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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?


    How Julia dressed her hamburger:

    Buttered the cooked burger

    On a toasted poppy seed Kaiser roll....
    Ketchup
    Iceberg lettuce
    The burger
    Unmelted cheese slices
    Mayo
    Two slices of bacon
    Red onion
    Black pepper
    More ketchup
    Tomato


    How Jacques dressed up his burger

    On a toasted poppy seed Kaiser roll....
    Iceberg lettuce
    Ketchup
    Burger
    Unmelted cheese slices
    Red onion
    Pickle
    Tomato


    It was crazy for both of them to put ketchup AND tomato slices on their
    burgers.

    Julia buttering her hamburger struck me as odd. Maybe it's a common
    French condiment?

    Also Julia's combined use of butter, mayo and ketchup seemed pretty
    gross, imho.

    I'd never use a toasted poppy seeded Kaiser roll. Too easy to eject the
    goods trying to get a grip on it. And Julia's doctoring it with all that
    ketchup, mayo and butter the way she did sure made it look like it was
    going to cause some serious slip and slide to hers.

    Don't get me wrong! I've doctored some burgers pretty extravagantly but
    the way they doctored them up, why bother adding meat. Any flavor in the
    85/15 chuck they used surely went unnoticed. Imho.

    Just goes to show what can go wrong when you task gourmet chefs to make a
    simple hamburger.

    Report Card:
    F for using tomato AND ketchup together under the same roll
    F for using Kaiser rolls
    F for adding unmelted cheddar cheese slices
    F for not tearing the lettuce into manageable bites

    Andy
    Dijon, avocado, burger, Jack cheese, whole mild green chile pepper on a
    toasted English muffin
    http://i50.tinypic.com/29bbzvt.jpg

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    ViLco Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > Julia buttering her hamburger struck me as odd. Maybe it's a common
    > French condiment?


    I dunno, but IMHO it's just overkill

    > Also Julia's combined use of butter, mayo and ketchup seemed pretty
    > gross, imho.


    If she'd remove the butter I could like it.

    > Just goes to show what can go wrong when you task gourmet chefs to
    > make a simple hamburger.
    >
    > Report Card:
    > F for using tomato AND ketchup together under the same roll
    > F for using Kaiser rolls
    > F for adding unmelted cheddar cheese slices
    > F for not tearing the lettuce into manageable bites


    LOL, expecially the last one

    > Andy
    > Dijon, avocado, burger, Jack cheese, whole mild green chile pepper on
    > a toasted English muffin
    > http://i50.tinypic.com/29bbzvt.jpg


    Bad pictures but... for a great subject! Nice one
    --
    Vilco
    Don't think pink: drink rosè




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    Andy Guest

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    "ViLco" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Bad pictures but... for a great subject! Nice one



    ViLco,

    Sorry... I don't take photographs, I take snapshots!

    Best,

    Andy


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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On Mar 9, 5:31*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?
    >
    > How Julia dressed her hamburger:
    >
    > Buttered the cooked burger
    >
    > On a toasted poppy seed Kaiser roll....
    > Ketchup
    > Iceberg lettuce
    > The burger
    > Unmelted cheese slices
    > Mayo
    > Two slices of bacon
    > Red onion
    > Black pepper
    > More ketchup
    > Tomato
    >
    > How Jacques dressed up his burger
    >
    > On a toasted poppy seed Kaiser roll....
    > Iceberg lettuce
    > Ketchup
    > Burger
    > Unmelted cheese slices
    > Red onion
    > Pickle
    > Tomato
    >
    > It was crazy for both of them to put ketchup AND tomato slices on their
    > burgers.
    >
    > Julia buttering her hamburger struck me as odd. Maybe it's a common
    > French condiment?
    >
    > Also Julia's combined use of butter, mayo and ketchup seemed pretty
    > gross, imho.


    My husband favors a buttered bun, griddled until brown, slathered
    with
    mayo, and then ketchup goes on somewhere.

    Often, he mixes a little ketchup and mayo and dips the completed
    burger into it. Weird, but he only does this at home.

