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Questions tagged [roasting]

Roasting is a cooking method using high direct heat typically from above the food. Most of the questions in this tag should be regarding this method to include roasting of meat & vegetables, but can include roasting coffee & tea.

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How might I roast coffee at home without investing in an expensive roasting machine?

Tired of the bland supermarket beans and too poor to sate my thirst at the local roaster, so I've ordered 20lbs of green coffee beans online... But, now what do I need to do to turn them into The ...
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What is a good way to roast hazelnuts?

I need to roast some hazelnuts to use later for other preparations. How do you do it? In a cooking pan or in the oven, and for how much time?
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Cooking more than one meat - will I have to adjust my cooking time?

So I’ve got two amazing recipes for pork and lamb shoulder. The pork takes 6.5 hours at 150°C with the last thirty mins at 220°C to get the crackling right. My pork (de-boned) weighs 3kg and will have ...
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How can I relably work out the largest cut size of vegatables X and Y so they roast in the same amount of time?

I'm interested in making an ultra simple seasonal roast vegetable dish. This site tells me that the vegetables: Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Red ...
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How long and at what temp should I roast a 22lb fresh ham?

I’m roasting a 22 lb fresh ham and want it to be tender. I’ve been told low and slow.
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Roasting two ham roasts at once

I am cooking two fresh ham roasts at once for a large crowd. The instructions are for minutes per pound. Do I add my roasts for total pounds or figure for one?
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Usage of a slow thermometer for roasts

I find this dial, and the device generally, perplexing. First about the device: it's made of metal and glass. I know it can survive being inserted and left inside a roast (beef, lamb) in the oven. ...
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Do I cover a pork roast?

Cooking baby potatoes and small carrots with it. It is only about 2 pounds. Hoo Honestly never cooked a pork roast beforeand there are so many different ways I am really confused.
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How can you tell when a roast is done?

How can you tell when a roast is done? How long should they roast for?
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Why are roasts wrapped in foil?

I wrapped a piece of beef brisket in foil and slow roasted it last week. It was the beefiest tasting beef that I've ever had. So now I'm wondering, was it beefy because it was a nice piece of ...
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Do I need to peel butternut squash when roasting it in chunks?

It seems like the peel is probably still inedible after roasting, but I'm not completely sure.
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How to tell when roasted bell peppers are ready to skin?

We eat a lot of sweet peppers, but the children (like a lot of kids) don't like the bitter skins. So when I cook with them, I usually try and skin them. After a lot of trial and error, I found the ...
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Can you roast soybeans directly in a popcorn popper or microwave?

Howdy, I just wanted to ask if it was possible to roast this type of soybean directly in a microwave popper contraption or a dedicated popcorn popper without any prior water work, just straight out ...
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Tough roast.. what's going wrong?

My housemate often manages to pick up reduced meat from the local supermarket (Sainsbury's in the UK) at the time he comes home. It's usually silverside, topside or brisket of beef. Occasionally it's ...
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Arby's Roast Beef - what cut of meat?

What cut of meat does Arby's use in their roast beef sandwiches? Looking at the slices (see: https://arbys.com/desktop/images/the_meats/beef_n_cheddar.png), they don't seem to have the muscle fibers ...
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How to roast vegetables correctly?

I have heard that roasted vegetables are more tasty than steamed, but I have never been successful in roasting in small batches. What is the best temperature to roast and for how long? Should I add ...
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When is it necessary to cover food with aluminum foil during baking/roasting?

Often a recipe calls for covering a dish while it bakes. I understand that this can help to trap steam. How do you know when it's necessary to use aluminum foil when baking a dish without a recipe? ...
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How to salt and roast pistachios?

I have a bunch of raw pistachios, in their shells, and I want to roast them and also have them be lightly salted. I presume I would do this in a conventional oven. I like to roast them a few pounds ...
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What is the benefit of a tinfoil packet?

I see a lot of recipes for tinfoil packet meals: various vegetables or meats and aromatics wrapped in tinfoil and baked/roasted. What is the benefit of roasting using a tinfoil packet compared to ...
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Rack vs Baking Pan vs Roasting Pan and Position

What are the differences in cooking in the oven between putting the food directly on the rack, putting it on a baking pan, and putting it in a roasting pan? How does the existence of metal under the ...
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How long to roast pistachios

If my home roasted pistachios are not crunchy, do they need to roast longer or at a higher degree? I did 15 minutes at 300.
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Should I add binder to a giant, “chicken fried” Latke?

There is a roast chicken recipe from Cooks Illustrated that I've made for years now. You spatchcock the bird (remove the spine and flatten it), place it on a broiler pan, fill the bottom of the pan ...
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How can I roast chicken bones (without meat)?

I plan to make a sizable quantity of chicken stock this weekend. Since I can't actually eat that much chicken, I just bought several pounds of bones, figuring I'd save the effort and expense of ...
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How should I roast bay nuts?

Bay Nuts are the fruit of the California Bay Laurel. Few people have seen (or heard) of them, because the trees don't produce enough for commercial harvests. However, I was gifted with a jar of them ...
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Apple cider vinegar in roasting pan

I am smoking a turkey and don’t have broth to use in the base of the roasting pan. The turkey was brined over night. I was thinking of putting the turkey on a bed of celery and carrots with 3 cups of ...
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For a beef stock, why should I roast bones at 450?

