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QUESTIONS
AND ANSWERS
(CONTINUED}
Food
Question
Answer
What is wrong when baked foods have a
A hard, dry, brown spot indicates overcooking.
Shorten the cooking
hard, dry, brown spot?
or reheating time,
Why do eggs sometimes
pop?
When baking, frying, or poaching
eggs, the yolk may pop due to
steam build-up inside the yolk membrane.
To prevent this, simply
pierce the yolk with a wooden pick before cooking.
CAUTION:
Never microwave
eggs in the sheii.
Why are scrambled eggs sometimes a little
dry after cooking?
Is _ possible to pop popcorn in a microwave
oven?
Eggs dry out if they are overcooked
even if the same reclpe is used
each time. The cooking time may need to be varied for one of these
reasons_
yuEggs
vary in size,
JuEggs
are at room temperature
one time and at refrigerator
lemperature
another time.
_fLlEggs continue cooking during standing time,
Yes, if using one of the two methods described
below:
(1) Microwave-popping
devices designed specifically
for microwave
cooking.
(2) Prepackaged
commercial
microwave
popcorn that contains
specific times and power output needed for an acceptable final
product.
Follow
exact directions
given by each manufacturer
for its
popcorn popping product and do not leave the oven unattended
while the corn is being popped, if corn fails to pop after the
suggested
time, discontinue
cooking. Overcooking
could result
in an oven fire.
CAUTION:
_fuNever use a brown
paper bag for popping
corn or attempt to
pop leftover
kernels.
:ruDe not pep prepackaged
commercial
microwave
popcorn
directly on the glass turntable.
To avoid excessive
heating of
the glass turntable, position the popcorn bag on a plate.
Why do baked apples sometimes burst
The peel has not been removed from the top half of each apple to
during cooking?
allow for expansion of the interior of the apple during cooking. As in
conventional
cooking methods, the interior of the apple expands
during the cooking process.
Why do baked potatoes sometimes
burn
If the cooking time is too long, fire could result. At the end of the
during cooking?
recommended
cooking time, potatoes should be slightly firm,
CAUTION:
Do not overcook.
Why is a standing time recommended
after
Standing
time allows foods to continue cooking evenly for a few
microwave
cooking time is over?
minutes
after the actuaf microwave oven cooking cycle, The amount
of standing time depends upon the density of the foods.
Why is additiona_ time required for cooking
As in conventional
cook)ng, the initial temperature
of food affects
food stored in the refrigerator?
total cooking time. You need more time to cook food taken out of a
refrigerator
than for food at room temperature,
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