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Can you salt pork the same way you salt beef steak or a roast before cooking?

I think its called a cross rib roast. Its a cheap one from the grocery store.

May 01, 2013
Odie77 in Home Cooking

Can you salt pork the same way you salt beef steak or a roast before cooking?

When I cook roast beef and steaks I salt them with a lot of sea salt and then let them sit on the counter for a little over an hour.

Can you do this with a pork roast? Will it have the same affect?

Also some simple instructions for cooking a pork roast in the oven would be helpful, thanks.

May 01, 2013
Odie77 in Home Cooking

What kind of knife do I need to cut bones?

I have these short ribs but there the big whole ribs. I want to cut them into little riblit cubes, a kitchen knife cant cut them. Is there a type of knife I can get for recipes that call for cutting up raw meat with bones? Can they be cut without machines they use at the butcher shop? Is there a knife I can get for home use? Are they really expensive?

Nov 17, 2012
Odie77 in Cookware

Is a broiling pan necessary?

So many recipes in this book of mine call for a broiling pan and yet I cant find one in any stores.

Is there a difference between a broiling pan and a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath?

Oct 17, 2012
Odie77 in Cookware

How do I cook a beef brisket roast in the oven?

Ok, what I have is a 3 pound "rolled" beef brisket roast. I dont have any good recipes with instructions that are very specific. Can you give me a good simple recipe? What liquids could I use?

Sep 10, 2012
Odie77 in Home Cooking

How do I cook a beef brisket roast in the oven?

I just want some traditional roast beef basically so yeah I guess roast beef with potatoes and gravy. I bought one of those disposable roasting pans (just barely fit in my oven) and now I just need to know the best way to cook it.

The type of brisket is not one of those flat ones its round like a roast. I mentioned earlier about cooking a roast directly on the rack of the oven because thats what some recipes said to do, but I guess you dont do that with brisket.

Sep 10, 2012
Odie77 in Home Cooking

How do I cook a beef brisket roast in the oven?

Hi, I have never cooked a roast before and cant seem to find any very good instructions online or in a bunch of cookbooks that I checked.

I have a 3 pound brisket roast that I want to cook tomorrow in the oven, its been thawing for 2 days in my fridge so far and Im going to take it out 2 hours before I start cooking it.

Ive read some recipes but Im still vague on what to do from there.

Is it alright if I cook it directly on the oven racks? I want to keep it fairly simple and I really dont want to screw it up. I dont want to buy things like a roasting pan or cooking wine if I dont need to but things like olive oil, onions, garlic, common spices, ect. are fine.

Also some recipes suggest cooking it at high temperatures first then lowering the heat but others say slow and low all the way is better, what do you guys think?

Sep 10, 2012
Odie77 in Home Cooking

How do I bake flanken cut beef short ribs?

I normally get english cut (the cubed ones) but my market only had these. I usually just bake english cut ribs in a casserole dish at 350 degress for 2 hours and they come out good but I have trouble with flanken cut and draw a few questions.

Is it important to cook them with the bone sticking up?

Do they need an onion bed and what does it do?

My casserole dish is a bit to small for flanken cut, what else could I bake them in?

Do they need to be covered in aluminum foil or could I just put them on a baking sheet (jelly roll pan) and bake them uncovered? I have a deep pyrex baking dish as well but its one of those narrow loaf pan like ones, would that work? Could I put them on a jelly roll pan and cover them in aluminum foil that way or do they need a dish?

Is my temperature and time good?

Any other methods for cooking them?

Ive tried searching for videos and how to guides for flanken cut short ribs but I've found hardly any information on them. Anyone know any good videos?

Jul 16, 2012
Odie77 in Home Cooking

Stovetop burner alternatives, old ones are too small, crooked, and overheat. Portable stove Q. (Novice Chef)

The heat setting goes from Min-1-9 and when I turn it to exactly 1 it seems to get very hot to me. If I put my hand over the burner my hand gets red very quickly, and it burns to the touch. The burner doesnt get red though.

Is this normal for that level of setting?

I use a lodge cast iron pan for most of my cooking and ceramic coated pan as well.

May 25, 2012
Odie77 in Cookware

Stovetop burner alternatives, old ones are too small, crooked, and overheat. Portable stove Q. (Novice Chef)

(Main questions numbered below if you don't want to read all this)

Hi everybody, Im just starting out learning to cook seriously and my old electric stove/oven has 3 really small burners and one that's a bit bigger. Most of my regular sized pans don't even really fit on the bigger one, it's also crooked and trying to alter or realign the burner does nothing (it's a whirlpool electric coil by the way).

The burners also overheat and need repairing but who knows when the owner will get around to having it fixed and how well the stove will even work afterwards given it's age.

Obviously these problems are making it difficult to get anywhere, and I can't afford a new stove/oven.

I was trying to problem solve in my head and I started thinking of how the stove burners "seem" like a fairly simple contraption by themselves and wondered if there was a way to just get some burners without having to get a whole new oven setup as well.

The idea was sparked from hot plates which I've never used and am still not sure how they even work or what they really do.

As you can see Im totally in the dark here, my only conception of cooking is electric coils on a stovetop in the kitchen, so this is all foreign to me. I did a little researching and it came to my attention that there is such a thing as "portable stove burners" Can anybody tell me about them?

1. They always seem to be referred to as being used for camping, is it common to use them at home in your kitchen in place of a conventional stove? Could I just plug it into a regular outlet and put it on top of my old stove? Sometimes they are referred to as countertop stoves but I don't know what the proper name is or if that's the same thing. Does anyone here do this?

2. Are they as good as conventional stove tops, do they work just the same? Some sites mention they are mostly for simple heating while camping and what not, others say there are ones more specifically for kitchen cooking. What do I need to be looking for?

3. How should I choose one for me? I've heard about induction ones and gas burners but Im thinking I just want a simpiler electric one that's similar to what Im used to for now. Should I go for whirlpool coil again?

4. Are there any good brands or types anyone can reccomend? Any to avoid? What stores should I look in to buy one, should I avoid cheaper places like Wal-mart?

5. Any other factors I should consider, anything else I should know? How much should I spend on a decent quality one? Do I need a more expensive one or are cheap ones fine?

May 24, 2012
Odie77 in Cookware