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Oct 6, 2006 09:02 PM

Can I use waxed paper instead of tin foil?

I am making a paella recipe that needs to bake for one hour covered with tin foil. I am feeling too lazy to go out to buy more but I have waxed paper. Can I cover it with that instead? Other suggestions?

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  1. I wouldn't... it will smoke you out, that's for sure! Waxed paper doesn't really do well in the oven unless it's completely covered by something, like cake batter.

    1. Waxed paper in the oven will smoke.

      I had a cooking instructor once who used Saran wrap when he baked things. He said it was fine as long as you weren't cooking at really high temps, but I haven't tried it.

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      1. re: Chocolatechipkt

        saran wrap doesnt have the same formulation it used to - either way this is bad advice

      2. maybe parchment paper--that's oven proof up to about 450...if you have it on hand?

        1. Why don't you just cover the dish with a lid, or a cookie sheet?

          1. Don't do it! As others have said, it will smoke. I should know as I have set off the smoke detector when I did that.