Tuesday, January 10, 2012
One way to keep frying food from spattering is to invert a metal colander over the pan, allowing steam to escape.
Hurry-Up Baked Potatoes
Boil potatoes in salted water for 10 minutes, then place in a very hot oven.
A good topping for gingerbread, coffee cake, etc. can easily be made by freezing the syrup from canned fruit and adding 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 2 cups of syrup. Heat until bubbly, and thicken with 2 tablespoons of flour
Poke a hole in the middle of the hamburger patties while shaping them. The burgers will cook faster and the holes will disappear when done.
Boil sausage for about 8 minutes before frying and they will shrink less and not break at all.
Removing Ham Rind
Before placing ham in the roasting pan, slit rind lengthwise on the underside. The rind will peel away as the ham cooks, and can be easily removed.