A meals author has wowed Twitter together with her uncommon — and costly — strategy to attaining completely crispy pores and skin on a roast hen.
Helen Rosner, a meals author for The New Yorker, uploaded a photograph of herself utilizing a $400 Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer to blow dry a complete hen.
“Comfortable snow day, I’m utilizing an astonishingly costly hair dryer to take away all moisture from a hen to maximise pores and skin crispiness once I roast it,” Rosner writes within the put up, which has earned over 1,600 likes and 100 feedback.
Rosner went on to share the recipe for her roasted hen, however followers had been most within the first stage of her course of – the hair dryer.
“For crisp pores and skin, whether or not you’re cooking a hen or a duck or a fish, you need there to be as little water moisture as potential, which is sped up by a fan. And that’s all a hair-dryer actually is — a hand-held fan that you could fairly simply convey into the kitchen,” she mentioned to Attract, likening the method to Meals Community star Alton Brown utilizing a field fan to make beef jerky.
Comfortable snow day, I’m utilizing an astonishingly costly hair dryer to take away all moisture from a hen to maximise pores and skin crispiness once I roast it. pic.twitter.com/ngtzmoOSHf
— Helen Rosner (@hels) March 21, 2018
Rosner is just not the primary to make use of a hair dryer to rid extra moisture on meat earlier than cooking – she credit cookbook writer Marcella Hazan as “the progenitor of the concept” within the 1970s – however she in all probability is the primary to make use of a luxurious hair software for the method.
Thankfully, a $400 dryer is just not essential to get a crispy hen pores and skin.
“You might use any hair dryer on the hen — even one which doesn’t have a ‘cool’ setting, although it’ll odor slightly chickeny whilst you heat-style it,” she explains to Attract.
However that doesn’t imply Rosner shall be swapping her Dyson in for the rest.
“The truth that it’s means, means, means higher at drying my hair than every other dryer I’ve tried is only a bonus. The truth that it helps my roast hen be so nice is a double bonus,” she mentioned.