Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Kitchen Tip: cut it like a pie

When trying to make something like meat patties the same size I squish the meat down into a round dish and cut it like a pie into 8 sections or however many I need. This picture is how I make the patties for my Easy Salisbury Steak dish. I make it from 1 lb of ground beef and need to make into 8 patties. I can pick up each section and form it into the patty. Thats my kitchen tip. See more kitchen tips at Tammy's Recipes.


Anonymous said...

Great idea!
Amy @ http://hopeistheword.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/kitchen-tip-tuesday-salt-dough-ornaments/

Jane said...

This is a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing.


Mrs. T said...

That is an awesome tip!!!

Gracie said...

I use ice cream scoops for everything. I have two different sizes for meatballs, patties, drop biscuits, cookies, cupcake, etc. It's a great way to measure up what you need and make each one the same size. Think of it as "normal ice cream scoop" as "normal muffin size" and "miniature ice cream scoop" as "miniature muffin".

One normal scoop of meat makes a perfect rounded meatball or you can press down to make patties.

I also use the miniature scoop when making dumplings. It gives me just enough of filling in each dumpling.