Subsequent Cooking Patents (Class 426/296)
  • Patent number: 10498286
    Abstract: When the rotation speed is zero, the current value is specified to monotonically increase with an increase in depression amount of an accelerator pedal in a range of a depression amount from 0% to a predetermined amount P2. The current value is fixed to a limit value Ith irrespective of the depression amount in a range of the depression amount from the predetermined amount P2 to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Nada
  • Patent number: 10292533
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooking food which includes a receiving container provided for receiving food, a stirring device arranged inside the receiving container, at least one main heating system and at least one ventilation motor for generating a heating airflow, the receiving container and the stirring device being designed to be imparted with a relative rotation movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Delrue, François Letain, Michel Petit
  • Patent number: 9357793
    Abstract: A method for slicing pita chips in a conveyorized system is provided that includes transporting whole pita chips on a first conveyor belt from a first location of the conveyorized system to a second location of the conveyorized system and a third location of the conveyorized system, wherein transporting the whole pita chips from the second location of the conveyorized system to the third location of the conveyorized system, the whole pita chips are disposed in a gap between the first conveyor belt and a second conveyor belt, the first conveyor belt is below the whole pita chips and the second conveyor belt is above the whole pita chips, and slicing the whole pita chips into two halves at the third location of the conveyorized system by a slicing means, the slicing means including a blade and a blade guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Gregory Toufayan
  • Patent number: 8999417
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for preparation of a food product. The method comprises the following steps: applying on the food product a batter composition; applying on the food product a coating composition; applying oil on the food product, wherein said batter composition, said coating composition and said oil form a coating of the food product; subjecting the food product and the coating to a hot air cooking treatment in an impingement oven at such a temperature and for such a period of time that the coating is cooked while the food product remains substantially untreated by the hot air cooking treatment, wherein the temperature of the hot air cooking treatment is in the range of 230° C. to 290° C. and wherein the hot air in the hot air cooking treatment is applied on both the top and the bottom of the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: John Bean Technologies AB
    Inventors: Ian George Burns, Nigel Gary Brunyee
  • Publication number: 20140154365
    Abstract: A method for producing a non-fried, and non-parfried dusted vegetable product that is therefore essentially devoid of any added fat constituting a “no fat” food label claim product with increased crispness that includes the following steps: providing a whole vegetable; cutting the whole vegetable into a plurality of vegetable substrates; contacting the plurality of vegetable substrates with water or a water-containing solution to form enriched vegetable substrates; dusting the water enriched vegetable substrates with a dry crispness enhancing composition configured to be dusted onto the surface of the water enriched vegetable substrates to form dusted vegetable substrates where the dry crispness enhancing composition includes an adhesion component and a texture enhancing component, pre-baking the dusted vegetable substrates in an oven to gelatinize the adhesion component onto the substrate surface while simultaneously cementing the particulates of the texture enhancing component within the adhesion component,
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: John F. Stevens, Cheree L.B. Stevens, Naomi Muhlberg
  • Publication number: 20140120215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food and a suspension device (10), the food product being covered with a seasoning, the suspension device (10) configured be attached to a location in an oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Ian Stokoe, Patrick Luke, Bernd Hartenberger, Chastity Prince McLeod, Paul Michael Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140106038
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and related methods of roasting coffee beans, grinding coffee beans and brewing ground coffee. The purpose of this disclosure is to provide a more flavorful coffee brew while minimizing bitterness, acidity, astringency and sourness. The disclosed apparatus and related methods demonstrate economic benefits (e.g., cost savings) over the prior art. In the coffee bean roasting methodologies, caffeol oils (the essence of coffee flavor) are captured via diatomaceous earth or similarly porous powders. Additional chemicals may be added to the coffee beans to enhance overall bean flavor. After roasting the beans are ground. Finally, the ground coffee is brewed with activated carbon to remove undesirable chemicals that cause bitterness, acidity, astringency, and/or sourness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20140093627
    Abstract: A method of creating a meat piece includes cooking a meat product until it is fully cooked including cooking the meat product until it has an internal temperature of approximately at least 165° F. After cooking the meat product, the meat product is sliced into meat pieces. The method then includes coating the meat pieces with a coating agent with at least cane sugar, salt, liquid smoke, and starch. Then the coated meat pieces are packaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Howard M. Bender
  • Publication number: 20130243916
