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    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    I decided I could eat fish - at least I could if it was sauteed. So I
    bought some (IQF) Orange Roughy fillets, thawed one, sprinkled it with
    lemon pepper and (lightly) dredged it in flour. Sauteed it in a mix
    of a bit of butter and a bit of olive oil 3 minutes one one side, two
    on the flip side. (Couldn't make a pan sauce - no wine or even juice
    in the house. Squeezed a chunk of fresh lime over it. It was really
    good! First time in my life i didn't turn fish into a burnt
    offering! Next trip to the store I'll get some wine - a bottle of
    red, a bottle of white and a bottle of sherry. Last bottle of sherry
    lasted several months (I can't drink wine but I can cook with it!)
    Lynn in Fargo
    PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?

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    Kris Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    On Aug 22, 10:04*pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    > I decided I could eat fish *- at least I could if it was sauteed. So I
    > bought some (IQF) Orange Roughy fillets, thawed one, sprinkled it with
    > lemon pepper and (lightly) dredged it in flour. *Sauteed it in a mix
    > of a bit of butter and a bit of olive oil 3 minutes one one side, two
    > on the flip side. *(Couldn't make a pan sauce - no wine or even juice
    > in the house. *Squeezed a chunk of fresh lime over it. It was really
    > good! *First time in my life i didn't turn fish into a burnt
    > offering! *Next trip to the store I'll get some wine - a bottle of
    > red, a bottle of white and a bottle of sherry. Last bottle of sherry
    > lasted several months (I can't drink wine but I can cook with it!)
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    Mashed potatos & sweet potatoes, of course. Actually there are many
    good vegetable purees,like parsnip & rutabaga.

    Creamed spinach or corn (homemade of course )

    Spoon bread?

    I suppose you could cook your macaroni & cheese very mushy?

    Happy "gumming",

    Kris



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    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .


    "Lynn from Fargo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I decided I could eat fish -


    Where are you teef?



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    Chemiker Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    On Sat, 22 Aug 2009 19:04:43 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I decided I could eat fish - at least I could if it was sauteed. So I
    >bought some (IQF) Orange Roughy fillets, thawed one, sprinkled it with
    >lemon pepper and (lightly) dredged it in flour. Sauteed it in a mix
    >of a bit of butter and a bit of olive oil 3 minutes one one side, two
    >on the flip side. (Couldn't make a pan sauce - no wine or even juice
    >in the house. Squeezed a chunk of fresh lime over it. It was really
    >good! First time in my life i didn't turn fish into a burnt
    >offering! Next trip to the store I'll get some wine - a bottle of
    >red, a bottle of white and a bottle of sherry. Last bottle of sherry
    >lasted several months (I can't drink wine but I can cook with it!)
    >Lynn in Fargo
    >PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    Lynn, any of the typical Hungarian/Slovak sides done as
    fozolek would work. But, from the South, may I suggest
    butter beans? // I make German mashed potatoes, i.e.
    boiled potato chunks, tossed in a wok/pot with bacon
    drippings, and then with addition of butter and vinegar.
    They will disintegrate into mashed potatoes, but not
    like we're used to.

    Make sure you get the potato toasties off the side of the
    pan, as there is so much flavor there. Use lots of parsley,
    and don't stint on garlic.

    Alex

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    On 2009-08-23, Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:

    > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    squash, mashed potatoes, lemon meringue pie......

    nb

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    On Sat, 22 Aug 2009 19:04:43 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    My first thought was squash, but it seems like practically everything
    will be ok if it's cooked - even carrots! Items that are too much
    work to eat with no teeth can certainly be pureed. This is a great
    excuse to make applesauce too.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote in news:246f62b0-34ec-4f92-9cee-
    [email protected] on Aug Sat 2009 pm

    > I decided I could eat fish - at least I could if it was sauteed. So I
    > bought some (IQF) Orange Roughy fillets, thawed one, sprinkled it with
    > lemon pepper and (lightly) dredged it in flour. Sauteed it in a mix
    > of a bit of butter and a bit of olive oil 3 minutes one one side, two
    > on the flip side. (Couldn't make a pan sauce - no wine or even juice
    > in the house. Squeezed a chunk of fresh lime over it. It was really
    > good! First time in my life i didn't turn fish into a burnt
    > offering! Next trip to the store I'll get some wine - a bottle of
    > red, a bottle of white and a bottle of sherry. Last bottle of sherry
    > lasted several months (I can't drink wine but I can cook with it!)
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?
    >


    Mac & Cheese,
    Beef Stew
    all sorts of eggs
    oatmeal etc
    pork and saur Kraut casseroles
    noodles
    soups
    investigate crock pot meals
    hamburger patties and mashed spuds

    If all else fails put cooked chicken in a food processor and make chicken pate.

    I too was toothless

    --
    Is that your nose, or are you eatting a banana? -Alan




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    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .


