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The Best Locking Tongs

December 01, 2018

Tongs are the most versatile tool you can use- you can declump pasta with it, flip bacon or burgers with it, or even do some fancy plating.

I like this one with silicone heads because you can use it in ceramic and nonstick pans without worrying about scratching the pot. They make another with nylon but the silicone is slightly more heat resistant which I think is worth the small price difference.

Recipes that require a Locking Tongs:

Sautéed Scallops with Asparagus

August 04, 2019

This is one of the recipes Ruhlman provides in his classic book Ruhlman’s Twenty to illustrate the “Sauté” technique. I love how visually…

Cast Iron Crispy Fried Chicken

March 30, 2019

One of the best ways to season a cast iron pan is to fry things with it, and a great recipe to use to instantly season the pan is fried…

Creamy Tortellini Chicken Soup

February 28, 2019

This is a nearly infamous soup on the slowcooking subreddit, originally attributed to a blog called 365 days of slow cooking- it’s a simple…

Savory Egg Custard

December 10, 2018

This is a savory, comforting, creamy egg custard with cheese and garlic. I like to use some of the techniques from Japanese Chawan Mushi to…

Beer-braised Instant Pot Ribs

December 05, 2018

Beer braised ribs are made super quick with the use of a pressure cooker. After just 20 minutes of pressure cooking, the meat should be…

Cacio e Pepe

September 26, 2018

“Cacio e Pepe” simply translates to “Cheese and Pepper” and the simple combination of these ingredients really lets the pasta noodles shine…

Spaghetti with Broccoli, Garlic, and Olive Oil

December 17, 2017

This is a dish I’ve enjoyed many times at Frank’s in the East Village. Frank Prisinzano, the chef himself, outlines some of the specific…

Will Chiong

Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.

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