Today was the day that I spent making Fry Sauce for The Ultimate Fry Sauce Recipe Contest. I started the morning making my list of ingredients and trying to convert every recipe into something that broke down into “parts” i.e. one part mayo 2 parts ketchup. I got my system down and headed to the store.
I spent about an hour and a half shopping because not only was I trying to get everything for the contest I also had to do some personal shopping and I had to make sure that I got all the cold things at the end so there was a bit of scrambling around the store and backtracking. But in the end I found what I needed.
I came home and made sure that I photographed everything for the video and the Fry Sauce post. I was about ready to get to work but decided that lunch would be a good idea and then one episode of Smallville. I had the time and we are still on Episode 3 of this season, so close to getting up to speed. Around 1:30 I started making all the sauces.
Making the sauces was fun, I laid each recipe out on the counter, measured all the ingredients and then filmed an into about each one. Then I would mix it in the Magic Bullet. The Magic Bullet works awesome, we got it for our wedding and this is my first chance to take it for a spin, I hope to use it much more in the future. Then I would wash everything and then repeat the cycle for the next recipe. It was time consuming and along the way there was a mishap with a measuring shot glass. It was shattered and I had to wash absolutely everything very thoroughly and pick up all the glass. But in the end I completed 10 Fry Sauces. then I let them all sit in the fridge.
Around 6:00 friends started arriving. We had seven judges, plus myself, tonight. I made an abundance of sauce, about 2 cups of each kind, and will bring the rest to work to have more judges weigh in with their opinions. Allison made up scoring sheets that had rankings of 1-5 for many different criteria. We decided on Store Bought Steak Fries as a control group to use for tasting. They were inexpensive and tasted great. There was some lively conversation about each of the sauces and everyone had a different opinion on taste so we got a really nice mix. I’m happy with the results.
When we were done with all the fries and Tater Tots (Thanks Stephen’s A.) We had a chocolate cream pie with cinnamon sugar meringue that Andrea made, delicious. Then we hung out till 11:30 swapping stories. It was a good night.
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