Rochester Style Garbage Plates

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  • Last time I posted Rochester Style Garbage Plates, it was an ode to Nick Tahou on his birthday, the evil genius behind piling greasy foods on a plate, leaving behind a legacy and tradition for all Rochester natives.

    A Garbage Plate is a loaded dish of crispy home fries, hot sauce, macaroni salad and cheeseburgers topped with raw onions, condiments and slices of white bread. #garbageplates www.savoryexperiments.com

    A Garbage Plate is a loaded dish of crispy home fries, hot sauce, macaroni salad and cheeseburgers topped with raw onions, condiments and slices of white bread.

    This time around it to celebrate hubby and his friends traveling up to Buffalo, New York this weekend for a Buffalo Bills game.  In his mind, nothing says fall football more than spicier-than-h*ll buffalo wings and Garbage Plates.

    I know what you are thinking… “What in the world is a garbage plate??  I just see a pile of random food!”  Ding, ding, ding- you got it! Garbage plates come in many varieties, but they are all comprised of three basic layers: the base, meat and toppings.

    The base is generally crispy home fries and sometimes French fries. I liked to make mine in giant cubes, but to each their own.

    Make Crispy Home Fries just like at the restaurant at home. My recipe is super crispy, but also has a secret ingredient guaranteed to make these the best breakfast potatoes ever!

    Next comes more carbs in the form of macaroni salad. For a garbage plate, a dry mac salad made a day ahead of time is best. All the other condiments will result in it being too saucy if your mac salad is a wet one.

    This classic Macaroni Salad recipe tells you exactly how to make macaroni salad that will have everyone asking for seconds. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #classicmacaronisalad #howtomakemacaronisalad www.savoryexperiments.com

    The one ingredient that never changes is what garbage plate goers call Rochester Hot Sauce. Not the usual Texas Pete, but instead beef simmered in onion, garlic, tomato sauce and spices to an almost chili-like consistency, but ironically not very spicy.

    Rochester Hot Sauce

    The base can consist of macaroni salad, baked beans, home fries or French fries. The meat layer can be just about any piece of meat, or non-meat, you can think of!

    A traditional plate uses cheeseburgers or hamburgers, but you can also mix it up and get hot dogs, grilled cheese, fried fish, steak, Italian sausage or fried chicken fingers.

    The toppings range from fried eggs, extra cheese, raw onion, sauteed onion, mustard, ketchup or relish.  All plates are served with a side of buttered bread to mop up the extra sauce, the goal being to end up with a clean plate.

    Rochester Style Garbage Plates

    Not down for this long process, but want to try a plate?  You can always purchase pre-made macaroni salad, canned mild chili and frozen home fries. Another little fact, health.com has rated the Garbage Plate the fattiest food in the entire state of New York, so please consume in moderation!

    A Garbage Plate is a loaded dish of crispy home fries, hot sauce, macaroni salad and cheeseburgers topped with raw onions, condiments and slices of white bread. #garbageplates www.savoryexperiments.com

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    A Garbage Plate is a loaded dish of crispy home fries, hot sauce, macaroni salad and cheeseburgers topped with raw onions, condiments and slices of white bread. #garbageplates www.savoryexperiments.com
    Rochester Style Garbage Plates- Throwback Thursday
    Prep Time
    45 mins
    Cook Time
    2 hrs
    Total Time
    2 hrs 45 mins
     
    A Garbage Plate is a loaded dish of crispy home fries, hot sauce, macaroni salad and cheeseburgers topped with raw onions, condiments and slices of white bread. 
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: garbage plates
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 2240 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    Condiments:
    • ketchup
    • yellow mustard
    • raw onions , chopped
    Instructions
    1. Fire up the grill to high heat. Grill each hamburger patty 5 minutes on each side for a medium burger. Top with cheese and allow to melt for 1 minute, remove.

    2. Now you are ready to build your magnificent Rochester Style Garbage Plate! Take a large scoop of home fries, place on one side of the plate. Next, take a large scoop of macaroni salad and place on the other side of the plate. Top with 1-2 cheeseburgers, then raw onions and Rochester hot sauce. Finish with any desired condiments and serve with a slice of buttered bread. Enjoy your Rochester Style Garbage Plate!

    3. If you've tried this recipe, come back and leave us a comment! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Rochester Style Garbage Plates- Throwback Thursday
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 2240 Calories from Fat 846
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 94g 145%
    Saturated Fat 37g 185%
    Cholesterol 268mg 89%
    Sodium 1637mg 68%
    Potassium 1725mg 49%
    Total Carbohydrates 130g 43%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 87g 174%
    Vitamin A 7.9%
    Vitamin C 6.5%
    Calcium 64.1%
    Iron 65.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Be honest… would YOU eat a Garbage Plate???

    A Garbage Plate is a loaded dish of crispy home fries, hot sauce, macaroni salad and cheeseburgers topped with raw onions, condiments and slices of white bread. #garbageplates www.savoryexperiments.com

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