How to Prepare Wooden Skewers

Wooden skewers are used for a variety of foods as kebabs (kabobs), or for other barbecue methods. The skewers need to be prepared properly to prevent splintering or brittleness during cooking.

Steps

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    Soak the wooden skewers. Place them in a bowl of cold water. Leave them there for 10 to 15 minutes.
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    Prepare the food to be skewered while the skewers are sitting in the water. Have the food ready to go.
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    Remove the skewers from the water and lay them on a paper towel. This will absorb any excess water.
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    Slide the food onto the kebab as usual.
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    Place on the barbecue or grill and cook. The moistened skewers will not char or burn. However, if you notice the ends have dried out a bit and are catching on fire, you can wrap kitchen foil around them to prevent this.

Things You'll Need

  • Wooden skewers
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Food prepared for skewering
  • Kitchen foil

Article Info

Categories: Barbecue