Use these cooking methods when preparing meals at home. If you’re eating out at a restaurant, select items on the menu that have been cooked using one of these methods:
Cooking with dry heat, typically in an oven.
Example: baking chicken
Lightly browning food in a pan before cooking it in liquid.
Example: braising meat
Cooking food over direct heat.
Example: grilling vegetables in a grill pan
Cooking food under direct heat.
Example: broiling meat in your oven using a broiling pan
Gently simmering food in water, milk, or broth, etc.
Example: poaching eggs
Cooking food on a rack, in a roasting pan, or using a rotisserie.
Example: roasting meat
Cooking food in a pan or wok using a small amount of oil or butter.
Example: sauteing mushrooms
Heating food with steam from boiling water
Example: steaming vegetables
Cooking and constantly stirring food in a frying pan or wok using a small amount of oil.
Example: stir-frying chicken and vegetables
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