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Offline KoPP

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« on: April 21, 2010, 07:06:34 AM »
That would work for short cook times at best, but it is great for steaks and chicken and fish.

Yes: Ribeye and strip steak along with chicken breast seem to be the very best candidates for this kind of application.  Then again, I would eat the steak raw if it weren't for all that unrendered fat.  Did you see Lopez-Alt's investigation about how often to flip a hamburger?

It's always a rule for me to not poke a steak when turning it (use tongs or poke it in the edge to flip), and only flip a burger once. Unless you like dried-out meat...

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 08:31:38 AM »
Read the article Kopp. He did a side by side with many flips and a single flip burger, and many was better. This is agreed to by Heston Blumenthal as well.

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/02/the-burger-lab-how-many-times-should-you-flip-a-burger-while-cooking.html


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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 08:44:39 AM »
actually, re-reading the flipper article, the burger wasn't necessarily better, just more even..

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 08:58:51 AM »
Read the article Kopp. He did a side by side with many flips and a single flip burger, and many was better. This is agreed to by Heston Blumenthal as well.

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/02/the-burger-lab-how-many-times-should-you-flip-a-burger-while-cooking.html



Hmmm, the more times you touch a patty, the more chances you have of losing juice. And Alton agrees with me...so there...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/burger-of-the-gods-recipe/index.html

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 09:04:34 AM »
a fight to the death should ensue!

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 09:36:26 AM »
Burger death match 2010...

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 09:49:58 AM »
I'm on the Frequent Flipper program, and I thought I was doing it wrong all this time, but it makes sense that it would cook faster that way.

Next time I'll try the low oven then sear method, because that burger looks pretty darned good.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 10:24:22 AM »
I don't cook burgers in a pan - put them on a Weber and shut the lid. You'll get more even cooking, but you also need to know your hot and cold spots on the grill.

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010, 12:02:52 PM »
I like how Kenji talks about getting the most even cooking in the oven. It's not sexy, but makes sense. Anyone tried it?

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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2010, 12:09:35 PM »
a fight to the death should ensue!

Maybe not to the death?  but I like flipping just once, but will flip twice if I have figured my flip-times wrong..


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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2010, 12:19:58 PM »
Flip once, finish in the oven.  That goes for burgers, steaks, chicken and fish.  Tried and true.

Hot dogs you can roll around and flip all you want!


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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2010, 12:36:54 PM »
Thanks for the link Jason! I love food science stuff and I hadn't stumbled over there yet.

I'm a believer in the multi-flip and the experiment makes sense to me. It seems to me that you are not going to lose much juice by repeatedly flipping unless you commit the cardinal sin of squishing, but I could be wrong.

We have experimented quite a bit with cooking roasts low and slow and then searing at the end, for the same reason - to try to maximize the amount of truly medium-rare meat. It works and should work for the burger too.

So, BB, you sear on one side, flip into the same hot pan and then into a hot oven? I've done that with chicken breasts.

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 02:29:47 PM »
BB, do you use the Canadian method for fish?

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2010, 02:34:50 PM »
BB, do you use the Canadian method for fish?

Why does that sound like the beginning of a joke??  :D

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Re: Burger flipping choices
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 02:51:20 PM »

 

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