My Cooking Tip # 7

Hello my dear readers,

Here we are, with my seventh tip in the kitchen:

Don’t overcrowd your pans.

When you are pan-fryingpan-searing, or sauteing meats and vegetables, it’s important to not overcrowd the pan. When using any of these cooking methods, one of the biggest keys to flavor and texture is the browning that occurs on the surface of the food when it comes into contact with the high heat, aided by the oil or fat. If you put too many vegetables or proteins in a pan, they’ll just steam instead of brown, which is never good.

If you need to cook large amounts but you want a nice even browning or searing and the flavor that comes with it, then it is usually best to cook your food in batches. And always remember that heat is your friend. Even if the temperature is initially optimal, if you overcrowd the pan, you may cause the temperature of the oil to dip too low, thus retarding browning and crisping and if your oil temperature is too low, the food will instead absorb the oil, resulting in an oily food, and who likes oily food?

Happy cooking and eating! Have a lovely day!

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  1. Very HelpfulπŸ€“πŸ‘ Great Tip Ribana, for someone like me, that saves time by crowding the pan πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

  2. Ahh, a lesson that needs to be pounded into my head, after several culinary fiascos brought about by haste and ignorance. Where were you when I needed you? Thanks for the tip. Somehow seeing it in print makes it truer. 🀣

  3. I do so not only love the information you provide as I often give it myself but I love the STYLE of your posts. They always make me smile for some reason so that the best thing!!

  4. Thank you for sharing this! I just recently moved into my own home and have started cooking more. I will most definitely keep this tip in mind. I think it will be very helpful!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and congratulations for the home! Some cooking tips are always useful πŸ˜‰ Happy cooking and always remember to have fun in the kitchen too πŸ˜‰

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