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Has anyone experience with the "le blanc" method?

Water, flour, lemon and salt is all I know.

asked by bugbitten over 4 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

What are you using it for? It's pretty old school -- I'm wondering if you can get away with not doing it?

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added over 4 years ago

Oddly, it popped up on two different PBS shows yesterday. It one case it was the poaching liquid for the white parts of chard, followed by an ice bath. Then Pepin was using it, but I missed seeing what he was preparing. Maybe sole?

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

Yes, it's a technique used to keep white foods white when blanched. I learned it in cooking school, and never used it again!

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added over 4 years ago

You use it to poach white vegetables and you can also store those same white vegetables in the blanc in the fridge or freezer for months