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Old 06-29-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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Cooking Term - "to French"

I was watching the Game Show Network tonight, and a game called "Perfect 21" with Maury Povich had a question. It was true or false. The question was, the cooking "to French" means to cut into small strips.

I said false since I thought that was julienne. But they said it was true that "to French" means to cut into small strips.

Is this right? I thought Frenching meant to strip meat from a bone? I've searched the net, and with thousands of hits, I can't find the answer. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 06-29-2008, 02:01 AM   #2
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From French fries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :
The verb "to french", though not attested until after "French fried potatoes" had appeared[citation needed], can refer to "julienning" of vegetables as is acknowledged by some dictionaries,[9] while others only refer to trimming the meat off the shanks of chops.[10] In the UK, "Frenched" lamb chops (particularly for serving as a 'rack of lamb') have the majority of the fat removed together with a small piece of fatty meat from between the ends of the chop bones, leaving mainly only the meat forming the "eye" of the chop attached.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:48 AM   #3
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Ok ... can't talk about the best "Frenching" techniques ...

Ever explore the frozen food section of your grocery store and seen something called "French cut green beans"?

Frenching, as it refers to cooking - not to my high school girlfriend, is both cutting vegetables (usually green beans or potatoes) or meat into thin strips and removing the meat from bones ... read this.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:01 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. New one on me, but it makes sense. I appreciate it.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:44 PM   #5
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Ok ... can't talk about the best "Frenching" techniques ...

Frenching, as it refers to cooking - not to my high school girlfriend, .....
To the first sentence, ... is this something you talked about with your highschool buddies? Could you explain this as it refers to your high school girlfriend?
I'm seriously bored and need to hear this. I can't believe I asked.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:46 PM   #6
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LOL - blissful ... try reading this.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:34 PM   #7
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LOL - blissful ... try reading this.
OKay, just bluck! Bluck bluck bluck. with mouths? lolokay I'm lying, i like that stuff. I need a room.
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Way to much information, Have not done that in years, been put out to pasture
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:53 PM   #9
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Well that just livened up an otherwise dull night, thanks!!
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:59 PM   #10
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Well that just livened up an otherwise dull night, thanks!!
mine too! ~bliss
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