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Mastering Your Fry Pan

Course Overview

Becoming a master of your fry pan is within reach. You only need to learn a few key techniques and learn how to use and manage pan temperature.

This course helps you become comfortable with using a fry pan, and allows you to practice and become proficient at some of the main dry-heat cooking techniques that use the fry pan. It will introduce you to skills such as how to properly heat a pan for cooking, how to pan fry, how to sear, sauté, sweat and pan-toss.

This course can be taken on demand, at your own pace. Once purchased, you have lifetime access to the course content.

Course Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • Learn how to properly heat a pan
  • Perform the water test
  • Understand how to pan fry
  • Learn how to sear
  • Understand the importance of sweating ingredients for flavor development
  • Learn the pan tossing technique
  • Learn how to sauté

Course Syllabus

Mastering Your Fry Pan

Welcome to The Rouxbe Cooking School! This short course focuses on dry-heat cooking methods. It will introduce some foundational information on how to heat a pan so you can properly pan-fry food, and you will focus on the techniques such as sautéing, stir-frying and sweating, all of which help build flavor in your food.

Lesson 1
Course Orientation

4 tasks | 35 mins

Lesson 2
Introduction to Pan Frying

7 tasks | 2 hrs 35 mins

In this lesson, you will learn and practice the technique of pan frying and will learn how to perform the water test.

Lesson 3
Searing

2 tasks | 35 mins

Lesson 4
Sweating

4 tasks | 1 hr 50 mins

In this lesson, you will learn the technique of sweating and how to make a basic tomato sauce.

Lesson 5
How to Sauté

3 tasks | 1 hr 20 mins

Lesson 6
Pan Tossing

4 tasks | 1 hr 40 mins

Lesson 7
Course Review and Final Assessment

2 tasks | 45 mins

Finish Line
9 hrs 20 mins Total Time

The Food You'll Make

Below is a snapshot of real student photos from the course. Once you learn the foundational techniques of cooking, you too can begin to create an endless number of delicious dishes!
Chia Spiced Rice Pudding with Orange Cardamom Roasted Pears

Brown Basmati rice was simmered in coconut and almond milk with Chai inspired aromatics of fresh ginger, vanilla bean, star anise, c... View More

by Meg R.
10
Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Raspberries

This vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Raspberries is my go to for a couple of reasons. First, it is delicious, moist and flavor... View More

by Susan P.
5
Vegan ChocoBeet Donut

This donut made from all purpose gluten free mix flour ( white sorghum flour, mocaf, banana flour and arrowroot flour), raw cacao po... View More

by Yoesi A.
3
Lavender-stevia and rosemary agar cubes

For my previous course I made mango-coconut agar cubes and, while they looked really pretty, I wasn't too impressed with the taste o... View More

by Jelena T.
1
by Susan P.
2
Triple-Layered Aloe w/fruit, Mango and Coconut Milk Gels

I'm so happy with how this turned out. I know it's a little more complicated than what was requested, but when I saw a photo of thi... View More

by Jane P.
1
Baked Alaska to die for!

I just had so much fun making and eating this indulgent desert. The base for this desert was a delicious vanilla cake (Fran's recip... View More

by Petra B.
1
by Liana M.
1
Pantry

This is a collage photo of my in-kitchen pantry and my back-up pantry. I keep extra supplies in the back-up pantry of those stock i... View More

by Jennifer H.
My favourite chocolate cake

I've always been a huge fan of chocolate cakes. When I decided to go vegan, I tried so many recipes searching for "the one" and afte... View More

by Luciana U.
9
Chocolate Pudding

My Go-To Dessert is a silken tofu based chocolate pudding. It's my go-to because it's so easy to make and I usually have the ingredi... View More

by Daneen A.
5
Classic Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are my go-to dessert. Honestly, I make them every week for my 6 & 9 year old (and my chocoh... View More

by Erika G.
4
Warm Apple Streusel Pie A La Mode

Apple Pie A La Mode has always been one of my favorite desserts, and I can't remember the last time I ate it...until now! For the... View More

by Kari R.
1
Hibiscus Tea Agar Gel Cubes with Crystallized Ginger

These are the Hibiscus Tea gel cubes after they set. I decided to garnish them with a small piece of crystallized ginger to complime... View More

by Rose D.
1
by Eva A.
1
by Eva A.
1
by Sandra M.

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this course.

Students

3,572 students from beginner to advanced have completed this course from 76 countries.