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comment How do you properly cook a steak?
+1 I had to learn all these tips the hard way (figuring them out myself). Great answer!
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comment Why does tomato sauce spatter more than other sauces?
-1 this answer is incorrect. The main reason is due to the thickness of the sauce; the fact that the sauce is non-newtonian has little to do with it (we could easily have a non-newtonian fluid that didn't spatter this much; or a newtonian fluid that did). See @Jefromi's and my answers.
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comment How do I make my chocolate brownies 'fudgy'?
What are the ingredients for the "King Arthur Flour" brownies?
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accepted How to make my chicken noodle soup thicker?
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comment How to make my chicken noodle soup thicker?
Awesome! I've been using store-bought chicken broth (which I have now learned is not the same as stock), but I'm actually really excited to try this. One question: Do you or don't you need to cut open the bones? You said yes in your answer, but you and others have also said "just throw the carcas in a pot and simmer for a few hours." Also, should I use a lot of water, or only just enough to cover the chicken (I have a 1-gallon pot and an 8-gallon pot)?
May
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comment How to make my chicken noodle soup thicker?
@Harlan: I'm honestly not so interested in the thickening as how to get that tiny spicy(?)/tangy taste that Perkins' soup has, but such questions ("Why is Perkins' soup kind of tangy?") are not allowed. I noticed that Perkins' soup is much, much thicker than my homemade soup, so I thought this might lead me down the right path.
May
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comment How to make my chicken noodle soup thicker?
Interesting. How long do you think I should let the broth simmer on the stove before cooking the rest of the soup? Also, do you have any recommendations of a "high-quality stock/broth" brand? They all look the same to me. Should I be making my own (that thought intimidates me)?
May
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comment How to make my chicken noodle soup thicker?
Can I use the precooked chicken from the deli, or does it have to be uncooked chicken (where do I find it with bones)? I get pretty grossed out by uncooked chicken :)
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comment How can I chop onions without crying?
Will this affect taste?
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comment What is the difference between sea salt and regular table salt?
It's worth mentioning why the iodine is added: it's not some added preservative, but is added because you need it. Iodine deficiency causes all sorts of nasty problems; and unless you take multi-vitamins, you likely won't get nearly as much iodine as you need if not for the iodine added to table salt.