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Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and all the mac and cheese.

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  1. What seasoning is most commonly used to make Maryland crab cakes?
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    Thyme
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    Lemon pepper
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    Old Bay
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    Just salt<br />(let the crab flavor shine)
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    Maryland crab cakes are traditionally seasoned with Old Bay seasoning.

    It's a blend of spices used to season many New England seafood dishes, and it's made with paprika, salt, pepper, and a variety of other spices. Learn how to make your own blend here.

    Maryland crab cakes are traditionally seasoned with Old Bay seasoning.
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  2. Which ingredient is not used in Buffalo sauce?
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    Vinegar
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    Red pepper flakes
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    Worcestershire sauce
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    Butter
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    Classic buffalo sauce is made with melted butter, vinegar, worcestershire, garlic, cayenne, and hot sauce (although different regions have different recipes).

    Learn how to make the classic wing sauce here.

    Classic buffalo sauce is made with melted butter, vinegar, worcestershire, garlic, cayenne, and hot sauce (although different regions have different recipes).
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  3. Which ingredient is not in a classic key lime pie filling?
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    Egg yolks
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    Sweetened condensed milk
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    Key lime juice
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    Corn starch
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    Key lime pie filling is made with egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and (of course) key lime juice.

    The base is mixed up, baked in a crust, and topped with meringue. Learn how to make it here.

    Key lime pie filling is made with egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and (of course) key lime juice.
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  4. Which of these ingredients would NOT be used to make a Connecticut lobster roll?
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    Melted butter
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    Mayonnaise
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    Claw meat
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    Tail meat
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    Connecticut-style lobster rolls are never made with mayonnaise (mayonnaise is saved for the Maine-style rolls).

    Learn how to make a classic Connecticut-style roll here.

    Connecticut-style lobster rolls are never made with mayonnaise (mayonnaise is saved for the Maine-style rolls).
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  5. What cut of beef would you use to make a chicken fried steak?
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    Round steak
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    Hanger steak
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    New York strip steak
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    Skirt steak
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    Chicken fried steak is made with cubed round steak.

    The term cubed refers to a steak that has been tenderized by pounding or piercing small holes into it. Learn how to make it here.

    Chicken fried steak is made with cubed round steak.
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  6. If you're making a traditional apple pie, what ratio of flour to fat to water should you use to make the crust?
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    2:1:2
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    2:1:1
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    1:2:3
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    3:2:1
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    Classic apple pie is made with a ratio of three parts flour, two parts fat (butter, lard, or shortening), and one part ~very cold~ water.

    A pinch of salt (and sometimes sugar) can also be added. Learn how to make it here.

    Classic apple pie is made with a ratio of three parts flour, two parts fat (butter, lard, or shortening), and one part ~very cold~ water.
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  7. To make a quintessential American burger, what percent of the ground beef used should be fat?
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    10%
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    20%
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    30%
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    40%
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    For the juiciest burger, use ground beef with 30% fat.

    While the type of beef you use depends mostly on personal taste, most experts agree that the classic (and best) burger is made with 30% fat.

    For the juiciest burger, use ground beef with 30% fat.
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  8. Philly cheesesteak is most commonly made with what cut of meat?
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    Sliced skirt steak
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    Sliced ribeye
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    Sliced tenderloin
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    Sliced sirloin
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    Philly cheesesteak is most commonly made with thinly sliced ribeye.

    It's loaded into a crusty hoagie roll and topped with melted cheese. Learn how to make it here.

    Philly cheesesteak is most commonly made with thinly sliced ribeye.
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  9. What's the difference between New England clam chowder and Manhattan clam chowder?
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    New England is milk-based, Manhattan is stock-based.
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    New England is made with whole clams, Manhattan is made with chopped clams
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    New England includes chopped tomatoes
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    There is no difference
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    New England clam chowder is milk or cream-based while Manhattan clam chowder is stock-based.

    Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Delaware are other popular styles of clam chowder, but New England and Manhattan are the most popular. Learn more about the different styles here.

    New England clam chowder is milk or cream-based while Manhattan clam chowder is stock-based.
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  10. Mac and cheese sauce is usually thickened by what?
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    A roux
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    Corn starch
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    A slurry
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    Just cheese
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    Mac and cheese is usually made with a mornay sauce (which is milk or cream thickened by a roux). If you were to make mac and cheese with just cheese, it wouldn't be creamy.

    Learn how to make classic mac and cheese here.

    Mac and cheese is usually made with a mornay sauce (which is milk or cream thickened by a roux). If you were to make mac and cheese with just cheese, it wouldn't be creamy.
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  11. To make classic southern grits, what ratio of liquid to grits should you use?
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    1:1
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    2:1
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    3:1
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    4:1
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    Classic southern grits are made with four parts liquid to one part grits (AKA ground cornmeal).

    Stock, milk, or water is most commonly used to cook the grits ― and finishing with cheese is a must. Learn how to make them here.

    Classic southern grits are made with four parts liquid to one part grits (AKA ground cornmeal).
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