Cooking Advice: 12 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making in the Kitchen

Overcrowding the Pan

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Cooking is a science and requires some level of understanding of how different elements interact with one another. Whether you’re a seasoned chef, home cook, or just starting to experiment with cooking, mistakes are part of the learning process.

In order to avoid making too many mistakes in the kitchen, it’s important to take your time and pay attention to what you’re doing. Keep these common cooking mistakes in mind next time you’re in the kitchen and see if there are any that ring true for you.

Overcrowding the Pan

It may be tempting to just throw all the ingredients in a pan, but overcrowding it will cause all the ingredients to cook unevenly. This is especially important when cooking meat as added moisture in the pan will cause it to steam instead of sear.

Use a bigger pan or cook the recipe in batches.