Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Which Whisk Is Right For You?

I never knew until recently that there is more than one kind of whisk for cooking. And then one day I was at the store and I noticed that there were two whisks that looked really different so I decided to do a little reading and see why. Here is some of what I found.

The Balloon Whisk

It's the one that looks like a balloon. The bulbous shape and rounded shape allows for better aeration. It's the best choice for foods that require volume. In other words it is perfect for egg whites and whipped cream.

The French Whisk

If you can only have just one whisk, this is the one for you. It can be used for whip air into any ingredients. It is most effective with mayonnaise and vinaigrettes.

Flat Whisk

This whisk is great for stirring smaller pans and skillets. It works really great when you are making gravies and sauces. And it is the best for lifting out poached eggs.

So these are the basic whisks that are easy to find, and will make those meals you are preparing so much easier to make.

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