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Is the hairy skin below a chestnut’s tough skin poisonous?

Disclaimer: As I live in a tropical country, I have never seen chestnuts before. I was experimenting with chestnuts, after i roasted and peeled them, I read that you’re not supposed to eat the hairy ...
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Can you\why don't some restuarants marinade without chicken skin?

I bought some grilled chicken from a restuarant and it came with marinade on the skin. I asked the seller if they can provide grilled skinless with marinade on flesh. He said we don't do it like ...
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How is this machine used? (for, I think, peeling the skin from the tomatoes)

I received as a gift this machine, which I am told is used to make spaghetti sauce. I believe that its purpose is to remove the skin of the tomatoes, but it simply looks like a grater.... Can someone ...
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Finishing Sous-Vide Chicken Thighs en masse

I'm throwing a party together soon and I wanted to sous-vide some chicken thighs. Because (1) It's tasty, (2) it's easy, (3) leaves open all my pans, stove and oven for other foods. The problem lies ...
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Can the skin of lychee be used for anything?

We recently saw and picked up some lychee from the grocery store. It appears that the skin is inedible, but my girlfriend is wondering if it could be used for anything. Should the lychee skin just be ...
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How to keep pork crispy during transport to venue?

I want to cook Lechon Kawali (filipino food) for my officemate for lunch but I'm worried the pork skin won't be crispy when we eat it. I'm going to cook it in the morning. Any ideas how I can make the ...
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Is it safe to eat the skin of a potato? [duplicate]

Is it safe to eat the skin of a baked or boiled potato, or are there any health or sanitary reasons not to eat it? Contrarily, are there any reasons to eat it, e.g. does the skin contain vitamins or ...
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Smoking whole chicken without skin

I smoked a whole chicken with the skin on it and it did not have a smoky taste. My question is whether removing the skin will improve the depth of the smoke flavour the next time I smoke a whole ...
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How to tenderize bell pepper skin / peel

Consider the scenario: You cut the bell peppers in 1-2 CM squares, throw them in a pan with some oil and 1/6 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate. You let it simmer until you get a mush. At this point the ...
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How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?

Our oven is broken and we can only use a frying pan. We have started to defrost a full chicken with the skin on it. We are a little new to cooking. How can I still prepare it?
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Why remove the skin and seeds of a tomato?

Many recipes ask for peeled and seeded tomatoes, which I find both wasteful and too hard work. What is the point of removing seeds and skin of tomatoes? Just texture and presentation? Or can it ...
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How to stuff and/or spice the chicken BELOW the skin?

Recently watch a cooking show, and in one of the recipes (before cooking the chicken) the instruction was to put the spice below the skin of the chicken. How to do it? Does it have some special ...
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Coating/skin on Quorn Sausage - is it edible?

I bought some frozen Quorn Hot Dogs (Frankfurter style). After boiling some there was a transparent, filmy outer skin/coating that came off when I was cutting them. It felt plastic/rubber/paper-like ...
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Eating mangoes with skin intact

I grew up in a family where we had mangoes with the skin intact in fruit salad. After I got married, I was exposed to the "fact" that "nobody" eats the skin of mangoes. It is true that I have never ...
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easiest way to peel/skin a tongue?

So I've boiled a couple lamb tongues -- as per this recipe -- and have them cool enough to handle, however I'm having difficulty peeling the skin/film off them with just my fingers alone. Is there ...
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Do I need to peel a red kuri squash?

I was just preparing red kuri squash for a soup, and as usual during preparation I snacked some pieces. The skin did not seem very thick and I took a bite of a piece with some left on it. While it was ...
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Defrosting approx 3.5kg of pork, and then cooking more than once?

I've got about 3.5kg (7.5lbs) of rolled pork (with lots of skin crackling) vacuum-packed in my freezer which has been there for just under a month. I've got around 20 coming to eat on Saturday for a ...
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Why did butternut squash make my fingers dry and yellow?

Last weekend I made butternut squash soup. In an experiment to get more of the squash browned I peeled two medium squash and cut them into 2 inch chunks, rather than just halving it, before roasting ...
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Should I skin the common sole for pan?

I have already cooked a common sole once before, and have skinned only the upper side (the dark side). The result was quite tasty. However, some people say that there's no need to skin it. For what ...
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How do you score pork skin?

We cooked some pork belly over the weekend and part of the recipe is to "score the skin". We have some sharp knives but nothing really worked well. It was really a battle to cut the skin. We even ...
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How do you prepare a fresh deer for cooking?

I'll be getting a fresh deer, gutted by the hunter that shot it, but I need to prepare it myself. I've heard that it's a good idea to let it hang for a day or two before skinning it, is that true? ...
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How do you make pork rinds?

The little bit I currently know is that they're fried pig skins. However, beyond that it's just a bunch of hand-waving on my part. Do you buy pig skin from a butcher? Is there a special type you ...
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What fish have deliciously edible skins? [closed]

I love salmon skins, especially when fried or oven roasted. I also always eat the skin when I have a filet. What other fish have deliciously yummy skins that can stand on their own like a salmon ...