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Jacques Pèpin's Bizarre Texas Chili

BotchBotch Posts: 11,722

 
There was a time when I would try any chili recipe I found.  I have some favorites now, but I don't think I'd ever make this, just weird!  Unusual from JP.  The cool tip I got from this was freezing your cilantro in small bundles, and mincing it while still frozen.  This would be very useful to me; cilantro doesn't keep in either the frig or in a glass of water near as well as parsleys, and even growing it is a pain (you have to reseed every 3 or 4 weeks, it just doesn't last).  I would think freezing the cilantro leaves would turn them to mush, but I'll try most things, once.  
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  • rekameohsrekameohs Posts: 197
    While I don't care for everything he does, I have probably learned more techniques and cooking methods from him than anyone else.  I don't think I have seen anyone else with his knife skills (even when he is looking at the camera !). He regularly posts new stuff to his FB page.
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  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,249
    I dunno what the heck that guy made but it isn't Texas Chili.


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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,966
    any real texan knows not to cook chili starting with dry beans, they need to be soaked overnight then simmered partially cooked til the skin cracks when you blow on it =) seriously, wheres the beef
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    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,966
    Botch said:

     
    There was a time when I would try any chili recipe I found.  I have some favorites now, but I don't think I'd ever make this, just weird!  Unusual from JP.  The cool tip I got from this was freezing your cilantro in small bundles, and mincing it while still frozen.  This would be very useful to me; cilantro doesn't keep in either the frig or in a glass of water near as well as parsleys, and even growing it is a pain (you have to reseed every 3 or 4 weeks, it just doesn't last).  I would think freezing the cilantro leaves would turn them to mush, but I'll try most things, once.  

    lots of herbs turn black and get soft when freezing them, it doesnt matter in chilis, tomato sauces etc as you are looking for flavor and not so much a color splashed on top. basil can be frozen far sauce all winter long as well
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • 4TheGrillOfIt4TheGrillOfIt Posts: 353
    I saw this video the other day and he lost me as soon as he skipped the browning of the meat…however, he is still awesome!  I recently switched to his technique for frying eggs and they are perfect every time. 

    Btw, you can catch all the old episodes of the cooking show he and Julia Child did for PBS on Amazon Prime.  
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    Weird, but ok.  I like weird.  Helps me internalize the spectrum of options that I dip into as I cook without recipes.
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 20,793
    In the beginning he says he got the recipe from the warden of the San Quentin prison.  Is that... really a recipe you want to try?  I can't imagine the goal of prison recipes is to cook great food, but what do I know.  Maybe that kept the inmates calm or something.  Maybe if you're spending a lot of time sitting on the crapper you can't make more shivs.  
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  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    That looks good!
    Botch said:
    I'll try most things, once.  

    It's only kinky the first time!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    edited June 25
    In the beginning he says he got the recipe from the warden of the San Quentin prison.  Is that... really a recipe you want to try?  I can't imagine the goal of prison recipes is to cook great food, but what do I know.  Maybe that kept the inmates calm or something.  Maybe if you're spending a lot of time sitting on the crapper you can't make more shivs.  

    Maybe that's why Johnny was so upset?



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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,803
    Love me some Pepin...but what do Frenchmen know about chili?!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    Love me some Pepin...but what do Frenchmen know about chili?!
    Obviously, not much.  But like all of us who didn't invent chili, we can read and learn via media.

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  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,249
    I see someone trying to put their chili in lettuce cups when we judge the state fair chili contest later this year I'm disqualifying them from the competition. 


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    I see someone trying to put their chili in lettuce cups when we judge the state fair chili contest later this year I'm disqualifying them from the competition. 
    Even if it's the best chili there?  I guess that makes sense.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,966
    I saw this video the other day and he lost me as soon as he skipped the browning of the meat…however, he is still awesome!  I recently switched to his technique for frying eggs and they are perfect every time. 

    Btw, you can catch all the old episodes of the cooking show he and Julia Child did for PBS on Amazon Prime.  

    the hot dog chili in ny ri and ma is usually started raw meat and cold water, it makes a finer sauce as its easier to break down
    fukahwee maine

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  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,249
    I see someone trying to put their chili in lettuce cups when we judge the state fair chili contest later this year I'm disqualifying them from the competition. 
    Even if it's the best chili there?  I guess that makes sense.

    I kid, I kid, 1st off we don't allow that in the competition. 2nd we use CASI rules which don't allow beans in the chili.


