A neat trick

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  1. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    Last week I came up with a neat trick that's been a time saver for me.  I have a cinnamon shaker and a powdered sugar shaker.  I figured, why not have a seasoned flour shaker?  So I made one and it's been great.  I've dusted chicken breasts when they need a very light coating of flour, just shake it on and pat.  I've also shaken it into a pan sauce to thicken slightly.  It really came in handy rather than finding a spoon, taking out the flour, using and extra plate for dredging and blah blah.  :)
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey that's a good one!
     
  3. siduri

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    Nice idea Koukouvagia!
     
  4. chrisbelgium

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    As the Audi-boys claim; "Vorsprung durch Technik"!
     
  5. koukouvagia

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    It actually works much better than dredging because when I dredge a piece of meat it becomes difficult and messy to shake off the excess flour, this way I can put as little flour as necessary.
     
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  6. boar_d_laze

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    Controlling the amount of flour so it's exactly as much as you like is a very good thing.  It's all about control.  That's the important part. 

    Here comes the funny, FYI part:  Not only is using a shaker loaded with flour a form of "dredging," the shaker is called a "dredge."

    BDL
     
  7. iluv2cook

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    Thats a neat trick, this way you don't have to worry about the excess flour, will give it a try.
     
  8. koukouvagia

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    I was going through my doors and happened to see an empty shaker.  I thought to myself, what can I put in here?  And since I was making chicken breasts that night I thought I'd try it out.
     
  9. maryb

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    Been doing it for years, saves on making a mess and uses less flour. Always ready to if I need it. Instead of using a plate try a hunk of foil. Fold it up and toss it for fast cleanup.
     
  10. koukouvagia

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    You're right, every time I use a plate I throw away flour.  Will try the foil idea.
     
  11. petalsandcoco

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    It is a very good tip KK...........thank you for sharing it.

    Petals.