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Dinner

 &
                          a Movie


Pork Burgers with sweet potato fries and kale salad
&
“Straight Outta Compton”













Pork Burger with sweet potato fries and kale salad

Ingredients:​
​10 oz. lien ground pork
1 sweet potato
Cajun or Creole seasoning of choice
1 egg
2 potato buns
Bunch of kale
Cabbage
Red wine vinegar
Shredded cheddar cheese
Blue cheese dressing
Mayo
Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 450. Slice potato length-wise and then cross-wise 1/4" and toss in mixing bowl with olive oil and salt and pepper. You can add creole or Cajun spice if you want. Place and separate on baking pan and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Put ground pork into a mixing bowl. Add seasoning and egg and fold until combined. Form ½” to 1” thick patties, depending on how thick you like your burgers. 

Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil on medium high until hot. 

Cook patties; 4-6 minutes and then cook 3-4 the other side, depending on how done you want your meat.

While the meat cooks, tear the leaves off the kale stems and thinly slice. Thinly slice the cabbage. Combine in a bowl. Add vinegar and salt and pepper. Add mayo, blue cheese dressing and shredded cheddar cheese and mix until it looks like slaw.

Remove the meat and let rest for 5 minutes. While resting, in the same pan as you cooked the meat, separate the buns and cook face down o medium high until crisp. Add more olive oil if necessary.


While buns cook, combine mayo and Dijon mustard. When buns are cooked, put mayo/mustard on bottom half. Place patty on top. On top of that put some slaw. Serve the rest of the slaw and mayo/mustard sauce on the side with the sweet potato fries.


Enjoy! We give it 2 thumbs up!

​'Straight Outta Compton'


















Dr. Dre and the band write about what they know: social injustice and police brutality. Of course, it catches on like wildfire, much to the chagrin of the hip hop establishment who put the pressure on to candy coat the messages. Surely, these guys will conform, right?

The movie stars O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Marlon Yates Jr, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Shipp, Elena Goode, Angela Gibbs, Lisa Renee Pitts, and R. Marcos Taylor It was directed by F. Gary Gray. The casting, acting and directing were excellent. 

This is basically is a docu-drama of the birth of real rap straight from the streets. It is very informative and entertaining. The plot sort of wanders a little towards the end but winds up telling a coherent story well worth watching. It also really gives you an appreciation for the art.

Accordingly, we give it 2 thumbs up….:)

(Editor's note: Jim and Carolyn Hasser's Dinner & a Movie is a regular feature in Mobile Bay Times. Jim is an attorney in Mobile and Carolyn is a Realtor with Roberts Brothers.)
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