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TIGER2
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Mandeville.La
Member since Jan 2006
8519 posts

Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Add white vinegar when boiling eggs,shells will not stick when peeling.

When blanching fresh vegetables,add a little baking soda to the water and the colors will hold bright. What say you?







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LEASTBAY
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
3094 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


instead of boiling eggs put them on the rack in your oven 325 for 30 mins. also I use frozen 2 liter bottles to cool my crawfish


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Martini
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2005
26399 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


If you use saffron and want the yellow color it needs to bloom in hot (not boiling ) water for fifteen minutes to give the color.





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Zissou
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2012
123 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Cut an onion into slices and place in a skillet with a pad of butter. Cook as low as you can go for 30 minutes stirring every few minutes. Delicious caramalized onions to put over anything.





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Coater
LSU Fan
Madison, MS
Member since Jun 2005
15249 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Microwaving meals requires little or no fat to cook





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glassman
USA Fan
Next to the beer taps at Finn's
Member since Oct 2008
93629 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper






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MeridianDog
Mississippi St. Fan
Home on the range
Member since Nov 2010
4395 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Whatever you do to an egg should start with the egg at room temperature.

Never cook with a wine you wouldn't drink.

Keep tomatoes away from cast iron.

I gotta have more. This caught me at a bad moment






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TIGER2
LSU Fan
Mandeville.La
Member since Jan 2006
8519 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


quote:

Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper


K I S S, works great for a lot of things.






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mouton
Washington Fan
Savannah,Ga
Member since Aug 2006
14823 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


quote:

instead of boiling eggs put them on the rack in your oven 325 for 30 mins.


I have never heard of this . I eat a lot of boiled eggs as snacks with my current meal plan. I'm gonna have to try this tommorow.






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andouille
LSU Fan
A table near a waiter.
Member since Dec 2004
7179 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Never add cold liquid to a hot roux, it will separate.

Don't cook okra or tomatoes in cast iron.

Put onions in everything, dammit, they make it better.

Fry bacon at medium heat, it won't splatter and it comes out crispy.






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CHEDBALLZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
3041 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


When you peel a hard boiled egg start from the fat end and peel going towards the point.

To thicken a gravy put 1/2 cup of water in a cup add a heaping tabelspoon of Corn Starch and stir it. Stirw the water CS mixture into a bubbling hot gravy or stock and it will thicken.

To roast garlic , cut a head of garlic in half, put it cut side up sprinkle it with oil salt and pepper bake it covered loosley with foil at 350 for 45 minute.






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Stadium Rat
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Jul 2004
3536 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


If you want juicy pan fried pork chops, start with a cold pan. Don't know why it works, but it does. Tip picked up from Cook's Illustrated.





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Icansee4miles
LSU Fan
Trolling the Tickfaw
Member since Jan 2007
14551 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


quote:

Fry bacon at medium heat, it won't splatter and it comes out crispy


I read up on baking bacon on here, tried it, and haven't fried a strip of bacon (at home) since.

I take 1/2-1# of shrimp or crawfish and pulverize it in my food processor (raw) and add to gumbo, etouffee and shrimp stew. Acts as a thickener and spreads the flavor. Can do the same thing with sausage in your gumbo and jambalaya (if you like a smoked flavor). I also add leftover coffee to my gumbo.






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BigJake
LSU Fan
Baton rouge
Member since Jan 2006
1068 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Spend more on a good knife sharpener than you do on an overpriced knife. Seems to be a theme on this board that folks want to spend bundles on a knife.

Buy a $20 knife and a good knife sharpener at a place like Ducotes and you'll be happy with it for a long time.







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Patrick O Rly
New Orleans Saints Fan
y u do dis?
Member since Aug 2011
34774 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Was your hands after handling raw meat or poultry.

Hot water usually has a higher degree of heat than cold water.

If something says "Refrigerate after opening," you should refrigerate it, but only AFTER you open it.

Forks are good for scooping up or stabbing larger food particles, while spoons are better for smaller food particles or liquids, such as soups (can be any type of soup really).







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mmomike
New Orleans Saints Fan
Madisonville
Member since Mar 2012
94 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Bacon in the oven on a cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes..Extremely consistent..

For burgers finely grate 1 tbs. onion per lb. of ground meat.



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oldcharlie8
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2012
3190 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


next time you grill steaks, cut a few potatoes (1/4 slices) and place them in the rice cooker with 4 oz of water. add butter, chives, or whatever else you want. when the rice cooker "dings", taters are perfect everytime.







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Patrick O Rly
New Orleans Saints Fan
y u do dis?
Member since Aug 2011
34774 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


Fun fact: the potato is actually a tuber (lol wut?) Who knew?





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hardhead
LSU Fan
stinky bayou
Member since Jun 2009
3850 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


when cooking jimmy dean sauaage, it is a good idea to wear a shirt





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Darla Hood
LA-Lafayette Fan
Near that place by that other place
Member since Aug 2012
4209 posts

re: Do you have any cooking tricks you would share.


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Hot water usually has a higher degree of heat than cold water.


Profound. I'm getting a new hot water heater. How can I get a cold water cooler for the sink?






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