Board index » Word on the Street... » Food & Dining




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar
AnalLog
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:40 am
Posts: 25451
Location: 111 Archer Ave.
Let's use this thread to help each other troubleshoot problems in the kitchen.

Last night I followed a recipe for potato and kale gratin from Joy of Cooking very carefully. After cutting 1/8 inch layers of yukon potatoes, onions and kale and arranging/seasoning them in my baking dish the way that the recipe said to do, I baked the dish for 45 minutes at 350F. While baking, the dish was covered and on the top shelf of my oven.

After cooking for almost an hour, the milk still hadn't thickened to my satisfaction, and the potatoes weren't yet golden.

I'm thinking that the problem was the shelf placement or maybe covering the dish? Anyone have any other suggestions?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar
The Maleficent
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:17 pm
Posts: 13551
Location: is a jerk in wyoming
Gender: Female
how old is the oven? sounds like the temperature wasn't high enough

_________________
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
That's it. I'm going to Wyoming.
Alex wrote:
you are the human wyoming


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar
AnalLog
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:40 am
Posts: 25451
Location: 111 Archer Ave.
I'm not sure how old the oven is, actually. Can I re-bake the leftovers that I saved?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar
The Maleficent
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:17 pm
Posts: 13551
Location: is a jerk in wyoming
Gender: Female
probably but a microwave would work too, i think. I don't usually try to recook dishes like that though because the consistency usually doesn't come out right anyway when you do - it's something to do with the reaction the ingredients have when exposed to heat - it's just not right the second go 'round.

next time try putting the oven rack in the middle of the oven instead of the top

_________________
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
That's it. I'm going to Wyoming.
Alex wrote:
you are the human wyoming


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Unthought Known
 Profile

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 2:42 pm
Posts: 8393
Whoa, whoa, whoa, did the recipe tell you to cover the dish while baking? Covering will impede the browning, won't it?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Red Mosquito, my libido
 Profile

Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 2:02 am
Posts: 91597
Location: Sector 7-G
Self Polluted wrote:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, did the recipe tell you to cover the dish while baking? Covering will impede the browning, won't it?

It sure will.

_________________
It takes a big man to make a threat on the internet.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar
AnalLog
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:40 am
Posts: 25451
Location: 111 Archer Ave.
That's probably the problem then.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Red Mosquito, my libido
 Profile

Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 2:02 am
Posts: 91597
Location: Sector 7-G
Definitely is.

_________________
It takes a big man to make a threat on the internet.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar
AnalLog
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:40 am
Posts: 25451
Location: 111 Archer Ave.
That's a real bummer. I was looking forward to that dish. I still had plenty of well-cooked venison and brussels sprouts, though. Oh, and a delicious imperial stout.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Red Mosquito, my libido
 Profile

Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 2:02 am
Posts: 91597
Location: Sector 7-G
Not gonna lie, I fucking hate potato gratin.

_________________
It takes a big man to make a threat on the internet.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: What did I do wrong?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:44 am 
Offline
User avatar
Supersonic
 Profile

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:55 pm
Posts: 11320
Location: Brooklyn
Gender: Male
Of course you do.

_________________
Anita Brookner wrote:
Great writers are the saints for the godless.


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

Board index » Word on the Street... » Food & Dining


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
It is currently Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:49 am