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Potato Pancakes / Polenta Sticking to SS?

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Potato Pancakes / Polenta Sticking to SS?

jdmfish | Apr 17, 2011 03:50 PM

So I made some potato pancakes with a recipe from Chow, and was using my new Mauviel SS skillet, fry pan, whatever, from Amazon for their amazing price. I'm very new to cooking, and just started learning not long ago (I just turned 24 this month).

I let the pan pre-heat, as well as the oil, but each time, when I made the two items over the past few weeks, both times, the food was sticking pretty bad.

I'm not sure, but I believe both times I used canola oil. Is the type of oil I used the problem?

What I've read - to try lower heat / longer cooking times. Try butter. Or use CI/non-stick. I don't own any CI yet, but is SS just not the right material for these types of dishes?

I've cooked eggs a few times now, and had zero issues with sticking, and even the cheap non-stick pans I had, that the Mauviel replaced, would cause eggs to stick. Furthermore, these are the only two items I've had "stick" to the pan, and I've been using my new pan for tons of things lately.

Any ideas, suggestions, tips?

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