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Old 12-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Braising....?

i have been reading that crock pot cooking is actually braising. my confusion is if i take a chicken say and add no water to it and put it in the crock pot,the term used for crock pot cooking is braising . But if i do the same thing in a oven proof bag its called baked chicken or steamed chicken no mention of braised here. Whats the difference? thx.

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Braising is cooking with liquid, the food sits in the liquid. You can bake with liquid but the meat sits on top of the liquid on a rack and the juice is used to make gravy or stock. If no liquid is used its baking.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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Both in the oven bag and the crock pot, you are cooking with a moist cooking method-braising. Both ways you will end up with liquid along with the chicken when the cooking is done.

As we have discussed before, baking is a dry cooking method (similar to roasting) done uncovered in the oven. We have also previously discussed how at times certain cooking terms are used incorrectly.

Your solution is to learn and understand the definitions of the various terms and decide what the correct term is based on what you have learned.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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so chicken in a bag is ok to call it either braising or also baked (steamed) both answers would be correct
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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so chicken in a bag is ok to call it either braising or also baked (steamed) both answers would be correct

Chicken in a bag is a moist cooking method. Baking is a dry cooking method. Baked and steamed are NOT synonymous.
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Both in the oven bag and the crock pot, you are cooking with a moist cooking method-braising. Both ways you will end up with liquid along with the chicken when the cooking is done.

As we have discussed before, baking is a dry cooking method (similar to roasting) done uncovered in the oven. We have also previously discussed how at times certain cooking terms are used incorrectly.

Your solution is to learn and understand the definitions of the various terms and decide what the correct term is based on what you have learned.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #7
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going by this i thought 06-26-2012, 11:14 AM #2
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I would call lasgna a baked meal. The bake in the bag, by my understanding, is that it does use steam to bake with, rather than the dry heat. So I would call that steaming.

I am sure that someone who has more intelligent that me, will correct me if I'm wrong, but that's my opinion
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I would call lasgna a baked meal. The bake in the bag, by my understanding, is that it does use steam to bake with, rather than the dry heat. So I would call that steaming.

I am sure that someone who has more intelligent that me, will correct me if I'm wrong, but that's my opinion

Bake in the bag is a marketing term, not a cooking term. CrystalWriter was correct. Cooking in the bag is steaming.
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so.... cooking in a bag is braising or steaming ,both ok to call it?
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so.... cooking in a bag is braising or steaming ,both ok to call it?

I'd say braising is the more accurate of the two. Steaming usually has the liquid that generates the steam separate from the food. Braising has the food in the liquid.
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