Even the most experienced of home cooks sometimes need help in the kitchen, and very often knowing the right recipe is not enough for preparing delicious meals. In fact, a good recipe is not just about the right ingredients. It’s also about sautéing, roasting, grilling, frying, and baking. That is why we can never stop learning to become a star chef in our kitchen.
Today we have decided to reveal some of the best chef secrets that will benefit any home cook.
- Turning meat too often makes it lose its crispy crust and natural juices, leaving your steak flavorless and dry. However, a challenge with this method is to know when it’s time to flip the steaks. One easy way is to shake the frying pan a little. If the meat slides easily, then it’s time to turn it over.
- Frying food with extra virgin olive oil is a big mistake: it begins to smoke at a higher temperature, affecting the taste of your dish and making it less healthy.
- Gently drop your egg into a deep bowl of cold water. A very fresh egg will sink to the bottom and lay flat. If the egg balances in the water, it is about two-three weeks old but still good. The eggs that float to the surface have gone bad and should not be eaten.
- Serving just-cooked meat is wrong. Taking the time to let meat ‘rest’ after cooking ensures the best possible texture and flavor.