FoodyBuddy is proud to be a platform for some of the most talented home chefs in India! And, we want to help make things easier for you however we can. That’s why this edition of Chef’s Corner is about some cooking tips for expert chefs.
So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 Cooking Tips for Expert Home Chefs:
#1) Crispy is the way to go
If you’re ever making French Fries or Chips at home, you know that they are only good if you can get them to be amazingly crispy. So, here’s a fun little tip to make sure that happens.
Slice your potatoes, and then soak them in water for about an hour. This will get rid of all the starch content, allowing you to get that firm crispness everyone loves. Oh, and do bake the Fries or Chips in order to make them healthy 🙂
#2) X marks the spot
Tomatoes are one of the most widely used ingredients in the cooking world. No matter the cuisine, there’s usually some involvement from the popular red vegetable. But, isn’t it a pain to peel them? Well, it doesn’t have to be.
Just make an X-shaped cut on the top of a tomato and let it sit for 30 seconds in some hot water. Remove it, let it cool down, and see just how easily the peels come off.
#3) It’s a science, not an art
Baking is one of the most impressive aspects of cooking. It shows a level of skill that is often unmatched. But, in order to be a good baker, it is important to remember that it is a science and not an art.
Baking required precise measurements of all the ingredients to make sure that the dish tastes good. A small miscalculation and things can go very very wrong.
#4) Don’t rinse and repeat
A common mistake that chefs make while preparing pasta is that they rinse off the pasta once they’re done cooking it. This is a mistake as it completely removes all the starch content which makes it very difficult for the pasta to retain the flavour of the sauce.
Instead, just drain the pasta in a colander and you’re good to go.
#5) Perfectly boiled
No matter what your level of expertise is, there’s always a little bit of apprehension when it comes to boiling an egg. Something always seems to go wrong. So, try this method in order to get the perfect hardboiled egg.
Bring your hot water to boil, turn off the stove, and put the eggs in for 12 minutes. After that, just transfer it to a pot of cold water and voila. Perfect hardboiled eggs.