What Can I Do With Cheap Brandy?

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Q: What can you do with cheap brandy? Can you cook with it?

I'm looking for ways to use a bottle that's not good enough for sipping.

Sent by Erin

Editor: Erin, absolutely. Use it to deglaze pans after cooking meat or onions, like in these recipes:

Braised Goat Shanks with Prune, Shallot, and Brandy Reduction
French Onion Soup

Readers, any other good tips for cooking with brandy?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.