    > Report Card:
    > F for using tomato AND ketchup together under the same roll


    Everyone's taste is different. As long as they don't make you eat
    them that way, what's the problem?

    > F for using Kaiser rolls


    I generally use onion rolls, which aren't that different.

    > F for adding unmelted cheddar cheese slices


    No cheese at all for me.

    > F for not tearing the lettuce into manageable bites


    Are your teeth not working? I lay a leaf of lettuce on my
    burger and can bite right through it.

    Here's my burger:

    half a bun, toasted in the toaster oven and spread with mayo
    sliced onion
    salt and pepper
    burger
    tomato
    salt and pepper
    lettuce
    half a bun, toasted in the toaster oven and spread with mayo

    Cindy Hamilton

  5. #5
    Andy Guest

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    Cindy Hamilton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mar 9, 5:31*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?
    >>
    >> How Julia dressed her hamburger:
    >>
    >> Buttered the cooked burger
    >>
    >> On a toasted poppy seed Kaiser roll....
    >> Ketchup
    >> Iceberg lettuce
    >> The burger
    >> Unmelted cheese slices
    >> Mayo
    >> Two slices of bacon
    >> Red onion
    >> Black pepper
    >> More ketchup
    >> Tomato
    >>
    >> How Jacques dressed up his burger
    >>
    >> On a toasted poppy seed Kaiser roll....
    >> Iceberg lettuce
    >> Ketchup
    >> Burger
    >> Unmelted cheese slices
    >> Red onion
    >> Pickle
    >> Tomato
    >>
    >> It was crazy for both of them to put ketchup AND tomato slices on

    their
    >> burgers.
    >>
    >> Julia buttering her hamburger struck me as odd. Maybe it's a common
    >> French condiment?
    >>
    >> Also Julia's combined use of butter, mayo and ketchup seemed pretty
    >> gross, imho.

    >
    > My husband favors a buttered bun, griddled until brown, slathered
    > with
    > mayo, and then ketchup goes on somewhere.
    >
    > Often, he mixes a little ketchup and mayo and dips the completed
    > burger into it. Weird, but he only does this at home.
    >
    >> Report Card:
    >> F for using tomato AND ketchup together under the same roll

    >
    > Everyone's taste is different. As long as they don't make you eat
    > them that way, what's the problem?
    >
    >> F for using Kaiser rolls

    >
    > I generally use onion rolls, which aren't that different.
    >
    >> F for adding unmelted cheddar cheese slices

    >
    > No cheese at all for me.
    >
    >> F for not tearing the lettuce into manageable bites

    >
    > Are your teeth not working? I lay a leaf of lettuce on my
    > burger and can bite right through it.
    >
    > Here's my burger:
    >
    > half a bun, toasted in the toaster oven and spread with mayo
    > sliced onion
    > salt and pepper
    > burger
    > tomato
    > salt and pepper
    > lettuce
    > half a bun, toasted in the toaster oven and spread with mayo
    >
    > Cindy Hamilton



    Cindy,

    Out of curiosity, I thumbed through "Mastering the Art of French
    Cooking." There's a recipe for "Biftek Haché à la Lyonnaise" (page 301)
    or hamburgers with onions and herbs. The recipe makes six burgers. In
    three different stages in the recipe, two Tbls of butter are called for.
    That's one Tbls of butter per burger. So, in a sense, seeing Julia slap
    on the butter isn't so alarming after all.


    I hadn't heard of mayo until years back from here at rfc. I tried it and
    was indifferent about it. Maybe a little tang but not much flavor. Mayo
    and burger grease combined and drippy was pretty gross to look at, imho.


    Whole lettuce leaves laid on too thick will caused some jaw ache in
    sandwiches. It tends to be more fibrous, imho. Shredded or at least torn,
    it is easier to chew. McDonalds figured that out while inventing their
    Big Mac so long ago. Wendy's never caught on. Sandwich shops haven't used
    whole lettuce leaves to make sandwiches (hoagies, subs, whatever) since
    I dunno when.