    "Lynn from Fargo" > ha scritto nel messaggio

    >I decided I could eat fish - at least I could if it was sauteed.


    Congratulations! Really, fish should never need real chewing unless we
    speak of broiled swordfish steaks or the like.
    Most veg are gummable if over cooked, but eggplant is one of the few that
    actually needs to be cooked that long. Dredge slices of it in flour,
    eggwash and seasoned flour, then saute in good olive oil until browned and
    soft. Doesn't need another thing, but some would grate a bit of hard cheese
    over the top.
    Hummous, dried fava puree, anything puree in fact, softly fried onions, all
    sound good to me... and then there is stuffing. Stuffing is consolation for
    a lot in life.



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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    Lynn wrote:

    > I decided I could eat fish - at least I could if it was sauteed. So I
    > bought some (IQF) Orange Roughy fillets, thawed one, sprinkled it with
    > lemon pepper and (lightly) dredged it in flour. Sauteed it in a mix
    > of a bit of butter and a bit of olive oil 3 minutes one one side, two
    > on the flip side. (Couldn't make a pan sauce - no wine or even juice
    > in the house. Squeezed a chunk of fresh lime over it. It was really
    > good! First time in my life i didn't turn fish into a burnt
    > offering! Next trip to the store I'll get some wine - a bottle of
    > red, a bottle of white and a bottle of sherry. Last bottle of sherry
    > lasted several months (I can't drink wine but I can cook with it!)
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    Your dinner sounds very good, but if I were in your shoes I might have tried
    my hand at gefilte fish!

    For veggies, people have already mentioned squash, eggplant, and purées, but
    don't overlook cream of [favorite veggie here] soup. Specific purées I like
    are:

    Celery root
    Parsnip
    Broccoli stem with sesame oil (peel the stems!)
    Carrot with a bit of tangerine juice (without actually cooking the juice)
    Sunchoke with a bit of almond milk
    Caramelized fennel (this is a bit strongly-flavored; the purée can serve as
    a sauce)

    Bob
    P.S.: Not to be preachy or anything, but did you know that orange roughy is
    severely overfished?


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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    Lynn wrote:

    > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    After sending my previous reply in this thread, I got to thinking about
    avocados. They're soft enough to eat without even being mashed, so they're
    fair game for the dentally deprived. My first thought was that you could
    make a kind of hors d'ouevre with a round of boiled potato topped with a
    piece of avocado. The potato could be seasoned with Old Bay, curry, or some
    similar spice mixture, or it could be just left alone, or maybe drizzled
    with a touch of top-quality olive oil.

    Then I started thinking about avocado mousse. Specifically, I wondered if
    there *was* such a thing. Googling found both sweet and savory versions, but
    the sweet ones seemed kind of unappealing to me. A recipe for crab cakes
    with avocado mousse seemed like a pretty good concept, but maybe not soft
    enough.

    But what about chawanmushi? Chawanmushi is the Japanese version of a quiche.
    Where quiches are formed by baking a mixture of eggs and dairy (milk and/or
    cream, and usually cheese as well), chawanmushi uses a mixture of eggs and
    broth. Chawanmushi are steamed rather than baked, and are softer and more
    delicate than quiches.

    So maybe a chawanmushi with dashi and salmon, topped with avocado mousse?
    The topping could optionally be hit with a flame, to give the topping a kind
    of meringue quality.

    I also wanted to get cream cheese and avocado together somehow, so I started
    considering the idea of a savory avocado cheesecake. Turned out that recipes
    exist online for that, too, and it's more than possible that at least one of
    them would be suitable for a no-teeth appetizer (or party dish).

    Bob, advocating avocado


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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I decided I could eat fish - at least I could if it was sauteed. So I
    > bought some (IQF) Orange Roughy fillets, thawed one, sprinkled it with
    > lemon pepper and (lightly) dredged it in flour. Sauteed it in a mix
    > of a bit of butter and a bit of olive oil 3 minutes one one side, two
    > on the flip side. (Couldn't make a pan sauce - no wine or even juice
    > in the house. Squeezed a chunk of fresh lime over it. It was really
    > good! First time in my life i didn't turn fish into a burnt
    > offering! Next trip to the store I'll get some wine - a bottle of
    > red, a bottle of white and a bottle of sherry. Last bottle of sherry
    > lasted several months (I can't drink wine but I can cook with it!)
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    Steamed carrots
    Steamed potatoes
    Steamed cabbage
    Avocados
    Steamed yams/sweet potatoes
    Well cooked onions
    Steamed Tarot

    To name a few. :-)

    Any well cooked soft veggie should be ok.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    In article
    <4466d8bb-a4c2-4536-91fd-aba0ffc4d5[email protected]>,
    Kris <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Aug 22, 10:04*pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    > > I decided I could eat fish *- at least I could if it was sauteed. So I
    > > bought some (IQF) Orange Roughy fillets, thawed one, sprinkled it with
    > > lemon pepper and (lightly) dredged it in flour. *Sauteed it in a mix
    > > of a bit of butter and a bit of olive oil 3 minutes one one side, two
    > > on the flip side. *(Couldn't make a pan sauce - no wine or even juice
    > > in the house. *Squeezed a chunk of fresh lime over it. It was really
    > > good! *First time in my life i didn't turn fish into a burnt
    > > offering! *Next trip to the store I'll get some wine - a bottle of
    > > red, a bottle of white and a bottle of sherry. Last bottle of sherry
    > > lasted several months (I can't drink wine but I can cook with it!)
    > > Lynn in Fargo
    > > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?

