After the outbreak of the COVID-19, many families experienced the enjoyable home cooking mood during isolation and lockdown. Also, a number of recipes were means of fun during the quarantine. So, Real Simple reviewed the most common seven home cooking mistakes and how to fix them.
Ignoring Reading the Full Recipe before Starting
Cooking before reading the full recipe is one of the common mistakes that several home chefs make. So, make sure to read the ingredients well, and the recipe as some meals need more time for preparing.
Overcrowding the Pan
It is another common mistake done by several people during cooking at home, as they mix all the ingredients together regarding the capability of the pan, so it could slow down the process of cooking.
So, make sure that all ingredients have direct contact with the well-heated pan to have this crispy texture.
Ignoring Salting Pasta’s Water
Ignoring salting pasta water can impact the quality of cooking the pasta. Also, another common mistake is overcooking the pasta or noodles leading it to lose its al dente texture.
Therefore, make sure to salt the boiling pasta water heavily before adding the pasta.
Adding Old or Expired Dried Herbs
Not Using Sharp Knives
Not Tasting Food during Cooking
Make sure to taste the food you are cooking to make sure of the degree of cooking, spices, and the harmony of taste.
Therefore, avoiding these mistakes and fixing them may help rising home chefs in decreasing the mistakes they daily do.