AC Meals .... at home

Old Apr 4, 2020, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by gcashin
Do you have a recipe to share for AC-style hockey puck beef? If I wanted an AC hockey puck steak to be ready at 7 PM, how long should I cook it for? Any preparation tips?
You first pan fry the steak first and cook the outside up........... then put in an over for 2 hours at 350F

2 hours (assuming its international widebody service) would include:
- hypothetical (boarding pass) boarding time of 40 mins
- 20 mins of taxiing, safety video etc etc
- 30 mins of going to cruising altitude
- 10 mins to start the drink/nut service
- 20 mins to start and complete appetizer

That should work. If its not hockey puck enough try adding a delay of 30 mins due to WX, MX or pure air traffic/taxi congestion
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Old Apr 4, 2020, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by gcashin
Do you have a recipe to share for AC-style hockey puck beef? If I wanted an AC hockey puck steak to be ready at 7 PM, how long should I cook it for? Any preparation tips?
Print out the recipe in a language you dont know, try your best (not) to understand and follow it. Allow it to cook down for 12 hours, then put it in the oven, plate 30 appetizers, then turn off the oven.
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Old Apr 4, 2020, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by gcashin
Do you have a recipe to share for AC-style hockey puck beef? If I wanted an AC hockey puck steak to be ready at 7 PM, how long should I cook it for? Any preparation tips?
Buy the leanest, non marbled sirlon you can find (this is key, some might accidentally buy a tender cut and ruin your chances before you start. Avoid meat labeled 'Prime' (may work good for Amazon but not when it comes to meat).

Buy a spare propane cylinder! Whether it's cooking meat or making fountain Coke Zero with CO2, a single 20# cylinder is never enough!

Sear quickly at high heat on grill ​​, move to indirect heat.

Take temperature every 5-10min for about 30min (note: if ​​​​​Temp isn't increasing from 98F 36.7C , the good news is you don't have Covid-19 yet. The bad news is you need to take the STEAK's temp, not your own).

​​When it hits 160F give it another 10 minutes for good measure.

We have one cooked steak leftover. Considering demonstrating its fork tenderness (or lack thereof) on tonight's Zoom AC DO.
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Old Apr 4, 2020, 3:24 pm
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Its always cocktail hour in a crisis



Taking some creative liberties here in an attempt to find an idea for of the AC Signature Cocktail

Always loved her measurement skills, LOLLLL. And love that glass.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-cJUwU...ource=ig_embed
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Old Apr 4, 2020, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by expert7700
This morning I was going to try to make an AC Omelette
then I realized we only have fresh eggs. strike 1
no cold war era cottage cheese strike 2
no mushy/moldy grapes or blueberries for fruit plate strike 3
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Last night all 3 of us (SE100k) wanted a nice dry steak.
We all have meal priority, so why not.
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​​​Nailed it! We were able to exactly recreate a recent AC J Signature Service flight......there was a provisioning problem in our home thus nobody got steak, family was served the unwanted pasta instead.
You can't beat weeks old eggs and sweetened cottage cheese with tomato jam!

It is simply the best!
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Old Apr 4, 2020, 10:43 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left
......I also imagined how much better my meal could be if I overcooked the haricots verts, so they matched AC's .... even though the manufacturer promises "colourful steamed vegetables".

It took quite a bit of work to overcook the green beans to match the same olive color of those provided by AC. I may have also "accidentally" overcooked the chicken.



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Old Apr 4, 2020, 10:48 pm
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I can't believe you guys call the steak a hockey puck...

The steak in J has always been delish for me! Although it has always been well done, unfortunately.
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Old Apr 5, 2020, 12:15 am
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Originally Posted by codfather
I can't believe you guys call the steak a hockey puck...

The steak in J has always been delish for me! Although it has always been well done, unfortunately.
Exactly, it was well done hence the name hockey puck!
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Old Apr 5, 2020, 12:22 am
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Meanwhile, all you guys talking about AC's over-cooked beef have yet to post a photo of your AC Meal at Home version.
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Old Apr 5, 2020, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by marke190
Exactly, it was well done hence the name hockey puck!
Yea! But it is usually beef tenderloin, so it cant really become so tough that it could be classified as a hockey puck.
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Old Apr 5, 2020, 9:11 am
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Ladies and gentlemen today I offer you burnt pancakes on our flight to Newark

Mesdames et messieurs, aujourd'hui, je vous offre des crpes brles lors de notre vol vers Newark

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Old Apr 5, 2020, 8:11 pm
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In an effort to re-create AC's frozen fresh fruit at home.....

Just gorgeous. The ice crystals glisten just like AC's.




Then I remembered the tasteless blueberry muffin that was served on AC 882, and I knew I could do better.

Just baked BTW. And for those watching at home, bran blueberry with orange zest.

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Old Apr 7, 2020, 8:57 pm
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Eww why would you want their terrible food at home??
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Old Apr 7, 2020, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by yoga
Eww why would you want their terrible food at home??
I think you might have missed the point of this thread.....

The idea started here. See posts 3960-3968 Summary of North America Executive class meal service

That's how @RangerNS started the AC Meals....at Home thread.

(I am still a bit envious of the hilarity and photos in the BA thread that inspired, including the talents of @Strawb who even posted a menu of their meal.)
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Old Apr 7, 2020, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by yoga
Eww why would you want their terrible food at home??
Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Using rose coloured glasses?
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