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Can I roast a chicken over 2 time periods?

Can it be done? yes. Is there a higher risk of food poisoning? yes. The way to get around that is almost more of a pain -- you cook it in a low oven until it's just barely cooked through (which is a ...
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Can I roast a chicken over 2 time periods?

When I have wanted to cook a chicken but I will not be home, I have used a slow cooker. You won't end up with a really crispy skin, but it makes for some wonderfully moist and juicy chicken. Most ...
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Reheating grilled hamburger patties

If you have a pre-cooked burger patty, I'd suggest heating it in a frying pan / skillet over a high heat, add a splash of water and then cover with a small heat-proof bowl (a cloche), or a lid on your ...
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Can I roast a chicken over 2 time periods?

As others have elaborated, cooking in two steps will lead to food safety issues if you don’t make sure that your food is cooled down properly in between. And yes, that also has the side effect of ...
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Should I parbake the bottom crust for a savory pie?

No, simply because there's no way to attach the top crust to the bottom crust, once the bottom crust is parbaked. In general, pot pies are not pre-baked.
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Can I roast a chicken over 2 time periods?

How about cooking it sous vide? This method involves some prep work, but gives you the timing you want. Essentially, it consists of sealing the chicken pieces in plastic, and immersing them in water ...
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What are some methods for parcooking hamburgers?

For speed and quality this is the perfect application for sous vide cooking. You can cook burgers to varying degrees of doneness. They can hang out in the water bath, at a degree or two below the ...
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Reheating grilled hamburger patties

Make a pan of warm-hot beef broth and soak the meats in there for a while then, just before serving them put them on a hot grill/griddle in order put some high heat on them. For the burgers after ...
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Would it be advisable to partially pre-grill hamburgers and freeze so that they can be pan fried when a customer orders?

We do large BBQ events for construction companies and need 350 burgers done and served in 15 min. We cook to an internal temperature of 155 and then store in beef stock in the fridge. We then toss on ...
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Parcooking Root Vegetables for Roasting the Day Before

If I were to do this, I'd be inclined to take cues from double cooked fries -- Cook them (parboil, in the oven, or even frying) at a lower temperature until they're cooked through (so a knife or ...
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Can I roast a chicken over 2 time periods?

As said it can be done, but i wouldn't do it. Especially on chicken is it important that it is 'well done', if you put it in the oven it needs time to get warm inside. So if you stop heating it, you ...
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Parcooking carrots and green beans for an already well-seasoned casserole

In my experience, carrots at about 1.5-2cm thickness will be cooked through after an hour at a bare simmer. You might consider slightly browning, rather than boiling them before adding them to the ...
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