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Old 10-01-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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Hi, since on that forum most of You are the native speakers of english I have a question regarding some words.
The first is how You call a "cover" made from some ingredients (egg, breadcrumbs) for a piece of meat eg. for chicken fillet. I've found a word: coating but I think it doesn't match. My teacher said it is eg. jerked chicken what I found a little vulgar. Am I right? Please post what You think

~Kerkyros
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I call it coating. For instance, "The chicken was cooked with a coating of seasoned flour" or,
"Did you coat the catfish with fishmeal before cooking it?"
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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It would be a coating until it's cooked. Then it becomes the crust.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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I call it coating. For instance, "The chicken was cooked with a coating of seasoned flour" or,
"Did you coat the catfish with fishmeal before cooking it?"
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It would be a coating until it's cooked. Then it becomes the crust.
Thanks a lot!
By the way the next question: can I call the "material" used for the making of spring rolls as - rice wafer?
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Thanks a lot!
By the way the next question: can I call the "material" used for the making of spring rolls as - rice wafer?
We usually call the "materials" in prepared foods "ingredients".

For example: One of the main ingredients in spring rolls are rice wafers.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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In addition to coating, if the coating is made of bread crumbs, flour, etc it can also be called "breading". So, "That McDonalds chicken nugget is breaded."

Jerked chicken is something different. Jerk is a kind of spice mix from the Carribbean.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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wordreference.com is one of the best internet resources for language questions. Have a look.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Thanks a lot!
By the way the next question: can I call the "material" used for the making of spring rolls as - rice wafer?
It sounds like you're inquiring about words specific to food prep - maybe you should use the food forum? In the case of your question above, the answer to what the ingredient is that spring rolls are made of is Spring Roll Pastry, or Spring Roll Wrappers.

http://www.ctfood.se/u_img/1603_spri..._150x150mm.jpg

http://www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/ekmps/shops/asiancookshop/images/springroll-wrapper-rice-paper-400g-by-banh-trang-1276-p.jpg (broken link)

If you have access to these where you are, then google the word "lumpia" and give it a try - they are so delicious!
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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Hi, since on that forum most of You are the native speakers of english I have a question regarding some words.
The first is how You call a "cover" made from some ingredients (egg, breadcrumbs) for a piece of meat eg. for chicken fillet. I've found a word: coating but I think it doesn't match. My teacher said it is eg. jerked chicken what I found a little vulgar. Am I right? Please post what You think

~Kerkyros
You would call that a coating, actually. I know it sounds like the word for "overgarment" or "jacket," but it also means "a covering of breadcrumbs, flour, and spices sealed onto a piece of egg-dipped meat."

Jerk chicken is a Jamaican or Caribbean dish, and yeah, the "jerk" part does sound vulgar (like the term for masturbation), but I actually wouldn't call jerk chicken chicken with a coating. I'd call it chicken with a spice rub. Sorry, that sounds even more vulgar.

Still, there's nothing wrong with the term "jerk chicken." It's perfectly acceptable, but it's the kind of term where people might make a joke the first time they heard it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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Thanks a lot!
By the way the next question: can I call the "material" used for the making of spring rolls as - rice wafer?
Not really -- "egg roll wrappers" is usually the term I've heard used. To me "rice wafer" suggests a thin, white Oriental cracker used with appetizers or dip.
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