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Old 01-04-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Back to Basics: Braised Sausage by Rachel ray. I was unable to print the web site but if you google it you will find this. Is this really braising , to me it is boiling sausage in beer . How can she say this is braising. Looked up braising def. and I don't see how this falls into braising. Any advice appr.

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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You are correct. That is not braising. Word of advice. While RR has some good recipes, she's not always on top of the technical aspects of cooking.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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Back to Basics: Braised Sausage by Rachel ray. I was unable to print the web site but if you google it you will find this. Is this really braising , to me it is boiling sausage in beer . How can she say this is braising. Looked up braising def. and I don't see how this falls into braising. Any advice appr.
I have to agree. That seems more like boiling to me. My definition of braising is browning what ever meat you are using first. Then adding a small amount of liquid and cook slowly to break down the connective tissue.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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And over on this side of the pond, "braising" is the same. Browning, followed by long slow cooking. Essential for the more "muscular" meat - and delicious.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:23 PM   #5
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Sounds like nit picking to me.

You could call it simmering, boiling or braising and it would not ruffle my feathers.

I also do not think browning first has anything to do with braising.
It does make all the difference in the world as far as taste. But cooking in liquid is cooking in liquid.
Call it what you like.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:43 PM   #6
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Sounds like nit picking to me.

You could call it simmering, boiling or braising and it would not ruffle my feathers.

I also do not think browning first has anything to do with braising.
It does make all the difference in the world as far as taste. But cooking in liquid is cooking in liquid.
Call it what you like.
No, it's absolutely not "nit picking."

Braising is simmering something in liquid in a tightly closed container over slow heat.

RR's recipe is for boiled sausage.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #7
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No, it's absolutely not "nit picking."

Braising is simmering something in liquid in a tightly closed container over slow heat.

RR's recipe is for boiled sausage.
I had to learn here, especially in the south not to take things said to literally.

I once left my car at a repair shop and he told me it would be ready to pick up at dinner time on Friday.
Well, I did not get my car back until, the following Monday.

You see, dinner time here is lunch time.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:05 PM   #8
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Sounds like nit picking to me.

You could call it simmering, boiling or braising and it would not ruffle my feathers.

I also do not think browning first has anything to do with braising.
It does make all the difference in the world as far as taste. But cooking in liquid is cooking in liquid.
Call it what you like.
Clearly you were not here last year for our long-running discussion on the differences between those terms

But jennyema is right: there are differences, like the common direction to bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. There's a reason why teaching always begins with vocabulary.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:30 PM   #9
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Clearly you were not here last year for our long-running discussion on the differences between those terms

But jennyema is right: there are differences, like the common direction to bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. There's a reason why teaching always begins with vocabulary.
That would be correct. I just joined a short time ago.

I agree with you. But if a recipe said to simmer a roast, I could easily replace the word simmer with braise.
In my world they are the same thing. And perception is reality.
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Back to Basics: Braised Sausage by Rachel ray. I was unable to print the web site but if you google it you will find this. Is this really braising , to me it is boiling sausage in beer . How can she say this is braising. Looked up braising def. and I don't see how this falls into braising. Any advice appr.
Like Andy said, she may have some good recipes but if you ask me, she is no cook.
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