There is no limit to what you can learn with cooking, no matter how much you think you already know. Many people incrementally improve their cooking skills over years and even decades. Going from someone who doesn’t cook at all to a good cook who enjoys it will take a little time. These pieces of advice will assist you in improving your cooking approach.
If you are making stir-fry meals, you should slice the meat as thin as possible and cut it on the bias. This can sometimes be a tricky undertaking and very time-consuming. Remove the meat before it is frozen, but still firm, and slice it at 45 degrees against the grain.
If you messed it up, you can use this trick to fix it and no one will be the wiser. In a small bowl, combine two tablespoons of water and 3 teaspoons of corn starch. In order to create a thicker sauce, add the mixture to the sauce, while it is cooking on low heat. You need to add this solution very slowly and stir while adding so the sauce does not become too thick or burn.
Do you feel you are being wasteful by discarding molded fruit? Is it possible to save the fruit by cutting the bad part out of it? No, it’s not okay to remove the moldy parts. No healthy method of saving any fruit that is partly rotted exists. Throw half-rotten fruit away, because mold can go much deeper than your eyes can see; you can get very sick from eating food with mold.
For crispier French fries, put raw potatoes into cold water and let them sit there for about half an hour before frying. When your potatoes soak up cold fluids, their fibers are reinforced. This means that they will hold up better to the heat necessary for the frying process.
Do you enjoy the flavor of fresh basil? Gather a small bunch of freshly cut basil and place it in a glass. Put enough water into the glass to cover the stems but not the leaves. Just put it out in an open space to maintain its freshness. If you keep the water as fresh as you can, roots will start growing. You can encourage the basil’s growth even further by trimming it back from time to time, keeping it fresh and healthy even longer.
It can be difficult to figure out how long you need to keep meat on the grill. It is always a good idea to use a quality meat thermometer (preferably a digital one for precise reading) to make sure the inside is also cooked properly. If the meat is any thicker than one and a half inches, you can reduce your grill time by closing the lid.
Learning how to employ better cooking techniques is fun and useful. In fact, learning to prepare delicious meals is almost as enjoyable as eating them. Hopefully, the above article has provided you with insight into things you can include in your cooking, or has at least given you incentive to find innovative ways to cook. Cooking like learning, is a never ending story.