Pie Dough

Here is a version of pie dough inspired by my favorite test kitchen. Pie Dough   Print Author: Christopher Kosovich Ingredients 2½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (12½ ounces) 1 teaspoon table salt 2 tablespoons sugar 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (1½ sticks), cut into ¼-inch slices ½ cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into 4 [...]

By |2014-11-26T09:13:31+00:00November 25th, 2014|Dessert, Recipes, Technique|0 Comments

Salt and Pepper Steak

Salt and Pepper Steak   Print This recipe is from BA June 2014 and it is more about technique than really being a recipe. This is a very simple dish and when the steak is cut well, it is amazing. Author: Christopher Kosovich Ingredients 1 lb. skirt steak Salt Pepper Instructions Cut skirt steak into [...]

By |2014-08-04T21:26:13+00:00August 4th, 2014|Main Item, Recipes, Technique|0 Comments

Ranch Dressing

I hear this is adapted from my favorite Test Kitchen but I haven't seen the original. This is a great version that is better than anything you can find off the shelf. Ranch Dressing   Print Author: Christopher Kosovich Ingredients ½ cup buttermilk ½ cup mayonnaise 6 tablespoons sour cream 1 tbsp minced shallot (or [...]

By |2014-03-03T00:01:19+00:00March 28th, 2014|Condiments, Recipes, Side Item, Technique|0 Comments

Basic Egg Omelet

I hear this one is inspired by my favorite test kitchen recipe but haven't seen the original yet, but here is a version of it that I have made. It is important to note from a technique perspective that keeping a lid over the omelet helps to maintain the heat, continuing the cooking, without drying [...]

By |2014-03-02T18:37:03+00:00March 27th, 2014|Main Item, Recipes, Technique|0 Comments

Roast Turkey – Brine

Roast Turkey - Brine   Print This is a favorite preparation method for turkey inspired by my favorite Test Kitchen. I suggest using a medium size cooler for keeping the turkey cool in the cold water during the brining process. Ice bags could be used to keep the temperature stable. Author: Christopher Kosovich Ingredients 1 [...]

By |2014-02-11T16:09:01+00:00March 6th, 2014|Main Item, Recipes, Technique|0 Comments

Perfect Fried Egg

I think this one is more about a technique than a real recipe, but I share it here as a reminder of how to make a really clean, attractive presentation of a fried egg. I also like this recipe because it creates a thicker egg white than a traditionally fried egg where the egg white [...]

By |2014-02-11T16:15:41+00:00January 16th, 2014|Main Item, Recipes, Technique|0 Comments