Dr Oz: How to Cook a Perfect Sweet Potato & Extend Berry Shelf Life

Dr Oz: America’s Test Kitchen Making Healthy Meals

America’s Test Kitchen is home to three dozen chefs who only have one goal: they want to create the healthiest meals for you and your family. Today, those chefs stopped by Dr. Oz to teach his audience how to prepare meals you entire family will be begging to eat more of.

Proper Way To Cook Chicken

Dr. Oz talked with one woman who said she tries to feed her family nutritious meals but her chicken always seems to come out dry and her vegetables are always mushy and lacking any type of flavor. Jack Bishop, one of the chefs from America’s Test Kitchen, had some advice on how to make the perfect chicken dinner.

Par-Cook and Sear Chicken: Salt the chicken to help hold in the juices and then poke the chicken breast with a fork, tightly seal the chicken in a pan with foil and bake at 275 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Finally, sear the chicken in a very hot skillet for three to four minutes per side.

Blanch and Shock For Perfect Vegetables: Cook all the vegetables in boiling water for three to four minutes, then drain the water and submerge the vegetables in ice water. Drain the ice water and pat the vegetables dry. When they are ready to be served, heat them in a skillet with a small amount of olive oil and some spices. Also, you can blanch the vegetables three days in advance if you like.

Dr Oz: How to Cook a Perfect Sweet Potato & Extend Berry Shelf Life

Dr. Oz called on the help of America’s Test Kitchen to share how to cook perfect chicken, make the perfect sweet potato and how to peel garlic.

Dr Oz Guidelines For a Perfect Sweet Potato

Making the perfect sweet potato can be difficult but if you follow the guidelines below, they will come out perfect every time.

  1. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and bake on a rack on a baking sheet at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the potatoes from the rack and allow to cool.
  3. Heat the oven to 475 degrees while keeping the baking pan in the oven.
  4. Season the sweet potatoes with salt and a small amount of sugar and spices and return to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

How To Extend the Shelf Life Of Tomatoes

Dr. Oz knows his fans have some trouble when they step into the kitchen so he asked everyone on Facebook and Twitter to send in some of their biggest food problems so Jack Bishop could show them the solutions.

Double Shelf Life Of Berries: Add three parts water to one part white vinegar. Submerge the berries for a short time and then dry them before storing them in a container in the fridge.

Extend the Shelf Life Of Tomatoes: Store with the stems down for the tomatoes.

Meat-Thawing Tip: Submerge the frozen meat in a bowl with very hot water while the meat is inside a bag. This will thaw it quickly.

Garlic Peeling Made Easy: Place the garlic on a plate and cook in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. This should help the skin to peel off pretty easily. Bishop also suggested using a garlic press to keep the garlic from getting on your hands. If it does get on your hands though, mouthwash is an effective way to get rid of the odor.

Dr Oz Fans Submit Funny Sleep Photos

Dr. Oz asked his fans to send some of their favorite photos of family members sleeping in some of the craziest positions.

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After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Journalism and Anthropology, I managed a pizza place for a year, while freelancing for various newspapers in the area. Working every weekend in sauna like conditions, never being able to take a day off and being covered in flour is something I will not miss. I hope Recapo has air conditioning.

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