How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...

How To: Make Pakistani phalli (green beans) aaloo sabzi

How to make, Phalli Aaloo Sabzi, (or for English speakers, this translates to Green Beans), has instructions from beginning to the serving of this Pakistani vegetable dish. There are more than beans to this dish, including onion, tomato, garlic, and assorted other middle eastern spices. This is quite a spicy dish, as it includes ground red pepper as one of the seasonings. The ingredients are all cooked in one pan which makes it quite simple, and a novice cook should have no problems making th...

How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Make hash browns with tomatoes

Nicko demonstrates how to make hash browns using tomatoes. The ingredients used are potatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The potatoes first must be grated while the spinach and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper are combined and fried so they are wilted down. The excess moisture in the grated potatoes must be squeezed out in order to allow them to be easily fried. A flat, palm-sized lump of hash browns must be put into the oil to help seal them together unti...

How To: Clean and cut an artichoke

This helpful tutorial video demonstrates how to properly cut and clean an artichoke before cooking it. Learn how to do it quickly and easily with minimal fuss. The video covers both the flower and the stem. - First, use a large knife to cut off the stem of the artichoke. You can set it aside to prepare later, if you wish. - Moving about 2/3rd of the way up the flower, cut off the top of the artichoke. - Slice the remainder in half. - Switching to a smaller knife will make the next part easier...

How To: Make soul food stewed okra & tomatoes with the Neelys

The Neelys whip up a batch of stewed okra and tomatoes with bacon. This veggie recipe is sure to satisfy your sould food craving. This cooking how-to video is part of Down Home With The Neelys show hosted by Gina Neely, Pat Neely. Pat and Gina Neely and their family own and operate some of Tennessee's best - and devilishly delicious - barbecue restaurants. But when they are relaxing at home in Memphis, they love to create tasty dishes their whole family can enjoy. Now they're ready to share s...

How To: Cook bacon-wrapped green bean bundles

In this video, we learn how to cook bacon-wrapped green bean bundles. First, purchase a large can of French style green beans. Drain the liquid from them and then bunch up a small amount in a bundle. Then, take your favorite kind of bacon and let it thaw. From here, wrap the bacon around the green beans, cutting the bacon in half if it's a small bundle. Put a toothpick in the middle to keep it all together, then place on a baking pan lined with foil. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 min...

How To: Cook Stir-fried Baguio Beans (Green Beans)

This meal has become one of my favorites among stir-fried vegetables, since I first tasted it from one of my friend's recipe. But his original recipe consists only of oil, baguio beans and soy sauce. So, I experimented with it to improve its taste further, which brings us to my recipe for stir-fried baguio beans with kalamansi twist.

How To: Make cajun-style turnip greens

In this video, Beryl Stokes demonstrates the preparation of cajun-style turnip greens. The ingredients required for this recipe are diced bell peppers, 2 large diced turnip roots, smoked pork sausage, 2 bunches of turnip greens, diced onions, 2 chopped garlic and oil. The bell peppers, onion and garlic are sauteed for about 5 minutes in a large stock pot with 2 tablespoons of kennel oil. Vegetable stock and the turnip roots are added to the pot and boiled for about 15 minutes till the roots t...

How To: Make scalloped potatoes with onions and green peppers

This video shows you how to prepare Scalloped Potatoes with Onions and Green Peppers. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients: 4-5 potatoes sliced thinly, one whole onion sliced thinly, half green pepper (chopped), flour, salt, olive oil spray, pepper, Parmesan cheese, 2 cups medium cheddar cheese, ¼ cup of butter, and 4 cups of cream of mushroom soup.

How To: Pickle jalapeno and Anaheim peppers at home

Pickled peppers are a great way to preserve your garden harvest. From spicy to sweet, this recipe will be a great treat on a cold winter day. Pickling jalapeño peppers, Anaheims, bell peppers really, any pepper is good for pickling. This how to video shows you an easy pickling recipe that requires very little time and won't keep you in the kitchen canning all day.

How To: Make mashed potatoes with Snoop Dogg & Martha Stewart

In this video, we learn how to make mashed potatoes with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart First, skin your potatoes until the skin is completely off of the potatoes. Then, cut your potatoes into chunks and place into a mixer with a stick of butter. Then, add in 8 oz of cream cheese to the mixture while keeping the mixer going. Add in 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 c of cream along with salt to taste. Keep beating the mixture until they are really soft and creamy. These are great to serve during the hol...

How To: Make Korean apple kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is as tasty as it is spicy. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make apple kimchi in your own kitchen. Follow the provided guidelines or add a few delicious changes to suit your taste.

How To: Cooked southern collard greens with turkey legs

DivasCanCook shows us how to make some delicious collard greens with turkey legs, starting with washing the greens well and stripping them from the stem. Nest she tears them up and adds olive oil, half an onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Sautéing onions and garlic is next, adding 3 cups of chicken broth and a whole smoked and salted turkey leg. This is simmered for about 30 minutes. She added one teaspoon of red pepper flakes to zip it up a little! After simmering, cut the turkey from the bone a...

