This restaurant puts a mesh net over your lemon so when you squeeze it, no seeds get in your food
By - alikat538
Old school restaurant/supper club move…
My grandmother readily kept a set of these available - people overlook things from days past, but they had some shit figured out
I wish I knew this... I’ve spent hours on end trying to figure out how I could squeeze a lemon but without getting the seeds into my butt. I should’ve known to use something like this! Pure genius.
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Actually they’re called ‘Lemon Sachet’s’ and most high end restaurants use them.
Actually they're called "Lemon Lingerie" and most middle to low end restaurants use them.
Actually they're called "Citrus Strings", as made popular by the famous adult entertainer Lulu Lemon.
Actually they’re called “Seed Shields” and they’ve got buckets of them at my local steakhouse seafood buffet.
Actually they’re called “Citrus condoms”, they block the seed from shooting out
Actually they're called "Fruit Fences" as lemons aren't the only fruit with seeds.
'Sour Undies' we called them
Will you give me 5 bees for a quarter though?
[Lemons ](https://www.naturalcycles.com/cyclematters/non-hormonal-birth-control-methods-through-history) used to be literal seed shields. It was a method of birth control to used a lemon inserted into the vaginal as a make shift diaphragm. The citrus juice also acts as a natural spermicide.
Actually they are called Lemon Targes and they're delivered to the states on tons of barges.
The true name is "acid fruit cleanser" popularized by my family's viking tribe. The name is because we used a form of waterboarding with lemons to 'cleanse' our native land without giving the other tribe accessibility to grow our magic sour fruit. I am embarrassed for y'all. Did any of you even go to college?!
Actually, they’re called “lemon leotards” and most food trucks have them.
Ackshually, "Leotard" is an offensive and antiquated slur for people born between July 23 and August 22. Please stop.
Actually they are called citrus cinchers. It compresses the lemon waist giving the illusion of a thinner fruit while catching inadvertent seed misfire.
My restaurant called them lemon panties 🤣🤣
Weird, I wonder if they have an actual name. I used to do the ordering for my old restaurant and we called them, and ordered them as, lemon hats
They’re called Regency wraps. We had them at my restaurant and ordered them regularly.
That's so much less descriptive than anything this Reddit thread came up with.
I call them Lemon Loins. The cheesecloth girdeth them.
Well don't use your butt cheeks to squeeze it next time then
no no no. They said "INTO" their butt cheeks. Not WITH.
*"Can't have a Lemon party without old Dick!"*
What was their website again?
I believe it's a .org site.
wow, that was fascinating. it really is an old school thing
Sorry you're squeezing your lemon where?
The Butt. Where the Hole is.
Just use your fingers as a strainer, citrus butt. The juice will run through the gaps and you'll collect the seeds. Takes a little practice to get it just right, but lemon and water bowls are often used in places that serve finger food to cleanse the grease off your fingers, so lemon is already a cleaner. Getting lemon juice on your hands does nothing but sanitise them.
Source: out of work chef because lockdown
I wouldn't exactly say "nothing" besides sanitize them. It also works as a great papercut finder!
Ooh and a good reminder that you have a disgusting nail biting habit!^^^not ^^^that ^^^I ^^^would ^^^know ^^^anything ^^^about ^^^that ^^^ofc
I do this sometimes but I feel like I end up with so much lemon juice just stuck to my hands, maybe even a significant portion of it. Maybe the lemons where I live just aren't very juicy...
Roll the lemon with a bit of force on your counter before cutting it.
Use your hands to squeeze, not with your buttcheeks.
I hate it when I'm preparing food and then the lemon seeds get in my anus
i recently discovered shoehorns for myself and now my fingers will never go back
What's a supper club?
Basically a restaurant, typically in a fairly rural location, that’s open for dinner/supper and has a fairly limited menu. A lot of them have a quaint and “old-fashioned” sort of decor and presentation. The term is almost exclusively used in the upper Midwest United States, especially Wisconsin
And by "old-fashioned" decor, he means wood paneling. If there's not wood paneling somewhere in the restaurant, it's not a real supper club and you might as well get your fish fry or prime rib to go.
In a real supper club, it isn't old fashioned, it is old.
The Brandy Old Fashion is what you drink.
Old school dinner spot. Only open around 6 hrs a day & pretty much only dine in
Best fish fry ive ever had in my life came from a barn shaped supper club in wisconsin. Was so good it made me want to live a simpleton life up there & just eat walleye
In prehistoric times, it was the weapon you used to kill your dinner.
Oh fuck I've been picking seeds out of scampi and picatta sauce for like 6 years
Some chefs I watch just squeeze the lemon through their fingers to catch the seeds. One less dirty dish, and you're gonna wash your hands anyway (hopefully).
Lemon is acidic, your cleaning them WITH the lemon juice, peak efficency.
Found the Wisconsinite
Favorite fish fry?
Supper club club reporting in
Weak ass no seed eating limp wristed toothless goobers
I beg your pardon.
Please sir, may I have some pardon?
