Do you see the delicious meals that loved ones cook and marvel at how they are able to create such masterpieces? Everything in this article is designed to help you become a better cook.
Prepare in advance as much as possible. It is essential to have all prep work finished before it’s time to begin cooking. Cooking can get stressful when you’re working to deadline. Begin your meal preparations as soon as possible to avoid last minute stress.
When baking pie or tart crusts, bake them longer than you think you should. The crust should have a nice golden color to be fully cooked. This is because the golden color lets you know that the sugar from the crust has caramelized, which give it that sweet, yet crisp taste.
Slicing meat into thin even strips is easier when the meat is partially frozen. Certain dishes require thin strips of beef, chicken or pork. The meat holds a tighter form when the it is partially frozen making the strips clean cut with out any stretching of the meat. However, be sure to allow the meat strips to thaw before cooking them, for even cooking.
Sharp knives are essential in any kitchen. Dull knives are hard to cut with and they are also dangerous. When your knife is dull, it can be easier for it to slip off the vegetable and end up cutting you instead. Keep your knives sharp for safety as well as convenience.
The longer the cooking process, the more nutrients that you lose from most vegetables. Vegetables are healthiest when eaten raw, and by steaming and sauteing them, less nutrients are removed.
If you wish to have crispy French fries, then you should soak the potatoes in cool water for 30 minutes and then fry them. Soaking the potatoes helps to make the fibers within them stronger, which makes them better able to handle the heat during frying.
Follow these tips to success! Your loved ones will soon be wondering where your newly acquired cooking skills have come from.