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Offline deathbypizza

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Using store bought Pepperoni like Hormel? TIPS Inside
« on: February 24, 2008, 07:44:44 PM »
 I'm sure most of you don't have the right resources to find great pepperoni, so heres a tip for helping your get the best out of your regular store bought pepperoni, such as hormel.

There are two problems with Hormel.

1. Too salty.
2. Too greasy.


I've been able to figure out some ways to fix this.

Fixing problem 1.

Lay out your pepperoni on a plate with a layer of paper towell underneathe it.
Dice up some apples, very finely, and the soak up some of the juice with a towell.
Spread the apples on top of the pepperoni and let them sit for 5 minutes, the apple will soak up some of the salt.
Take off the apples, and dry your pepperoni off completely.

Problem 2.

Transfer your pepperoni onto another place with 3 paper towells on it. Put 3 more on top.
Put it into the microwave for 25 seconds.
Dab off the excess grease.
Your pepperoni will crisp up very nice, and taste spicier and less salty.

Thanks!

-DBP
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Re: Using store bought Pepperoni like Hormel? TIPS Inside
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 08:00:53 PM »
Another possibility is to saute or boil the pepperoni, as mentioned at Reply 103 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,1822.msg41044.html#msg41044.

Peter
« Last Edit: February 27, 2008, 08:15:54 AM by Pete-zza »

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Re: Using store bought Pepperoni like Hormel? TIPS Inside
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 08:11:15 AM »
Using turkey pepperoni is also a choice for a less greasy pepperoni.  I can't tell the difference taste-wise.

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Re: Using store bought Pepperoni like Hormel? TIPS Inside
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 04:13:44 PM »
Using turkey pepperoni is also a choice for a less greasy pepperoni.  I can't tell the difference taste-wise.

Turkey Pepperoni!!  Holy Cholesterol Bullet Batman!!  Never would have thought that would be good.  Have to investigate this.  Thanx!

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Re: Using store bought Pepperoni like Hormel? TIPS Inside
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 10:50:20 PM »
Using turkey pepperoni is also a choice for a less greasy pepperoni.  I can't tell the difference taste-wise.

 Do they cup or get crispy? ( I need a slurping smiley )

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Re: Using store bought Pepperoni like Hormel? TIPS Inside
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 02:02:41 AM »
But......... I like greasy salty pepperoni, what do I do?  ;D
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Re: Using store bought Pepperoni like Hormel? TIPS Inside
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 08:35:55 AM »
I also think the regular Hormel is too greasy, so yesterday I tried the turkey pepperoni.  It was much less greasy, but there was just something about the taste that just wasn't right.  I think I will try the microwaving suggestion of the regular Hormel and see how that works.

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Re: Using store bought Pepperoni like Hormel? TIPS Inside
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 07:25:26 PM »
The pre-microwaving of the regular pepperoni worked very well,  I could even get it to crisp up a bit in the microwave and lose most of it's grease.  I will be doing it this way from now on.