    Abstract: The invention includes a flour tortilla having a low sodium content and to a method for preparing same. The method comprises has the following steps: (i) providing a flour tortilla dough in a portion sufficient to prepare the tortilla; (ii) coating at least part of the surface of the dough with a salty taste enhancer, thus obtaining a coated dough; thereafter (iii) forming the coated dough into a tortilla shape; and thereafter (iv) baking the coated dough. The salty taste enhancer is a sodium salt substitute or the salty taste enhancer is a sodium salt composition having enhanced salty taste, or the salty taste enhancer is a chloride salt of sodium or potassium, applied in an amount of at least 0.05 wt. % based on flour weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Bakery Technology Center B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Bright, Mattheus Antonius Jozef van der Lee, Martinus Gerardus van Oort
  • Publication number: 20130196033
    Abstract: Crisp bread snack food products based on traditional bread recipes from around the world and a method for producing the products on a commercial processing line. The crisp bread snack food products are shelf-stable and have flavors substantially similar to the traditional breads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ashish ANAND, Heidi KLEINBACH-SAUTER, Vamshidhar PUPPALA, Pramila SRIVASTAVA, Ngoc TRINH
  • Patent number: 8465784
    Abstract: The invention related to a method and a device for thawing food products that comprises using at least one microwave radiation applicator in a chamber through which said products are passing, characterized in that before the insertion into the chamber or a first inlet area of the chamber, all the surfaces of the product are covered with a homogenous film of carbon dioxide snow in the form of electrostatically charged microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Moez Tammar, Pierre Kowalewski
  • Publication number: 20130136831
    Abstract: The present method is directed in one embodiment to a non-soluble, substantially white granular salt substitute for dough-based products. In certain embodiments, the dough-based product comprises a filling sealed within a pocket while in other embodiments, the dough-based product is not filled. In certain embodiments, the dough-based product is heated by baking, deep-frying or microwaving. In certain embodiments, the salt substitute of the present invention may be used in place of other large-particulate salts such as kosher salt for use on dough-based products. Certain non-dough-based products such as salted caramel ice cream, confections, as well as products utilizing a reduced-salt blend are also improved using the present invention. In certain embodiments, the salt substitute comprises white tapioca.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Stone Arch Foods, LLC
    Inventor: Stone Arch Foods, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130108743
    Abstract: A brittle having a base made from a batter containing a ratio of 1:1.5 to 3:1 weight chocolate to weight of syrup in the base has distinctive properties. There is in the batter a thickening agent which is usually flour or corn starch. Various additions such as nuts, candy chips and dried fruits may be incorporated in the batter or placed on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Rebecca Campbell
  • Publication number: 20130078338
    Abstract: A method for preparing a custom flavored snack food includes the provision of a quantity of a snack food that is at least partially cooked and at least one seasoning powder. The snack food is placed in a coating container with the at least one seasoning powder. The snack food is then coated with the at least one seasoning powder. The snack food coated with the at least one seasoning powder is subsequently heated to a predetermined temperature for a predetermined time to form the custom flavored snack food. The method may be practiced with a kit having the snack food, the at least one seasoning powder, the coating container, and the heating container. The heating container may have a removable panel that, when removed, provides access to a heating cavity for receiving and heating the coated snack food to form the custom flavored snack food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Haley Thomas
  • Publication number: 20130059046
    Abstract: The present invention obtains instant noodles which do not cause sticking and are easily loosened. Especially, the present invention provides an instant noodles producing method capable of preventing the sticking of the noodle strings even when the noodle strings are straight-type noodles. In a production process of the instant noodles, powdered oil is applied to the surface of a dough sheet or the surfaces of the noodle strings before steaming. Especially, after the powdered oil is applied to the dough sheet. the dough sheet is rolled out once or more. With this, the powdered oil is firmly fixed to the surfaces of the noodle strings. Thus, an extremely high sticking preventing effect can be obtained by an extremely small amount of the powdered oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yamaya, Takuo Nakazeko, Rippei Shikota, Koshi Minamitani, Susumu Sakaguchi, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130052316
    Abstract: A method for preparing a crunchy snack-type meat food product, the method includes the steps of cutting pieces of muscle into meat strips, cutting in the direction of the muscle fibers of the muscle pieces; pressing the meat strips together in parallel into a mold; freezing the meat strips in the mold to form a frozen block of meat strips; removing the frozen block of meat strips from the mold; slicing the frozen block transversely to the muscle fibers, thereby obtaining sheets or slices of meat; and dehydrating and cooking same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL FOODS SALTILLO, S. DE R. L. DE C. V.
