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I love a Mississippi Roast. But it's not for the faint of heart.

What is so challenging about it? Lievre royale, that's challenging. But MR?

 

 

It's a challenge to food snobs.

 

 

I'm hardly a food snob, but I didn't like it. At least when made with the original recipe (the NYTimes take on it may be better, but I don't want to waste a good chunk of beef to try it).

 

 

 

 

 

I love a Mississippi Roast. But it's not for the faint of heart.

What is so challenging about it? Lievre royale, that's challenging. But MR?

 

 

It's a challenge to food snobs.

 

 

I'm hardly a food snob, but I didn't like it. At least when made with the original recipe (the NYTimes take on it may be better, but I don't want to waste a good chunk of beef to try it).

 

Then try it on a bad chunk of beef. Or a chunk of pork. It's really a concept and a process rather than a recipe. I was the quintessential doubter but now turn to it with some frequency. Essentially a pot roast hijacked by the food conglomerates then gentrified by the NYT. As BurgerKing says, "Have it your way."

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I've suggested for some time that Mississippi Roast deserves a thread of its own. I know, i was the most skeptical of this @#$%^ concoction, er, recipe. But it does work and is a perfect foil for

Chunk of pork shoulder, veal broth, porcini bouillon cube, big splat of commercial ranch dressing, a cup of pickled cocktail onions. 3 hours in iron pot/paper lid at 300. Fork tender,   Mashed

I just made my fourth one, my kids will mostly eat it now. I served it over mashed potatoes the first time, and then followed a recommendation I saw a few places on the web and made sandwiches with martins rolls and mozzarella, which were fine. the last set of left overs got turned into stroganoff with sour cream and dill and onions, which probably lined my heart. Im impressed you eat a whole batch, I was pretty tired of it by the third day.

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On 11/23/2022 at 9:41 PM, Sneakeater said:

Over The Lockdown, I turned a friend onto this dish.

Now he's as addicted as I am.

I THINK he's still talking to me.

Husband now requests it, and recently son became a convert.   Wanted the recipe and i told him, "Don't ask!"    But I told him.  

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