Everything in a beef stock seems to be about going slow and taking time. When it comes to roasting the bones though, it seems that most people recommend roasting at a really high heat. My instinct ...
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How long to cook a 150 lb. pig in the ground?

I am cooking a 150 lb pig in the ground for Cinco de Mayo. I am using a Kalua Hawaiian method but using taco Al pastor flavoring. Feeding over 100 people street tacos. I have researched and have ...
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How do you separate whole chicken skin from the breast (for basting) without ripping it?

In this recipe in minute 7:00 the cook separates the chicken skin from the breast to put butter between the skin and the breast for basting. When I tried that (very slowly) it always felt like I was ...
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Why are my roast potatoes not coming off crunchy?

Besides the first time making them, they always come off with a soft,straight surface rather than a crunchy, craggy surface full of blisters. Here is the recipe. The thing making the potatoes crunchy ...
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Why do people put Coke on their ham?

Why do people put Coke on their ham? What purpose does it serve? Is there another more specific and specialized ingredient that does the same thing? This recipe is an example, but it isn't the only ...
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What nutritional changes occur to vegetables when you roast them?

Quite often I can't 'stomach' veggies because I find them rather dull, but if I roast them (huge variety of types used) in oil and a pinch or three of sea salt, I can quite easily eat a very large ...
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Bottom Round Roast Troubleshooting [duplicate]

The other day, my family chose to make something akin to "roast beef" for the holidays. Since most markets were closed, we found a small shop which sold a limited selection of beef cuts. The one we ...
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Cooking pork roast ahead of time for Christmas?

I need to take a rolled loin pork roast to Christmas lunch. I will cook it at home and take it with me but we will not be eating until an hour after we arrive. How do I cook the roast to ensure it ...
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How to get a juicy and colored, crispy roast chicken at the same time?

When I am roasting chicken I either do it with a high temperature (its got good color but the meat is tough and dry) or low temperature (succulent and juicy meat but skin is white and colorless). ...
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Why put flour in Oven Bag?

This question is about the plastic "Oven Bags" used to roast various kinds of meat or poultry in. I have some of these made by Reynolds Co., and in the Cooking Guide that came along in the package, it ...
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Spatchcock Turkey Breast

I am using the spatchcock method of roasting a turkey breast. I have found cooking time per pound for a whole turkey. I thought roasting a turkey breast was less time per pound vs. a whole turkey. So ...
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Baked sweet potato skin hard as a rock

I tried to bake a sweet potato today, but instead of getting soft, the skin kept getting tougher and tougher. Eventually i took it out and when I cut into it, the inside was soft, but the shell ...
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The best way to roast silverside of beef in th oven?

I have a fairly large piece of beef (2.4kg) with very little fat on it. I was wondering what the best way to roast without drying it out would be please? I know the temptation is to say that it needs ...
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How can I easily peel baby round potatoes?

I was planning to try out a recipe for roasted baby potatoes, but I have noticed that most of the recipes involve slicing the baby potatoes in half and roasting them with their skins on. They turn out ...
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Why did my roast beef turn out chewy and not tender? Where did I go wrong?

I recently made an Oven Round Roast in the oven and I followed directions quite well. I would really like to know where I went wrong. The roast was 1.4kg and relatively round in shape, it was also ...
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Roasting multiple turkeys (cooking time estimation)

We tend to aim for large Thanksgiving gatherings, and thus tend to roast the largest turkey we can find. Last year, we ended up roasting a couple extra turkey legs so we had enough meat. This year, ...
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Baby lamb leg - possible to slow roast?

I'm thinking about slow roasting a couple of baby lamb legs (by baby lamb legs I mean of a size where one leg feeds one person, with the bone still in). My plan was to brown them on the top of the ...
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How do I adjust the temp to bake country ribs so they take twice as long?

I want to cook my pork country ribs for about 4 hours, while we're at church. They're covered, and have a sauce on them. The original recipe says 1.5-2 hours at 350°. What temp would be the best ...
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Minimum temperature for slow roasting almonds

I've read that almonds roasted slowly at lower temperatures are healthier, which seems to make sense to me. I found a couple of recipes suggesting 8hrs at 75 deg C or 4hrs at 95 deg C. With that ...
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Oven temp for dishes with different nominal cooking times?

I want to cook two dishes simultaneously (for efficiency's sake): carrots, which have a nominal cooking temp of 350 F / 180 C for 30 mins. and chicken, which has a nominal cooking temp of 400 F / 200 ...
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Roasting rack? I'm stumped as to what this is…Help! :)

A friend gave me a bunch of her old inherited cooking accoutrement and I'm not entirely sure what the function of this is. Anyone know?
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How many minutes between 115 F and 120 F for a ham?

I'm preparing this ham recipe. It calls for a ham 7 to 8 lbs. Well, I ordered a ham described as "7 to 9 lbs" and what got delivered was a hair under 10 lb, so that's what I'm using. Using the ...
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How do you make sure the roast chicken and the sides are done at the same time?

I often avoid adding sides like rice or potatoes to my roast chicken because my chicken often reaches 165f wayyy before the rice or the potatoes are done. Is there a technique to get both the roast ...
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Recommendation for a roasting pan that is safe to use on an electric stove?

I have an open coil electric stove and I want to get a roasting pan that is safe to use on it. Namely, I want to be able to sear meats before putting them in the oven, and I want to be able to make ...
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Which oils or fats make the crispiest roast potatoes?

Which oil or fat is the best option for crispy on the outside fluffy on the inside roast potatoes?