    Inventors: Carlos Avilés Rodríguez, Jorge Avilés Rodríguez
  • Publication number: 20130004631
    Abstract: A method for processing a food product includes in sequence providing ingredients to the food product; reducing a temperature of a surface of the food product for providing a crust at the surface to retain the ingredients in the food product and adapt the food product for retaining deformation to a select shape; and pressing the food product in to the select shape, wherein the shape of the food product and the ingredients in the food product are retained for subsequent processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: RC Obert, Chris Kline, Simon Shamoun
  • Publication number: 20120288590
    Abstract: Disclosed is an edible surface-modifying particle precursor composition for preparing edible surface-modifying particles that includes one or more starches resulting in a total amylose content from the starches of about 0.1% to about 20% of the total weight of the composition. The composition also includes a ground cereal in amounts of about 10% to about 40% of the total weight of the composition; and water. Disclosed also are coated food substrates bearing such edible surface-modifying particles, and methods for making food products using the edible surface-modifying particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: David S. Soane, Lauren Fortin, George Courville
  • Publication number: 20120082770
    Abstract: Cooked meat servings have puffed, crunchy skins surrounding tender and succulent flesh portions. Entire meat pieces including the flesh portions and the skin portions covering or encasing the flesh portions are cooked in a manner that leaves neither portion under- or over-cooked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Maxime Jean Jerome Bilet, Grant Lee Crilly, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Christopher Charles Young, M.G. Johnny Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120082767
    Abstract: A process for cooking a food in oil and/or fat is provided. A dry pea protein mixture or an aqueous pea protein is added to a food prior to cooking. The amount of oil and/or fat absorbed by the food during cooking is substantially reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne S. Saunders, Stephen D. Kelleher, Peter G. Williamson, William R. Fielding
  • Publication number: 20110311686
    Abstract: A food product and method including a portion of cheese configured in a single serving size. The portion of cheese is configured to melt at a temperature of less than about 110° F. A batter and bread coating encases the portion of cheese and the coating further includes a wheat flour which has been heat treated. The coating comprises less than 25%, by weight, of the food product. In one embodiment, the coating further comprises a plurality of ingredients suitable for heating longer than five minutes without a cheese blowout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Guy Beardsmore, Ken Lightfield, Bridget Bartel
  • Patent number: 8043640
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing yeast raised doughnuts without frying is disclosed. A proven dough mixture is coated with a cooking fat, such as vegetable shortening, before baking and, subsequently coated with cooking fat again after baking so that the resultant product does not consist of a bread-like substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hutchinson, Kevin Rogers
  • Publication number: 20110217434
    Abstract: A device and method of using the device for preparing and baking pizzas. The device separates slices of pizza from each other and prevents ingredients from mixing or migrating across slices during preparation and cooking of the pizza.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Shane P. Brady
  • Patent number: 7935372
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coated snack product, and to a method for the preparation thereof. According to the invention, a snack product is prepared by coating a core with a least two coating layers, while a coating layer of a dough material located further inwards expands more strongly than an outer coating layer; the outer coating layer is broken on a part of the surface of the core; thereupon, the thus coated core is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Frito-Lay Trading Company (Europe) GmbH
    Inventors: Guido Slegers, Ingrid Dorothe Maria Ganzeboom
  • Publication number: 20110070347
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gluten-free composition that acts as an agent for blocking interfibrillar spaces in meat tissue and to a method for forming a ‘cover’ which, during cooking, provides an increase in the vapour pressure inside the fillet or piece of meat and, consequently, in the temperature inside same, thereby reducing both cooking time and meat juice loss, which increases the mass yield, juiciness and flavour characteristic of meat at the end of the cooking process. In addition, the invention relates to methods for treating meat with said composition prior to cooking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Nohora Esperanza Guarin Torres, Gustavo Bastoospina
