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Old 06-06-2007, 05:55 PM   #11
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Because the recipe says so, that's why!
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:09 PM   #12
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Well for Teflon pans I would not pre heat the pan. But I rarely ever use teflon.

For Cast Iron and Stainless Steel pans I usually preheat (I always pre heat with Cast Iron).

The thing I notice with not pre heating mainly is when I'm making steak or burgers, if I throw it on the stove in a cold pan than it has to slowly warm up and it makes it much harder to get a rare or medium rare burger/steak.

Sometimes if I want to preheat a teflon pan than I'll do it with a little butter or oil in there.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:53 PM   #13
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For all of the above reasons I cook with a hot primed pan.

Could imagine not doing anything else.

But Oatmeal, it sounds like your wife is wedded to her process. If the food comes out OK why tip her cart?

Sounds like it is just some eggs and ground turkey.

Sometimes ya just gotta go with the flow.

If there are any marriages in which either partner has not had to adjust I have never seen one.

Just my humble take on things.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:05 PM   #14
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In my household of two, I do 99% of the cooking. She sometimes makes her own breakfasts. She does 99% of the baking. I make the cheesecake.

When she's baking I have to leave the room (she sends me away) because she doesn't do it the 'right' way and I can't shut up. We don't discuss the differences in method. I eat the results and thank her for baking.

The differences aren't important. Pick your battles.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:43 PM   #15
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In my household of two, I do 99% of the cooking. She sometimes makes her own breakfasts. She does 99% of the baking. I make the cheesecake.

When she's baking I have to leave the room (she sends me away) because she doesn't do it the 'right' way and I can't shut up. We don't discuss the differences in method. I eat the results and thank her for baking.

The differences aren't important. Pick your battles.
Ah, you are a wise man Andy M. In my household of 6+, it's important to keep still or leave the room, too! I've learned that advice not asked for is rarely appreciated. And since my culinary skills are poor at best so far, I'm grateful for family members who eat the results and thank me for the effort. I NEVER make any "suggestions" when someone else is willing to cook. (And I would kill to have someone make the cheesecake)!
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