How To: Make wild rice & cranberry stuffing balls

Learn how to prepare wild rice and cranberry stuffing balls to eat with a roast and use the remainder of the stuffing to stuff a small turkey or chicken. This recipe is easy to prepare and delicious to eat. To prepare wild rice and cranberry stuffing balls you will need the following ingredients: 1 Tbs. olive oil, 50 grams butter, 2 chopped onions, 2 large chopped rosemary leaves, 100 grams cooked long grain rice, 50 grams dried cranberries, 100 grams chopped, dried apricots, 175 grams fresh ...

How To: Make perfect and creamy mashed potatoes

Everyone can agree on one thing: mashed potatoes are delicious. But they can be kind of ticky to make perfectly. You can end up with gluey mashed potatoes, potatoes that don't taste quite right, or you could forget the cream. CHOW is here to help with their You're Doing It All Wrong series to help you rectify your mashed potatoes issues.

How To: Prepare celery

In this tutorial, we learn how to prepare celery with Skinny and Mini. First, you will clean your stalks of celery and dry them off. Then, remove the stalks one by one from the bunch and chop off the tops of them so there are no more leaves. Next, cut the stalks of celery in the middle and then chop them in half. Now, bunch the celery together and cut them into small cubes with your sharp knife. After this, repeat the process with the rest of the celery in the bunch. Use this chopped celery i...

How To: Dice a potato like a restaurant chef

If you are having trouble dicing your potatoes then this video is definitely going to be of great use to you! No more uneven pieces that seem to take much longer than the other pieces to cook! Chef Jason Hill shows you how to dice your potatoes just like a restaurant chef with ease!

How To: Prepare an easy radish appetizer

Clinton Kelly teaches us how to prepare an easy radish appetizer in this tutorial. First, take a radish and cut off both ends. Next, scoop out a little bit of the center of the radish going in a circular motion with a pairing knife. Now, take softened butter and place it into a plastic bag and push into the corner. Snip off the corner of the bag, then fill the middle of the radish with butter and sprinkle with kosher salt. Next, place this on a platter with a bed of kosher salt on the bottom ...

How To: Coal-roast potatoes wrapped in aluminum

One of the easiest ways to cook potatoes is by simply throwing them on the fire. Okay, you don' want to throw them directly in the flame, but in the coals, it cooks them perfectly. What better time to roast potatoes than when you've got something cooking on a grill or in your smoker? Mark Patuto shares his tips for foil-wrapping your spuds and tossing them on the fire. Doesn't get any easier. They'll pick up the smoky-scented goodness from whatever you've got cooking. And clean-up? None!

How To: Make an old fashioned chow-chow or pickle relish

If you're lived in the South, you may already know this next dish. If not, then prepare for a southern classic. It's called chow-chow or pickle relish. It takes a variety of different veggies (cucumbers, bell peppers, cabbage, onions) and you basically cook it to look almost like a liquid mixture, but it can be it's really fine. It's actually a great tasting dish that goes well with many meals and is something that you should try today. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Blanch & Shock Vegetables

Chef Stephen Gibbs shows you a good cooking technique: blanching and shocking vegetables. Blanching is letting vegetables in hot, boiling water for a short period of time. Shocking is putting hot vegetables in ice cold water. These methods are used together in order to precook certain vegetables or even take the skin off.

How To: Store potatoes & onions

In this video, jenny Jones shows us how to store potatoes and onions correctly. Most people want to keep their vegetables fresh and for the longest time possible. Unfortunately, both of these vegetables give off gases that aren't good for each other so they cannot be stored together. The onions will get soggy and the potatoes will start to grow things. If you want your onions and potatoes to stay fresh , make sure you store them separately. Keep them stored in a cool area and you will have fr...

How To: Make noodles with mushrooms on a budget

This video teaches you a wonderful alternative to eating ramen noodles, or eating on a budget. This creative easy to make dish is great for a college student, or anybody unfamiliar of the kitchen. Sick of those simple flavored ramen noodles? Well this tutorial shows you how to spruce up this dish in no time for yourself or your guest.

How To: Bake eggplant Parmesan

Here's Amol Shambharkar to show you how to make eggplant parmesan, which is a cheesy bake with aubergine. Amol works at Cibo, Hotel Janpath. To start, he makes a batter and then slices the eggplant into thick slices. Once he has dipped them in the batter, he fried them. While they are frying you can make a sauce with tinned tomato, onion, celery and garlic. When they've finished frying, place them on a dish with a tablespoon of the sauce on top. Then, add mozzarella and parmesan reggiano chee...

How To: Make Brussels sprouts with Martha Stewart

In this video Martha Stewart teaches how to cook Brussels sprouts with warm lemon vinaigrette for a Thanksgiving side dish. To do this you need to trim and quarter 20 ounces of Brussels sprouts, cutting off the stem end. In a frying pan heat two table spoons of olive oil then add the Brussels sprouts to that frying pan. Cook for about four minutes until they reach a nice brown color.

How To: Make jalapeno pinwheels

The Food Corner brings us this easy recipe for jalapeño pinwheels, a great appetizer for a party. To make the pinwheels, you will need a can of refrigerated crescent rolls, some cream cheese, a can of chicken, some chopped cilantro, diced canned jalapeños, and green onions. Mix together the cream cheese and the chicken. Next, add the cilantro, jalapeños, and green onions and blend them all together well.

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