Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Slow-Fried French Fries

Slow-Fried French Fries, French Fries

Here is how to achieve a perfect golden-brown French Fries:

1) Cut freshly peeled large russet potatoes into long sticks.
2) Rinse the potatoes and then shake off the water.
3) Transfer cut potatoes to a large deep heavy pot.
4) Spread the potatoes, no more than 2 layers deep.
5) Pour in vegetable oil to cover potatoes by 1".
6) Place pot over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes (oil will begin bubbling gently).
7) Continue cooking, occasionally loosening potatoes from the bottom of the pot with a heatproof spatula, until potatoes are very tender.(25-30 minutes more)
8) Increase heat to medium-high and cook until golden and crisp about 15 minutes longer(oil will bubble more vigorously).
9) Transfer fries to paper towels to drain.
10) Season with coarse sea salt and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Egg Diet

The egg diet is a high-protein, low to no-carbohydrate diet. So basically, the diet includes 1-2 boiled eggs for breakfast, a piece of fruit for lunch and a small piece of chicken or fish (or more eggs) for dinner. As this is some kind of nutritional fasting where you stop consuming certain nutrients, in this case, carbohydrates, sure you'd probably lose some weight. But it's not really a healthy way to lose weight. Chances are, you'd gain it all back once you get tired of eating almost nothing but eggs. It's not easy but try to modify your lifestyle to lose weight and get healthy. Eat well and exercise - make that your diet plan.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spam! The yummy one, not the annoying stuff you see in your inbox

spam, hormel foods
Spam got its name from the combination of the words "Spiced" and "Ham". Spam is a canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937. Made of inexpensive cuts of pork and blended with spices and nitrates, it's cooked in its own can, which pressurizes it and allows the meat mixture to reach a temperature that renders it sterile so it can sit for an eternity on a store shelf. Spam remains hugely popular in Hawaii, where it's served sushi style, as well as in China, where it's a common sandwich filling. As of 2003, Spam is sold in 41 countries worldwide, sold on six continents and trademarked in over 100 different countries.

Spam served with rice
Spam served with rice

Spam musubi (Hawaii)
Spam musubi (Hawaii)