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Mono and Diglycerides

Mono and diglycerides are commonly used to stabilize emulsions and to thicken or foam oils. Unlike many ingredients, they have to be dissolved in oil, not in water. Once you heat the oil to above 60°C (140°F), the mono and diglycerides melt and can easily be stirred in.

They are high stability emulsifiers composed of monoglyceride and diglyceride taken from the fats of glycerin and fatty acids. Despite commonly being called "glycerin flakes", they do not actually contain any glycerin.

You can find out more about mono and diglycerides from my how to use mono and diglycerides guide or any of the mono and diglycerides articles and recipes below.

Mono and Diglycerides Recipes and Articles

Sous Vide Sea Bass with Microgreens and Mustard Oil

Mustard infused oil swordfish herb salad Sea bass is a light and flavorful fish whose taste can be easily overpowered. This recipe pairs it with a pungent mustard oil that really shines on a micro-greens salad with basil, radish, and tomato.

Chile Foam Crostini Recipe

Chile pepper oil foam This crostini recipe infuses the heat, smokiness and flavor of dried chiles into canola oil, which is then thickened into a foam. It is also a good topping for grilled meats or as a spicy spread for fresh bread. The process of infusing oil with flavors before thickening it leads to countless variations you can adapt to any dish.

White Bean Puree with Rosemary Oil Recipe

Rosemary oil2 This recipe is a great crostini topping for any party, especially if some attendees might be less adventurous eaters! It resembles a more traditional dish but it have a subtle modernist touch. Garnishing the white bean puree with lemon zest pulls in even more highlights to the food.

Mono and Diglycerides

Chile pepper infused oil foam Mono and diglycerides are a common modernist ingredient used to stabilize emulsions and to thicken or foam oils. Unlike many ingredients, they have to be dissolved in oil not water.

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