Monthly Archives: July 2012

Stewing

Stewing is very similar to braising, but the food is cut smaller into bit-size pieces. Unlike braising all the food in the pot is submerged in the liquid, which will become the sauce and served with the finished product Also … Continue reading

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Braising

Braising is a form of both dry and moist heat cooking. As it is slow cooking, it is an excellent way to take a cheaper cut of meat and make it into a delicious meal that is very tender. Braising … Continue reading

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The Griddle

Most family style or fast food style restaurants feature food that is cooked on a grill or correctly called griddle. The food is cooked directly on the surface of this piece of equipment and the heat source comes from below … Continue reading

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Sauteing

Although  a lot of pan fried foods are called sautéed, technically they are not. The term sauté comes from the French word saut, which means to jump or to leap. So if you want to sauté an item you must … Continue reading

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Pan Frying

Deep frying, pan frying, and sautéing are all dry methods of cooking food.  Pan  frying has many similarities and may differences with the other two methods, but deep frying and sautéing are completely different. Pan frying is for larger pieces … Continue reading

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Deep Frying Using a Batter

When using a batter, it should be thick enough to give a good coating, but if it is too thick it will take away from the taste of the item being fried. To make a lighter batter you can add … Continue reading

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Breading Foods to be Fried

When deep frying the temperature of the fat is a very important factor.  If the fat is too hot it might burn the outside of the product before the inside is properly cooked. If the fat is too cool the … Continue reading

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Ideal for Deep Frying

The LaCuisine  8 Qt. orange cast aluminum casserole dish that my store features would be ideal to use for deep frying in the home. It has a wide flat bottom, so it would not tip easily.  The tight fitting cover … Continue reading

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Deep Fat Frying

To deep fry correctly and safely, you should have a pot that is large enough to hold the item that you want to fry. It should be deep enough that  when you fill it half full with grease that the … Continue reading

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