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Last week I came up with a neat trick that's been a time saver for me.  I have a cinnamon shaker and a powdered sugar shaker.  I figured, why not have a seasoned flour shaker?  So I made one and it's been great.  I've dusted chicken breasts when they need a very light coating of flour, just shake it on and pat.  I've also shaken it into a pan sauce to thicken slightly.  It really came in handy rather than finding a spoon, taking out the flour, using and extra plate for dredging and blah blah.  :)

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post #2 of 11

Hey that's a good one!

post #3 of 11

Nice idea Koukouvagia!

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As the Audi-boys claim; "Vorsprung durch Technik"!

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It actually works much better than dredging because when I dredge a piece of meat it becomes difficult and messy to shake off the excess flour, this way I can put as little flour as necessary.

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post #6 of 11

Controlling the amount of flour so it's exactly as much as you like is a very good thing.  It's all about control.  That's the important part. 

 

Here comes the funny, FYI part:  Not only is using a shaker loaded with flour a form of "dredging," the shaker is called a "dredge."

 

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post #7 of 11

Thats a neat trick, this way you don't have to worry about the excess flour, will give it a try.

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I was going through my doors and happened to see an empty shaker.  I thought to myself, what can I put in here?  And since I was making chicken breasts that night I thought I'd try it out.

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post #9 of 11

Been doing it for years, saves on making a mess and uses less flour. Always ready to if I need it. Instead of using a plate try a hunk of foil. Fold it up and toss it for fast cleanup.

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Been doing it for years, saves on making a mess and uses less flour. Always ready to if I need it. Instead of using a plate try a hunk of foil. Fold it up and toss it for fast cleanup.



You're right, every time I use a plate I throw away flour.  Will try the foil idea.

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post #11 of 11

It is a very good tip KK...........thank you for sharing it.

 

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