Common Mistakes to Cook




Be it amateur or professional, the kitchen is a place of constant learning and so it is normal to make mistakes.

Who never exaggerated in the food seasoning or filled the pan too much and still continued?
 

Common Mistakes to Cook
 

If you want to avoid mistakes to the maximum you can start by trying to know the most common in the kitchen and that may be spoiling your culinary experiences and even your final dishes:
  • Do not use enough water to cook the dough, for every 500gr of dough you should use 950ml of water, so make sure you use a large pan and enough water so that the dough does not get stuck;
  • Do not choose the right fats, the olive oil works well in most cases, but there are dishes that require other oils or fats, be aware of what the recipe indicates;
  • Cook the meat just out of the cold, the meat should always be cooked at room temperature;
  • Using dried herbs instead of fresh ones, the fresh ones give much more flavor to the food;
  • Do not taste the food before serving, try the food as the kitchen will allow you to make small adjustments and have the perfect end result without any surprises;
  • Do not cut the meat the right way, cut it against the flesh shaft, not over it;
  • Too much cooking the garlic, gets burned will leave all your food flavored with burnt;
  • Try to cook too much stuff in a pan, avoid covering the whole surface of the pan, as it can end up with poorly cooked food and other too much past;
  • Prepare scrambled eggs on very high heat, so they will dry very quickly;
  • Turning food too often, in most cases just turn once, letting it cook first on one side and then the other;
  • Confusing to boil with boiling, if the recipe says to let raise boil, should let some bubbles occasionally arise and then turn off, but if it is said to let boil is to leave on the stove until the bubbles arise and several hurried at the same time;
  • Do not read the recipe until the end, always read the entire recipe before you go and buy what you need to be sure you not only have all the ingredients, but also the kitchen utensils you need;
  • Do not use a meat thermometer, this utensil is essential to have the meat always cooked to perfection;
  • Exaggerating in salt or hardly tempering the food, both one and the other are fatal errors. Make sure you taste the food as you season it so you do not miss it;
  • Do not heat the pots before you start cooking, make sure the pot is warm before adding anything to it;
  • Do not let the meat rest before cutting it, be patient and let the meat rest before 'attacking'. A whole chicken needs to rest for 20 to 30 minutes, either for a chicken breast or a beef steak for five minutes;
  • Do not let the eggs bake at the right time, if they are undercooked, leave them in boiling water for six minutes, but if you want them well cooked then you better leave them nine minutes;
  • Chopping vegetables with the wrong knife, the small knife you use to peel potatoes or the bread knife are not the right ones to chop vegetables, for that you prefer a chef's knife;
  • Do not dry your vegetables before putting them in the pan, if you are to skip them the water will evaporate, leaving them soaked;
  • Do not use a furnace thermometer, nor do all furnaces indicate the actual temperature, which makes it difficult to perform certain dishes;


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