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Definition: Simmer

To cook food in liquid over gentle heat, just below the boiling point, low enough so that tiny bubbles just begin to break the surface. When a recipe tells you to simmer it means to maintain the temperature of a liquid just below boiling (about 185°F).

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aembry396 aembry396 10 years
Well, if so...then I will be a big part of the club! Preppy to the max!
chlyn chlyn 10 years
Oh, good, so it's not just because I'm a Loser. :D
aembry396 aembry396 10 years
Totally do the same, chlyn Preppy to the max!
chlyn chlyn 10 years
thankyouthankyouthankyou!!! The photo is especially helpful! Problem: It seems like, when you put the lid on a "simmer", it turns into a "boil". %-)

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