Questions for the Cook

How do I tenderize meat without making a mess?

If you are using a mallot with one smooth side and one jagged, such as this one from OXO:


You can use the smooth side which will make less of a mess.  You can also use the side with ridges, but try adding a sheet of wax paper over the meat and pound through it.  It not only keeps the meat under cover but it doesn’t get the hammer as dirty.  You’ll still want to clean it and everything else with hot soapy water when you are finished, but hopefully you won’t have to clean a messy counter too!

3 Responses to “How do I tenderize meat without making a mess?”

  1. Cathy Proffitt says:

    What can I cook as sides for baked orange roughy? There are two small children 5 and 7 so it needs to be something they will eat.

  2. Tammy says:

    I save the plactic bags from cereal and crackers they are very sturdy. When tenderizing meat I use these bags. They are great even if you use the ridged side, wax paper just gets shredded. You will find a lot of uses for these bags, I uses them when sending a messy lunch to work it keeps the soggy mess contained!

  3. jessica says:

    I put two separate pieces of saran wrap one on bottom one on top. I can move more easily and flip over.

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