Monday, August 27, 2012

Morning Boil-Over

Every morning I cook a pot of beans. Every morning it foams up and boils over unless I catch it and turn the heat way down and stir, stir, stir. It only happens right in the beginning. After that I can turn it up and it doesn't foam.

Here are this morning's red lentils. Red lentils notoriously foam.



Steve Parker, M.D. said...

Cookin' with gas! I miss gas.


Bix said...

This hob is old and well used. And I thank my lucky stars it's gas. I had electric for years, those old spiral coils, and I could never get the temperature right. I wonder what induction cooktops cook like.

Anonymous said...

24-hours soaking 24 h and changing several times the water helps in reducing foam and time of cooking. It should also wash away fitic acid.


Bix said...

You know, you have a point. Lentils are one of the few beans I don't soak overnight.

Dr. Mel said...

You cannot can foods on an induction cooktop. Just sayin'.