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Nov. 9, 2012 12:53 pm 
Updated: Nov. 9, 2012 11:05 pm
I have this recipe before me....and it says: 2 tablespoons dried sage, divided. 2 tablespoons onion salt, divided. 2 tablespoons dried thyme, divided. My question is: What does divided mean when it pertains to cooking? In relation to a recipe?
Nov. 9, 2012 1:22 pm
Usually if it says divided, that means you will use a part of the measurement in one stage of the recipe and the rest at another point. For example maybe 1 TBS. sage is used to season meat and then the other TBS. is used in a sauce.
Nov. 9, 2012 2:23 pm
I agree with iceemama. I will often rewrite recipes that are written that way. I have been known to add the entire amount in the first part of the recipe if I am in a hurry. Rewriting them is easier than slowing down in a busy kitchen.
Nov. 9, 2012 11:05 pm
Iceemama nailed it. Otherwise the recipe would have to list the same ingredient twice. Sometimes instead of 'divided' you'll see it listed as 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp. of something, and its essentially the same thing.
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