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My First Date With Juicy Lucy - Fail.

We've never done Juicy Lucys before.  I bought a gadget to make them and thought a blind date tonight with Juicy Lucy would be fun.  The gadget's directions says to fill it with 1/2 Lb of ground beef before it makes a cavity for the cheese and cover it with a 1/4 Lb patty.  Those things are ginormous!  We filled the cavity with Colby jack cheese.  I made six full sized ones and a smaller one for my kindergartener.  I should have made them all smaller.  Here some pix: 

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 Cooking here raised direct at about 380 - 400.

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 I pulled them off here too late IT 145.  Five minutes before, the Thermapen said 120. 

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OK.  Here's the embarrassing shot.  A Juicy Lucy with no juice.  The Colby Jack pleasantly burning in the lump.  Oh the humanity!

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OUCH!

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Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

Comments

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,076
    Probably because you spelled them wrong.

    The Matt's bar gods are angry with you.
  • Wow - them are huge. Took me a couple of times to get it to work. 
    I've found, thanks to Doc, make them smaller and I use a shredded cheese, usually cheddar. For the patties, 2/3 rds on the bottom slightly made like a bowl, 1/3 rd for the top cap, makes it easier to seal. Total meat weight is around 1/3lb for each finished patty. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,922
    edited September 2013
    http://www.finecooking.com/articles/how-to-melt-cheese.aspx?pg=0

    Look at the different cheese categories - pick cheese that doesn't turn into a liquid when you heat it.

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  • Juicy Lucy does sound like a date who might suck or blow from time to time.
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  • http://www.finecooking.com/articles/how-to-melt-cheese.aspx?pg=0

    Look at the different cheese categories - pick cheese that doesn't turn into a liquid when you heat it.

    Nola - Wilma asked me about the cheese while at the store and I knew we had Colby Jack at home so I said "Nah, it'll work."  I hate it when that happens!  Great article!

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • Juicy Lucy does sound like a date who might suck or blow from time to time.

    Well, I struck out with her!

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • We usually use Pepper Jack. I have a similar device, it does make huge burgers.
  • We usually use Pepper Jack. I have a similar device, it does make huge burgers.

    I'm not happy with the size of the end product so I'm getting rid of that gizmo. Pepper Jack sounds delicious!

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,170
    I threw mine away. I press 2 thin patties and stuff with sautéed onion, shrooms and feta. Pinch the edges.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapple said:

    I threw mine away. I press 2 thin patties and stuff with sautéed onion, shrooms and feta. Pinch the edges.

    I was thinking feta for the next date with Lucy because it won't run out. I'll be happy if I make it to second base!

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,948
    henapple said:
    I threw mine away. I press 2 thin patties and stuff with sautéed onion, shrooms and feta. Pinch the edges.

    Good on that.  Hand-made thin patties are the way to go.  I just stuff with cheddar and onion and pinch shut.  Yum! 
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • It's because you used Colby jack.  An original Jucy Lucy will only contain highly processed American cheese!

     Jen

    Lakeville, MN

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