    >
    > Mashed potatos & sweet potatoes, of course. Actually there are many
    > good vegetable purees,like parsnip & rutabaga.
    >
    > Creamed spinach or corn (homemade of course )
    >
    > Spoon bread?
    >
    > I suppose you could cook your macaroni & cheese very mushy?
    >
    > Happy "gumming",
    >
    > Kris


    Creamed corn. I'd not thought of that one...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    [email protected]
    Subscribe: [email protected]

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    Om wrote:

    > Steamed Tarot


    I'm almost certain you mean "taro."

    "Last night I played poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and three
    people died."
    ---Stephen Wright


    Bob


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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    In article <00099b15$0$2126$[email protected]>,
    "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > Om wrote:
    >
    > > Steamed Tarot

    >
    > I'm almost certain you mean "taro."
    >
    > "Last night I played poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and three
    > people died."
    > ---Stephen Wright
    >
    >
    > Bob


    Oops! ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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    Subscribe: [email protected]

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    Victor Sack Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:

    > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    Rice of any kind
    Kasha of any kind (and, BTW, "kasha" does not mean "buckwheat
    groats"; kasha is a dish, not an arbitrary ingredient)
    Pasta of any kind (perhaps cooked softer than _al dente_)
    Purée of celery root "as is", or mixed with mashed potatoes or with
    parsley
    Potato dumplings
    Bread dumplings
    Semolina or farina (Cream of Wheat) dumplings
    Yeast dumplings
    Pease pudding
    Poor Man's Caviar
    Frijoles refritos or some other bean preparation
    Some mild-tasting dal or some other lentil preparation
    Mashed potato rissoles with a suitable filling and/or sauce

    Victor

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    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    "Lynn from Fargo" wrote

    >I decided I could eat fish - at least I could if it was sauteed. So I


    Good choice and a decent method! Been a bit away from here lately so I'll
    have to guess you are pending full dentures and looking for foods that work
    for now until it's healed enough?

    > PS: Suggestions for (no-teeth) side dishes esp. veggies?


    Yes but I have to guess at what will appeal to you. Some isn't optimal made
    this way but for now, will work well enough. I mean, ya gotta eat!

    Cream of corn will work and can be spiffied up with fine chopped clam meats
    (mince small).
    Canned baby peas with butter and finely minced onions, can make a white
    sauce with them if desired.
    Squash (yellow works best) simmered to soft with minced onion bits
    Canned asparagus tips (soft and lucious)
    sticky rice (regular american long grain may be a slight problem)
    Mashed potatoes with gravy are obvious
    Baked sweet potato or white (I use a crockpot and steam these all the time,
    wash but dont dry and add 3 TB water or so and set on low).
    Butter beans (large dry limas) made with smoked ham hock (mince ham hock
    bits to what you can handle)- crockpot favorite
    Carrots simmered with butter then put in blender with heavy non-sweet cream
    to make a soup

    That help?


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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    On Aug 23, 4:18*am, "Bob Terwilliger"

    Not to be preachy or anything, but did you know that orange roughy is
    > severely overfished?


    What fish isn't (aren't)? The shorter list is probl. of those OK to
    eat. Do you know of such a list?

  18. #18
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    On Aug 23, 7:27*am, azaze...@koroviev.de (Victor Sack) wrote:

    > Poor Man's Caviar



    Is this a dish or nickname?

    Ignorant Me

  19. #19
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    On 2009-08-23, Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What fish isn't (aren't)? The shorter list is probl. of those OK to
    > eat. Do you know of such a list?


    http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/c..._whatsnew.aspx


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    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig Guest

    Default Re: Adventures in Cooking with No Teeth . . .

    On Aug 22, 9:20*pm, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "Lynn from Fargo" <lynng...@i29.net> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]...
    >
    > >I decided I could eat fish *-

    >
    > Where are you teef?


    All gone . . . had oral surgery (general anesthesia, thank Alex!) July
    27. Am healing slowly (diabetic). Will have impressions and dentures
    made when all swelling is gone and all the stitches are removed (end
    of September?)

    Thanks for asking, sorry I was such a bitch to you (Cybercat) a couple
    of days ago. I'm waaaaaaaaaaay too grumpy these days. My September
    copies of Gourmet and Cooking Light showed up this week and I read
    them both cover to cover. Really BAD idea!

    Lynn in Fargo

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