Have you had a chance to use the outdoor grills at your apartments in Louisville, KY? In our humble opinion, summers in Kentucky are enjoyed best with a fresh-grilled burger nearby. If you agree, you’ll enjoy this list of pro-tips for using the grills at Echelon.
Whether you’re new to grilling or you’ve been your family’s go-to griller for years, the tips on this list can help you make tastier meals in no time. Without further delay, let’s dive right into this week’s post! When you’re done reading it, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of Louisville, KY apartments.
1. Let meat rest before cutting it
The key to good meat is to keep it as juicy as possible, but you’ve got to be patient if you want to keep the moisture locked in. When you’re done cooking your meat, take it off the heat and let it rest for about 5-minutes before you cut into it. As meat heats up, moisture moves from the middle of the meat towards the edges. As it cools, the moisture returns more towards the middle of the piece. If you cut the meat too early, all the moisture will spill out onto your cutting board, where it won’t do anybody any good!
2. Oil the grill
When you're cooking with high heat, oil is your best friend. We recommend soaking a paper towel in cooking oil and, using tongs, rubbing it on the grill before placing your food over the heat. This will keep your food from sticking to the grill while it’s cooking. You can also oil up your veggies before you put them on the grill to both keep them from sticking and to create that nice, crispy outside texture.
3. Put an indent in your burgers
How many times have you used your hands to create some perfect patties, only to have them shrunk and turn into little meatballs by the time you’re done cooking them? It happens to the best of us, but it can be avoided. All you have to do is press your thumb into the top of the burger patty before placing it on the grill. This will create a small indent on your burger, that will rise to be level with the rest of the burger by the time it’s fully cooked.
4. Leave the sauce for last
Brushing sauce on your grilled meats can make the difference between a blah meal and a breathtaking meal, but don’t add it too early! The sugars in the sauce can burn onto the meat if you add it too early, so we recommend waiting to add sauce until the meal is almost fully-cooked. That way, your sauce have time to heat up without getting burnt onto the meat.
That concludes our list of grilling tips! We hope you learned a thing or two from reading this blog post, and that you’re able to use these tips to make some delicious meals at Echelon at Middletown grills this summer!
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