Lessons > How to Bread & Batter Foods

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Lesson Overview

Breaded and battered foods are appreciated for their crispy exterior and tender, moist interior. The dishes we enjoy so much such as chicken parmigiana, beer-battered fish, veal Milanese, polenta cakes and apple beignets all rely on a breading or batter to achieve the perfect texture and flavor….

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • understand why foods are breaded or battered prior to cooking
  • list basic breading components
  • set up a standard breading station
  • list basic batter components and understand their functions
  • bread and batter a variety of foods

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Bread & Batter Foods
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Why Foods are Breaded or Battered
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4. Basic Breading Components
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5. How to Bread Foods
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6. Basic Batter Components
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7. How to Prepare & Batter Food
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8. Practice Activities & Recipes
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9. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

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

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14 Videos | 9 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Bread & Batter Foods
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Why Foods are Breaded or Battered
Task 4: Basic Breading Components
Task 5: How to Bread Foods
Task 6: Basic Batter Components
Task 7: How to Prepare & Batter Food
Task 8: Practice Activities & Recipes

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