Fortunately, the current age of the Internet means that each of us has access to our personal cooking school.
However, as you can see, the use of the internet is increasing rapidly in every sphere of life, and now everyone has access to the internet, so it is significant to be aware that the internet is littered with both correct and false information. So, we should be aware that the information available here may confuse us all a bit.
To help, we’ve compiled a list of tricks every cook should know to make the cooking experience a little more efficient and the food they make tastier.
Never overcrowd the pan.
If you think that chicken breast can be easily cooked in a pan, don’t because cooking so much meat in the pan can ruin your dish.
If you feel that it is easy to cook a large amount of meat in a pan, let us tell you that during the cooking process, the heat from the bottom of the pan will not evenly provide the desired temperature to the meat.
There is a risk of affecting the taste, and at worst, it will also pose a health hazard. Therefore, if you plan to cook chicken or meat, it is better to use a large and deep pot for it.
Let red meat rest for a while before slicing:
Even the best meat can dry out if not handled properly.
After cooking your steak, place it on a cutting board and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. This way the steak retains its juices and does not dry out when cut.
Place the spices in the right place:
To prolong the life of spices on your kitchen shelves, store them in a cool, dark place. It is highly inadvisable to store these spices on the stovetop as moisture and heat can change their flavor which can definitely affect your dishes as well.
When the eggs boil, turn off the stove:
The key to perfect hard-boiled eggs is not to overcook them, as overcooking them will harden them and affect their nutritional value. Regardless of the type of eggs you make, it is very important to take care to turn off the stove a few minutes before the eggs are fully cooked and leave the eggs in the same hot water for a while. The residual heat in the pan or pot will cook the eggs to perfection.
Chop herbs with salt:
Sprinkle a little salt on the cutting board first to prevent it from slipping when cutting herbs. The salt will prevent these herbs from sliding onto the cutting board and flying everywhere.
Add salt to the water with the boiling pasta.
A simple but golden rule of thumb for cooking is that adding salt to your pasta water will make your pasta softer, smoother, and more flavorful.
Add about 1-2 tablespoons of salt to a large pot of water and stir it so that it dissolves completely. Then add the pasta and check that the salt is evenly mixed into the pasta.