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How to tell when roasted bell peppers are ready to skin?

Once roasted, rather than immediately plunging into cold water, place the peppers in a container with a tight fitting lid, or a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let them steam for 15–20 minutes or ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

The skin is yellow probably because the chicken was fed with maize. Age and race of the chicken are a factor, too. In Germany (and propably Europe) you can explicitly buy „Maishähnchen“ that is fed ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

In the EU to call a chicken "corn chicken" you need to tick some boxes while growing it: fodder must be AT LEAST 50% corn. fodder cannot contain anything GMO-ed. chicken must be free ranged ...
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How do I cook chicken skins on the grill – but only the skin?

Edit for details - thanks moscafj Yakitori - Japanese grilled chicken skewers - may be a good option for you if you want to stick with grilling. It's generally seasoned with just salt and white pepper,...
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UK Pork roast: why can't I make crisp crackling?

Whilst I do not know about the practices in Denmark that would make the achievement of crispy crackling there, I can comment upon the Chinese and UK angle, and, offer some tips for you to get good ...
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How is this machine used? (for, I think, peeling the skin from the tomatoes)

That's a manually operated Food Mill/Ricer/Puree-Maker. The Wikipedia Article for Food Mill shows a pic of the same model you have and from that article: Uses of a food mill include removing the ...
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Why remove the skin and seeds of a tomato?

It depends on the tomatoes. Sometimes the skin and seeds are SO bitter. I recently made a sauce and it was inedible because of the bitterness, so i made a new one with tomatoes from the same batch and ...
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How to tell when roasted bell peppers are ready to skin?

If you have a gas cooktop, you can put bell peppers directly on the burner to blister them. You will need to turn them every few minutes but they will blister quickly. Then steam them in a covered ...
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UK Pork roast: why can't I make crisp crackling?

Your question is a bit vague and Handy Andy has probably answered it already, but generally Denmark is known for intensively raised pork, and there is plenty of that in the UK. I would expect Chinese ...
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How do I cook chicken skins on the grill – but only the skin?

My personal experience is to avoid the grill. The fat runs down and the flares may consume it very quickly if you are not babysitting it. I recommend that you use an air fryer. It will look golden ...
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Coating/skin on Quorn Sausage - is it edible?

They are edible I eat them all the time they are the same ones on the regular Quorn sausages. I prefer to microwave mine though it keeps the skin on and cooks quicker, also it keeps in more of the ...
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easiest way to peel/skin a tongue?

I learned from Iranian ladies in Iran, clean the tongue first, boil it on a low heat for 60 minutes at low altitude. Longer time needed at High altitude. When the outer skin shows signs of separating ...
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How to keep pork crispy during transport to venue?

In Chinese roast pork, Cantonese style, kosher salt is placed on the pork skin before roasting to absorb the moisture. (I have also used aquarium salt). My recipe uses vinegar instead of a lemon ...
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How To Get the Popcorn effect on Pigskin Cooked on a Roast?

It is certainly possible using the oven only. For a good crackling you need to have several components - a good layer of fat under the skin, a nice dry skin surface before preparing, sufficient ...
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Skin irritation from Victorinox Fibrox handle

Black Fibrox is a trademarked brand name for Thermoplastic Elastomers, or TPEs. This is a common plastic substance used to produce "grippy" plastics that feel rubberized, for a variety of ...
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Is the hairy skin below a chestnut’s tough skin poisonous?

There are two reasons chestnuts are usually eaten fully peeled: The thin fuzzy membrane can be bitter, especially in raw nuts. Cooking and roasting mellows it a bit. The membrane is hard, fibrous and ...
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Should skin dissolve completely in bone/skin broth?

It would probably completely dissolve eventually (after no more than a few weeks of boiling), but it's not expected with normal broth-boiling durations. Whether you should blend all or some of the ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

I was just in a butcher shop/carnicería in Puerto Vallarta with a Mexican guide who was telling us the chicken in Mexico is dyed yellow. She said even having lived in the US and Canada for years, she ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

As far as I know it would be illegal to literally dye the chicken but I am not an expert on Mexican food safety laws. However I can say that in the eu’s spanish market special feeds are formulated to ...
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Why are my potatoes sour?

Remember that the potato is a member of the nightshade plant and you can use a potato as a battery. Better even if cooked. What you are tasting is basically the solanine (which often has a battery ...
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Why remove the skin and seeds of a tomato?

No need to peel tomatoes to make delicious sauce! Peeling is total nonsense and work that is unnecessary! Just make your sauce according to the recipe you like, and after cooking, use a hand held ...
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Can you\why don't some restuarants marinade without chicken skin?

There's an overlap, and a difference, between a marinade and a glaze. If a mixture contains a fair amount of sugar, then it's probably intended more as a glaze, and the cooking method will usually be ...
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Why remove the skin and seeds of a tomato?

Aside from the answers already provided, there are many people who have problems digesting tomato seeds and skins, people with an ileostomy bag for example would probably want to avoid the seeds if ...
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How do you score pork skin?

Freeze the belly. Set skin side up in a bowl. As soon as skin thaws cut with very sharp long knife. 18 inch blade. Your pig sticker for going into the heart when you butcher. Long cuts mild pressure ...
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How do you score pork skin?

Completely random, but use a scalpel like the ones Surgeons use. you would be blown away how clean and controlled you can score, and you don't even need to semi-freeze as some have suggested. mmm ...
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