21) Avoid sautéing vegetables or fish skin that is still wet
Before putting the vegetables or fish skin into a sauté pan, make sure that they are completely dry to allow them to get crispy. Adding wet vegetables or fish will make the oil splatter.
22) While deep frying anything, make sure the oil is hot enough
It’s important to make sure that you wait for the oil to heat up to an appropriate temperature before adding anything for deep frying. For a crispy and crunchy result, it is also important to make sure that you don’t overcrowd the utensil.
23) Avoid sautéing meat at high temperatures from the start
While sautéing any meat items, you must always start cooking it at a low temperature. Adding the meat to a pan at high temperature can leave it charred on the outside and undercooked inside. Take your time and cook the meat evenly on both sides.
24) Don’t scrimp on buying the right ingredients
The ingredients are the most important part of the whole cooking process. By opting for inferior quality ingredients you may cook the dish perfectly but get a dull and lacklustre result. Make sure you don’t substitute the ingredients for your recipe with cheaper ones.
25) While baking a turkey (or any meat), don’t keep opening the oven door to check
This is an extremely common mistake we all make. Being human, our curiosity always gets the better of us and we tend to try and take a quick peek at the meat. Avoid constantly checking on the meat because every time you open the oven door, you let heat escape, causing the temperature to drop. Let the meat cook evenly by sticking to the recipe and keeping an eye from afar.
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