AUSTAD Profile - (1890520)


Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Member Since: Sep. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
My wife can boil toast. Other than that, I get to be the cook. Which is fine, because it's like a chemistry lab and it's fun.
My favorite things to cook
Meat. Pressure cooker dishes. Pizza.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Microwave Popcorn
It works well. I still prefer my popcorn made in a pan, it seems to come out better (but with more fat since you need more oil). One thing to take note of, the first time I tried this recipe I didn't have a paper bag. So, I put it in a large microwave safe bowl with a plate over it for a lid. I took it out when it was done and let it sit. After about 30 seconds, the bowl exploded spraying popcorn and glass everywhere which took me a half hour to clean up. Be careful with this if you choose to use a bowl like others have said they've done.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2012
Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe
I'm the author of this recipe, and I just wanted a add a couple of notes. Do NOT use margarine with the recipe, they will come out dry. Make sure you drain the potatoes very well, drop the butter in first, give it a couple of mashes and add the rest of the ingredients. This will help with the consistency. Do NOT overmash or they will get sticky. There should be a few small chunks of potato in the mix when you are done. I know a lot of people do not like raw garlic (I do!), as other reviewers have noted, you may like it better with roasted garlic. Do not add the garlic to the boiling potato water, or you'll end up with almost no garlic flavor at the end. When scaling the recipe, use the "scale recipe" feature on the recipe page to reduce the chance of any math errors. IF you decide to reduce the butter and add milk... the milk MUST be added after you mash in the butter, or the butter will not bind properly with the starch in the potatoes and you'll end up with a weird consistency.

1111 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2010
Super Al's Cocktail Sauce
This recipe was awesome. I didn't measure anything and just winged it. I'm sure I was close except for that I know I put in a little extra lemon juice and extra brown sugar. And I tossed in a dash of Worcestershire on the last batch which gave it a little extra flavor. DON'T substitute dried horseradish powder for raw or jarred horseradish. It doesn't turn out the same. In fact, it doesn't turn out at all.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2009
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