Slideshow: Fold in Flavor with Parchment
Photography by: Jodi Pudge
1. What is Parchment Paper?
Parchment paper, also called baking paper, is a heavy-duty, non-stick paper that is typically used for lining baking pans. It eliminates the need for extra oil, thus making clean up a breeze. You can also use parchment paper to bake whole meals “en papillote,” a French cooking method in which foods and seasonings are cooked together inside an envelope made with parchment.
2. Step 1
Cut a large square piece of parchment paper and place on a baking dish or cookie sheet. Place protein and any vegetables plus seasonings onto the middle.
3. Step 2
Join the two opposite edges and fold over the edge to create a pocket.
4. Step 3
Fold the other two open edges on the opposite sides.
5. Step 4
Fold and twist them up toward the food until the package feels secure.
6. Step 5
Place baking dish or cookie sheet into oven and bake according to recipe instructions.