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12 culinary mistakes that spoil the taste of your food


Many of us are familiar with the situation when you are cooking strictly according to the recipe, observing all the proportions, but the result is still far from ideal for no apparent reason. What could be wrong?

we We analyze some common culinary mistakes that can spoil the taste of even the most simple dishes.

Overfill pan

Remember: if you want to cook the meat with a crispy crust, it should be laid out in a pan so that the pieces do not touch each other. Otherwise the dish will be stewed.

Fry the meat in a pan with non-stick coating

Crisp on meat may also not work because you use a frying pan with a non-stick coating for frying. Such dishes are heated less than usual, so it is better to leave it for omelets, pancakes and fritters. For meat, use a grilled pan or cast iron skillet.

Poorly salted water for pasta

The golden rule in cooking pasta is to salt the water in which they are boiled well. Otherwise, at the exit, you risk getting a tasteless mass that no sauce will save. If you can not determine the proportions, then here's a guideline: one tablespoon of salt per 300 grams of pasta.

Fry in olive oil

When heated strongly, olive oil loses all its beneficial properties and begins to burn, which can completely spoil the taste of your dishes. Therefore, leave the olive oil for salad dressing, and for frying, use refined sunflower.

Measure the amount of bulk solids with a glass

Many of us measure off the amount of ingredients for the dough using a faceted glass, while forgetting that it contains a different amount of bulk and liquid products. But for baking is extremely important accurate proportions. Therefore, if you do not remember all the tables of measures and scales by heart, it is better to use a special measuring cup or kitchen scales.

It is not enough to heat the pan before cooking.

Experienced cooks say: "If you think that the pan is already hot enough, then wait another two minutes and then proceed to cooking." A well-heated pan is needed when frying vegetables and to create the very crisp on the meat.

Fry garlic

In recipes of many dishes it is not for nothing that they say that garlic should be added at the end of cooking, or put on the pan for 2-3 minutes, and then removed. Due to the fact that garlic contains much less water than other vegetables, it burns very quickly and can give the dishes an unpleasant tart taste.

Putting meat from the fridge directly to the pan

Before cooking, the meat must be brought to room temperature. So it will heat up more evenly, and you will be able to avoid an unpleasant situation when everything is ready outside, and inside the piece is still damp. The same rule applies to roasting in the oven.

Do not give the meat a "rest" after cooking

Even if you usually can not wait to try the finished dish, in the case of meat it is better to wait a couple of minutes before cutting it. So all the juices will be distributed more evenly, and the taste will become richer.

Keep all foods in the refrigerator

Not all food tolerates cold. Tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, various tropical fruits such as kiwi and mango, as well as zucchini and eggplant feel much better in heat. Putting these products in the refrigerator, you do not prolong their life, but rather spoil it.

Constantly turn the food

You do not need to turn the cooking dish too often, otherwise you will get juice spilled from the meat, breadcrumbs sprinkled from the fish and slurred porridge instead of cheesecakes. Leaving the future culinary masterpiece alone and not disturbing him too often is one of the main principles of a good chef.

Digest eggs

Yolks when boiled eggs turn into a substance of gray, and proteins to taste more like rubber? Do not rush to blame the quality of eggs. Most likely, you simply digest them. To achieve the correct color and consistency, try removing eggs from the stove immediately after boiling and leave under the lid in hot water for 10 minutes. So the protein and yolk will reach the desired condition at the same time and will not deteriorate.