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4 Secrets to Quick Weeknight Stir-Fries (Page 5)

Don’t Crowd The Pan

4. Don’t Crowd The Pan

Remember that most of the magic of a stir-fry comes from the direct contact between your ingredients and the hot metal of your cook pan. Put more than 12 ounces of meat in a stir-fry and it’ll start to pile up, touching other ingredients rather than the pan. That means some pieces will steam rather than sear. And, trust me, no one ever asks for steamed beef.

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