  • Publication number: 20110020504
    Abstract: A method of making crispy pepper chips includes providing a pepper. The method also includes slicing the pepper to form pepper slices. The method also includes cooking and dehydrating without burning to form crispy pepper chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Doehne Duckworth
  • Patent number: 7867537
    Abstract: A savory or sweet snack having an expanded, crispy, chip-like textured, substantially uniform, homogeneous, cellular coating is obtained by tumbling an edible core material, such as nuts or dried fruit, and alternately applying an aqueous component and a preblended dry mixture on the tumbling edible core material to form a dough coating on the edible core material. The dough-coated core material may be heated by frying or baking to substantially reduce the moisture content of the dough, and to substantially expand the dough. The thick, expanded coating has a substantial amount of wheat yet it possesses a crispy, crunchy texture of a chip, rather than a leavened, mealy or flaky texture. Use of a pregelatinized waxy starch, which is not chemically modified, provides crispness and a high degree of expansion Use of a pure, raw potato starch which is not chemically modified promotes crunchiness and a chip-like texture and reduces oil pick-up or absorption during frying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Jan Karwowski, C. Y. (Eric) Wang, Randy G. Young
  • Publication number: 20100272871
    Abstract: A composition and process for baked food products is provided to impart the sensorial attributes of fried food products. The composition is in the form of a batter coating, either powdered or wet, which is applied to a food product, and when baked, has the taste, texture and appearance of a fried food product. The batter coating includes at least an enzyme-modified starch or flour or other starch-containing material having oil absorbing capabilities. The enzyme-modified starch is plated with a liquid cooking oil in order to bring the liquid cooking oil into the process, and the batter coating retains the incorporated liquid cooking oil during processing to impart a fat fried texture, appearance and taste to the baked food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
    Inventors: Ya-Jane Wang, Sarah Purcell
  • Publication number: 20100266736
    Abstract: Premium quality parbaked frozen pizza can be made by adding premium rough cut toppings to a premium generally square crust having a rough edge mimicking a hand formed crust. The pizza provides the appearance of being hand made and baked in a brick wood fired oven providing a crispy exterior, a soft interior crust having characteristic toasted color indicia. In use, the pizza is packaged in conventional corrugated forms, outer wrapped and packaged for delivery in retail environments. The product can be removed from its packaging and baked at home, mimicking a product from a restaurant grade preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Schwan's Food Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelly WALTER, Wayne M. PAFKO, Mohamed M. MORAD
  • Publication number: 20100266731
    Abstract: Premium quality parbaked frozen pizza can be made by adding premium rough cut toppings to a premium generally square crust having a rough edge mimicking a hand formed crust. The pizza provides the appearance of being hand made and baked in a brick wood fired oven providing a crispy exterior, a soft interior crust having characteristic toasted color indicia. In use, the pizza is packaged in conventional corrugated forms, outer wrapped and packaged for delivery in retail environments. The product can be removed from its packaging and baked at home, mimicking a product from a restaurant grade preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelly Walter, Wayne M. Pafko, Mohamed M. Morad
  • Publication number: 20100247717
    Abstract: A multi-textured ready-to-eat cereal flake includes a plurality of rice based pellets embedded in a cooked cereal grain. The plurality of rice pellets are formed from a rice product and have a first moisture content. A cooked cereal grain mixture is then formed and has a second moisture content that is greater than the first moisture content of the rice pellets. The plurality of rice pellets are then embedded within the cooked cereal grain mixture to create a multicomponent mixture. A multicomponent pellet is formed from the multicomponent mixture. The multicomponent pellet is then formed into a flake. The flake is heated to create a multi-textured flake. Based on the moisture differential between the cooked cereal grain and the plurality of rice pellets, the plurality of rice pellets expand to create a blistered appearance on the multi-textured flake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: James Whitham, Wolfgang Demelt, Paul Neumann, Brinda Govindarajan, Viswas M. Ghorpade, Tamila Williams
