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May
6
comment Why does my colander feel slimy after I use it to drain pasta?
As an aside to your question, tipping out the pasta along with water straight into the colander is the wrong way to go about things. You have just spent 10 minutes getting rid of the starch, then you go and pour it back all over the pasta. Instead, use a pasta server or tongs to remove the pasta from the water, then place it in the colander to strain. Voilà: no slimy colander, no starchy pasta, and you have the added benefit of having pasta water which you can use to thicken your sauce.
Apr
16
comment Roast Cooked all night
@Chef_Code why don't you recommend it? The meat has been well out of the top end of the danger zone for hours. Depending on the cut, it might be as tough as old boots, but it almost certainly won't be dangerous.
Apr
16
comment My chicken breasts release a lot of fluid when cooked. How do I prevent this?
How hot do you get your pan? If the pan's not hot enough, any liquid released from the meat will take a while to evaporate. Chicken breasts require relatively hard, fast cooking.
Apr
13
comment Butter cream icing substitutions for covering the cake with fondant
See youtube.com/watch?v=WEJhrRTnXg4.
Apr
11
comment Sausage discolouration - is it safe to eat?
Whenever you are faced with a situation like this, ask yourself "Am I willing to spend 3 to 5 days in the bathroom feeling absolutely terrible for the sake of eating <suspect foodstuff>?" If the answer is yes, go ahead and eat. Otherwise, throw it out and order a pizza.
Apr
9
comment Do they count calories in fried chicken accurately?
@rossridge sounds like an answer to me
Apr
1
comment Easy way to steam vegetables in opened steam-in-bag kind
Seal it with an all-plastic clip and cook as normal.
Mar
31
comment Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
A home brew supply store/website should be able to provide you with sealable bottles
Mar
26
comment Why is my cheesesteak meat tough?
I'm not entirely familiar with American cut names, but IIRC eye of round is relatively tough in any case. It is more suited to a slow, moist cooking method like braising rather than a dry cooking method like pan frying. Use something like a strip steak and you'll have much better results.
Mar
26
comment Is safe to eat jerky with white mold?
If you haven't noticed any I'll effects after a few days, you probably got away with it, but don't eat any more! Throw it out.
Mar
23
comment How can I tell the difference between instant yeast and active dry yeast?
Nope. Not without buying some of one of the two kinds of yeast, then making identical amounts of dough with each and seeing if they rise at different rates.
Mar
23
comment Where can I find fast, cheap, healthy meal recipes for a busy single guy?
@user1028321 the problem is that Stack Exchange isn't a forum. It's not designed to garner lots of equally correct answers for people to browse through. It's designed to give one correct answer to one narrowly-defined question. This is why your question might be considered off-topic: because there will be any number of sites dedicated to cooking for one on a budget, and no one of them will be the 'correct' one. Why would people come here for a list of 'cooking for one on a budget' sites when they can stick that into Google and get hundreds in seconds?
Mar
23
comment Barbecue sauce with onion
Did he sterilise the jars/bottles?
Mar
20
comment Can I cook duck breast a day before?
Looks great, well done.
Mar
20
comment First slicing, then cooking, or the other way around?
Do you mean a gratin?
Mar
20
comment How do I quickly get okra to stop being goopy?
What do you mean by 'burn its cloggy'?
Mar
18
comment Does incorporating whipping cream in a chocolate syrup extend its shelf life?
That is true - he said 'on' not 'in'. But I believe he means that it remained closed until they used it recently (ie earlier in the day) to make the chocolate syrup.
Mar
18
comment Does incorporating whipping cream in a chocolate syrup extend its shelf life?
OP didn't say he opened the cream some months ago, he just said he bought it some months ago and froze it.
Mar
16
comment Pasta Salad+Chicken freezer storage for a week?
Yes, yes and yes! Make sure it is piping hot throughout when you reheat it.
Mar
16
comment Yolks flat and breaking
I ask because the age of the chickens can apparently effect yolk integrity. If they are new layers or old chickens, the yolk can become weak as you describe. Could it be you just have a mix at the moment of quite young and quite old without many in their 'prime'?