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2022-01-19 9:53:50 AM  
Cooking Mistake No. 4: Not Tasting As You Go

Taste your food throughout the cooking process, adjusting flavors as you go. You'll have more control over the final product and learn how cooking changes food.

Living alone currently, this is OK. Not when you are serving it to others unless you use a clean spoon or fork.
 
2022-01-19 10:35:05 AM  

kdawg7736: Cooking Mistake No. 4: Not Tasting As You Go

Taste your food throughout the cooking process, adjusting flavors as you go. You'll have more control over the final product and learn how cooking changes food.

Living alone currently, this is OK. Not when you are serving it to others unless you use a clean spoon or fork.


Keep a small jar or mug on the countertop with a handful of small spoons in it.  Grab a spoon, taste, toss spoon in sink.  Repeat.
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-01-19 10:35:21 AM  
When future wife and i worked together, she once burned boiled potatoes, for mash.

She smoked a tad too much weed that day, and just forgot about them, and all the water had evaporated. Any time either of us does something stupid, the response is  "at least I didn't burn water"
 
2022-01-19 10:50:12 AM  

FrancoFile: kdawg7736: Cooking Mistake No. 4: Not Tasting As You Go

Taste your food throughout the cooking process, adjusting flavors as you go. You'll have more control over the final product and learn how cooking changes food.

Living alone currently, this is OK. Not when you are serving it to others unless you use a clean spoon or fork.

Keep a small jar or mug on the countertop with a handful of small spoons in it.  Grab a spoon, taste, toss spoon in sink.  Repeat.


I'm super lazy and buy those bulk small wooden tasting spoons online.

Tasting your own cooking aside, they're handy when you need a quick spoon but don't wanna dirty a metal one.
 
2022-01-19 10:52:04 AM  

kdawg7736: unless you use a clean spoon or fork.


Yes, just use clean ones.
 
2022-01-19 10:57:24 AM  
Oh, goody, a slide show!

10 - Overmixing
9 - Not resting meats & casseroles
8 - Slicing meat with the grain
7 - Using a dull knife
6 - Putting wet food into pans
5 - Not seasoning enough
4 - Not tasting as you go
3 - Not reading the recipe
2 - Crowding the pan
1 - Being afraid of heat

There you go.
 
2022-01-19 11:04:06 AM  
If its something you made a thousand times, why bother tasting it as you go. If you are one of those sorry perfectionists sure, make more pressure on yourself for no reason.

Otherwise accept some minor variations in your food. Its good for you


Oh and the list fails without saying go lite on the salt
 
2022-01-19 11:11:55 AM  

kdawg7736: Cooking Mistake No. 4: Not Tasting As You Go

Taste your food throughout the cooking process, adjusting flavors as you go. You'll have more control over the final product and learn how cooking changes food.

Living alone currently, this is OK. Not when you are serving it to others unless you use a clean spoon or fork.


Don't worry fussy-britches. I lick the spoon clean every time.
 
2022-01-19 11:28:57 AM  
No Medium rare chicken?
 
2022-01-19 12:06:11 PM  
I made steak with pepper sauce for my birthday. I didn't deglaze the pan, and I slightly overcooked the meat.

Still, garlicy, peppery brown butter over steak is pretty dang good. But, the act of f*cking up something so simple was really annoying.

Also, all they had at the store was curly fries. You can't eat those without thinking about why you were at Arby's the last time.
 
2022-01-19 12:19:23 PM  

Concrete Donkey: If its something you made a thousand times, why bother tasting it as you go.


A pepper you buy today isn't the same as a pepper you buy next week
The paprika in your cupboard degrades over time and isn't as flavorful as it was last year
The chicken stock you used to deglaze isn't the same brand as you used to use
etc.
 
2022-01-19 12:26:01 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Oh and the list fails without saying go lite on the salt


LOL. Most recipes use *too little* salt. The proper amount of salt to add is just shy of "too much."

If you're adding salt to the dish at the table, you didn't cook it right.
 
2022-01-19 12:50:14 PM  
At least it wasnt about claire and her mayo...
 
2022-01-19 1:02:28 PM  

mrparks: Also, all they had at the store was curly fries. You can't eat those without thinking about why you were at Arby's the last time.


