Monday, August 29, 2011

Cooking in Stainless Steel

Recently I took a techniques class that ended up covering quite a few things that I will be sharing with you.  To start with, how to properly cook in stainless steel.

A lot of people I know love the look and heft of these pots and pans but prefer non-stick to use because they say stainless is too hard to clean.  Actually stainless is naturally non-stick if used properly.

  1. always heat the pot or pan before adding liquid or oil.  If using butter, you know how as it gets hot it foams a little?  once the foam goes down it's ready.
  2. let any ingredients you plan to use sit out from the frig for a little while before adding to the pan.  You just warmed up the pan and adding too cold ingredients lowers the temp of it quickly.
  3. don't turn any meat until it's ready.  The stainless actually helps the oil to form a bit of a "crust" to form on your meat holding in juices and helping it to not stick.  We tend to want to turn things too early.  Shake the pan a little.  If your food moves, it's ready to turn.
Try really works!

Until Next Time.....Taste and see the goodness of the Lord!

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