Popular Food Recipes - Side Dishes
- When separating eggs, break them into a funnel. The whites will go through leaving the yolk intact in the funnel.
- Fresh fish freeze well in a milk carton filled with water.
- Make your own celery flakes. Just cut and wash the leaves from the celery stalks; place them in the oven on low heat or in the hot sun until thoroughly dry. Crumble and store in an air−tight container.
- When picking a melon, smell it for freshness and ripeness. Check to see that the fruit is heavy in weight and that the spot on the end where it has been plucked from the vine is soft.
- When tossing a salad with a basic vinaigrette, always make the vinaigrette at least 1/2 hour ahead of time and let the mixture sit to allow the flavors to marry. Pour the vinaigrette down the side of the bowl, not directly on the greens, for a more evenly dressed salad.
- For the perfect boiled egg, cover eggs with cold water and a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a full boil. Remove the pan from the heat and cover. Let the eggs sit for 8−9 minutes. Drain the water and place the eggs in ice water to cool to stop the cooking process.
- When braising meat, cook it at a low temperature for a long time to keep the meat tender and have it retain all the juices.
- When cooking any kind of strawberry dessert, add a splash of aged Balsamic vinegar to the recipe to enhance the flavor of the strawberries.