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Old 03-02-2012, 11:00 PM   #31
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ok,on what you said. But do you see anything wrong with the wording,bring to a boil reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 min.?
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #32
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ok,on what you said. But do you see anything wrong with the wording,bring to a boil reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 min.?
Well, my DH would read the recipe the way Andy corrected it and get it right. If it said medium, he would put our stove to medium, which may not be the medium intended by the writer. DH would then make a note to the recipe that medium was too hot or too cool.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:29 PM   #33
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ok,on what you said. But do you see anything wrong with the wording,bring to a boil reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 min.?

YES!

What if reducing the heat to medium on YOUR stove resulted in a high rolling boil or no boil or simmer at all? The person who wrote the recipe has no idea what setting YOUR stove requires to make the pot simmer. YOUR stove may require a medium low setting or a medium high setting to generate a simmer.

For example, on my stove, I have to set the burner to medium low to get a simmer on a big pot. Medium on my stove is a rolling boil.

The recipe writer was trying to be helpful but is just confusing you.

Please forget about the burner setting information to get a simmer.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #34
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Watch this video to see what simmering means. Yo have to adjust your burner to get this. It doesn't matter where on the dial you have to set it to get this result.

What is simmering Video
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I was wondering if one could look at that recipe as medium heat, not medium on the dial. But, that's not right. Medium heat is too high for a simmer.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:18 AM   #36
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Don't look at the dial, just adjust it until you get the liquid to bubble slightly like in the video.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:16 AM   #37
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it was up early today. I wouldn't send you to a site that is not what it is suppose to be.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #39
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ok,every body don't get mad I understand what Andy said and others on simmer. Its just I have so many receipes that say,well here's some examples and this is word for word..."medium heat until mixture starts to simmer,reduce heat to medium low and continue to simmer......also place broth in covered sauce pan over medium heat when broth begins to simmer reduce heat to low....also from label of Heinz sloppy Joe mix add sauce simmering on medium low heat ,and a popular forum some one asked they have a receipe that says over medium high heat bring to a simmer and simmer 25 min. Answer ....bring it up to simmer on the suggested temperature and then lower that temperature to keep it at a simmer,left on medium high would go above a simmer rather quickly. During 25 min. Make sure temperature doesn't have to be raised or lower. One last example,cream sauce because of salt,simmer at a high temperature would cut down your time for reducing. And keep it to a low simmer or at most medium simmer. And now from joy of cooking,gentle simmer over medium high heat. ...Perfect Potatoes Au Gratin
adapted from Joy of Cooking

Ingredients:

1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup finely diced onion
2 1/2 lbs. baking potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
3 cups half-n-half
2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper
pinch of nutmeg
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.* Rub a 13x9 casserole dish with the garlic clove, then coat with 1 tablespoon of butter.

In a large saucepan or dutch oven, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat, add onion and a dash of salt and pepper.* Saute until onion is tender but do not let it brown.* Add all the half-n-half, sliced potatoes, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, nutmeg, and sprinkle in the flour.* Bring to a gentle simmer over medium-high heat, then cook and stir gently until the liquid thickens slightly, about 3-5 minutes.* Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Press down lightly to submerge potatoes.* Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.* Bake for about 1 hour, or until potatoes are tender.**
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ok,every body don't get mad I understand what Andy said and others on simmer. Its just I have so many receipes that say,well here's some examples and this is word for word..."medium heat until mixture starts to simmer,reduce heat to medium low and continue to simmer......also place broth in covered sauce pan over medium heat when broth begins to simmer reduce heat to low....also from label of Heinz sloppy Joe mix add sauce simmering on medium low heat ,and a popular forum some one asked they have a receipe that says over medium high heat bring to a simmer and simmer 25 min. Answer ....bring it up to simmer on the suggested temperature and then lower that temperature to keep it at a simmer,left on medium high would go above a simmer rather quickly. During 25 min. Make sure temperature doesn't have to be raised or lower. One last example,cream sauce because of salt,simmer at a high temperature would cut down your time for reducing. And keep it to a low simmer or at most medium simmer. And now from joy of cooking,gentle simmer over medium high heat. ...Perfect Potatoes Au Gratin
adapted from Joy of Cooking

Ingredients:

1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup finely diced onion
2 1/2 lbs. baking potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
3 cups half-n-half
2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper
pinch of nutmeg
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.* Rub a 13x9 casserole dish with the garlic clove, then coat with 1 tablespoon of butter.

In a large saucepan or dutch oven, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat, add onion and a dash of salt and pepper.* Saute until onion is tender but do not let it brown.* Add all the half-n-half, sliced potatoes, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, nutmeg, and sprinkle in the flour.* Bring to a gentle simmer over medium-high heat, then cook and stir gently until the liquid thickens slightly, about 3-5 minutes.* Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Press down lightly to submerge potatoes.* Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.* Bake for about 1 hour, or until potatoes are tender.**
They are telling you to use medium-high heat to get it to a simmer. Then you continue. Joy of Cooking isn't telling you that you can have it stay at a simmer at "medium-high heat". Note, they write "heat". They don't write, "the medium-high setting" on your stove. There seems to be an assumption that you know how to get your stove to produce heat at the medium-high level.
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