  • Publication number: 20100166927
    Abstract: A machine for canning tuna and similar food products comprises a conveyor belt feeder, a plurality of dosing chambers aligned with the feeder and formed in a rotor rotatable in a plane perpendicular to the feed direction, a mouth connecting the feeder to the dosing chambers, a blade to separate the product introduced in the dosing chambers from the bulk of fed product so as to obtain product cakes, shaping means suitable to shape the cakes into the desired shape and transferring means arranged at a second station reachable through a partial rotation of the rotor to transfer the shaped cakes into the cans carried by another rotor. The connecting mouth has a cross-section of substantially constant shape and the shaping is performed in the dosing chambers by shapers radially mobile along the arms of the rotor when the dosing chambers are still aligned with the feeder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Gianluca PARISINI, Ian Thomas COOPER
  • Publication number: 20100047395
    Abstract: A composition comprising one or more starches, an amount of water and an encapsulating agent, wherein the encapsulating agent encapsulates the one or more starches and the amount of the liquid, is provided. Also, techniques for producing a composition are provided. The techniques include combining one or more starches, an amount of a liquid and an encapsulating agent, wherein the encapsulating agent encapsulates the one or more starches and the amount of the liquid, into a composition. Techniques are also provided for using a composition to create a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Erik Zwicker, Barnett S. Press, Alecia Dotterweich, Vanessa Elizabeth Teter
  • Publication number: 20100015298
    Abstract: A shelf stable fried product and a process for creating a shelf stable fried product is disclosed. Aspects include a process for managing fat migration, moisture migration, and cell degrading of a food product during frying. Aspects further include a resulting shelf stable food product that includes a crispy and/or crunchy texture and a desirable fat distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Janet Olson Wheeler, Deborah Dihel, Kevin Mellor, Jeffrey Schneider, Kristin Mills, Roger Samoray, Moses Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20100009051
    Abstract: A method for preparing and frying untreated seafood in an automated process is disclosed. A single days volume of the seafood products are coated in batter, breaded in a crumb mixture comprising cracker meal and panko crumbs, refrigerated, and then fried upon placement of a customer order in a short period of time. The methods allow for effective production of seafood products in the quick service restaurant environment. The invention also relates to a method of making and distributing deep fried seafood products to a consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: SUPER FISH, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Karo
  • Publication number: 20090285951
    Abstract: A method for preparing and frying untreated seafood in an automated process is disclosed. A single days volume of the seafood products are coated in batter, breaded in a crumb mixture comprising cracker meal and panko crumbs, refrigerated, and then fried upon placement of a customer order in a short period of time. The methods allow for effective production of seafood products in the quick service restaurant environment. The invention also relates to a method of making and distributing fried seafood products to a consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony Karo
  • Publication number: 20090220657
    Abstract: An automatic pizza shaping conveyor device and process of making a pizza are disclosed. The device has a dough machine, a shaping component, a heater and a conveyor. The dough machine receives handmade dough or machine-kneaded dough and processes the dough into pizza ready dough. The processed dough is sent by the conveyor to the shaping component, which processes the dough into 45 wedges and receives toppings which are added to the wedges. The heater then receives the wedges to which the toppings have been added, heats and cooks the wedges to produce the completed pizza product. The process takes uncooked or raw dough and produces an elongate sheet of pizza dough, cuts alternately oriented 45 degree shaped pie-shaped segments from the sheet of dough, but keeps the segments touching each other, applies pizza sauce, cheese and other ingredients to the cut segments to produce coated segments, and then conveys the coated segments through an oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Jen-ho Yen
