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Cutlery: Every great soup cook must have at a minimum one high quality chef s knife and one excellent paring knife. Most on our team have 3-4 chef knives in their personal kitchens and swear they can t do without any of them. Having 2 quality paring knives should suffice. We prefer two chef knives Wustoff and Kershaw. These two knives are in the premium tier but not nearly the most expensive but just as high of performers. High quality knives will make your soup prep work much easier safer and enjoyable. We re often asked "what size of knife should my soup kitchen have?" We agree the choices can be perplexing but the answer is not exact. It depends on your hands. The best knife for you will fit your hand comfortably allowing for nimble work. If you have smaller hands you may find a 6-inch or 8-inch blade is perfect.
The off-centered bubbling will encourage fat to accumulate on one side of the pot for easier removal. A leaf of lettuce dropped in a pot of soup will absorb grease from the top. To remove the last spots of fat floating on the surface drag a clean unprinted paper towel across the top. It will oak up most of the remaining oil. Refrigerate cooked stews and soups overnight before serving. The fat will rise and solidify in a layer at the top. The fat may then be removed by breaking it up into large pieces and lifting it away with a spoon. When in a hurry to skim the fat from soup float an ice cube in the soup to help congeal the fat and make it easier to remove. If the Soup is too Salty... Try one of the following methods to correct over-salting: (1) Add a whole peeled raw potato to the soup and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
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The potato will absorb the salt. Remove the potato before serving the soup. (Do not discard the potato - it is perfectly good for later use in another recipe.) (2) Stir in 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar for each quart of liquid. To Thicken Soup... The best method of thickening most soups and stews is to remove some of the cooked vegetables puree them in a blender and return the pureed mixture to the soup. (Do not fill the blender more than one-third full with hot vegetables to prevent getting burned from splashes of hot puree.) In the event that the soup is short on vegetables or there are none in the soup try one of the following thickening techniques: Make a paste of all-purpose flour mixed with twice as much cold broth or water. The ratio of flour to liquid is 1-1/2 teaspoons of flour to 1 tablespoon of liquid for every 1 cup of soup. Slowly stir the paste into simmering soup and continue to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.