The process of cooking food quickly on a high heat setting in order to create a thick, flavorful crust on all of the surfaces of the items being cooked. In order to brown food, such as meat, a small quantity of oil is added to a skillet over high heat and the meat is quickly seared on all sides to add color to the surfaces. This process keeps the meat tender without overcooking the interior of the meat so that it retains a pinker color. This is especially beneficial for foods that will continue to cook with a second cooking method, such as braising or stewing. After browning meat, small particles of the meat remain in the pan, which are used to create a "fond" that can be deglazed to provide additional flavor to the food being prepared.
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Apple Brown Betty
Brown Betty is a name given to an early era baked pudding dessert made by those who came to America during the 1600's.
When using apples in a recipe where they are served fresh, let us show you how to prevent apples from turning brown so they will stay looking fresh longer. When cooking apples it is not as much of a concern because once they are cooked, the browning will stop.
Why Fruits and Vegetables Turn Brown | Prevent
Fruits from Turning Brown | Prevent Vegetables
from Turning Brown | Tips
Why Fruits and Vegetables Turn Brown
When fresh fruits and vegetables are peeled or cut open, the enzyme called
polyphenol oxidase (also called tyrosinase) contained in the cells is
exposed to and reacts with the oxygen in the air.