Good food has a reputation for being many things. Take this advice to become a better cook.
To make slicing meat into thin strips a little easier, partially freeze it. This is best for Asian meals such as Thai or Chinese dishes. If you freeze meat partially, you get a cleaner slice, without the stretching or tearing of fibers. For the most even cooking, you should let the strips thaw before you cook them.
Boiling and other lengthy cooking processes remove some of the vital nutrients contained in vegetables. For nutrient preservation, saute, blanch or steam your vegetables or simply enjoy them raw.
When making food for someone whom you want to impress, stick to a familiar dish that you are confident preparing. Do not try to cook something new for a big day. This can make cooking less of a chore.
Raw potatoes should rest in chilly water for approximately 30 minutes. This will help them to be crispy and delicious. The fibers of raw cut potatoes that have been soaked in cold water prior to hitting the deep fryer, are stronger and can handle the heat better without breakage.
It works on other foods, as well as meat. Seasoned salt can be added to a variety of dishes and snacks, from popcorn and pumpkin seeds to scrambled eggs and vegetables. The interesting flavor will leave everyone wondering what the secret ingredient it.
Like many types of delicious ingredients, there’s a downside to using garlic: its scent can transfer to your hands. After you are done working with garlic and any other odoriferous ingredients, try rubbing your hands firmly on the inside of your stainless steel sink. While ridding your hands of the garlic odor, it will also have the added benefit of preventing its transfer to other foods, as you cook.
Food is essential to life and has amazing power over people. You can apply these tips to wow everyone at your next meal.