Cooking in the Oven

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Cooking in the Oven


Baking:

Baking means to cook food in an over at a moderate temperature. Almost anything can be baked. 

  1. Always preheat the oven.
  2. 350°F is used most of the time for baking.
  3. Follow directions in the recipe for oven temperature and baking time.

Roasting:

Roasting means cooking food in an uncovered pan in the oven. You can roast at low, medium or high temperatures. 

  1. Use a heavy roasting pan.
  2. Cooking times:
    • Vegetables usually roast at 400°F.
    • Large roasts at 250°F to 375°F.
    • Small cuts of meat 350°F to 375°F.
  3. Check temperature using a meat thermometer.
  4. Always let meat rest 10 to 20 minutes before slicing.

Broiling:

Broiling means quick cooking at a very high heat.

  1. Move over rack to highest position in the oven, about 3 to 4 inches from the top.
  2. Set oven to Broil.
  3. Preheat 5 minutes before cooking.
  4. Use a broiler pan, cast iron skillet or baking sheet.
  5. Leave oven door open slightly while broiling.
  6. Most foods will be done in 5 to 10 minutes
hands holding foil wrapped backing sheet with 8 pieces of seasoned meat