No, you weak ass pardon needing bitch
I thoroughly enjoyed this entire exchange.
I like that it was never the same people replying to eachother
Goddamn pardon beggars!
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Apples don’t have a core. You’re supposed to eat it all!
I actually knew someone who did this! Shocked me the first time, but I noticed that I often split my apple core into 2 pieces when I continually gnaw on it, scraping for more fleshy bits, so I get it now :)
lol my mom said that back in the day they used to eat the whole thing since there was no trash can outside where they ate lunch, so I tried it one time. I think I even ate the stem just for good measure.
I read that as "Peach brother". I'd like to see them eat one of those seeds.
"Toothless goobers" made the evening, thank you.
We do this at my restaurant! You'd be surprised the amount of people that unwrap the lemon before squeezing it on their food.
I’d take it off the lemon and put it on the fish for some fishnet stockings.
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Does it get reused? If so, how is it cleaned?
It's just a small piece of cheesecloth, it gets thrown away with the lemon.
Yeah, that just seems super wasteful in that case.
It's stupid seeing a large amount of packaging for something like a single apple enclosed in cardboard with plastic, this is just taking it to the next level.
"Here, we'll throw this in the garbage and have it shipped out to a landfill in Asia for you since you don't want seeds in your food".
They won't even be recycled, damn.
This, and people being excited about how efficient the net is......
I do plenty of stuff that calls for cheesecloth with old workshirts I cut up and wash afterwards.
Plus who gives a fuck if you get a seed on your chips? Just pick it up and remove it.
I am sure you own / work at a very fine establishment dear sir but this seems… unnecessary
Same, we sear the lemons first then wrap once they cooled down. Roast lemon is delicious.
That sounds amazing!
If you try it (which you should), you need HIGH HIGH heat. You need to immediately sear the lemons, otherwise the juices will just be released and you will have a shit lemon in a cheese cloth that has no juice.
Neutral high smoke point oil, super hot to the point of smoking, be careful laying the lemons, high chance of starting a fire. Super fun though and worth the extra effort.
Edit: I do not recommend trying at home, as high heated oil is needed to create the perfect effect, if you are inexperienced you will burn down your house or apartment. But this is a super fast process that needs 100% attention, less than 20secs. The longer the lemon is in the hot pan, the more juices come out and you are just boiling the lemon is its own juices.
I'm trying that tomorrow night! I was already planning on cooking salmon, so it'll be perfect! That's way too much effort for my restaurant to try, though. But, we are insanely high volume, so it probably wouldn't be feasible.
In our restaurant we did it with a brulee torch. Slice part of the end when you halve em so they sit flat on the rind, lay em all on a sheet tray. Food runners or opening server did it, was super quick work. Smelled excellent!
This is also a great way to do it, but it was faster for us to do it all before hand because we wanted them wrapped in a cheesecloth. Too long to do it to order (wrapping mostly).
Yeah we never wrapped our charred lemon because the char was part of the presentation for the sea bass... Since foh and boh were doing lemon wraps every day anyway for the lobster or hand cleaning (lemon wrap served with a hot towel. Server squeezes lem on a spiral towel and then soaks it with hit water, for after a chilled seafood tower or oysters) it was easy to do an extra 25-50 charred. The wraps did take a long time but it got a lot faster when we started using ribbon twist ties to fasten
Can you do this on a grill at around 450-500? Is oil even needed at that point?
I would. Get the cheesecloth out of the way, squeeze the juice out unimpeded, then eat the lemon.
Well, it's a needlessly wasteful thing to do, and cleanly you're customers don't care.
Is it a high end restaurant? The only place I have seen this before was at a steakhouse where you spend like $100 per person without any drinks. Figured only nice places do this, cheaper places are all like “eh fuck it you get a seed”
Not really. It's a touristy high volume seafood restaurant on the beach. Prices are pretty mid range.
The mesh is called cheese cloth and is safe for our food, used a lot in straining or to cover baked goods.
Also for cheese making.
And catfishing (actual fish not internet rubes.)
I catfish, how is this used?
Basically you make a sack so its more structural, there's other ways but cheesecloth you can get in the same grocery store/butchers you get the liver.
Wrapping the liver with magicstring is way easier and faster. And you can tie the bait down to the hook shank better as well
You can tie cheesecloth on, or you can buy lemon sachets which are basically little cheesecloth hairnets with an elastic edge to put on your lemons.
Restaurants order them in a box of 1000 as lemon wraps comes w the ribbon
looks like bomb fish & chips! is that Cod?
Yeah and it was pretty good but actually the fries were better! Had a type of batter
Fish and fries? Nah mate, its Fish n Chips
*peeks out of the Wisconsin woodland*
"You all got it wrong. This is a fish fry."
You are correct! I stand corrected
As an American who has lived an many of the Queens lands, there is nothing worse than ordering Fish N' Chips in the US and getting Fish & Crisps....
> Fish & Crisps....
Woah Woah Woah, they serve you crisps with fish!?
Is this just an example of lost in translation? lol or do they not realise its meant to be chips/fries?
