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8 Common Cooking Myths (Slideshow)

 

8. Myth: Green Vegetables Should Be Cooked For Quite a Long Time.

Reality: Cooking green vegetables can be difficult — cook them too short of a time, and they’re too hard, cook them too long, and they’re mushy. So what’s a frustrated cook to do? The best way to cook green vegetables like broccoli, peas, asparagus and green beans is to blanch them for just a few minutes (generally 4 minutes maximum) and immediately move them to an ice water bath. That way, the vegetables retain their structure and appearance, but are cooked enough to be palatable.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:16AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Thanks for the info.

7:47AM PDT on Aug 13, 2013

Thanks useful information.

8:16AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

thanks

4:37AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Oh come on! This could have been presented on at most two pages! Why must these things force us to read one item then open a new page? I refuse!

9:40PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Good tips, but wish there were listed on one or two pages.

9:21PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

good tips and reminders

6:27PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thanks for the info



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10:33AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

page 3: "vice versa" :)

3:56AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:41AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

This will be useful the day i learn how to cook. For now, it was just fun to read!

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