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This restaurant puts a mesh net over your lemon so when you squeeze it, no seeds get in your food

This restaurant puts a mesh net over your lemon so when you squeeze it, no seeds get in your food

rescuedogsdad

Old school restaurant/supper club move…


Modern_rocko

My grandmother readily kept a set of these available - people overlook things from days past, but they had some shit figured out


xiPLEADthe5th

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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5herl0k

I like that you're so openly helpful despite their confession that it is for anal activities


RandomLogicThough

He meant pork butt, I'm telling myself he meant pork butt.


typhoidsucks

Safe sex is best sex. We should always encourage people towards the safest forms of their chosen entertainments.


Isellmetal

Actually they’re called ‘Lemon Sachet’s’ and most high end restaurants use them.


eveningsand

Actually they're called "Lemon Lingerie" and most middle to low end restaurants use them.


Candyvanmanstan

Actually they're called "Citrus Strings", as made popular by the famous adult entertainer Lulu Lemon.


ericisshort

Actually they’re called “Seed Shields” and they’ve got buckets of them at my local steakhouse seafood buffet.


All0uttaBubblegum

Actually they’re called “Citrus condoms”, they block the seed from shooting out


b_ootay_ful

Actually they're called "Fruit Fences" as lemons aren't the only fruit with seeds.


OldMork

'Sour Undies' we called them


tjm2000

Will you give me 5 bees for a quarter though?


ZeldLurr

[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.


Bottdavid

Actually they are called Lemon Targes and they're delivered to the states on tons of barges.


jah_red

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?!


MrKrinkle151

Actually, they’re called “lemon leotards” and most food trucks have them.


ZalmoxisChrist

Ackshually, "Leotard" is an offensive and antiquated slur for people born between July 23 and August 22. Please stop.


Rightinthepiehole

Actually they are called citrus cinchers. It compresses the lemon waist giving the illusion of a thinner fruit while catching inadvertent seed misfire.


FernReno

My restaurant called them lemon panties 🤣🤣


Krombopulos_Micheal

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


Ok_World_0903

They’re called Regency wraps. We had them at my restaurant and ordered them regularly.


ZalmoxisChrist

That's so much less descriptive than anything this Reddit thread came up with.


HarryTruman

I call them Lemon Loins. The cheesecloth girdeth them.


Chrononi

Well don't use your butt cheeks to squeeze it next time then


LectroRoot

no no no. They said "INTO" their butt cheeks. Not WITH.


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MadCarcinus

*"Can't have a Lemon party without old Dick!"*


dinkme

What was their website again?


Pyrochazm

I believe it's a .org site.


shao_kahff

wow, that was fascinating. it really is an old school thing


StreetWiseProfessor_

Oh my.


BobbyDlish

Sorry you're squeezing your lemon where?


LectroRoot

The Butt. Where the Hole is.


NewLeaseOnLine

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


OneHotPotat

I wouldn't exactly say "nothing" besides sanitize them. It also works as a great papercut finder!


CheeseStick1999

Ooh and a good reminder that you have a disgusting nail biting habit!^^^not ^^^that ^^^I ^^^would ^^^know ^^^anything ^^^about ^^^that ^^^ofc


whimsicalokapi

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...


testaccount52

Roll the lemon with a bit of force on your counter before cutting it.


ninetailedoctopus

r/HolUp


JiN88reddit

Use your hands to squeeze, not with your buttcheeks.


That-nz-guy

I hate it when I'm preparing food and then the lemon seeds get in my anus


camdoodlebop

i recently discovered shoehorns for myself and now my fingers will never go back


JackCastor99

lemon-seed contraception


Yazman

What's a supper club?


the_freshest_scone

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


TheTVDB

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.


lurkslikeamuthafucka

In a real supper club, it isn't old fashioned, it is old. The Brandy Old Fashion is what you drink.


F3dsmoker

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


jakeinator21

In prehistoric times, it was the weapon you used to kill your dinner.


kilogttam

Oh fuck I've been picking seeds out of scampi and picatta sauce for like 6 years


deanreevesii

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).


Bamstradamus

Lemon is acidic, your cleaning them WITH the lemon juice, peak efficency.


jhp58

Found the Wisconsinite


lurkslikeamuthafucka

Favorite fish fry?


the_freshest_scone

Supper club club reporting in


FloydBarstools

Weak ass no seed eating limp wristed toothless goobers


MakeSouthBayGR8Again

I beg your pardon.