    My OP was entirely subjective. There's no ONE burger by which all others
    are judged. I think I was more put off by the tomato and ketchup issue
    and the triple condiment combo.

    Best,

    Andy


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    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Mar 9, 2:31*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?
    >
    > How Julia dressed her hamburger:
    >
    > Buttered the cooked burger
    >
    > On a toasted poppy seed Kaiser roll....
    > Ketchup
    > Iceberg lettuce
    > The burger
    > Unmelted cheese slices
    > Mayo
    > Two slices of bacon
    > Red onion
    > Black pepper
    > More ketchup
    > Tomato
    >
    > How Jacques dressed up his burger
    >
    > On a toasted poppy seed Kaiser roll....
    > Iceberg lettuce
    > Ketchup
    > Burger
    > Unmelted cheese slices
    > Red onion
    > Pickle
    > Tomato
    >
    > It was crazy for both of them to put ketchup AND tomato slices on their
    > burgers.
    >
    > Julia buttering her hamburger struck me as odd. Maybe it's a common
    > French condiment?
    >
    > Also Julia's combined use of butter, mayo and ketchup seemed pretty
    > gross, imho.
    >
    > I'd never use a toasted poppy seeded Kaiser roll. Too easy to eject the
    > goods trying to get a grip on it. And Julia's doctoring it with all that
    > ketchup, mayo and butter the way she did sure made it look like it was
    > going to cause some serious slip and slide to hers.
    >
    > Don't get me wrong! I've doctored some burgers pretty extravagantly but
    > the way they doctored them up, why bother adding meat. Any flavor in the
    > 85/15 chuck they used surely went unnoticed. Imho.
    >
    > Just goes to show what can go wrong when you task gourmet chefs to make a
    > simple hamburger.
    >
    > Report Card:
    > F for using tomato AND ketchup together under the same roll
    > F for using Kaiser rolls
    > F for adding unmelted cheddar cheese slices
    > F for not tearing the lettuce into manageable bites
    >
    > Andy
    > Dijon, avocado, burger, Jack cheese, whole mild green chile pepper on a
    > toasted English muffinhttp://i50.tinypic.com/29bbzvt.jpg


    To each his own. Everyone has their own way that they like their
    burgers.

    Here's mine:

    8 grain jumbo hamburger bun toasted.
    on the bottom half - mustard (creole or stone ground) and just a
    little ketchup (Heinz)
    1/3 to 1/2 pound burger, medium just pink in the middle - with cheese
    melted over the BACON and burger (holds it together)
    red onion in rings
    tomato (ripe)- salt and pepper on the tomato
    lettuce (leaf) or even spinach leaves
    top half of the bun with plenty of mayo (Hellmans/Best Foods)

    and if that burger is one I made it done on a super hot grill, almost
    charred on the outside and juicy and pink inside.

    I usually have the burger in a little paper towel 'diaper' so it
    dosn't run down my arms ;-)


    damn.............now I want one.

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > damn.............now I want one.


    Me, too. Here's how I like mine:

    Toasted bun, homemade, whole wheat, maybe sesame seeds.

    Grilled bacon burger (we get a mix from our butcher, when we go back
    home, of grass fed beef and bacon that they put through their grinder)
    Sharp cheddar cheese
    Onions, sauteed in butter
    Sliced tomato
    Sliced homemade dill pickles
    Lettuce
    Ketchup
    Mustard
    Mayonnaise, homemade, spread on the top of the bun

    I have eaten burgers with buttered, toasted buns, those were good,
    too. I also like frizzled, battered onions in the burger. It is not
    often that I eat things like this, but they are so tasty.

    Served with either steak fries or potato salad.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?



    Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> damn.............now I want one.

