Context: https://hqiblog.com/2021/11/05/irreducible-recipes/ and https://hqiblog.com/2021/11/05/erhanniss-kitchen/ Chicken stockToo many rice sticksTexture granules as desired Boil chicken stock with too many rice sticks, and texture granules. The rice sticks absorb almost all the water and it turns into a tasty goo. Discovered on accident, repeated on purpose.
There are a number of ingredients I stock my kitchen with. They tend to be non-perishable powders, or occasionally non-perishable goops. I sorta like powders in theory because you can get the result more concentrated than if you used hydrated stuff - your gamut is wider. In practice I don't really take advantage of that. … Continue reading Erhannis’s Kitchen
A lot of recipes have more steps and ingredients than strictly necessary, to optimize for flavor or texture, etc. I'm really impatient, though. If it has more than three ingredients, or three steps, it's pushing the upper limit. I've sorta developed a habit of reducing recipes to their minimum core, shortcutting steps and omitting ingredients … Continue reading Irreducible Recipes