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Old 06-22-2007, 02:34 PM   #11
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Apparantly you've never stuck a fork into a chicken and watched the juices run out.

I agree, thats how I tell if my chicken is done - if the juices run clear.
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:29 PM   #12
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I've stuck a fork in my hand (acidently of course) and watched the 'juices' run out, but I sure didn't bleed to death.
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #13
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I must live a sheltered life. I've never heard of either of these.

Thanks to Katie, I now know what a pigtail turner looks like and how it's used (pretty clever), but what the heck is a granny's fork?
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:53 PM   #14
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Tyson Foods Learning Center: Cooking and Serving Meat

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Turn steaks, roasts, or chops with tongs. Do not use a fork. This pierces the meat and allows flavorful juices to escape.


Can someone please e-mail Tyson Foods and inform them that they have no idea what they are talking about?
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:54 PM   #15
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I've stuck a fork in my hand (acidently of course) and watched the 'juices' run out, but I sure didn't bleed to death.

Excellent analogy.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:05 PM   #16
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Grilling Beef - Knowledge - Hormel Foods

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When grilling steaks, use tongs or a spatula to turn the meat. A fork should not be used because it pierces the meat allowing juices to escape.
Someone needs to e-mail these guys too.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:07 PM   #17
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During cooking, bundles of muscle cells in the meat contract, forcing out liquid from the spaces between them. As the meat cools, those cell bundles relax, reabsorbing the liquid.

It's probably called an "old wives tale" because "he" couldn't admit "she" was right
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:15 PM   #18
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Forks are great for turning bacon, sticking into boiled potatoes to see if they're done and perhaps piercing the casings on fatty sausages and baking potatoes (so they don't explode in the oven).

BTW anybody notice how sharp and thin the tines were on old-time eating forks compared to most modern ones?
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:20 PM   #19
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It's probably called an "old wives tale" because "he" couldn't admit "she" was right
Psssssh. I don't think so KElf
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Forks are great for turning bacon, sticking into boiled potatoes to see if they're done and perhaps piercing the casings on fatty sausages and baking potatoes (so they don't explode in the oven).

BTW anybody notice how sharp and thin the tines were on old-time eating forks compared to most modern ones?
This is exactly what I use mine for !!
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