Cooking doesn’t have to be difficult.
Don’t crowd the pan!
When sauteing, get a big pan or cook in batches. Your veggies aren’t getting crispy because they’re getting too moist from their own juices.
The Falling Knife
A falling knife has no handle. Don’t be a hero, let it fall.
Don’t Lift the Lid While Cooking Rice
STOP IT! The rice is very shy. Actually, it’s because the steam is what cooks the rice. You peaking ruins it forever and you’re stuck with crunchy rice.
Eggs Cook Fast
Take your scrambled eggs out of the pan and place on a plate before you think they’re totally done. Eggs continue to cook off the heat. Never have dry eggs again.
Smash Your Garlic
Do not mince, do not chop. Smash the garlic with the flat of a knife. There’s a reason for this, like the oils aren’t disturbed as much and cook slowly with your food, but we’re not scientists. Garlic makes everything better, and it also protects you from vampires.
Fry Grilled Cheese with Mayonnaise
Trust us. We know it sounds crazy. Instead of buttering your bread to fry up your grilled cheese, use mayo, over low heat. Mayonnaise doesn’t burn as easy as butter does, leaving you with perfectly crispy outsides and gooey insides every time.
Go Cast Iron
Non-stick skillets are great for eggs and fish, but to truly up your chef game you need to get a cast iron skillet. The heavy skillet will hold heat better, and it’s the perfect tool for cooking steak indoors, or even fry up some donuts.
Unless you have dietary restrictions, salt your food. Home cooks always tend to under salt their food and end up disappointed. Even when making pasta water, salt it until it tastes like the ocean.
Let Meat Rest
After you take the meat off the heat or out of the oven, let it sit for at least five minutes. If it’s a turkey, you can even let it sit for 20 minutes. If you cut into it too soon, all the juices will run out and make the meat dry.
Stop Over Boiling
Stop your pot from boiling over by putting a wooden spoon over it, no more mess.