How Many Are You Guilty Of?
You’re definitely guilty of doing some of these. Tell us in the comments which ones.
Washing chicken can actually increase your risk of food poisoning because it spreads the bacteria onto your hands, the sink, and your work surfaces.
There are several reasons to make sure your oven is preheated before you put your dish in, whether it’s to kickstart meat caramelization or cake rising!
Do you use dried spices in a dish after it’s done cooking?
Use dried spices at the beginning of cooking and fresh spices towards the end. It takes longer for dried spices to infuse their flavors with your dish.
Do you pour cooking oil down the sink drain?
The chemicals in cooking oil can bond with the chemicals in sewer water and eventually lead to clogged pipes
Do you cut meat right when it’s done cooking instead of letting it rest?
Resting your meat will allow the juices to redistribute. Without resting, the juices won’t stay in the meat, causing it to taste dry.
Do you use boiling water for coffee and tea?
Using boiled water can make your drink much more bitter than you intend. Instead, let it cool to just under boiling before you use it for brewing.
Do you defrost meat on the counter?
Meat shouldn’t be left at room temperature for more than two hours. Defrosting meat on the counter can cause bacteria that was present before freezing to rapidly multiply when thawed.
Do you overcrowd your pans instead of giving your food room to brown?
If you overcrowd the pan, the heat will get trapped under the food, steaming it instead of caramelizing it nicely.