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Offline Front-Ranger

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Just the Basics
« on: December 07, 2008, 05:17:08 pm »
Here is a tip that I didn't learn until into my third decade of cooking! Very simple. Heat the pan first. When the pan is hot, add butter or olive oil or whatever, and when it is warm, the food. I used to make the mistake of adding the butter to a cold pan, and then having to add the food too early.

Another thing I have learned is that you can add meat to a hot pan without any oil or butter. When its surface has browned, it will release itself and you can flip it over. This is called searing.

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Re: Just the Basics
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 08:51:30 pm »
When its surface has browned, it will release itself and you can flip it over.

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Re: Just the Basics
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 05:42:40 pm »
It's true friend! You should try it!!

Lets have more cooking revelations here, please!
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Re: Just the Basics
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 07:18:40 pm »
Merci Front-Ranger !

You are now nature's chef !

And more please...

au revoir,
hugs!   May I suggest that you/all of us try fresh eggs and not purchase the rubber ones in most big chain stores !

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Re: Just the Basics
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 11:15:53 pm »
When its surface has browned, it will release itself and you can flip it over.

But ... but ... that doesn't sound like cooking, that sounds like TS1.  ;D
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Re: Just the Basics
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008, 03:43:34 am »