Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Maidrites & Chocolate Fondue (Not together)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Maidrites & Chocolate Fondue (Not together)

That title sounds pretty gross doesn't it? Maidrite and chocolate fondue....thankfully they are being talked about separately and not together. Yuck.

So, if you read yesterday's post you saw I made homemade foccacia hamburger buns. They turned out great. And on them we had maidrites. I'm thinking many outside of Iowa or the Midwest have no idea what those are, as I have mentioned them to my non-Iowa friends before and they just stare at me having no idea what I'm talking about.

Does anyone remember the TV show Roseanne? Remember when her and her sister Jackie open up the "loose meat" sandwich shop? Well, basically that is what they are. Ground beef cooked down and eaten on hamburger buns. Now, I've seen a variety of ways it is cooked and/or seasoned...

  • Plain
  • Ketchup and mustard
  • Mixed with a can of Campbell's chicken gumbo soup
  • salt, pepper, ketchup, brown sugar
  • brown sugar, tomato sauce

In our house growing up they were always plain. Then we added what we wanted - ketchup, mustard, pickles, etc. We also grew up in a town that housed a Maid-Rite (the restaurant), yum! Today I usually add ketchup and mustard to the mix.

Also, you'll hear various names for these sandwiches - maidrites, taverns, loose meat sandwiches (how original, huh?), or sloppy joes. Although, I think technically a sloppy joe is one with a LOT more stuff in it....tomato sauce, peppers, onion, etc.

Have you had a maidrite?

Now, on to my chocolate fondue. We had people over to our house Saturday night and one of the desserts I made was almond flavored pound cake that we dipped in chocolate fondue. Well, guess what? I have this whole container of the fondue left over and I have no idea what to do with it. Ideas, please???

Would you guess all this fondue is, is a container of milk chocolate fudge frosting and one 8 oz. container of sour cream? I know, that combo doesn't sound the best, but it makes for some really creamy chocolate. Try it!

Now, what do I do with the rest? And do you think it would freeze well?

12 comments:

  1. LOL! Roseanne and the Loose Meat Shop! LOL! I never would have thought of that again. It's sort of like a sloppy joe, without as much sauce. Looks great, as does the chocolate! I don't know how it would freeze, I've never made any kind of chocolate sauce that I couldn't eat before it would go bad.

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  2. Hmm I don't know about freezing it... I don't know how the sour cream would hold up... Too bad you were going to a party this weekend and could just use it as icing on a yellow cake!

    I hate wasting things!

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  3. Hhaha, loose meet shop. That's hilarious. I remember the show, but I don't think I ever watched it. Also, I've never had a maidrite, but I have had sloppy joes and they are YUM.

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  4. Never heard of it. I have had a sloppyjoe though. Years and years ago.

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  5. Nope, never heard of maidrites. But they look yummy! And looks easy. I'll definitely have to give them a try. Thanks for the recipe (and for the hamburger bun recipe!). As for the chocolate, I would ditto the idea of icing a cake. Or chocolate covered strawberries? Do you need to take a little gift to someone? A neighbor? You could always drop off cupcakes! Just an idea ;-)

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  6. Oh my goodness! The focaccia buns look so crusty and delicious, but then the chocolate fondue just made my mouth water!! You're so gourmet! Love love love these!

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  7. I do remember that shop on the Roseanne show!! How funny:) the Focaccia buns look delish!! No idea what u should do about the fondue except have another fondue party;) lol

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  8. I'm from Iowa, so of course I know what a maidrite is :)

    A friend of mine makes hers with a can of cream of mushroom soup and ketchup and mustard. They are the BEST I have ever had!

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  9. Oh my goodness! The focaccia buns look so crusty and delicious, but then the chocolate fondue just made my mouth water!! You're so gourmet! Love love love these!

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  10. Never heard of it. I have had a sloppyjoe though. Years and years ago.

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  11. Nope, never heard of maidrites. But they look yummy! And looks easy. I'll definitely have to give them a try. Thanks for the recipe (and for the hamburger bun recipe!). As for the chocolate, I would ditto the idea of icing a cake. Or chocolate covered strawberries? Do you need to take a little gift to someone? A neighbor? You could always drop off cupcakes! Just an idea ;-)

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  12. Hmm I don't know about freezing it... I don't know how the sour cream would hold up... Too bad you were going to a party this weekend and could just use it as icing on a yellow cake!

    I hate wasting things!

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