If you've ever made a roast or a chicken in the oven, you know that if you let it sit in the juices, the bottom will turn out mushy. To get your meats really nice and get that great crispy outside, you need to place your meat on a rack.
Don't have a rack? Never fear, The Fat Bottomed Girl is here! That's right, you can make your very own roasting rack with plain old aluminum foil! Best part is that its disposable! If you use an aluminum pan, the entire thing can be pitched after the meal, too!
Here's how to make a roasting rack:
~Pull out about 12 inches of foil and tear it off. No need to measure, just eyeball it.
~Crumble the foil piece up into a ball- just tight enough to hold it's shape.
~Repeat until the bottom of your roasting pan is covered with a little bit of space between the foil balls (see photo).
Ta da! You now have your own disposable roasting rack! This is also great for draining fried foods, although I'd recommend making smaller balls of foil for draining.