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Cooking tips.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 22 Mar 2008.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    I like food :thumbsup: and thought maybe a thread based on simple little cookery tips was in order. I've had a couple of good tips this week and thought you might like to share some of yours.

    1) A bit of salt on the chopping board helps stop it sticking to the knife when chopping garlic.

    2) Quick pickled onions. Slice an onion and leave it in vinegar overnight. I don't like raw onion and pickled onions just taste of vinegar but these taste very nice. Perfect in a butty or as a side dish.
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Add some English mustard to white/cheese sauce.
     
  3. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    don't try to cook low fat food, for example using half fat cheese or yoghurt and such like. when the factories do this, they use clever emulsifiers and flavour enhancers to replicate the fat. if you do it, it'll end up with poor results.
     
  4. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Don't use butter with elephant's footprints in it.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    Fresh tomatoes stored at room temperature seem to taste better than those kept in the fridge.

    Cook steak from room temperature and put any oil or seasoning on the meat not in the pan.
     
  6. TVC

    TVC Living La Mala Vida

    Don't have a w*** after chopping a chilli
     
  7. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Add some cocoa to chilli just at the end of cooking.
     
  8. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Never, EVER, EVER do cheese on toast in a microwave :biggrin: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :sad: :ohmy: .

    YOU GRILL IT !!!!

    Fekkin heathens, cheese s'posed to be cooked from top. :biggrin:
     
  9. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Any connection ??????
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Would that not be cheese on warm bready mush?
     
  11. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Well he mentioned chilli and I thought of cocoa rather than thinking about going for a w---- :thumbsup:
     
  12. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    caramelise ginger by frying it with honey, whack some salmon in there and have it with boiled potatoes and salad.
    Best meal ever, i eat it several times a week.
     
  13. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    How much ginger do you use? When I'm doing a stir fry, I usually grate about half a 99p Somerfield pack of root ginger and that's about right for four of us.
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Reminds me of a joke!

    Why's an elephant got four feet?

    Cos he'd look stupid with four inches! ;)
     
  15. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Never give your girlfriend a w*** after chopping chilli...;)

    Roast spuds in bulk and freeze. Makes doing a roast dinner so much easier.