    >
    > Me, too. Here's how I like mine:
    >
    > Toasted bun, homemade, whole wheat, maybe sesame seeds.
    >
    > Grilled bacon burger (we get a mix from our butcher, when we go back
    > home, of grass fed beef and bacon that they put through their grinder)
    > Sharp cheddar cheese
    > Onions, sauteed in butter
    > Sliced tomato
    > Sliced homemade dill pickles
    > Lettuce
    > Ketchup
    > Mustard
    > Mayonnaise, homemade, spread on the top of the bun
    >
    > I have eaten burgers with buttered, toasted buns, those were good,
    > too. I also like frizzled, battered onions in the burger. It is not
    > often that I eat things like this, but they are so tasty.
    >
    > Served with either steak fries or potato salad.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    Bacon burgers! Used to be on the lunch menu when I was in high
    school - bacon IN the meat. Brilliant.

    I like burgers a bunch of different ways but my favorite is probably:

    bun, mayo, caramelized onions, burger, iceberg, mayo, bun. The bun
    isn't toasted. Oh, and it's likely a kaiser/bulky roll.

    I also like: bun, mayo, sliced pickles, sliced onions, burger, mayo,
    bun.

    I prefer iceberg because you can actually bite through it. Leaf
    lettuce just slides out. I hate that.

    -Tracy

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    In article <hn5qll$4hj$[email protected]>,
    Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Bacon burgers! Used to be on the lunch menu when I was in high
    > school - bacon IN the meat. Brilliant.


    You have to be really careful grilling them, because of the fat
    content, but they are so worth it. They are my favorite burgers now.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  10. #10
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 08:52:04 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My OP was entirely subjective. There's no ONE burger by which all others
    > are judged. I think I was more put off by the tomato and ketchup issue
    > and the triple condiment combo.


    I have to agree, ketchup doesn't belong on a burger... especially when
    you already have a slice of tomato. I figure I get plenty of ketchup
    along with my fries anyway. No need to muddy the flavor on a burger
    with it.

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

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 07:20:41 -0800 (PST), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > and if that burger is one I made it done on a super hot grill, almost
    > charred on the outside and juicy and pink inside.


    be still my heart!

    <swoon>

    --
    Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

  12. #12
    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    In article <94ucp59hvp3n1ar5a9d2[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have to agree, ketchup doesn't belong on a burger... especially when
    > you already have a slice of tomato. I figure I get plenty of ketchup
    > along with my fries anyway. No need to muddy the flavor on a burger
    > with it.


    I like ketchup on burgers. They are one of the few things I like
    with ketchup. I don't eat ketchup with my fries, though.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    George Leppla Guest

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    sf wrote:

    > I have to agree, ketchup doesn't belong on a burger... especially when
    > you already have a slice of tomato.
    >


    A burger without ketchup is sacrilege.

    A burger with mustard is blasphemy!

    I love living here in the South, but I will NEVAH (I say, NEVAH, Suh!)
    put mustard on a burger. <vbg>

    Medium rare, please.......

    George L







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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    In article <hn5ea0$h61$[email protected]>,
    "ViLco" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >
    > > Julia buttering her hamburger struck me as odd. Maybe it's a common
    > > French condiment?

    >
    > I dunno, but IMHO it's just overkill


    Butter and beef have always gone well together. I don't usually do it,
    but it's delicious. If you are concerned about the fat, many use
    copious amount of mayonnaise. That's just as fat. Of course, using
    both seems like overkill to me.

    > > Also Julia's combined use of butter, mayo and ketchup seemed pretty
    > > gross, imho.

    >
    > If she'd remove the butter I could like it.
    >
    > > Just goes to show what can go wrong when you task gourmet chefs to
    > > make a simple hamburger.
    > >
    > > Report Card:
    > > F for using tomato AND ketchup together under the same roll
    > > F for using Kaiser rolls
    > > F for adding unmelted cheddar cheese slices
    > > F for not tearing the lettuce into manageable bites

    >
    > LOL, expecially the last one


    Strange. Very strange. I always like whole lettuce leaves. Kaiser
    rolls are great. I avoid ketchup, unless there simply is no tomato
    available, in which case it is just a substitute.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 08:44:17 -0800, Ranee at Arabian Knits
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I like ketchup on burgers. They are one of the few things I like
    > with ketchup. I don't eat ketchup with my fries, though.


    No ketchup on your fries??? <GASP> Clearly you were not raised right.


