I am grilling *scared*

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  1. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Ok so right now i am grilling, i decided to bring laptop outside and be online while grilling, and i am scared of grilling.

    Lets put it this way i set bagel bites on fire in my microwave once.

    This is my first time doing any kind of cooking more than grilled cheese.

    -_-
     
  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Grilling's EASY!

    Of course, I've gotten burned a LOT - be careful as flame shoots up sometimes when fat drips onto it... hurts like hell.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    grilling is simple, easy, and fun, don't worry.....

    what are you cooking by the way?
     
  4. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    two hamburgers and 3 hotdogs :/ easy stuff but i fail at everything i cook, Ramen, bagel bites, frozen pizzas.
     
  5. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    heh, i love to cook and bake. i think you will do just fine with that :)
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yummy, hot dogs actually are easy, the same goes for hamburgers, don't be worried you will be just fine, i love to cook too... glad i just got dinner otherwise i would be hungry now.
     
  7. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    noooooo i failed, cheese fell off of hamburgers during cooking -_-

    well time to eat i guess.

    be back in a bit i think ^_^
     
  8. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    You have my respect, eva01. :)

    I rarely manage to warm up a frozen pizza without burning it. :eek:
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Hot dogs cause cancer. So does charred food. Grilling is pretty risky for one's health. *goes hiding in a closet*
     
  10. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    heh then you and i are in the same boat, we best never be roomates or we would go without food and money :eek: to much eating out

    and Lacero i guess i should just bring on that tasty cancer

    no harm meant by my reply to Lacero :)
     
  11. iBlue macrumors Core

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    don't turn the heat up too high, hamburgers and hot dogs are more forgiving of that at least. be sure to put the cheese on the burgers after they are almost done cooking. cooking it with the cheese on there the whole time is bound to cause some sort of foul up.
    you'll get the hang of it. grilled food is good.

    closets cause cancer... and so does sarcasm :D
     
  12. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    mmm...carcinolicious...^_^
     
  13. AaronHeth macrumors member

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    I fail at everything I cook too. I have some horror stories. My family will never let me live down this one.

    You know those frozen chicken strips? Well, the directions said put them in the oven for 10 minutes, take them out, flip them, and put them back in for another 10.

    After 10 minutes, I came down, took them out, turned the pan around (I flipped the pan in a way) and put them back in.
     
  14. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    I LOVE grilling! In fact, I grill our family's dinner almost every single night. The best pointers that I can give you is to make sure you reduce the heat (if you are using a gas grill) to medium right as you put the meat on. It will cook at a more steady pace and will typically be jucier. The only time that I leave the heat fully cranked is if I am keeping the lid open while cooking (only necessary when you are cooking for large groups of people).

    Good Luck next time.

    Hickman
     
  15. After G macrumors 68000

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    Put the cheese on after the meat's done grilling.
    It will still be hot enough to melt. :)

    And yes, grilling is awesome.
     
  16. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I love/prefer charcoal grills myself. Just thinking about having a full tank of propane underneath a grill scares me. I am always making comments about explosions and such.
     
  17. Nermal Moderator

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    Bah, the only way to make a hot dog is to deep fry it and dip it in tomato sauce :cool:
     
  18. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Deep fried hotdog?!?! [​IMG]

    Don't worry though bbqing hotdogs and hamburgers is the easiest thing. Just don't it on too high of a heat and you can't go wrong. When I bbq hotdogs I slit them lengthwise so they open up and you can tell when their done.
     
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    Extremely common here in NZ :)
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is this really the best place to have your laptop if you're afraid of the impending spot-fires and mild explosions? :p

    Good luck with the grilling. I love cooking but I really suck at it so I pretty much live on iced coffee. Mmm... Iced coffee... I've only burnt it three times (no joke, I use real coffee and I sometimes leave it on the stove).
     
  21. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    I hate to break it to ya, but this might not be the best method of getting coaching on this subject - the time it take to type in a question and get a response you know...

    "OK I have the hot dogs on the grill"
    "What's the dial set to"
    "It's all the way up"
    "Maybe you shoul...."
    "is it supposed to be smoking like that?"
    "Turn the..."
    "Aaah - while I was typing the dogs caught on fire!"
    "First turn the.."
    "Quick, what's the URL for the fire department!"
     
  22. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    :D
     
  23. jazzmfk macrumors member

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    Tomato sauce, eh? Hmmmm......

    There's a place in NJ called Rutt's Hut, near the intersection of Route 3 and Route 21 (Passaic? Clifton?). They deep fry their hot dogs, too - been doing it for a long time, too (and probably haven't changed the fry oil, either - just one of the secrets to the indescribably great taste of their dogs). Walk in and order a "weller" (or "ripper" - it's the same thing - they fry it in the well 'til it rips...). There's no place to sit - you just stand there and eat. Oh, you'll probably order another when you're done - most folks do.

    I try to go about once every year or two. They're that good - and that bad.


    OK, now you did it. I'm hungry.
     
  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    One time I tried to order out, but failed.
     
  25. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Did the kitchen burn down? :(
     

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