No, it's not for squeaky door hinges. Keep a batch in your pantry to *coat baking pans* and prevent baked goods from sticking. It's so much faster and more convenient than the greasing and flouring business. I use a paper towel to smear it on liberally and haven't had a cake or muffin stick yet. That Alton is one smart man!
This recipe comes from Alton Brown and it's the only way we have rice anymore. My servings are quite a bit smaller than his, though! You can use chicken or veggie broth in place of the water, or add herbs and spices.
I found this on the Food network website, and I served this Saturday night and got a resounding "Wow!" The meat was so tender that it fell apart when I tried to transport it from the pot to the serving platter. Both gravy and the sauerbraten got applause. We served it with mashed sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and Sister Schubert rolls. Yum!
From Food Network, episode "The Case for Butter". Although the herbs might change, the technique is the reason for posting this recipe. I have had varying luck with flavored butters. Often, they separate during whipping giving a pretty unappealing appearance to the dish. Not knowing if I was whipping it too long or not long enough, I turned to the "expert". So, 5-7 minutes of beating? Glad I have a stand mixer.
Supremely tender, this takes cube steak and elevates it to the next level, braising it in a sauce inspired by Salisbury steak. Published at Serious Eats by Nick Kindlesperger, adapted from a recipe in _I'm Just Here For the Food_ by Alton Brown. http://bit.ly/9D4psv