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Dave Hounddriver    19,121

Steak.  A passion brought about by living in redneck country.  From a search of google it seems that many other areas around the world had the same slogan

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So I have no qualms saying the second best steak I have eaten (and I ate many of them) was from living in ranch country when the rancher slaughtered his best grass fed/grain finished steer for family and friend use.  Hung from a tree for a few months (typo) weeks in the late autumn for the meat to mature and then cut and wrapped on the kitchen table in preparation for the freezer.  But the best ones were fresh cut without going into the freezer.

The only time I even had a steak better than that was a US$100 Wagyu steak served at a 5 star hotel in Hong Kong.  I don't know how they do it but that Wagyu steak just melted in my mouth.  Of course it may only have "seemed" the best as I ate it after a couple years in the Philppines where I was starved for good beef.  It would be interesting to compare my choice of first and second best beef steak sitting side by side and taking a forkful of each

If your mouth is watering now, you might be a redneck.

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AlwaysRt    2,802
1 hour ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

Steak.  A passion brought about by living in redneck country.  From a search of google it seems that many other areas around the world had the same slogan

Eat.jpg

So I have no qualms saying the second best steak I have eaten (and I ate many of them) was from living in ranch country when the rancher slaughtered his best grass fed/grain finished steer for family and friend use.  Hung from a tree for a few months (typo) weeks in the late autumn for the meat to mature and then cut and wrapped on the kitchen table in preparation for the freezer.  But the best ones were fresh cut without going into the freezer.

The only time I even had a steak better than that was a US$100 Wagyu steak served at a 5 star hotel in Hong Kong.  I don't know how they do it but that Wagyu steak just melted in my mouth.  Of course it may only have "seemed" the best as I ate it after a couple years in the Philppines where I was starved for good beef.  It would be interesting to compare my choice of first and second best beef steak sitting side by side and taking a forkful of each

If your mouth is watering now, you might be a redneck.

Side by side I would think fresh would easily win. And yes, I would love a good steak right about now.

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Jollygoodfellow    13,060
3 hours ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

 I don't know how they do it but that Wagyu steak just melted in my mouth.

That's because it marbled with fat thought the steak. This keeps it moist when cooking. The wagyu is a breed and breed for the marbling in the meat.

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OnMyWay    6,367

Steak.  Did you know all those cattle farts are the reason for global warming?

Timely topic.  I decided yesterday to go on a low carb diet and I will be eating a lot of meat.  It has worked great for me before when I really needed to lose weight, such as now.

Several months ago I bought these:

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I thought it was on sale but when I checked out it was not.  They have singles that were on sale.  So this was very expensive.  I can't recall the price.

I grilled them the first time, back before we went to the U.S., and they were not very good, mostly because I over cooked them.  They are thin.  Today we were planning on grilling but had not grilled in quite a while.  Opened the grill and everything was covered in mold!  We had so much rain and we had not looked inside the grill.  I will clean it tomorrow.

So my wife pan fried a couple tonight, with just salt and a lot of pepper, and they came out much better.  Still a bit well done but more flavor this time.  I will try and sear them on the grill tomorrow and not over cook them.

I will stock up on meats tomorrow at Royal Duty Free.  Even though it is expensive, I will get some US beef and maybe some Aussie.  I'll be looking for UK beef when it comes around.

Eating out can be challenging on this diet.  My first eating out was today and I resorted to my old stalwart: A burger king double whopper with only mustard.  Don't eat the bun.  Cost: p200.  When I live in Florida and was doing this diet, I would go to lunch at BK and order the same for 99 cents, which is currently about 50 pesos.  That special is long gone and I don't know what a double whopper costs in the U.S. now.

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earthdome    3,720
58 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

Timely topic.  I decided yesterday to go on a low carb diet and I will be eating a lot of meat.  It has worked great for me before when I really needed to lose weight, such as now.

Low carb with healthy veggies like spinach and kale is the ticket. Are you a coffee drinker? Bullet proof coffee helps to suppress your appetite. It is made by adding some specific chains of coconut oil and ghee to your coffee. The fats in the oil and ghee help to satisfy your hunger. I make it and use stevia as a sweetener.

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OnMyWay    6,367
4 minutes ago, earthdome said:

Bullet proof coffee helps to suppress your appetite. It is made by adding some specific chains of coconut oil and ghee to your coffee.

I had to Google that.  I'll give it a try.  There seems to be several recipes including an "official" one Ghee and their "Brain" oil made from coconut oil.  

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earthdome    3,720
33 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

I had to Google that.  I'll give it a try.  There seems to be several recipes including an "official" one Ghee and their "Brain" oil made from coconut oil.  

There is also a version of bullet proof coffee that includes CBD oil from cannabis. CBD oil is a non psychoactive component of cannabis (marijuana) that helps with a growing number of medical conditions. The most prominent to prevent seizures in children who have dozens or hundreds of seizures per day.

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OnMyWay    6,367

I bought these patties yesterday at Royal Duty Free.  8, 1/3 pound patties for $12.68 or p635.  Pricey, but they taste good.

Question is, where did the beef come from?  Packed in California, but originates where???

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