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can we ban" frying off" or cooking off"

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FluffyMummy123 Wed 03-Sep-08 13:09:36

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franke Wed 03-Sep-08 13:10:47

Can we add to that " pan fried"? It's just fried fgs.

RubySlippers Wed 03-Sep-08 13:11:26

well that doesn't irriatate me as much as things being described as "pan fried"

of course it is pan fried - you didn't cook it (off wink) by hovering over a live volcano

RubySlippers Wed 03-Sep-08 13:11:44

x post with Franke

FluffyMummy123 Wed 03-Sep-08 13:12:19

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NotQuiteCockney Wed 03-Sep-08 13:21:16

Pan fried = not deep fried. In restaurants, when it says fried, it means deep fried.

Carmenere Wed 03-Sep-08 13:24:58

NQC is right.
But frying off or cooking off are actually cooking instructions ie frying off often refers to frying things in advance in order to prepare the recipe.
Cooking off can refer to cooking alcohol off a sauce.

FluffyMummy123 Wed 03-Sep-08 13:28:16

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Carmenere Wed 03-Sep-08 13:29:05

That means that you need to fry it first before you add anything else to the dish

suzywong Wed 03-Sep-08 13:30:31

I agree
I NEVER use the term on principle and actually no one uses it over here in the professional arena. Far too poncy.

We may say drain off, but then in Crouch End the local sauna was known as The Drain Off Shop.

Carmenere Wed 03-Sep-08 13:34:19

Suzy those phrases were definitely used in professional circles over here and the majority of my colleagues were scumbag almost criminals not ponces.

Hey btw dss is starting an apprenticeship in Petrus next week!!!!

stirlingmum Wed 03-Sep-08 13:54:33

Some of us are just trying to help other mners that are looking for advice.

Didn't think the terminology was that relevant. Some of us are just Mums not professional chefs ffs.

suzywong Wed 03-Sep-08 13:59:08

you're right, carm, I do see where you are coming from.

I think it is the tv ponce brigade that has done them wrong and soiled them for the rest of us.

Oh get him to nick a menu and post it here. Will you be getting a discount on working lunches?

Carmenere Wed 03-Sep-08 14:01:22

I bloody well hope so. although in reality he will be at the very, very bottom of the food chain so I doubt he will have any much influence on the bookings policy. But I am hoping for some quality Marcus Wareing gossip....

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