Question: Best Skewers for Kebabs
I'm planning on making kebabs for the first time, and I was wondering what type of skewer I should use. I've seen ones made of wood, and others made of steel. Is one better than the other?
Great question! You might think a skewer is a skewer, but in my opinion the steel ones are the better choice. Wood skewers have the potential to splinter and no one would like to find small pieces of wood in their food. I've also found that food clings better to a stainless steel skewer. Personally, I use a stainless steel skewer with a flat tip. Not only are they safer, they look better.
If you do decide to go with a wood skewer, make sure to soak them in water for 15 minutes prior to using. It's also a good idea to coat both wood and steel skewers with a little bit of olive oil before using. Your food will slide much more easily onto them.
For more information on skewers, check out my list of the best skewers to use for kebabs.