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Old 01-18-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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small roasting pan

Found a small roasting pan (14x10x7) at my mothers house. How do I know when to use the lid and when to leave it off? I made a rib roast with no lid, came out great, When would I use the lid? The lid has the vent built in. Would a whole fish require a lid?

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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no lid for most dry heat roasting. use lid for moist heat braising (pot roast for example)
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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Many times, if you're using a recipe, it will tell you whether to use a lid or not.
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