Let's just say that mistakes were made.
 
Ant
2022-01-19 1:44:04 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Oh and the list fails without saying go lite on the salt


OK, but a lot of people seem to think the only thing salt is good for is making things salty, so they don't use it at all when cooking. Salt is an amplifier.
 
2022-01-19 1:57:10 PM  

151: When future wife and i worked together, she once burned boiled potatoes, for mash.

She smoked a tad too much weed that day, and just forgot about them, and all the water had evaporated. Any time either of us does something stupid, the response is  "at least I didn't burn water"


all's I can say is, if this happens, then that's a keeper.

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2022-01-19 2:42:34 PM  

Ant: Concrete Donkey: Oh and the list fails without saying go lite on the salt

OK, but a lot of people seem to think the only thing salt is good for is making things salty, so they don't use it at all when cooking. Salt is an amplifier.


Its more that you can recover from almost anything besides oversalting something. Too much spice or specific flavor of some kind isnt too hard to work around, but if you put too much salt on/in something you may as well toss it and start over
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-01-19 2:57:09 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Ant: Concrete Donkey: Oh and the list fails without saying go lite on the salt

OK, but a lot of people seem to think the only thing salt is good for is making things salty, so they don't use it at all when cooking. Salt is an amplifier.

Its more that you can recover from almost anything besides oversalting something. Too much spice or specific flavor of some kind isnt too hard to work around, but if you put too much salt on/in something you may as well toss it and start over


Which is....why you taste as you go. Yes, even if you've made it a thousand times.
 
2022-01-19 6:20:21 PM  
I like sous vide.  But, 65 minutes for the "perfect" soft boiled egg?
 
2022-01-19 6:43:29 PM  

kdawg7736: Cooking Mistake No. 4: Not Tasting As You Go

Taste your food throughout the cooking process, adjusting flavors as you go. You'll have more control over the final product and learn how cooking changes food.

Living alone currently, this is OK. Not when you are serving it to others unless you use a clean spoon or fork.


Uhh, if you're cooking things to a safe temperature it's fine. Nothing in your mouth is going to outlive salmonella, so a little of your spit going in the food isn't going to make a difference.
 
Ant
2022-01-19 6:46:36 PM  

natazha: I like sous vide.  But, 65 minutes for the "perfect" soft boiled egg?


I'd do it if I was making a batch of marinated ramen eggs
 
2022-01-19 6:54:06 PM  

NobleHam: kdawg7736: Cooking Mistake No. 4: Not Tasting As You Go

Taste your food throughout the cooking process, adjusting flavors as you go. You'll have more control over the final product and learn how cooking changes food.

Living alone currently, this is OK. Not when you are serving it to others unless you use a clean spoon or fork.

Uhh, if you're cooking things to a safe temperature it's fine. Nothing in your mouth is going to outlive salmonella, so a little of your spit going in the food isn't going to make a difference.


I cook with radically different "guardrails" for myself, my immediate family and guests.
 
2022-01-19 8:37:50 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Ant: Concrete Donkey: Oh and the list fails without saying go lite on the salt

OK, but a lot of people seem to think the only thing salt is good for is making things salty, so they don't use it at all when cooking. Salt is an amplifier.

Its more that you can recover from almost anything besides oversalting something. Too much spice or specific flavor of some kind isnt too hard to work around, but if you put too much salt on/in something you may as well toss it and start over


this is where "the trinity" will sometimes works (no, no, not the mirepoix one)

you've got a triangle where the 3 points are: salt, sugar, vinegar. you can bring back 2 of them to balance the opposite 1, but dear lord is the balance ever subtle.
 
2022-01-19 9:58:07 PM  

Subtonic: kdawg7736: Cooking Mistake No. 4: Not Tasting As You Go

Taste your food throughout the cooking process, adjusting flavors as you go. You'll have more control over the final product and learn how cooking changes food.

Living alone currently, this is OK. Not when you are serving it to others unless you use a clean spoon or fork.

Don't worry fussy-britches. I lick the spoon clean every time.


What spoon? I just lick my knife.
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2022-01-20 1:46:29 AM  
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