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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Simmering

Pan of simmering water

Simmering Temperature is 180° to 200° F A simmer is described as small bubbles rising to the surface that almost twinkle when they pop. This is the temperature slow cookers cook at (or should cook at). An occasional large bubble should not be a problem unless the liquid is thick, then the burner needs to be turned down to prevent …

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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Poaching

poached eggs

Poaching Temperature is 160° F to 180° F This is the most debated of all moist heat cooking temperatures. Some cooks have poaching as a reduced simmer while others use much lower temperatures. I personally prefer the lower temperatures of between 160° F to 180° F.You should be able to see the water moving in your pan, but bubbles should …

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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Boiling

close-up of boiling water

Boiling water is 212° F Boiling water is 212° F at sea level. The liquid will have many bubbles bursting all over the surface, and a steady cloud of steam is visible. For a brief science lesson, heating water causes the water to turn to a gas, and the bubbles are the gas rising to the surface. Altitude Effects Boiling …

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