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  • klflowers
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    Bkhuna that is so wrong lol

  • Bkhuna
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    Velveeta is to cheese what Rosie O'Donnell is to woman.

  • klflowers
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    My wife loves Velveeta so we always have a big block of it in the fridge. Since I am not sure what cheese food is, I tend to avoid it. Of course, I like a good McRib, so who am I to criticize Velveeta...

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  • bbqLuv
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    Real Cheese . . . must be up grade from Velveeta.

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  • 58limited
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    Took the lazy way out and added a block of EasyMelt (HEB's store version of American Cheese) and it cut the salt enough for me - I know that defeats the purpose of using real cheese but this has over 1000gm real cheese in it so I'm happy and it is good. I also added an extra can of Rotels but ended up adding some milk because it was too thick: chips kept breaking. Ended up with 4 quarts for the freezer which is great, pre-made dip for holiday gatherings. Thanks for posting this recipe!

  • rickgregory
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    It turns out there's another ingredient to add if you want it to firm up more: https://blog.modernistpantry.com/wtf...metaphosphate/

    That's about a 12 minute video but the upshot is that you want to use about 3% (by cheese weight) of sodium citrate and about 0.1% of the sodium hex. The latter produces a firmer finished product so you would NOT use it for a queso.

  • texastweeter
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    Refrigerate and use a delislicer

  • JCGrill
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    Google making cheese slices or Velveeta. It's just a matter of getting the ratio right. Here's a site I reference frequently.
    https://www.amazingfoodmadeeasy.com/...sodium-citrate

  • 58limited
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    Adding tasso probably didn't help things in the salt department. Simple fix, I'll add more cheese.

  • Bkhuna
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    Using cheese instead of (cant bring myself to mention the V word) is a game changer.

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  • JoeSousa
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    It does somewhat set up at room temp??? Guessing if you were to dump it on some parchment on a sheet pan, spread it thin, and put it in the fridge it could make some great faux American cheese??? It does set up fairly firm in the fridge.

    Here is a recipe I found that uses sodium citrate to make American slices: https://modernistcuisine.com/mc/gril...our-socks-off/ Pretty similar to the queso, just different ratios.

  • JoeSousa
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    58limited It can be on the salty side. The sodium citrate does add quite a bit of saltiness.

  • rickgregory
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    Hmm. I've been thinking of making my own 'American cheese' by using sodium citrate and sharp cheddar, etc. Does this set up at room temp? If not, would simply dropping the water do that I wonder?

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  • 58limited
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    Just tried it (and burned my mouth) and it is sooo good. A bit salty (from the rub? I added 1T Salt Lick and 1T Salt Grass 7, or maybe the sodium citrate adds some salt plus the Tasso is salty and maybe some came from the beef ribs)) but it is oh so good! And rich!
    Last edited by 58limited; November 21, 2020, 09:12 PM.

  • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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    all the things I see around here that I add to my "to do list" and you go and make a post that gets added to my "wife said I will do list"

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