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Nov
26
comment Which end of the cucumber should I save for later?
Split it lengthwise and avoid the dilemma altogether.
Nov
26
comment How much brown sugar should I substitute for white sugar?
Brown sugar will give a noticeable caramel flavour to the sauce. I'd advise adding a little at a time until you get the result you want.
Nov
21
comment How large does an oven need to be to fit a 18 lbs turkey?
Bigger than a toaster oven, put it that way.
Nov
20
comment Can I freeze raw liver and meat?
The fat will go bad eventually. This is why freezing does not preserve food forever. Freezing does damage meat by bursting the cell walls as the water in them expands. You have to trade the loss of quality with the convenience of freezing.
Nov
18
comment How far in advance can you make bacon?
My limit is 275 ;)
Nov
18
comment How far in advance can you make bacon?
You can stop the bacon curling by placing another, foil-wrapped sheetpan on top.
Nov
17
comment Pork roast safe cooking
Also consider the fact that warm != low. The warm setting is just used to keep cooked food at a serving temperature, it's separate from the low setting and is not meant for cooking with by itself.
Nov
17
comment Pitas are paper thin on one side
Your recipe and method would be helpful in determining any problem. One side of a pitta is usually very thin, but perhaps not paper thin.
Nov
15
comment Bolognese: can I add the meat after tomatoes?
Not actual caramelisation, but Maillard browning.
Nov
14
comment Can I use taco seasoning in chicken quesadillas?
Unfortunately not. The Tex-Mex Seasoning Bill of 1988 specifically prohibits the interchange of seasonings between different dishes. Thanks Obama!* *may be sarcasm
Nov
11
comment Beets too big for quality?
No thanks. I don't like beets and I'm fine with that :)
Nov
11
comment Beets too big for quality?
I like to take beets, chop them finely, then throw them in the trash. They taste like soil :)
Nov
11
comment ready made sugar syrup
Ah, that rings a bell. I'll modify my answer.
Nov
11
comment Buying first cast iron pan size/depth/shape
I think you're over-thinking this. You're quibbling over fractions of a centimetre. Get the biggest one that will fit on your stove/in your oven and that's within your budget. Avoid one with raised bars as this reduces the amount of flavourful crust that will develop on steak and burgers.
Nov
11
comment Beets too big for quality?
Dice and pickle them.
Nov
11
comment ready made sugar syrup
The question here isn't very clear - what exactly are you asking?
Nov
10
comment What is the inside texture of a Japanese croquette?
I would say something along the lines of a velvet cloud...
Nov
7
comment How to safely cook a lamb's head?
Inhumane? I believe by the time you've killed and beheaded the lamb, then bisected its head, the animal is considerably past caring...
Nov
3
comment How to roast garlic on low temperature grill
Excellent. Another win for low and slow!
Nov
1
comment Stew meat thawed at room temp. Safe?
Nope. Any food left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours should be considered unsafe.