATER said:
On 6/28/2020 at 9:09 AM, sirocco said:

Yes, yes, sheep are expensive, but you have to know how to have fun from time to time.

When you do, just keep your Wellingtons on to avoid slipping......

Neophyte. You stick the back legs of the sheep down the front of your wellies.

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Ah! nanlaew, post 184,  we are all, at some point in our lives, neophytes.
Apparently, this is one of your favorite games that you applied with a certain knowledge and ....... elegance.
Each his own. 🐷

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