You know how those really experienced chefs don't need to use a spatula, they just jerk the pan to flip the food? After watching my Julia Child The Way to Cook DVD, I was able to flip without a spatula while making Chicken Parmesan! I was kind of nervous because I had never tried it before, but once you do it once, you realized how fun and easy it is! It's easier to flip small, solid things like chicken than it is to flip an omelette or a pancake. My mom tried and she was able to do it too! A tip for practicing this technique is putting some dry beans in a pan and trying to flip those. It's pretty hard since the beans most likely will roll out all over the place (my dogs got a little snack when I tried this).
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