  • Publication number: 20090191313
    Abstract: A method for making a coated food product having a heat susceptible coating is disclosed. In one aspect, the invention is directed towards a nut having a proteinaceous or fruit-based coating with no visible scorching in the outer, visible coating layer. In one aspect, the food center is par-coated with or without a heat susceptible coating, pre-roasted, finished coated with or without a heat susceptible coating, and cooked. In another aspect, the food center is first coated with a heat susceptible coating, then coated with a non-heat susceptible coating and cooked. In yet another aspect, the food center is coated with a heat susceptible coating and then cooked in a two-stage process whereby the first stage is at a hotter temperature than the second stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Dimitrius Lykomitros, Kevin O'Sullivar, V.N. Mohan Rao, Barbara Vazquez Del Mercado
  • Patent number: 7494678
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing yeast raised doughnuts without frying is disclosed. A proven dough mixture is coated with a cooking fat, such as vegetable shortening, before baking and, subsequently coated with cooking fat again after baking so that the resultant product does not consist of a bread-like substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Donuts and Company Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hutchinson, Kevin Rogers
  • Publication number: 20090029008
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for producing crackers with food particulates adhered to the surface, as well as the crackers produced by the methods. The processes described result in crackers which retain more topping and reduce waste. Moreover, the processes provide optional lower-fat formulations of a sweetened, hand-held food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen Vanos, Decai Zhang
  • Publication number: 20090004339
    Abstract: A method for producing coated shaped meat for preparation in a conventional toaster forms from a molding material essentially slice-like shaped meat pieces having a mean thickness from 5 mm to 22 mm and a width or diameter from 50 mm to 160 mm. The shaped meat pieces are wet-coated with a wet-coating produced from crushed or minced meat-type raw materials, drinking water and auxiliary materials to cover essentially the whole surface-area of the respective shaped piece of meat. The respective wet-coated shaped piece of meat is dry-coated to cover essentially the whole surface-area of the respective wet-coated shaped piece of meat. The dry-coated shaped pieces of meat are deep-fried and surplus frying fat is removed so that the shaped meat pieces have a frying fat content of less than 15 percent by weight. The deep-fried shaped pieces of meat are then frozen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Carsten Beermann
  • Patent number: 7452560
    Abstract: A method for preparing a hand-held snack item is disclosed. The method includes the steps of (a) applying a first edible, heat-sensitive food material to an initial formed hand-held food item, thereby forming a preliminary coated hand-held food item; (b) applying a second edible food coating material to said preliminary coated hand-held food item, thereby forming a secondary coated hand-held food item, wherein said second edible food material is applied to said preliminary coated hand-held food item in such a manner as to substantially completely coat said first edible, heat-sensitive food material, and wherein said second edible food material is selected from a material which possesses sufficient physical characteristics to act as a protective medium for said first edible, heat-sensitive food material when said secondary coated hand-held food item is subjected to a temperature in the range of from about 35° C. to about 350° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventor: Rei-Young Amos Wu
  • Publication number: 20080193608
    Abstract: Unique adherent coated roasted and unroasted bean, pea and nut substrates carrying finely divided ingredients, the adherent coating including an alginate salt, a source of calcium ions and carrageenan, and the method of making such unique coated beans, peas and nuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: Griffith Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Formanek
  • Publication number: 20080181995
