Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cooking Tips

For quick and handy seasoning while cooking, keep a large shaker containing 6 parts salt and 1 part pepper handy.

Lettuce leaves dropped in simmering soup will absorb excess grease. Remove saturated leaves before serving.

A small amount of baking soda added to gravy will eliminate excess grease.

After flouring chicken, chill for one hour. The coating adheres better during frying.

If you have oversweetened a dish, add a little salt.

A few drops of lemon juice added to simmering rice will keep the grains separate.

To keep water from leaving a lime deposit on the bottom of a double boiler or steamer, add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the water.

If you have overcooked your potatoes and they become soggy, sprinkle powered milk instead of regular mild along with butter, salt and pepper. Makes the fluffiest whipped potatoes ever.

When making yeast dough, cover it with aluminum foil instead of a tea towel. it makes it rise faster.

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