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  1. #1
    Kalmia Guest

    Default New use for my meat mallet

    I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    and got out my meat mallet. Just the right weight and it propped
    nicely on the side of the small skillet. Yay - one less gadget to
    buy, store and clean.

    I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.

    What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. Hate that part of
    doing garlic.

  2. #2
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Jul 27, 9:34*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > and got out my meat mallet. *Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. *Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.
    >
    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >
    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. *Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.


    just rinse your hands in running water and let the paper go down the
    disposal.

  3. #3
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:34:47 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia wrote:

    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > and got out my meat mallet. Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.
    >
    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >
    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.


    most often lately i've been using the flat side of my meat tenderizer to
    crack ice cubes (in a heavy plastic bag).

    your pal,
    blake









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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Jul 27, 9:34*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > and got out my meat mallet. *Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. *Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.
    >
    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >
    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. *Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.


    The only way to get that sticky off is to wash it off, at least that's
    what I've found.
    I always just use the flat side of the knife and give it a whack.




  5. #5
    sf Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:06:18 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jul 27, 9:34*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > > and got out my meat mallet. *Just the right weight and it propped
    > > nicely on the side of the small skillet. *Yay - one less gadget to
    > > buy, store and clean.
    > >
    > > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    > >
    > > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. *Hate that part of
    > > doing garlic.

    >
    > just rinse your hands in running water and let the paper go down the
    > disposal.


    The only time garlic "paper" sticks to my fingers is when I don't
    smash it enough first. I don't know why, maybe it's because not
    enough garlic oil is released - but there's no problem if I smush it
    enough. I don't usually want slices or perfect dice, so smushing and
    a subsequent fine chop suits me.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:44:25 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I always just use the flat side of the knife and give it a whack.


    Me too. It's one less thing to wash since I'm using it anyway.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  7. #7
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On 7/27/2011 2:06 PM, Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > On Jul 27, 9:34 am, Kalmia<tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    >> I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    >> apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    >> and got out my meat mallet. Just the right weight and it propped
    >> nicely on the side of the small skillet. Yay - one less gadget to
    >> buy, store and clean.
    >>
    >> I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    >> that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >>
    >> What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    >> ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. Hate that part of
    >> doing garlic.

    >
    > just rinse your hands in running water and let the paper go down the
    > disposal.


    On the other hand, I don't have a meat mallet but successfully use the
    rubber mallet from my workshop for flattening chicken breasts and
    cutlets. Since the meat is wrapped in plastic or wax paper, there is no
    problem with contamination. I use the side of my heaviest knife for garlic.

    --


    James Silverton, Potomac

    I'm *not* [email protected]

  8. #8
    Helpful person Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Jul 27, 9:34*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > and got out my meat mallet. *Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. *Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.
    >
    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >
    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. *Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.


    You don't need a meat mallet. I use the bottom of a frying pan.
    Works extremely well if you also put the meat in a ziplock bake. For
    browning you can also place the frying pan on top of your meat during
    cooking.

    http://www.rochardfisher.com

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    Helpful person wrote:
    For
    > browning you can also place the frying pan on top of your meat during
    > cooking.


    Yeah, but then the meat always gets stuck all over the burner and burner
    base.

    l-)



  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

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

    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > and got out my meat mallet. Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.
    >
    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >
    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.


    Wear gloves...
    --
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    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

  11. #11
    Jerry Avins Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Jul 27, 12:34*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > and got out my meat mallet. *Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. *Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.


    My mallet -- a recent gift -- isn't nearly big enough for that use.

    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.


    Roll the clove between your palms to loosen the skin without the
    clove's without exuding sticky juice.

    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. *Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.


    Running water.

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can
    get.


  12. #12
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:44:25 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I always just use the flat side of the knife and give it a whack.

    >
    > Me too. It's one less thing to wash since I'm using it anyway.
    >
    > --

    Same here. I'm usually going to chop it anyway so I just whack it with the
    knife. Occasionally I do want garlic slivers so I don't want to crush it
    too much. But the flat side of the knife does the trick.

    Jill


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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet


    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)



    You mean like a bacon press? Something like that?

    > and got out my meat mallet. Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.
    >
    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >

    I use mine for tenderizing round steak. Not much else.

    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.
    >

    I think you're crushing it too much if it gets all sticky. Either that or
    you've got some uber fresh garlic!

    Jill


  14. #14
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:21:27 -0700 (PDT), Jerry Avins <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Jul 27, 12:34*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    >> I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    >> apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    >> and got out my meat mallet. *Just the right weight and it propped
    >> nicely on the side of the small skillet. *Yay - one less gadget to
    >> buy, store and clean.

    >
    >My mallet -- a recent gift -- isn't nearly big enough for that use.
    >
    >> I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    >> that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.

    >
    >Roll the clove between your palms to loosen the skin without the
    >clove's without exuding sticky juice.
    >
    >> What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    >> ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. *Hate that part of
    >> doing garlic.

    >
    >Shove finger up my ass.
    >
    >Jerry


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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Jul 27, 9:34*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > and got out my meat mallet. *Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. *Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.
    >
    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >
    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. *Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.


    My wife uses one of those rubber tubes to remove the garlic skin. Then
    she just shakes the skin into the garbage.

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    nurk_fred2000 Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    On Jul 27, 9:34*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I have debated about buying one of those flat weights with a handle to
    > apply pressure to stuff browning in a pan (think Veggie Burgers etc)
    > and got out my meat mallet. *Just the right weight and it propped
    > nicely on the side of the small skillet. *Yay - one less gadget to
    > buy, store and clean.
    >
    > I use it seldom for meat, but one whack at a clove of garlic loosens
    > that paper nicely and crushes the clove slightly.
    >
    > What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M
    > ought to look into it for temporary stickiness. *Hate that part of
    > doing garlic.


    ***You've got the NG's permission to use the "tenderizer" side of the
    mallet to Bonk Chemo the Clown upside his Gord next time he posts one
    of his boneheaded recipes...That last one he posted really left a lot
    to be desired...:-)

  17. #17
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    Sycophant wrote:

    >> What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M ought to
    >> look into it for temporary stickiness. Hate that part of doing garlic.

    >
    > Wear gloves...


    ....which you steal from your employer?

    Bob



  18. #18
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: New use for my meat mallet

    spamtrap wrote:

    >> What's a good way to de-stick that garlic paper from fingers? 3M ought to
    >> look into it for temporary stickiness. Hate that part of doing garlic.

    >
    > My wife uses one of those rubber tubes to remove the garlic skin. Then she
    > just shakes the skin into the garbage.


    I was skeptical about the rubber tube, but it really does a great job.

    Bob



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