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8answers
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What's the best approach to get runny-yolk sunny side up fried eggs?

I like my eggs Sunny-side up, and ideally, with runny yolk but fully firmed up whites (including a millimeter-thin film of cooked yolk/whites on top of the yolk - not sure if there's a technical term ...
14
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8answers
6k views

Baking bread … without crust?

My fiancee doesn't like to eat the crust of bread. I like to bake bread. But she ends up cutting off like half of each piece in the process of de-crust-ifying it. What are some suggestions to make ...
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0answers
26 views

Can pickled pepper oil be used as cooking oil?

I have about a half jar of pure pickled pepper oil as I have recently used up all of the peppers. The oil is a strange translucent color of yellow; I'm imagining a cup of highlighter fluid (if there ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

Why isn't liver bitter?

I know that the liver is the organ that produces bile. I also know that it has a lot of bile ducts leading to a hepatic duct. Given that all of this bile duct and bile is in liver and bile is bitter(...
12
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5answers
25k views

Can I make risotto without wine?

I want to make risotto without using any alcohol. I am a vegetarian and I want to use vegetarian or mushroom stock only (without any meat). What is the role of wine in making risotto? Does it help ...
3
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1answer
44 views

Scraping Caramel for Flan

America's Test Kitchen proposes the following recipe as their "Perfect Latin Flan" (pg. 785, The Complete America's Test Kitchen Cookbook 2001-2016): This recipe should be made at least 1 day ...
6
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2answers
3k views

What causes mold to grow on frozen meats?

About 8 months ago we had a beef processed a meat processing plant. When we picked up the meat it was all pre-packaged and frozen. We immediately put it all in the freezer when we got home to be ...
3
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2answers
174 views

What to do with egg whites after stiff peaks collapse & you can't re-beat

So weird situation... beat eggs to stiff peaks with intention of making meringues. Forgot about them somehow (dinner party), but now, my friend's mixer that we borrowed is no longer available and the ...
14
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7answers
160k views

Time vs. Temperature - What changes what?

Really basic question that's bugging me... Speaking mathematically, 200 degrees of heat for 10 minutes should be the same as 400 degrees of heat for 5 minutes , but that's not the case, right? So ...
0
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0answers
43 views

What is tomato sauce cooking time?

I tried the longer cooking time of 60 minutes while I have seen recipes call for 20 minutes, The taste came heavy but it felt like only tomatoes and somewhat like ketchup, I added onions, garlic ...
5
votes
1answer
644 views

How to make professional style burger buns?

I've tried everything to try and get soft professional cooking burger buns; Tons of recipes and emulsifiers (lecithin , Vitamin C, Improvers, Vital Wheat gluten etc etc), Stretch and Fold method, but ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

Best internal temperature for chicken?

I understand that, in order to cook chicken safely, the chicken has to be 175f or 79c. But is there a temperature for the different cuts of chicken that improves the flavour of the chicken?
2
votes
2answers
99 views

Should I cook in the old carbon steel skillets I just bought at a flea market? And can I use them for campfire cooking?

I just bought two carbon steel old pans, numbers 43 and either 6 or 9 (orientation?), at a flea market. One of the skillets has a lot of burned on flaky black very hard something - outside, mostly, on ...
3
votes
4answers
134 views

When to add vegetables in slow cooker?

I'm doing a nice beef roast in the crock pot today. Normally I roast the carrots and potatoes together in the oven but due to other things I need the oven for I'm going to add them with the roast. I ...
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0answers
25 views

what should i do to solve the bitter taste of pudding… i added pineapple in it [duplicate]

Ok, so the recipe is like this: I made the custard and added it to condensed milk and then boiled it. I then added crushed pineapples and cooked at low heat. Allowed it to cool and pour it over some ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Question on yeast quality?

I'm about to buy some ingreadients for a bread recipe which calls for quick yeast. I looked up some info and basically it looks like quick yeast is instant yeast, so first off if I could get a ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How do you cook frozen Lobster Tails?

I recently received a large bag of small Lobster Tails (4-6 oz each) that are frozen - It says Slipper Lobster Tails on the package. Any Ideas as to the best way to prepare - defrost first, boil ...
16
votes
19answers
49k views

How do you raise your dough in cold seasons?

It is winter down here in Australia and I find it challenging to find a warm spot to raise my bread dough. What I have been doing is placing the dough in the oven (not switched on) with a pot of hot ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Melted chocolate inside the cookies

What kind of chocolates are used to make the lava-cookies? How can i keep it in liquid state inside the cookies? Thank you. ps. Sorry, my English is as bad as my baking skill.
1
vote
0answers
28 views

how to clean ginger residue from my plastic juicer containers?

I was juicing unpeeled ginger over the weekend, and even though I washed both the main juicing chamber/Auger housing and the juice container after using them, they seem stained, with slightly sticky ...
4
votes
1answer
62k views

how much powdered gelatin to one gelatin leaf?

Some recipes call for a number of gelatin leaves, but since I use powdered gelatin I'd like to know the conversion rate/scaling.
0
votes
1answer
62 views

dill pickles jars don't seal

My mother taught me from her mother that you don't have to do a hotbath to make dill pickles. this is my first ever batch on my own. I use vinegar, water, pickling salt and alum for the liquid. i ...
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0answers
59 views

Are these greens 苦木? [migrated]

My garden neighbor gave me these greens. Is this 苦木? My neighbor said it is ku3mu4. Did I spell it correctly? What is it called in English?
4
votes
3answers
97 views

Kimchi not very fermented, did not expand or get juicy

I just made some kimchi for the first time. Three heads of Napa cabbage. I put it in glass jars and left lots of room. It has been a day and and a half at room temp. and I still don't think it has ...
5
votes
4answers
9k views

Why does my bread keep 'blowing out'?