Happened to me once in Portugal with a Steak. I was not a happy lady.
You're Cod Damn right, it is!
is that the most common fish for fish and chips?
Cod & Haddock here in the UK.
I'm sure u can't pick those seeds, if they fall on fries.
The fact we do this for such very mild inconvenience tells me we’re not even a little bit ready to do the efforts required to impact climate change.
It's probably mainly for presentation to justify a markup. It's like a nice wrapping or bag for your purchase. Agreed that it's a waste of resources and human creativity.
Damn it. Now Im hungry.
1st World Problems
fr just pick it off
>so when you squeeze it, no seeds get in your food
...I never had this problem in my life lol
Right, and it's fucking fish and chips LMAO. Seeds would just roll right off.
Literally who cares about a lemon seed being on their food anyway? Like how is that bad or how does that detract in any way whatsoever, lol.
Yeah I find the net more disturbing than any seed could ever be
I thought this was kinda standard.
It is, in every fish restaurant in Turkey.
I mean how much could a banana cost?
Here's some money, go see a Star War.
Same. I’m very surprised to see the post doing so well. To me, this is decidedly not interesting.
It is if you aren't a poor
Don’t the poors just squeeze a potato?
Not in Latvia
I miss that sub
Yeah that's how we get potato liquor.
We do. Spent a great many moons squeezing potatoes
Where do you live ? I've been in all kind of restaurants in a couple of countries and this is the first time I've seen this. I want to try it asap
I live in Texas, and everywhere in the south/Gulf Coast does this.
it is common in the north east of USA.
Seen it in plenty of UK restaurants too.
Yeah Im blown away by the reaction this has gotten.
My brother bought me a hammock for my bananas. Thought it was ridiculous. My bananas haven’t had bruises on them in 2 months. Growth and development is important.
Wouldn’t be cheaper and more ecological to just remove the seeds?
We've got seedless oranges. Why not seedless lemons? Why has no one invented "navel lemons"?
Turns out they existed for decades
Just live with seeds coming out of the lemon? Don't eat them? Idk
I understand if you're squeezing it into a liquid or something. But on solid good like fish and chips? Real easy to tell if the seed is on what you're eating lol
Yea. This whole mesh strainer business for lemon seeds seems like a lot to do about nothing.
This is literally a first world problem. I had seeds in mine and just.. put it aside? It's not rocket science, guys.
Yeah this seems like a huge waste for basically zero benefit. Just an excuse for the restaurant to pretend it’s more upmarket I guess? Lame.
Lol yes and it's why you don't see this. Cheese cloth is expensive and not reusable as people are suggesting here. That's 1, disgusting and 2, the cloth tears and comes apart easily not to mention the acid from the lemon. You can easily and quickly seed a lemon, looks better too!
I was looking through the comments for someone to say this. A minor convenience for another piece of trash to be thrown into the landfill. Not shaming them but it’s one of those items we don’t really need.
Is this USA/Canada? Judging by the thick batter and lack of vinegar, it can't be any other anglo country.
Can tell this isn't the UK by the fact that instead of one fuck off massive fish there's like 3 smaller ones.
Everyone be like wow that looks so good … damn the here kind would be blown from any random fish shop in the U.K. if there standards are this damn low.
And they are serving it with French fries… Heathens.
And those chips are an abomination
It's more like fish and fries than fish and chips
That seems horrifically wasteful.
No idea if they're doing this, but cheesecloth is fully compostable. Wouldn't even have to separate it from the spent lemon.
Those fish and chips look hella good
My mouth is watering for malt vinegar.
As an American, I have no idea why we don't put it on everything, malt vinegar is the king of flavor
Have you tried brown sauce? Think you might like it. Have it on chips (fries) or on a bacon sandwich it's the best.
It's hard for foreign condiments in America to play ketchup.
Almost *too* good! I like my fish and chips to be a little crappier, blocky sort of mushy chips that only exist to transport salt and vinegar to the mouth, and overcooked fish goo lurking at the bottom of a huge lump of crunchy violently orange and oily batter. But I'll accept hella good fish and chips too.
Cheese cloth? Have you people even been outside yet?
What a fucking waste
Gotta be careful though
Someone might not notice and accidentally think the seed is a juicy bite, oh the horror
First thing i thought as well. I get super annoyed by these totally unnecessary things. Never in my entire life have I had issues with squeezing a lemon.
Cotton is also pretty resource intensive as well. Extremely so for a single use item.
So someone can squeeze a lemon. One single time.
We are doomed and billions of instances of small "insignificant" things like this are why.
This is stupid.
...you mean cheesecloth?
Every net is mesh.
Welcome to 1976.
We used to call them lemon condoms.
The straining muslin net was a very common thing in early to mid 1900s and centuries before. Used regularly in cooking, medicine application/ hospitals etc. And it worked a treat but then the “wiser” generations (including mine) came along and decided it was not needed. Clever move.
I feel like I don't want that.
Why not buy a seedless lemon? Cost of cheese cloth + labour cost + prep time + actual lemon cost > seedless lemon.