Properly heat a pan…who knew?

I am an awful cook.  For real.  I can burn ramen, I have the power.  When the fella and I started dating, I was very up front about this.  Luck would have it, he loves to cook so I didn’t have to worry…

Until he started leaving for the summer.  AKA left me to STARVE for 4 months. 

So I’ve had to learn and it turns out, I find the act of cooking rather enjoyable.  However, I still pretty much suck at it. 

No, I’m not suddenly turning into a cooking blog, but I had to share this video I came across from rouxbe.com. One of my favorite things to whip up is chicken marsala.  It’s really easy and one of my favorite dishes, but for the life of me I can’t get the pan searing thing down.  My chicken always sticks. ALWAYS. 

Turns out, I’m just not heating the pan properly.  Check out this awesome little trick that I was completely unaware of. 

Rouxbe Online Cooking School & Video Recipes

2 Comments

  1. Reply
    annie December 18, 2009

    LOL! This is great. One of those things I’ve used for years to the point that I would never think of it as something to show someone. FYI- it really works.

  2. Reply
    Ry December 18, 2009

    Ha! I know, how could I possibly admit that this is new information. But but…the video is sooo helpful!

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