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

  16. #16
    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 08:44:17 -0800, Ranee at Arabian Knits
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I like ketchup on burgers. They are one of the few things I like
    > > with ketchup. I don't eat ketchup with my fries, though.

    >
    > No ketchup on your fries??? <GASP> Clearly you were not raised right.
    >


    Remember, my mother was an immigrant. :-) I like them really salty
    and either plain or dipped in vinegar or with tartar sauce (if I'm
    having fish and chips).

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  17. #17
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    On Mar 9, 6:18*am, "ViLco" <Vi...@ViLco.invalid> wrote:
    > Andy wrote:
    > > Julia buttering her hamburger struck me as odd. Maybe it's a common
    > > French condiment?

    >
    > I dunno, but IMHO it's just overkill


    It's common enough to put a pat of butter on the cooked side of a
    steak on a grill .... that's probably where that came from. I always
    butter the bun for my hamburgers, but that's because I NEVER use mayo
    on a burger. Uck. (I also never use ketchup except on Fr. Fries.
    Sorry, Stan.)

    > --
    > * Vilco



  18. #18
    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 09:11:15 -0800, Ranee at Arabian Knits
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Remember, my mother was an immigrant. :-) I like them really salty
    > and either plain or dipped in vinegar or with tartar sauce (if I'm
    > having fish and chips).


    Speaking of tartar sauce... have you ever tried onion rings with that?
    OMG, it's a match made in heaven!

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

  19. #19
    Charlotte L. Blackmer Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Ranée at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote:
    >In article
    ><[email protected]>,
    > ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> damn.............now I want one.

    >
    > Me, too. Here's how I like mine:
    >
    > Toasted bun, homemade, whole wheat, maybe sesame seeds.
    >
    > Grilled bacon burger (we get a mix from our butcher, when we go back
    >home, of grass fed beef and bacon that they put through their grinder)
    > Sharp cheddar cheese
    > Onions, sauteed in butter
    > Sliced tomato
    > Sliced homemade dill pickles
    > Lettuce
    > Ketchup
    > Mustard
    > Mayonnaise, homemade, spread on the top of the bun
    >
    > I have eaten burgers with buttered, toasted buns, those were good,
    >too. I also like frizzled, battered onions in the burger. It is not
    >often that I eat things like this, but they are so tasty.
    >
    > Served with either steak fries or potato salad.


    My late grandmother, may she rest in peace, always used to fry her
    hamburgers (lean meat) in butter. This happened well before
    Julia Child was a household name in the US. Sometimes I do steaks in
    butter in rememberance of her.

    Butter was not a condiment. I forget if she buttered and toasted the
    buns, though. I wouldn't be surprised.

    Since we're detailing our fave burgers: my favorite standard burger has
    a toasted bun*, tomato slice, mustard (dijon preferred), mayo, and lots of
    dill pickle.

    * although any burger I can get on toasted sourdough is my idea of a good
    time. That is what I usually do at home. The sourdough comes from my
    favorite local bakery and is not pre-sliced. I had a burger at a burger
    joint in Seattle's Ballard district (across from Ballard High - forget
    the name but think it started with Z) that served on a toasted sour roll
    and was A-OK. The sour roll also figures into what ba.foodies might refer to
    as "an old-fashioned Italian burger", as served at "Original Joe's".

    I like avocado burgers (with or without bacon) and mushroom burgers for a
    change-up. Taylor's Automatic Refresher in SF and Napa has a burger I
    really like that has mushrooms, bacon, mayo, barbeque sauce, and cheddar
    on grilled sliced sourdough. Very messy, but oh so good.

    Charlotte
    --

  20. #20
    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Julia and Jacques: Cheeseburgers?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 09:11:15 -0800, Ranee at Arabian Knits
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Remember, my mother was an immigrant. :-) I like them really salty
    > > and either plain or dipped in vinegar or with tartar sauce (if I'm
    > > having fish and chips).

    >
    > Speaking of tartar sauce... have you ever tried onion rings with that?
    > OMG, it's a match made in heaven!


    Yes, but I also like them with the Thai sweet chili sauce. Yum!

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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