Lessons > How to Sweat Ingredients

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Lesson Overview

Sweating is the gentlest dry-heat cooking method. Sweating is commonly the first step or technique used to begin developing flavor in a dish. If sweating is done incorrectly, it can negatively impact the end result.

In this lesson, you will learn how to sweat properly and why it is often beneficial to sweat the small stuff.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • define what sweating is
  • understand how and why sweating can dramatically affect your cooking
  • properly sweat ingredients
  • understand when it is most appropriate to sweat ingredients

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Sweat Ingredients 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Why Sweat Ingredients? 20 mins
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4. How to Sweat Ingredients 35 mins
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5. Activity | Sweating for Flavor Development 30 mins
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6. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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7. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 2 hrs 29 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

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

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