Instead of swelling as a whole loaf, my loaf will often expand in the oven off to the side or the bottom - looking 'blown out', a big tear. This results in a loaf that leans to one side, doesn't rise ...
15
votes
7answers
61k views

How do I maximize the shelf life of my homemade hot sauce?

I am planning on putting this year's crop of hot peppers to use by trying my hand at making my own hot sauces. I've never tried this before, but I've found a number of recipes on the Internet. ...
8
votes
6answers
71k views

Cooking slow-roasted pork to 190F?

I got a recipe from America's Test Kitchen for "slow-roasted pork" using a bone-in pork shoulder. They say to cook it at 325F until it's 190F internal temperature. However: you normally need to cook ...
3
votes
2answers
273 views

Low sodium French Bread or Baguette

Is it possible to make low sodium French Bread or Baguettes? My husband is on a low sodium diet and will only eat French Bread. I know there is a relationship between yeast and salt.
1
vote
1answer
196 views

Can a jar that has had botulinum food in it be cleaned

If a home canned jar has botulinum in it can the jar be cleaned and saved? If so what is the correct way to clean the jar?
0
votes
1answer
107 views

How long can a vinaigrette last if emulsified with raw egg?

Started a new job and walked in to some vinaigrettes that are 2-4 weeks old, some of which contain raw egg. Obviously, I'm a little concerned. How long can a vinny last with raw egg?
0
votes
2answers
324 views

Eggs smelled bad but not anymore when I put them in the ref

I recently bought a dozen eggs. But when I cracked them, they smelled bad, though they didn't float on water (which means they're good). When checking closely, I found out that even the unopened eggs ...
2
votes
2answers
125 views

Why are holes punched into rice packages?

When you buy imported rice in the store, there are often rows of tiny holes punched into the plastic bags. What is that for? Doesn't it contribute to spoiling and spreading of bugs?
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Slow cooker bourbon meat recipe bitter

I have a recipe for bourbon braised spare ribs which calls for boiling the following sauce in a pan and then pouring it over 1lb ribs (boneless or bone in) and braised in the oven for several hours. ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

What is a good technique for making candy floss (cotton candy)?

I have a candy floss machine, but I'm struggling to get the floss all together. It just flies around and makes a mess of the bowl. It looks like this: What is a good technique for making a stick ...
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votes
0answers
82 views

how can I remove salty taste from my cake? [on hold]

I was baking cake.But its taste was salty and It was not good.What is the reason behind it?please help me.
6
votes
1answer
683 views

Storing chicken of the woods (mushroom) (pic)

Wondering if anyone here has stored Chicken of the woods with success. Last year I tried dehydrating but it really doesn't bounce back to well. Could these be sauteed and then frozen for later use in ...
1
vote
2answers
46 views

How to make round Seitan sausages

I'm steaming my seitan (after I wrap it in foil), but it's hard to get it in perfectly round sausage shape. On the other hand, the seitan sausages I buy in stores are always perfectly round like a ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

Cleaning pressure cookers advice

So, I'm not too sure if there's a stack website that talks about cleaning but I figure I can ask the experts chefs! I wanted to cook some rice in my pressure cooker earlier and when I opened my lid, ...
9
votes
3answers
24k views

How does lemon juice “cook” meat?

Various meats can be "cooked" using lemon juice. But how does lemon juice actually "cook" the meat?
2
votes
1answer
31 views

Over salted kimchi

I made sprouted soybean kimchi but it turns out I used too much salt. Is there a way to compensate for that now or is it too late to save the taste ?
3
votes
1answer
310 views

garlic powder and onion powder substitutes

recipe calls for 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder all I have is garlic salt also 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder and all I have is onion salt how much do I substitute for each
-1
votes
1answer
78 views

How long is bread “Safe” in the fridge?

Now I know bread shouldn't be kept in the fridge, but I had leftover garlic bread from pizza stored in the fridge for two days. I warmed it up and ate them (I was really lazy today haha). then I ...
2
votes
2answers
43 views

Can I bake oatmeal drop cookies in a bar form?

I am making oatmeal cookies for a family get together and was wondering, can I make them as a bar cookie like as in chocolate chip, rather than a drop cookie.
1
vote
2answers
51 views

Preserving vegetables in the fridge

I have a very challenging task every time I buy vegetables in preserving them even though I have a refrigerator at home. Tomatoes, carrots, beets, and bottle gourd always collect moisture in the ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

How to neutralize vanilla flavors

Is there any taste that neutralizes or balances out with vanilla? Mostly just curious if there is anything that neutralizes the flavor of vanilla.
9
votes
6answers
38k views

How do I cut out the vein/tendon from a chicken breast tendorloin?

I like to cook grilled chicken sometimes to go in salads. The problem I always have is that in the chicken breast tendorloins I buy, there is always a tendon or vein or something. It's white when ...
0
votes
2answers
71 views

How to substitute canned Apricots with fresh when cooking

My recipe calls for canned apricots, but I have fresh. What do I need to co to make sure the recipe is successful.
2
votes
1answer
109 views

Best way to preserve nutrients while dehydrating fruit and veggies

I am getting into fruit dehydration (and maybe of other foods) for backpacking. I'd really like to backpack with my own made food as much as possible and reduce vitamins and minerals supplements to a ...
9
votes
6answers
10k views

Using a vacuum sealer to marinate?

With the vacuum sealers that have hit the market, they're have been a lot of toys added onto the products. One such device is used for marinating meat. It just looks like a tupperware bin with a ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

Beef stew in mason jar gone bad? [duplicate]

I made a big batch of beef stew in my crock pot. I refrigerated it after letting it cool down for 6 hours so as not too put a big hot batch directly into the fridge. I had a bowl the next day and it ...

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