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: 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 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: Make Beetroot Salad

Cook yourself up something hearty and nutritious with this beetroot salad from Show Me The Curry. The only ingredients you need are: beetroot, peanuts, cilantro, green chiles, onions, cumin and lemon juice. It's basically as simple as cooking up the beetroot and mixing the ingredients together to marry all of the flavors together. This video will show you to make beetroot salad.

How To: Make Pakistani style lauki daal

This cookery video shows you how to prepare Pakistani style lauki daal. For this you'll need boiled channa daal as required, desiccated coconut, dried chili's, coriander seeds, onion, tomato, zeera, Curry leaves, peeled lauki, Salt and Oil. First add the chili and coriander leaves to a frying pan add the coconut at the end and take it out and let it cool. Add the zeera to a heated pan with oil followed by curry leaves, onions and tomato as instructed. Add salt mix and cover it up. Cut the lau...

How To: Make Indo Chinese szechuan green beans

Chef's Anuja and Hetal from Show Me the Curry! teach you how to make an amazing green bean dish called Szechuan Green Beans. Carefully add beans to a medium sized pan filled with the oil contents. Make sure green beans are coated with oil and cook until for 20 minutes until soft. Use a small pan and lightly toast the sesame seeds. Place beans on plate. Place the rest of the ingredients: soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili sauce in sauce pan to cook. Replace the beans in pan and allow to coat...

How To: Make your own delicious tater tots at home

A perennial kid's favorite, the tater tot! Why buy overprocessed food when it's so easy to make your own at home? All you need is: 10 peeled and diced potatoes, 8 cups of water, 1 pound of butter, 4 cups of flour, 4 whole eggs, 4 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 cup of potato flakes. Make your own delicious tater tots at home.

How To: Bake 30 minute simple scalloped potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are a comfort food dish enjoyed by many families during Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season, but that time period tends to be the only time period in which this dish gets any play. That's because, delicious as they are, scalloped potatoes take an awful lot of work and time to prepare, and no one wants to slave away at the oven for hours.

How To: Prepare a pumpkin in the oven for cooking

In this tutorial, Nancy shows us how to prepare a pumpkin to use in recipes. First, take a pumpkin and put it into a pan, then cut a hole into any part of the pumpkin. Now, position the pumpkin into the pan with the hole facing downwards. Now place the pan into the oven on 350 and cook until it's soft. There should be a lot of water in the pan, so be careful when you take it out of the oven. You can nose use this pumpkin to use into any different recipe, such as fresh pumpkin pie, pumpkin bre...

How To: Fry pickle chips

In this video Shawn shows us how to make homemade fried pickle chips. First, take a pickle chip and dip it in buttermilk. After this, dip it in a bowl of cornmeal and flour. Once you've done this, place the battered pickles onto a plate. Next, heat up a pan of oil (enough to completely soak the pickle chips into the oil) and place the pickle chips inside. They will start frying immediately. Once they are golden brown, remove them from the pan and place them on a paper towel to dry. You can us...

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: 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 green beans with garlic

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook green beans with garlic. You will need: green beans, 1.5 teaspoons oil, 3 tbsp garlic, 1 tbsp garlic, 1 tbsp toasted sesame seed, 1 cup oyster sauce, and 2 tsp sugar. Start out by heating the oil, then adding the garlic and ginger in and letting it sautŽ. After a minute or so, add in your freshly washed green beans to the skillet. Next, stir fry the mixture for two minutes. After this, add in oyster sauce and sugar, then mix until it's well combined. Red...

How To: Prepare homemade hash browns

Yes we know that there's been a huge food revolution (thanks in no small part to Jamie Oliver) championing growing your own sustainable food and eating fresh and well. However, how can you deny that your tongue doesn't salivate when you walk past an In-n-Out?

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: 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: Chop up an onion without tears

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut an onion without crying. Users will need to cut out the bulb of the onion. Begin by cutting out about 1/3 of the entire diameter of the onion. Cut it around the root part of the onion and take out the bulb part of the onion. Then remove the brown layer of the onion and cut down from the end point to the root point of the onion. Continue cutting the onion to your desired cut. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in cooking, a...

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