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Old 11-08-2020, 11:39 AM
EricC EricC is offline
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Default Re: A Mess when Cooking

Assuming we're not preheating in an oven, just on a stovetop, the reason I do not add butter/oil while the pan is still cold is I'm concerned with the timing, that the oil will overheat before the pan is properly heated all the way through. With butter in particular I'd be worried about scorching it.

I think it's fine to preheat your pans, but your problem was you had already heated up the oil before you added the butter. I agree with the advice that you should add them at the same time; that's what I do. I typically drop the butter in then pour over the oil but IDK if the exact order makes a difference as long as it's at the same time.

IIRC Julia Child often cooked with a 50/50 mix of butter and olive oil and that's how she'd do it, but I'm going off of memory so I could be wrong.

Have a good one.
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