June 11, 2004 4:39 PM Subscribe
Cooking for Dummies: How do you "simmer" something? [more inside]
posted by gyc to food & drink (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know I sound like an idiot, but how can you tell when something is simmering. I'm not a complete dumbass when it comes to cooking, I promise. I can follow recipes pretty well. However, I get completely lost when a recipe tells me to turn something down to a simmer. Telling when something is boiling is easy to identify, but how can I tell when something is simmering? Generally how low do I turn the heat to get something to simmer?