Breast up or breast down?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by abefroman, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. abefroman

    abefroman

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    How do you cook yours?
     
  2. quetex

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    You talking in the oven or the grill? For bbq I cook it over the coals split in halves with the breast down and never turn it, turns out beautiful golden color and juicy.
     
  3. phatch

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    In the oven I start with the back up for most of the cooking. Depending on the size of the bird, it may get rolled on each side as well for a short bit. Then finish breast up.
     
  4. dc sunshine

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    I'm definitely with phatch on that one - best way :)
     
  5. amazingrace

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    As with many other things,  it becomes a matter of individual preference.  In our house we all like the breast skin nicely brown,  but no one is fussy about the bottom of the bird.  So I plunk it into the pan breast up, lid on, for the entire time. Everyone's happy. 
     
  6. maryb

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    Up with a bunch of butter worked in under the skin.
     
  7. boar_d_laze

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    Start back up, cook about two-thirds of the way to done; turn and finish the last third breast up. 

    BDL
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  8. homemadecook

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    I'll just add some to grace reply. It all cooks the meat well together with a nicely brown or crispy brown skin when the breast is up. :)
     
  9. allie

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    That's how I do it, too and never a complaint about dry breast meat and the skin turns out well, too.