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How to flatten meat

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
  • Technique:

    Use a knife or scissors to cut the top off the freezer bag. Then cut the sides of the bag, so as to form a large rectangle when opened. Place meat on one side of the plastic, and use the other side to cover it and form a barrier between the meat and the mallet. You can also use a few layers of plastic wrap for this if you don’t have a plastic freezer bag on hand. Pound the meat repeatedly with the flat side of the mallet until desired thickness is reached. You could also use a large, heavy pan, which has a larger surface area for larger pieces of meat. When pounding the meat, angle the blows slightly outwards, so that the meat spreads out evenly.

  • Uses:

    This kitchen tip will come in handy when preparing chicken breasts for stuffing or making schnitzel. As well as the mallet and pan methods, you could also use a rolling pin to flatten the meat, or you could roll out the meat as you would roll out pastry dough, just with a lot of extra force!

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