How to Wet Saute for a Healthier You!

Since the New Year has arrived, and many people, on a gluten-free diet or not, are watching their weight, and their health. I thought you be interest in learning how to wet saute¬†and¬†a little about essential fatty acid oils and what you may be doing to cause them to turn into trans fats.¬†If you overheat EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) oils they may create trans fats. Learn how to “wet saut√© instead of using oil.

Image: Vegetables Sauteed in Water - Wet Saute

How to Wet Saute

Add about 1/4 cup of water to a pan; add your food; cooking about 1 minute; and then add your oil. This prevents the oil from overheating, thus preserving more of the the nutrients in the oil. See the list of EFA oils.

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Of course, sometimes wet sauteing will not do your recipe justice. If your object is to sear meat you’ll probably not want to wet saut√©. However, knowing what the smoke point is for your cooking oil will help you greatly.¬†Learn the smoke point for the cooking oils.

If you are seeking recipes, check out the index of Gluten Free Recipes.

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