Newley spots a french fry coated hotdog, I cook a french fry coated hotdog, then friends create the sort of french fry coated hotdog that would make Herve This or Ferran Adria cry tears of simultaneous joy and fear. Austin Bush and talented chef collaborator Hock have cooked a sous-vide potato confit with panko crust and hot dog foam.
The lengthy process began by cooking hot dogs and potatoes sous-vide; the hot dogs at a carefully calculated temperature and time ratio of 53.2ºC for 73 hours and 22 minutes, the potatoes at 84.7C for 2 hours 17 minutes (Starch begins to break down at temperatures of 78C and above. Natural pectins, which are the molecular glue holding all plant cells together, do not begin to break down until 85C):
For that bit of extra luxury, the potatoes were prepared confit with the help of the finest street fat available, Crisco.
There was supposed to be a methylcellulose tomato sauce “ribbon” but it failed.
They mock me for my lack of a “modern” kitchen. This is a throwdown, biatches. I know you’re in my country, Austin.