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    I saw this video the other day and he lost me as soon as he skipped the browning of the meat…however, he is still awesome!  I recently switched to his technique for frying eggs and they are perfect every time. 

    Btw, you can catch all the old episodes of the cooking show he and Julia Child did for PBS on Amazon Prime.  

    the hot dog chili in ny ri and ma is usually started raw meat and cold water, it makes a finer sauce as its easier to break down
    That's fine and dandy and I'm sure you get plenty of beef flavor in the broth that way but I kinda like chunks of meat to make it interesting vs the equivalent of Taco Bell hot sauce which is basically the other extreme, a puree.  Maybe a hybrid process would be better than either one individually.

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  • WesJohnsonWesJohnson Posts: 127
    edited June 25
    I see someone trying to put their chili in lettuce cups when we judge the state fair chili contest later this year I'm disqualifying them from the competition. 

    Imagine submitting your competition chili in the heart of Texas, only to look over at the judge's booth and it's man-Karen the HOA Nazi. 
    I used to be able to name every nut that there was. 
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,249
    I see someone trying to put their chili in lettuce cups when we judge the state fair chili contest later this year I'm disqualifying them from the competition. 

    Imagine submitting your competition chili only to look over at the judge's booth and it's man-Karen the HOA Nazi. 
    I for one would be appreciative of that. O wait.....


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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,966
    I saw this video the other day and he lost me as soon as he skipped the browning of the meat…however, he is still awesome!  I recently switched to his technique for frying eggs and they are perfect every time. 

    Btw, you can catch all the old episodes of the cooking show he and Julia Child did for PBS on Amazon Prime.  

    the hot dog chili in ny ri and ma is usually started raw meat and cold water, it makes a finer sauce as its easier to break down
    That's fine and dandy and I'm sure you get plenty of beef flavor in the broth that way but I kinda like chunks of meat to make it interesting vs the equivalent of Taco Bell hot sauce which is basically the other extreme, a puree.  Maybe a hybrid process would be better than either one individually.


    the dog is deep fried crunchy skin, then i ask for a wrap of cheese on the dog, the roll is fried in butter crispy brown, then i ask for it with sauerkraut,dog with cheese, chili (usually very hot in flavor, red onion, and celery salt. not much room for meat chunks. hard to find deep fried gagger dogs anymore. when i make a bowl of chili its half browned hamburger which is a mix of cuts chili ground, and half browned beef stew meat to start, beans optional depending on how bitchy the crowd is. chili should be hot enough that i get leftovers
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,720
    In the beginning he says he got the recipe from the warden of the San Quentin prison.  Is that... really a recipe you want to try?  I can't imagine the goal of prison recipes is to cook great food, but what do I know.  Maybe that kept the inmates calm or something.  Maybe if you're spending a lot of time sitting on the crapper you can't make more shivs.  
    Perhaps that the issue...since San Quentin prison is in California.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 20,793
    Love me some Pepin...but what do Frenchmen know about chili?!
    About as much as someone living in Connecticut knows about Carolina barbecue…
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    Love me some Pepin...but what do Frenchmen know about chili?!
    About as much as someone living in Connecticut knows about Carolina barbecue…

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  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,720
    Love me some Pepin...but what do Frenchmen know about chili?!
    About as much as someone living in Connecticut knows about Carolina barbecue…

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • PeteSliverPeteSliver Posts: 114
    Chili threads?  Ruining chili threads now?
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    Chili threads?  Ruining chili threads now?
    Why not. Do you know how many chili recipes are listed on the corporate Big Green Egg website recipes page?

    Here's one for you:




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  • PeteSliverPeteSliver Posts: 114
    No meat chili?
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,068
    4TheGrillOfIt said:
      I recently switched to his technique for frying eggs and they are perfect every time. 

    Thanks.I just researched that egg frying video and I like it!
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  • BSRBSR Posts: 153
    Botch said:

     
    There was a time when I would try any chili recipe I found.  I have some favorites now, but I don't think I'd ever make this, just weird!  Unusual from JP.  The cool tip I got from this was freezing your cilantro in small bundles, and mincing it while still frozen.  This would be very useful to me; cilantro doesn't keep in either the frig or in a glass of water near as well as parsleys, and even growing it is a pain (you have to reseed every 3 or 4 weeks, it just doesn't last).  I would think freezing the cilantro leaves would turn them to mush, but I'll try most things, once.  
    I cut a tiny bit off the bottom and put it in a glass with a little water in the bottom and stick it in my fridge. It will last well over a week like that.
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