How to Fix 17 Basic Cooking Mistakes

This is less “how to fix” than “how to avoid,” but these short simple lessons can make a lot of difference in the kitchen!

When you read this list of topics, think to yourself: DON’T DO THIS!

  1. Boiling pasta in a pot that’s too small.
  2. Using the wrong knife when preparing ingredients
  3. Using a tiny cutting board
  4. Storing tomatoes in the refrigerator
  5. Putting good knives in the dishwasher
  6. Overcrowding the pan.
  7. Choosing lean ground beef.
  8. Overmixing doughs and batters.
  9. Cooking with a cold pan and cold oil or butter.
  10. Searing meat over too-low heat.
  11. Adding garlic too early.
  12. Tossing cooked pasta with oil to prevent sticking.
  13. Using a nonstick pan for everything.
  14. Turning meat too often or too soon.
  15. Baking with cold eggs and dairy products.
  16. Slicing meat immediately after it’s cooked.
  17. Measuring dry ingredients in a liquid measuring cup.

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