PromiseMeAPlace

then beg.


schlagers

Please sir, may I have some pardon?


judelau

No, you weak ass pardon needing bitch


ColdPorridge

I thoroughly enjoyed this entire exchange.


Mugilicious

I like that it was never the same people replying to eachother


DownvoteALot

Goddamn pardon beggars!


shao_kahff

i hereforth pardon my beg. excuse us.


gumslut4u

I never promised you a rose garden


its_aint_me

I beg your pardon We are in your garden


thedingoismybaby

#We do beg your pardon, but we are in your garden


newnate__

r/seedchads


Foo-Matic

Apples don’t have a core. You’re supposed to eat it all!


frisbeegrrrl

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 :)


meltingeggs

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.


-Daku-

Preach brother


iaijutsu08

I read that as "Peach brother". I'd like to see them eat one of those seeds.


tots4scott

/r/rareinsults


ElysiumXIII

"Toothless goobers" made the evening, thank you.


twinzzzzzz

We do this at my restaurant! You'd be surprised the amount of people that unwrap the lemon before squeezing it on their food.


davisyoung

I’d take it off the lemon and put it on the fish for some fishnet stockings.


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funnyfarm299

What do cats need an attorney for?


WorshipNickOfferman

Bird law.


funnyfarm299

"your honor, my client ate the witness."


WorshipNickOfferman

[Bird Law. ](https://youtu.be/gM5DBHb1GV0)


the_criminal_lawyer

[Bird Law.](https://lawcomic.net/guide/wp-content/No%20Mens%20Rea%20No%20Problem.mp4) From [this old comic](https://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=1008) I did.


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catsrule-humansdrool

I’d like to schedule a consultation…


Doctor_Panek

Now this is a cultured individual


UpwardNotForward

High quality content right here


BackIn2019

Does it get reused? If so, how is it cleaned?


twinzzzzzz

It's just a small piece of cheesecloth, it gets thrown away with the lemon.


Policeman333

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.


Okikidoki

This, and people being excited about how efficient the net is......


foomy45

I do plenty of stuff that calls for cheesecloth with old workshirts I cut up and wash afterwards.


barandor

Plus who gives a fuck if you get a seed on your chips? Just pick it up and remove it.


Seienchin88

I am sure you own / work at a very fine establishment dear sir but this seems… unnecessary


Veredyn

Same, we sear the lemons first then wrap once they cooled down. Roast lemon is delicious.


twinzzzzzz

That sounds amazing!


Veredyn

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.


twinzzzzzz

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.


Impossibleish

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!


Veredyn

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).


Impossibleish

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


ThrownAway3764

Can you do this on a grill at around 450-500? Is oil even needed at that point?


guineaprince

I would. Get the cheesecloth out of the way, squeeze the juice out unimpeded, then eat the lemon.


TheDude-Esquire

Well, it's a needlessly wasteful thing to do, and cleanly you're customers don't care.


Abject-Temperat

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”


twinzzzzzz

Not really. It's a touristy high volume seafood restaurant on the beach. Prices are pretty mid range.


EndofGods

The mesh is called cheese cloth and is safe for our food, used a lot in straining or to cover baked goods.


Weedberg

Also for cheese making.


upvotesformeyay

And catfishing (actual fish not internet rubes.)


just_taste_it

I catfish, how is this used?


upvotesformeyay

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. https://youtu.be/kxBRUMMTDIY


Fantastic_Start_6848

Wrapping the liver with magicstring is way easier and faster. And you can tie the bait down to the hook shank better as well


hat-of-sky

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.


HackChef

Restaurants order them in a box of 1000 as lemon wraps comes w the ribbon


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I_Mnemonic

looks like bomb fish & chips! is that Cod?


alikat538

Yeah and it was pretty good but actually the fries were better! Had a type of batter


Skribbla

Fish and fries? Nah mate, its Fish n Chips


luigman

*peeks out of the Wisconsin woodland* "You all got it wrong. This is a fish fry."


alikat538

You are correct! I stand corrected


hisroyaldudness

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....


Karjalan

> Fish & Crisps.... 🤢


ControllablePsi

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?


jen_17

Happened to me once in Portugal with a Steak. I was not a happy lady.


lazylion_ca

You're Cod Damn right, it is!


