Moderate Oven Temperatures

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On Food and Cooking

By Harold McGee

Published 2004

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Moderate temperatures, around 350°F/175°C, offer a compromise that produces acceptable results with many cuts of meat. So does a two-stage cooking: for example, starting the oven at a high temperature for an initial browning (or browning the meat on the stovetop in a hot pan), and then turning the thermostat down to cook the meat through more gently.