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Best and Worst Recipes You Made From a Cooking Show

Rocknrope | Jan 29, 200709:01 AM     456

Hi gang,

A thread I posted about the Best and Worst Cooking Shows has been pretty popular:

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/360187

And one of the qualifications of "Best" was how much did you learn/how educational is the show for you. As a followup, one of the responders wondered what are some recipes you've replicated from Cooking shows you've seen - to either great success or horrible failure?

I'll limit mine to my positive favorites that have become staples in my home cooking repertoire:

Good Eats:
- Butterflied Roasted Chicken, which turned out wonderful, but the cooking time was definitely off - it did not take 20 minutes on each side, more like 1 hour total. This was the episode where I learned how to properly butterfly a chicken.

- Freerange Fruitcake - the BEST. My go-to fruitcake recipe for the holidays. I made at least four of these for friends/family this past holiday season.

Tyler's Ultimate:
- Pot Roast - a great, easy, pot roast dish. My one modification was adding about 1/2 cup of red wine to the pot to augment the tomato flavors.

- Prime Rib - the BEST, coated with a garlic, horseradish and rosemary crust. This recipe actually was heavily modified by cutting down the salt for the crust to make it edible. I only had about 2 TB-1/4 cup of salt to the mix, whereas Tyler recommends two cups (!) My modification enable the crust to be edible, instead of cutting it away.

More to come, but I'd love to hear other success/failure recipe stories....

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