Why do my burgers puff up?
The basic theory is that as meat cooks, the proteins contract so that the whole patty shrinks and puffs up in the middle. Making a kind of indentation or dimple in the middle counteracts that effect so you end up with a nice, even patty.
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Eat them on their own with dairy, grain or nut milk, or add them to your favourite cereal. Puffed amaranth is also delicious in home-made mueslis and granola. For a quick and convenient snack sprinkle puffs over yoghurt and fresh berries. Or combine them with dried fruit, nuts and seeds in a scrumptious hikers' mix..
A few more cooking questions 📍
Does cooking meat make it last longer?
Cooking tends to kill the bacteria in the meat (depending on how long and hot you cook the meat for) which does make the meat last longer. However what does prolong the shelf life is salting the meat which people tend to do when they cook meat. When the bacteria touches the salt it becomes dehydrated and dies..
How long is smoked sausage good for in the fridge?
Bacon and sausageProductRefrigerator (40 F)Freezer (0 F)Sausage, raw - from pork, beef, turkey1-2 days1-2 monthsSmoked breakfast links, patties7 days1-2 monthsHard sausageOpened: 3 weeks. Unopened: indefinitely1-2 monthsSummer sausage labeled "keep refrigerated"Opened: 3 weeks. Unopened: 3 months1-2 months1 more row.
Why is bread served before meals?
Tavern owners historically served one meal per day, at a set time and for a set price, so filling diners up on bread before the main course of meat, fish, or other more expensive foods helped keep expenses down. Three, it's a way to give diners something to do before their food arrives.
What does baking soda do to shrimp?
Alkaline baking soda slightly alters the pH of the shrimp, making them as plump and succulent as lobster and resistant to overcooking. The brine also causes the meat to pull away from the shells while cooking, so you get all the great flavor of shell-on shrimp without the hassle..