drpeter

Super Member
Happy Christmas Eve!

I am supposed to have Christmas Day dinner with four close friends tomorrow, so I thought I would treat myself to a nice dinner tonight, as I do every year, sometimes with friends. My standard Christmas dinner is roast beef with the usual accompaniments. But this time, I wanted something different. So I had another classic.

A beautifully cooked Porterhouse steak, marinated in crushed black peppercorns and sea salt, then fried with a bit of olive oil rubbed on, in a Griswold No. 12 cast iron skillet (the finest), with plenty of shallots, mushrooms, thyme, rosemary and an entire stick of butter put in after the steak was turned. Three minutes on one side in high heat, four minutes after turning over. It was crusty and peppery on the outside, red, tender and moist on the inside. The vegetables were flavourful and rich, the butter/shallot sauce just so. I ate just a few slices of the steak with a baked potato and steamed peas. A perfect meal, even if I say so. I rarely have steak, so this was a nice occasion.

The best part is in the week ahead -- it will be filled with steak sandwich lunches!

Here is exactly how I cooked this steak:



I hope all of you on our forums have a wonderful Christmas celebration! I'll raise a glass to you, even if it is only mineral water these days instead of a single malt or a glass of Burgundy, like in olden times.
 

David J. Cooper

Super Member
Buratta is a cheese made from a Mozzarella skin stuffed with the creamy young unformed mozzarella. It is traditionally made all over the world but it originated in Campania and Puglia.

It is enjoyed as fresh as possible for it’s creamy mild character.
 

J. Aubrey

Starting Member
I saw the typo, but it works nonetheless. :)

I married a native Missourian, and one of the first things she "showed me" was a little historic burger place in Sedalia called the Wheel Drive In, that slathered a thick coat of peanut butter on their signature "Goober Burger". I didn't hate it.
 
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eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
I saw the typo, but it works nonetheless. :)

I married a native Missourian, and one of the first things she "showed me" was a little historic burger place in Sedalia called the Wheel, that slathered a thick coat of peanut butter on their signature "Goober Burger". I didn't hate it.
Do you have any idea how long The Wheel in Sedalia, MO has been in business? I was assigned with the 351st Strategic Missile Wing at Whiteman AFB, MO form 1975 through July 1979 and remember eating some great burgers, smeared with peanut butter. I can't remember the name of the burger or of the restaurant, but suppose it could have been the Wheel? In any event, thanks for bringing back a great gastronomical memory. ;)
 

Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
Do you have any idea how long The Wheel in Sedalia, MO has been in business? I was assigned with the 351st Strategic Missile Wing at Whiteman AFB, MO form 1975 through July 1979 and remember eating some great burgers, smeared with peanut butter. I can't remember the name of the burger or of the restaurant, but suppose it could have been the Wheel? In any event, thanks for bringing back a great gastronomical memory. ;)
:( The Wheel opened in 1947 but has, sadly, closed permanently because of the Pandemic. 😭
 

drpeter

Super Member
I remember having my first peanut burger at a restaurant in Schaumburg, IL. It was right next to the Hyatt I was staying in, but I can't recollect the name of the place. Not a bad-tasting burger, but peaanut butter would not be my first choice for escorting a burger.
 
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