• Informational

    The Fry Pan

    To continue with my series from The Pros and Cons of Pots and Pans , let’s talk Fry Pans for today’s topic. A fry pan is simply a skillet with moderately high, slightly flared sides.  It comes in several sizes but the 8, 10 and 12 inch are the most popular ones for the home cook.  This pan is a great choice for cooking crepes, omelets, pancakes or sauteing  meats or vegetables.  Even though the fry pan can saute meats and vegetables, it is best to do that job in a saute pan. As the name states, this is a pan used for pan frying as opposed to deep frying (when food is completely…

  • Informational

    The Pros and Cons of Pots and Pans

    For many people pans have become something that either collect dust in the cupboards or a necessary nuisance to scrub after burning dinner.  But that can all change by simply learning about them.  What are they made of, how do I cook with them and what type of pan do I use for what purpose.  Well, read on my friends and we will explore together the pros and cons of pots and pans! In this first part of a series, let’s look into what type of pans you have to choose from: Aluminum Pros: Light weight, best heat conductor of all the metals (next to copper), comes is non-stick or…