- Try the water drop test
- Turn to low heat
- Cooking eggs on a stainless steel pan
- FAQ on Stainless Steel
1. Try The Water Drop Test
The water drop test is extremely effective and helps you gauge the temperature of a stainless steel pan. If the water droplet crackles and slides onto the pan, this means that the pan has the right temperature. If the water drops dissolve, this means that the pan is not hot enough. You can then reduce the heat accordingly before adding the food.
2. Turn To Low Heat
The simplest way to prevent food from sticking to stainless steel cookware is by cooking in low heat. Stainless steel conducts heat perfectly, therefore, it is unnecessary to use the cookware at high flame as this could also burn your food. Low heat cooking will stop food from sticking to the cookware while ensuring that the food is evenly cooked.
3. Cooking eggs on a stainless steel pan
You can easily cook eggs on a stainless steel pan while using little oil. Yes, you will need a little amount of oil or any other fat to cook eggs, but that amount could be pretty negligible if you follow the following steps :
- Preheat your stainless steel pan on medium-high heat.
- Use the water test (mentioned above) to test if the pan has reached the right temperature.
- Add fat. For e.g., you can use about 1/2 tbsp of butter or half a cube of butter for 6-8 eggs.
- Allow the butter to heat up for about 5-10 seconds.
- Pour in the egg mixture.
- Turn the heat to medium.
- Cook the eggs for 5-10 seconds without stirring.
- Gently fold and stir scrambled eggs until cooked through. Do not let any part of the egg sit on the bottom for too long to prevent drying.
- Stop when the mixture has almost set with a little trace of liquid eggs.
- Remove the pan and pour the egg onto a plate and season.
- That’s it.
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4. FAQ on Stainless Steel
Here’s resolving some common FAQ about cooking on a stainless steel pan:
Q: What can you cook on a stainless steel cookware?
A: You can cook all kinds of food without any inhibition, including fish, meat and even eggs, if you know the right technique.
Q: Are you supposed to season stainless steel pans?
A: Stainless steel cookware, like a cast iron cookware, can be seasoned to create a semi-non-stick surface. However, unlike a cast iron cookware, you don’t need to build up seasoning on a stainless pan. Instead, you can add a temporary seasoning layer to aid in cooking delicate food items like fish or eggs.
Q: Can you add oil to a cold pan?
A: If you add oil to a cold pan without pre-heating it, the pores and gaps in the metal will not close and the oil will get trapped in the pores, causing food to get stuck on the surface.
Q: Can you cook tomato sauce in stainless steel?
A: Yes, you can cook tomato dishes in the stainless steel pan as it will neither react with the acid present in the tomato nor leach metal into the acidic foods cooked in them.
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