Do you do the pan flip?
No, not a new dance. :)
You know, when one flips the contents of a pan of sauteing vegetables the way the pros do. Or adds pasta to a pan sauce and flips the pan so that the pasta and sauce mix perfectly.
I recently mastered this in the last couple of months and I think it makes a huge difference. With a spoon or other utensil, the contents of the pan just move around. But with the flip, the contents from underneath wind up on top and vice versa with just a few quick jerks of the wrist. It is especially useful with pasta. I love it!
So, do you do the pan flip?
1. put a bunch of dry beans in a skillet
2. sit in front of TV flipping your beans for a couple of hours
Its an essential skill and is super easy to learn in a day. Everyone should try to learn this one.
I love the pan flip, especially when I'm making sautéed vegetables (don't make much pasta, so I haven't really blended my pasta that way).
Word of advice, though: if you accidentally add more oil than you usually do, and you do the pan flip, you might end up burning yourself with hot oil. Ouch.
Yep, it's more of a yank than a flip. I don't flip my cast iron, because I don't want to scratch my stove top (it's recommended that I don't even use cast iron - I know, it's terrible, but I don't have gas, so I am stuck with an electric stove, and I am just careful).....