Sinonyx1

is that the most common fish for fish and chips?


quitmoaning

Cod & Haddock here in the UK.


infinity1988

I'm sure u can't pick those seeds, if they fall on fries.


GeorgesKoizumi

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.


studioboy02

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.


SkynetSpaghetti

Damn it. Now Im hungry.


welcometotheend

1st World Problems


nonamerequireddd

fr just pick it off


juh4z

>so when you squeeze it, no seeds get in your food ...I never had this problem in my life lol


welcometomoonside

Right, and it's fucking fish and chips LMAO. Seeds would just roll right off.


translinguistic

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.


nemesit

Yeah I find the net more disturbing than any seed could ever be


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notahouseflipper

I thought this was kinda standard.


esesci

It is, in every fish restaurant in Turkey.


Appletio

I mean how much could a banana cost?


Patsnation0330

10 dollars??


byebybuy

Here's some money, go see a Star War.


madmaxjr

Same. I’m very surprised to see the post doing so well. To me, this is decidedly not interesting.


resorcinarene

It is if you aren't a poor


FOXfaceRabbitFISH

Don’t the poors just squeeze a potato?


VILLIAMZATNER

Not in Latvia


tellmeimbig

I miss that sub


GroundedKush

Yeah that's how we get potato liquor.


Quit_your_dayjob

We do. Spent a great many moons squeezing potatoes


Rccctz

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


jenroberts

I live in Texas, and everywhere in the south/Gulf Coast does this.


-Disgruntled-Goat-

it is common in the north east of USA.


quitmoaning

Seen it in plenty of UK restaurants too.


TheWarHam

Yeah Im blown away by the reaction this has gotten.


CregChrist

Lemon panties.


6TheAudacity9

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.


Chezon

Wouldn’t be cheaper and more ecological to just remove the seeds?


dame_de_boeuf

We've got seedless oranges. Why not seedless lemons? Why has no one invented "navel lemons"?


Freeman7-13

Turns out they existed for decades https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019-11-04/seedless-lemons


Chiron17

Just live with seeds coming out of the lemon? Don't eat them? Idk


angiosperms-

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


LaterGatorPlayer

Yea. This whole mesh strainer business for lemon seeds seems like a lot to do about nothing.


Usernameisntthatlong

This is literally a first world problem. I had seeds in mine and just.. put it aside? It's not rocket science, guys.


Positively-human

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.


strinedyn

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!


PrecipitationInducer

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.


Ikbeneenpaard

Is this USA/Canada? Judging by the thick batter and lack of vinegar, it can't be any other anglo country.


ViralRiver

Can tell this isn't the UK by the fact that instead of one fuck off massive fish there's like 3 smaller ones.


CyberTAB

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.


Nyrex

And they are serving it with French fries… Heathens.


Arsewhistle

And those chips are an abomination It's more like fish and fries than fish and chips


IonizedRadiation32

That seems horrifically wasteful.


wingedcoyote

No idea if they're doing this, but cheesecloth is fully compostable. Wouldn't even have to separate it from the spent lemon.


rett72

Those fish and chips look hella good


tempest_36

My mouth is watering for malt vinegar.


ajsparx

As an American, I have no idea why we don't put it on everything, malt vinegar is the king of flavor


Rothead

Have you tried brown sauce? Think you might like it. Have it on chips (fries) or on a bacon sandwich it's the best.


eastbayted

It's hard for foreign condiments in America to play ketchup.


FalmerEldritch

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.


katiyabazz

Unnecessary


punchyplanet

Fruit condom


RepostFrom4chan

Cheese cloth? Have you people even been outside yet?


Safe-Sex-T-Rex

What a fucking waste


theeggman12345

Gotta be careful though Someone might not notice and accidentally think the seed is a juicy bite, oh the horror


WSBNarrator

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.


MeltBanana

So someone can squeeze a lemon. One single time. We are doomed and billions of instances of small "insignificant" things like this are why.


Ishi-Elin

This is stupid.


SevenDozen

>mesh net ...you mean cheesecloth? Every net is mesh.


Nickswind

Welcome to 1976.


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sha_doobie

Lemon bra


arthuresque

We used to call them lemon condoms.


zu___

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.


MoonBoot666

I feel like I don't want that.


markO-o

Why not buy a seedless lemon? Cost of cheese cloth + labour cost + prep time + actual lemon cost > seedless lemon.