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El Burrito Carlito

El Burrito Carlito
Home Town: Palos Hills, Illinois, USA
Living In: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a writing teacher who loves his wife and spends too much time with his dog.
My favorite things to cook
I love all the chopping, simmering, and improvisation involved in preparing a nice tomato sauce. I like cooking foods that fill the house with wonderful smells.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I miss my Mom's elaborate Easter dinners of lamb and ham and calamari, calzone and stuffed artichoke and lasagna.
My cooking triumphs
Last year's Christmas duck, prepared in the Polish style. My beef, veal, and chorizo meatloaf. My beer gravy.
My cooking tragedies
Fudge. Too many dried up roasts to remember. The first lamb-chop I cooked, which was sick-smelling and dog-leash tough.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Green Chile Stew with Pork
I would've rated higher, but this recipe has been copied, word for word, from Jeff Smith's "The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American" (pp 64-65). Plagiarism aside, it's a wonderful dish, and I agree that it benefits from a few tomatillos. (This is a durable little recipe, and it could handle the addition of just about anything you have a taste for.)

56 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2010
Vienna Schnitzel
We used fillets from a turkey breast; tender, savory, paper thin cutlets stayed tasty and moist in their crispy, mellow breading. A squeeze or two from a lemon wedge helped wake the dish up a bit, as well. With the simplicity of ingredients (though, and maybe it was just me, the cake flour seemed to make a big difference), this recipe is more about technique than anything else, and it's a technique a plan on mastering by cooking this over and over again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2009
Best Darn Minestrone Soup Around
This is a great base-recipe for a really satisfying soup, and it results in the kind of food you want to eat again and again. I used fresh grilled veggies instead of canned, and added some cayenne to give it some punch. Half-and-half instead of cream seemed to work pretty well, too. Basically, if you're into cutting calories, it's easy to do that with this recipe and still yield VERY nice results!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2009

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