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Elk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
« on: September 01, 2019, 09:21:28 PM »
So I've been working on perfecting a brioche bun. Finally got it figured out so needed to make a elk burger. And why not a spicy chicken sandwich too.
Since I made the bun I figured I'd try to make the rest from scratch too. Lettuce, tomato, potato (chips), lactofermented pickles all from the garden. Homemade ketchup, mustard, and garlic aioli. Homemade bacon.
Maybe a bit overboard, but I did cheat a bit. The hot sauce was CJs and the cheddar was Tillamook.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 09:28:43 PM by merkaba93 »
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Re: Elk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 09:35:47 PM »
Good lord those look good!

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Re: Elk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 10:01:43 PM »
That all looks amazing!
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Re: Elk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 05:33:50 AM »
That looks so tasty!   :kneel:
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Re: Elk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 06:23:01 AM »
What is pot thing you are fryin chicken in? Did you use chicken breasts? Pound them at all? What the breading mixture?

My fried chicken has always turned out poor....

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Re: Elk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 09:14:23 AM »
What is pot thing you are fryin chicken in? Did you use chicken breasts? Pound them at all? What the breading mixture?

My fried chicken has always turned out poor....

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It's a 12 in Finex cast iron. What I like about it to fry with is that since it has 8 sides (polygon?) that you can purposefully have the lid off center and it will allow steam to escape. You usually don't want to fry with a lid on, it will not allow the food to crisp up as much because of the steam, however oil is going to spatter all over your range. This is a good compromise and it works.

As for the fried chicken. Pretty simple, boneless skinless thigh, hammered out. Then put in a buttermilk and hot sauce marinade overnight. Then remove and shake off excess buttermilk then add to a dredge of 50/50 mix of flour and corn starch then paprika, pepper, salt, cayenne (sorry I don't really measure). Tap the meat to get the excess dredge off. Then fry for about 3 min a side (if your oil is 350-375), I usually check the internal temp just to make sure it's all cooked. Let the meat rest a few min.

Honestly the garlic aioli I was pretty stoked about too. Not sure if people would be interesting in trying it out?

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Re: Elk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 03:14:14 PM »
What is pot thing you are fryin chicken in? Did you use chicken breasts? Pound them at all? What the breading mixture?

My fried chicken has always turned out poor....

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It's a 12 in Finex cast iron. What I like about it to fry with is that since it has 8 sides (polygon?) that you can purposefully have the lid off center and it will allow steam to escape. You usually don't want to fry with a lid on, it will not allow the food to crisp up as much because of the steam, however oil is going to spatter all over your range. This is a good compromise and it works.

As for the fried chicken. Pretty simple, boneless skinless thigh, hammered out. Then put in a buttermilk and hot sauce marinade overnight. Then remove and shake off excess buttermilk then add to a dredge of 50/50 mix of flour and corn starch then paprika, pepper, salt, cayenne (sorry I don't really measure). Tap the meat to get the excess dredge off. Then fry for about 3 min a side (if your oil is 350-375), I usually check the internal temp just to make sure it's all cooked. Let the meat rest a few min.

Honestly the garlic aioli I was pretty stoked about too. Not sure if people would be interesting in trying it out?
Send me the garlic alilio recipe. I want to make these sandwiches this weekend! What is the ratio for the marinade?

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Re: Elk Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 05:00:18 PM »
Garlic Aioli
So you're going to want to get pasteurized eggs, which supposedly you can buy in a store, which I've never been able to find personally. Or you can use a sous vide machine to do it. Or if you're not worried about getting sick then just use raw egg yoke. The risk is minimal, but still, I brought up raw salmon on here once and things got all sorts of spicy.
This is what I did:
Pasteurize 2 eggs (set sous vide to 135 cook eggs (whole while in shell) for 2 hours, chill in ice water 20 min)

Add 2 yolks, 1 tbs water, 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp dijon mustard, 2 cloves crushed garlic*, pinch of salt and pepper to the food processor. Pulse until mixed. For the crushed garlic you can do one of two things: crush with the side of the knife, with your palm, dice, then add a pinch of salt, crush and dice again, while you're crushing you sliding the face of the knife as you go), or just use a pestle and mortar, 2 cloves pinch of salt and hammer away.

Take 1.5 cups oil (corn or grapeseed oil or a mix of the two)I personally use 1 cup corn oil and 0.5 cup grapeseed oil. Place in a squirt bottle, (like a ketchup bottle) add slowly while the food processor motor is running.

As for the buttermilk just use enough to cover up the chicken in a plastic bag, about a cup, but depends on how much chicken you're making. At least 1/4 cup hot sauce.

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