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Concerns by consumers about potential health hazards related to nonstick coatings have led manufacturers to create a new generation of nonstick pans that are more healthful for you and the environment. Specifically, concerns center on the potential release of dangerous fumes from perfluorooctanoic acid — or PFOA — that are released from coated pans that are overheated. The new generation of nonstick pans ditches PFOA in favor of new coatings, with many of them proprietary to each company, and manufacturers boast that cooks can use much less or even no oil. But do these new pans deliver. Absolutely, in the pans I tested. I zeroed in on delicate foods that normally stick to pans — eggs and pancakes — while also testing how well these pans sear chicken breasts and saute peppers. Pans need to cool before cleaning, but all were easy to clean, even with hand-washing. One thing to consider: Except for the Lodge, these pans can be used only under medium and low heat, so adjust cooking times as needed. Ecolution's Evolve and Symphony 9. 5-inch fry pans , $18 and $25. 22, www. I tested two of Ecolution's pans and found similar performance for each. The significant difference between the two is the Symphony pan's stainless-steel base works on all cooktops, whereas the Evolve does not work on induction cooktops. They use a proprietary nonstick water-based coating and are PFOA-free. I cooked pancakes and eggs without oil and never had any residue left. Peppers softened nicely, and the chicken breasts browned well. Unlike older nonstick pans there wasn't a "char" on the chicken breasts — whether or not that's desirable is up to the cook. The only minor downside of these pans is they are not oven-safe because of their built-in silicone handles. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing recommended. Swiss Diamond 9. 5-inch nonstick fry pan with lid , $124. 95, www. swissdiamond. The nonstick coating used in these pans is made from plasma-deposited diamond crystals and the pan is pressure-cast aluminum to prevent it from warping. It is oven-safe up to 500 degrees, and some models come with a tempered-glass lid that has an adjustable steam vent, which is also oven-safe. Eggs and pancakes cooked perfectly with no oil, and I made a crustless quiche to bake in the oven that slid right out, even without using a spatula. Veggies cooked fine, and the chicken not only browned well but also had a nice bit of char to. Source: www.chicagotribune.com
Jocelyn Delk Adams To purchase a copy of the book:. Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories. Book Launch Party. September 22. 6:00 p. m. - 8:00 p. m. Room and Board. To register:. roomandboard. Chicago Gourmet. September 24. 6:30 p. m. Table Fifty-Two. Elm Street. To purchase tickets:. chicagourmets. Demo and Book Signing. Read It & Eat. To purchase tickets:. eventbrite. Neapolitan Cakelettes. Ingredients:. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature. 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar. 3 large eggs, room temperature. 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour. 1/2 teaspoon salt. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature. 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder. 3 Tablespoons strawberry jam, melted. 1 teaspoon strawberry extract. 2–3 drops red food coloring (optional). confectioners’ sugar, for sprinkling. Directions:. Preheat your oven to 325F. Liberally prepare 2 mini Bundt pans with 5-cup or 6-cup capacity with the nonstick method of your choice. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter on high speed for 1 minute. Slowly add the granulated sugar. Cream together for an additional 5 minutes, until very pale yellow and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, combining well after each addition and scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Turn your mixer down to its lowest speed and slowly add the flour in 2 batches. Add the salt and baking soda. Be careful not to overbeat. Add the sour cream, oil, and vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix the batter until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Evenly separate the batter into 3 medium bowls. Set 1 bowl aside. Whisk the cocoa powder into the second bowl and set aside. To the third bowl, add the strawberry jam, strawberry extract, and food coloring, if using. The strawberry batter will be thinner than the rest of the batters due to the extra liquid, but this is totally fine. Place alternating tablespoons of all 3 batters into each cavity of your. Source: wgntv.com
Autumn Burger Sliders with Red Pepper and Sweet Potatoes – to welcome the first days of autumn. Mushrooms, onion and a hint of maple syrup add an Autumn flavor to these mini-burgers. Using a microwave shortens the timing for this dinner and saves washing extra pots. Look for extra lean ground sirloin in the market. Ground turkey or chicken can be used instead of beef. Recipes AUTUMN BURGER SLIDERS 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 1/2 cup coarsely chopped button mushrooms Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons maple syrup 3/4 pound lean ground sirloin (95 percent lean) 4... Add salt and pepper to taste. For stove-top, heat a small non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and spray with olive oil spray. Add onions and mushrooms and sauté 3 to 4 minutes. Mix the mustard and maple syrup together and set aside. Add half the mushrooms and onions and half the mustard mixture to the meat in a bowl. Blend well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Form into 4 small hamburgers (about 3 inches in diameter. ) Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the hamburgers. Saute 2 minutes, turn and sauté 3 minutes. A meat thermometer should read 145 degrees for medium rare. Place the burgers on the bottom of the 4 slider rolls. Spoon the remaining mushrooms and onions over the burgers and pour the remaining mustard mixture on top. Close the burgers with the tops of the slider rolls and serve 2 sliders per person. Makes 2 servings. RED PEPPER AND SWEET POTATOES 1/2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (1 3/4-cups) 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) 2 teaspoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Place... Cover with plastic wrap or a plate. Microwave on high 5 minutes. Let stand 1 minute. Remove cover and add olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Makes 2 servings. Nutrition InformationAUTUMN BURGER SLIDERS:Per serving: 495 calories (21 percent from fat), 11. 7 g fat, (4. 4 g saturated, 5. 2 g monounsaturated), 216 mg cholesterol, 47. 6 g protein, 48. 6 g carbohydrates, 6. 3 g fiber, 632 mg sodium. RED PEPPER AND SWEET POTATOES:Per serving: 152 calories (28 percent from fat), 4. 7 g fat, (0. 7 saturated, 3. 3 g monounsaturated), no cholesterol, 2. 4. Source: wlrn.org
Unlike older nonstick pans there wasn't a "char" on the chicken breasts — whether or not that's desirable is up to the cook. The only minor downside of these pans is they are not oven-safe because of their built-in silicone handles. Dishwasher safe
Preheat your oven to 325F. Liberally prepare 2 mini Bundt pans with 5-cup or 6-cup capacity with the nonstick method of your choice. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter on high speed for 1 minute. Slowly
to hang over the sides of the pan. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray.) Set the pan aside. Connect the whisk attachment and bowl to a stand mixer. Put the gelatin in a small microwave-safe bowl and add the cold water
Using a microwave shortens the timing for this dinner and saves washing extra pots. button mushrooms Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons maple syrup 3/4 pound lean ground sirloin (95 percent lean) 4 whole
with a diamond-reinforced nonstick coating for outstanding release properties. Made in Germany, it works on any stovetop and is oven-safe up to 500 degrees F. Dishwasher safe, this Fry Pan is available with or without a see-through tempered glass lid.
The nonstick is so durable, you can cook with metal spatulas, spoons, and whisks, and is even dishwasher-safe. Calphalon Signature Stainless Steel cookware is made with five layers of metal that delivers exceptional even heating and precise temperature ...