Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Better Home Cooking Basics: #42 When Roasting Veggies Create Space between Pieces, Don’t Overlap them.

I've definitely mentioned this time in recipes past but I thought I'd call it out again since the temperatures in the North East have begun to drop & cranking the oven on is starting to sound like a great idea.  Roasting veggies is a great (not to mention easy!!) way to cook your veggies. Cut your veggies up into equal sized pieces. Toss them with olive oil & season with salt & pepper. Then lay them out on baking sheets without overlapping or creating layers. You want just one layer so that the outsides crisp up & the insides are soft & tender.  If you run out of space on your baking sheet, use another one. If you don't & you opt to over lap you veggies might not cook at the same rate & they'll be missing that caramelized crunch on the outside.

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