Never Do This In The Kitchen! (16 PICS + 1 GIF)

Posted in INTERESTING       25 Jul 2020       3696       5

Not letting meat rest

1 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

Eat it while it’s nice and hot, right? Makes sense, but you have to remember that meat needs time for juices to evenly distribute throughout the food. For your average pieces of meat, allow 5 minutes of rest time before eating. For things like a whole chicken or turkey, 20 minutes minimum.

You boil rather than simmer

2 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

If a recipe calls for something to be boiled, boil it. If it asks to simmer something, simmer it. The important thing is to remember the difference. A simmer sees a few bubbles coming to the surface every second or so. Anything more intense than that is a boil. Boiling something that is meant to be simmered can lead to a dish that’s cloudy, tough, or dry.

Cooking in a pan that isn’t hot enough

3 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

Always remember that when you add your meat or vegetables into the pan, there will be a loss of heat. Cooking veggies in a pan that isn’t hot enough from the get-go will lead to soggy veggies.

Not ‘shocking’ your veggies after cooking

4 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

If you don’t plunge or rinse your just-cooked veggies in cold water, they will continue to cook and end up soggy and rubbery. This only applies to boiled veggies, of course.

Taking meats from fridge-to-pan

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Cold meats cook unevenly. If you can, try to let your meat get to room temp before cooking. (Don’t do this with chicken, though.)

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You’re too casual when it comes to measuring in baking

6 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

When it comes to cooking, dishes are typically very forgiving when you estimate measurements. However, baking is like a science, and if you are too casual with your ingredient measurements, it can drastically change the outcome.

Over-softening butter

7 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

When baking cookies, be sure that you don’t leave your butter out for too long. A soft butter will lead to cookie dough that wont hold its shape when baked.

Overcrowding the pan

8 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

If you do this, you can be left with lots of juices within the pan during the cooking process. This leads to the meat boiling rather than searing.

Not tasting as you go

9 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

Marco Pierre White always said “TASTE, TASTE, TASTE!” while his crew was working diligently underneath him. Taste your foods and sauces as you’re cooking them to get an idea of whether or not you need to add more seasoning or other ingredients.

Flipping meat too often

10 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

While it makes sense that you’d want to turn your meat frequently to allow for even cooking, it is important to let it rest within the pan. This develops that wonderful sear we all strive for.

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Melting chocolate too quickly

11 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

When melting chocolate, it is important to go low and slow, and preferable with a double boiler. Melting your chocolate too fast will lead to curdled chocolate, which is gross.

Not reading the recipe in its entirety first

12 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

How many times have you gotten to the end of a recipe only to realize you’re either missing something or that you completely [email protected]#ked up the order of something? Read the recipe first!

Overheating low-fat milk products

13 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

Milk is relatively forgiving when it comes to boiling. However, if you’re substituting your milk with a low-fat product, remember that it will curdle a lot faster. Heat the product slowly and to no more than 180 degrees.

Slicing meat along the grain

14 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

Be sure to slice your meats against the grain rather than along it. Slicing along the grain can lead to a chewy bite.

Over-kneading dough

15 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

Kneading dough is fun. It’s satisfying, too. But, it’s something that you don’t want to do too much of otherwise you’ll end up with a tough product. Kneading until the flour is incorporate is perfect.

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Rushing the caramelization process

16 Never Do This In The Kitchen!

For onions to get to that perfect melt-in-your-mouth consistency that we all love, you need to give it time. Achieve this with a lower heat and more patience rather than high heat.

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Dennison 7 month s ago
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Pres 7 month s ago
#18 if you boil water and have some left over, don't throw it away. Put it in the fridge and re-heat it later for more boiled water
       
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Luther 7 month s ago
Pres, It's better if you freeze it in small bags, that way you will never be short of boiling water.
       
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Obie 7 month s ago
Pres, I prefer to use condensed boiled water for storing, that way it takes up less space in the fridge or freeze. And it's so easy to hydrate it for proper consistency and flavor.
       
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Thys 7 month s ago
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