While cooking, we often tend to make a lot of mistakes without knowing. When it comes to perfection in the kitchen, there are a certain methods which can be used to increase the level of perfection. These methods and tips will be useful for beginners and professionals alike.
This list brings 4 such misconceptions about cooking and aims to correct them. by FamousWhy Editor
Problem: We often cook meats and steaks in frying pans with low heat. So the food sticks to the panâ€™s surface and doesnâ€™t look good.
Solution: Add small amount oil to the surface of the pan and heat it. If the heat reaches too high, you can take away the pan from the flame.
Problem: Fearing that the fish may remain raw, we often overcook the fish. As a result, it loses its taste and becomes dry.
Solution: Buy fresh fish. Fresh fishes have shiny eyes, red gills and odourless other than the sea smell. Fish can be properly cooked without overcooking because heat reaches inside the fish and, thus, prevents it from being raw.
Too much turning over meat
Problem: While cooking meat, we often have the tendency to turn it over and over in the pan to check whether it is being cooked rightly. This results in poor colour and bad taste of the meat.
Solution: Cook by checking the time, e.g. allow one minutes per side before turning over the meat. Avoid poking it repeatedly.
Using Blunt Knives
Problem: Blunt knives often slip from hand and result in the most number of accidents caused by knives. They also tear the ingredient we try to cut.
Solution: Use sharp knives and knives made of good quality steel like Hattori knives.