TIL The Term Blanching

I’m starting a new blog category called Today I Learned (TIL). My goal is to write one short TIL post per day, indefinitely, starting today!

TIL that the some of the most delicious fries I’ve ever tasted are blanched 4 times. WTH is blanching? Apparently it’s the cooking process of plunging food into boiling hot water for a brief time, then after removing the food, immediately dowsing it with cold water to halt the cooking. It’s usually done to soften the food. For french fries it helps make the inside soft and the outside crispy. Delicious!

I learned the term blanching eating BBQ for dinner with friends when one of the owners came over to ask us how our food was. He really geek’d out about cooking, which I admired.

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