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Do You Use Your Hands as Cooking Tools?

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Sometimes, freshly washed of course!
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
Definitely! It's so much easier to mix stuff with your hands. Although when I'm in front of company, I use tongs to mix salad.
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 8 years
Yes. But I wash my hands in between everything I touch because I hate the feeling of being dirty.
Anabellatc Anabellatc 8 years
Depends on what i'm making...but yeah...i usually use my hands :)
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I do all the time! I toss salad with my hands too, but I add the dressing once its on my plate .
soapbox soapbox 8 years
It depends. I use my hands when I bake, especially when I make biscotti or pastries. But as mentioned above, I wouldn't toss a salad with my hands.
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
Fo' sho!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
It all depends on what I'm making. Er, I don't think I've ever tossed a salad with my hands.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't really love getting my hands all mucky, but when I'm making meatloaf or meatballs, there really isn't any better way to mix the ingredients. But I always make sure to take my rings off and wash my hands really well before I start.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
yes, I rub and season my meat with my hand . I also toss my salad with my hands too.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Depends on what I'm making, i mostly use my hands and wash all the time. I always take my jewelry off too. I hate watching shows like Paula Deen and such when they don't take off their blasted rings! To me, it's unsanitary :\ yuck.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I always do! I love getting down and dirty. Barefoot Contessa does too.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
It really depends on what I'm making. Most of the time, I'd use my hangs, but sometimes I prefer to use a spoon if I don't want my hands to get too messy while with friends. (I sign so I don't want food all over my face! ;) )
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
sometimes i do. it all depends on what i'm making i guess
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
This makes me think of the cousin in National Lampoon's Vacation, mixing the kool aid with her hand. I use my hands sometimes, when it makes sense: hamburgers, meatballs, etc.
becoming-brina becoming-brina 8 years
Yes, especially when tossing fresh veggies in olive oil and seasonings for roasting; that way i know everything's getting well covered and i can just dump them onto the baking sheet when they're ready to go.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
I can't say I toss salad with my hands, but I'll take the David Yurman bracelet!
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 8 years
For certain things yes, especially meatloaf, burgers, etc. Though whatever they are doing in that picture looks gross.
Food Food 8 years
Yes — for me, it's like makeup: Hands are often the best tools.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
of course, esp when marinating. and i clean my hands a dozen times in between so i daresay its more sanitary then using tools!
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