Saturday, June 11, 2005

Alcohol in Cooking

A friend of mine was trying to convince me that if you cook using alcohol of any kind that it's completely "gone" after you're done cooking. I doubted that and did some research this morning and here's what I found in terms of how much alcohol is left "after cooking"

Here are the facts from the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA (1989):

Alcohol remaining after preparation: 100%
Immediate consumption 70%
Overnight storage 85%
Boiling liquid, remove from heat 75%
Flame baked or simmered: 40%
after 15 min 35%
after 30 min 25%
after 1 hour 20%
after 1.5 hour10%
after 2 hours 5%

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