Knowing to how to properly pan flip is an essential skill for any sauteing sorcerer or sorceress. Using dried beans let's you practise without fear of making a mess.
Picture: Ariel Knutson/The Kitchn
The pan flip is a technique that allows everything in your pan to cook and brown evenly. Plus, it looks cool. Ariel Knutson at The Kitchn suggested practising this difficult technique with dried beans in your pan before moving on to real food. There's no fear of ruining dinner or wasting money you spent on food -- dried beans are super-cheap -- and there's just enough incentive to keep you focused. You don't want to pick up a lot of beans individually, do you? All it takes is skilled back-and-forth motion, so grab your pan filled with beans and get to it. You'll be a culinary pro in no time.
An Easy Way to Work on Your Pan Flip Technique [The Kitchn]