Common Cooking Techniques

To Fry

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.

To Saute

Place food, such as fresh vegetables, in a small amount of hot oil in a skillet or saute pan. Cook quickly and stir frequently

To Steam

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.

To Braise

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.

 
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