Tips On How To Have Fun And Make Great Food By Cooking
Cooking is a vital skill that everyone should have. But it doesn’t always come easily to everyone. So below are a few tips that’ve been accumulated to help you become a better cook. With these tips, you won’t have to worry about producing a meal that nobody wants to eat again.
A great way to save money by cooking is to substitute similar items. For example, let’s say that you want steamed green beans at dinner. Fresh green beans cost about $1.50 a pound even during the season, but frozen green beans, which have much the same color and texture, cost less than a dollar a pound.
Don’t let extra eggroll and wonton wrappers go to waste! They are great for making simple homemade baked chips. Cut the wrappers into chip size shapes and place on a greased cookie sheet. Spray the wrappers lightly with cooking spray or oil. Top with your favorite flavoring such as savory garlic salt, or sweet cinnamon sugar, and bake until crisp.
When roasting a whole chicken, remember to season well and separate the breasts from the legs. The legs need a longer cooking time than the breasts, if you don’t take out the breasts they will overcook.
If you use baking mix to make biscuits, replace the milk with a half cup of sour cream and a half cup of lemon lime soda to every 2 cups of baking mix. The biscuits will have a slightly sweet flavor and an extra-rich texture, and they make excellent vehicles for breakfast sandwiches.
Buy pre-packaged whole chickens instead of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It’s more economical, you get more meals and you can use the bones to make your own chicken stock for soup based recipes and more.
Buy some parchment paper at the grocery store, and use it to line your pans when you bake. It will make all of your baked creations very easy to remove, and cleanup will no longer be a nuisance since there will be no stray batter or crust to scrape off of your cookware.
Do not flip your food too often. Flipping not only affects the sear on a piece of meat, but it can cause delicate foods to break and may cause the breading to slip off of pan-fried foods. Wait until the food slips easily off the pan or the food is halfway through its cooking time so that you only need to flip it once.
To get perfectly browned cookies, use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on your regular cookie sheets. These surfaces are not only non-stick, but they lend the perfect shade of golden brown to your delicious morsels. These surfaces also keep your baking sheets clean, so you don’t have extra pans to wash.
These are only a fraction of the tips that’re out there to help you become a better cook. Hopefully you’ve learned some valuable information and are on your way to becoming a great cook. Even if you’re only cooking for yourself, it’s always nice to be able to make a good tasting meal!