Have you ever been to an overcrowded outdoor concert on a hot summer day? If you have, you know it can end up being a somewhat soggy experience. Instead of being able to enjoy the music you end up sandwiched between a crowd of hot sweaty people and everyone ends up soaking wet in sweat. Yuck!
A similar situation happens when you overcrowd a pan with vegetables or meat. Instead of browning the contents you end up steaming them. The result is a soggy meal.
If you want the nice caramelized flavor that comes from browning, give those veggies and meat a little elbow space the next time you toss them in the pan. You’ll be rewarded with some heavenly flavor!
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The Kitchen Roadie