Common Cooking Techniques
Place food, such as chicken, in 1/2 to 1 in. of hot oil in a skillet. Fry, uncovered, until food is browned and cooked through.
Place food, such as fresh vegetables, in a small amount of hot oil in a skillet or saute pan. Cook quickly and stir frequently
Place food, such as beans, in a perforated basket (steam insert) set just above, but not touching, the boiling water in a saucepan. Cover pan and allow food to cook in the steam given off by the boiling water.
In a Dutch oven, brown meat, such as pork ribs, in a little oil. then add a small amount of liquid. Cover and simmer until cooked.