    Abstract: The disclosed method relates to processing high moisture content vegetables, such as onions. The method involves slicing the onions, applying a dry coating to the sliced onions without using a moisture-based batter, frying the dry coated onions to a moisture percentage of about 8%, and then drying the fried onions to a moisture percentage of 1% to 1-2% The slicing step is ideally accomplished with a corrugated blade in order to provide each onion slice with an enhanced surface area for enhanced retention of a dry coating, and for shortening the frying and drying time even more than is possible by eliminating the use of a moisture-based batter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Warnock Food Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kraig Rawls
  • Patent number: 6821537
    Abstract: A method for preparing a hand-held snack item is disclosed. The method includes the steps of (a) applying a first edible, heat-sensitive food material to an initial formed hand-held food item, thereby forming a preliminary coated hand-held food item; (b) applying a second edible food coating material to said preliminary coated hand-held food item, thereby forming a secondary coated hand-held food item, wherein said second edible food material is applied to said preliminary coated hand-held food item in such a manner as to substantially completely coat said first edible, heat-sensitive food material, and wherein said second edible food material is selected from a material which possesses sufficient physical characteristics to act as a protective medium for said first edible, heat-sensitive food material when said secondary coated hand-held food item is subjected to a temperature in the range of from about 35° C. to about 350° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventor: Rei-Young Amos Wu
  • Patent number: 6805747
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating hams is provided. Sugar is uniformly dispensed on an inclined plate that is heated to melt the sugar. The sugar flows into a reservoir from which it is poured onto hams passing below the reservoir on a conveyor. Spices are poured onto the melted sugar that sticks to the ham to form a glaze. Jets of water can cool the glaze to increase retention on the ham. The process can be repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Honey Baked Ham, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Gore, Allen Mottershead
  • Patent number: 6780449
    Abstract: Processes for preparing a food product and products produced by such processes comprise vacuum tumbling a food product with an aqueous flavor solution and/or with a dispersion of a lipid in an aqueous starch solution. Optionally, the processes may further comprise freezing the vacuum tumbled food product in a liquid freeze bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Azure Waves Seafood, Inc.
    Inventor: Harith A. Razaa
  • Patent number: 6753025
    Abstract: A method of preparing a pizza is disclosed comprising the steps of forming a pizza shell, applying a predetermined quantity of pizza or tomato sauce to an upper surface of the pizza shell to form a pizza base, cooking the pizza base for a first predetermined time period at a first predetermined temperature and subsequently cooling the pizza base having a still moist sauce thereon to at or near room temperature. Once cooled, a predetermined quantity of pizza toppings are placed on the moist sauce including at least one of additional pizza sauce, cheese, meats, vegetables and spices is applied to the pizza base with the pizza now being fully prepared and either placed in a refrigerator for future use or further heated for a second predetermined time period at a second predetermined temperature and subsequently served to the consumer. By preparing the pizza in accordance with this method, the cheese and pizza sauce are prevented from blending with one another prior to consumption of the pizza by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Eugene R. Tippmann
  • Publication number: 20040018281
    Abstract: The present invention involves the preparation of frozen, fully cooked, breaded, non-battered fish. A piece of fish is wetted with water and breaded with corn meal and seasoning. Batter is not applied to the fish. The breaded, non-battered fish is then fully cooked, frozen, and packaged. The fish is preferably cooked in peanut oil at a temperature of approximately 375° F. for approximately 3 minutes. During cooking, the fish may be moved from fryer to fryer to provide for faster cooking. After cooking, the fish is quickly frozen at low temperatures, such as by using a blast freezer, quick freezer, or spiral freezer. The frozen fish is then packaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventor: Gregg Dowd
  • Patent number: 6576279
    Abstract: A method of making a shelf stable pasta, rice or noodle product, a shelf stable pasta rice or noodle product produced by that method is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Kraft Foods North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph O'Rourke, John Arnold Tunstall, Steven Clark Howe, Lloyd Joseph Moberg