Monday, 2 May 2016

I Made Something In My Kitchen

I've talked a few times before about my lack of culinary skills. There are very few things I'm able to cook from scratch. I don't even keep many raw ingredients in my kitchen. I'm trying to change this however. Over the weekend I invested in a steamer and in plenty of kitchen utensils and equipment. I even cleaned out my oven. The small toaster oven I have that is. It would take a nuclear bomb to clean up my large oven. It's getting replaced when we finally get the kitchen renovated anyway.
I'm looking forward to having a real kitchen
One of the few things I used to be able to make was an omelet. They aren't that difficult to make but, for some reason, I stopped being good at making them. I just stopped making them altogether. I would occasionally make one in the microwave but it doesn't really count. I can also make scrambled eggs in a microwave. I got all the cooking stuff because I have a friend and we came up with the idea of cooking together because she knows how to make pretty much everything and I know how to make pretty much nothing. I got inspired by all the new equipment and decided that I was going to give making an omelet another go.
Only slightly burned


It went really well. I even made another one yesterday and it didn't go as good, but still good. The only real problem I had was being too much of a wuss with flipping it. I was too careful when flipping it incase it broke on me. It ended up a little burned as a result but still tasted good.

Looks better on a plate
I had the one yesterday with some instant mashed potatoes and steamed cabbage and it went down really well. I need to cook the cabbage for longer next time. Or just put less cabbage in. I'm looking forward to learning more stuff and experimenting a little more.

9 comments:

  1. If it's only burned on one side, and consistently so, it may be a heat distribution thing. Also, more butter and a slightly lower heat may help. There's no rush, so if doing it slowly gets the job done, then that's fine too. You can always ramp it up!

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  2. Keep practicing, and never be afraid of trying something new. I think you let yourself down with the instant mash, potatoes are easy and versatile.

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  3. Keep learning and practising, Mark! You'll be kicking Gordon Ramsay's butt in no time.

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  4. Good for you Mark! I remember my first attempt to make chicken, It looked cooked on the outside but was raw inside! That was before Google.

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  5. I always feel and look better when I cook for myself using fresh ingredients.

    Unfortunately, it's easy to let bad cooking skills and a lack of time chase me back to bad eating habits.

    I hope you keep at it. A partially burned omelet isn't a bad step.

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  6. I can cook many things, but eggs are always tricky, especially when you haven't cooked them in a while. Made myself omelettes every day for a month, then stopped for 2 weeks, then tried again after that break and instantly burned my next one.

    So really, I don't think that makes you a bad cook. Eggs are just tricky. Keep at it and try making some different dishes while you're at it. I guarantee it will be much easier than making the perfect egg.

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  7. Great job cooking, honestly it's a great routine to get into, the omelette looks like something I would have no problem eating, seriously. Plus food always tastes better when you make it yourself which is another good reason, well done for making the effort buddy.

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  8. Ironically I just watched a video of the late Prince and he said he can cook... but only one thing, omelettes.

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  9. I am a terrible cook too but I can make an omelet. Cook it over low heat. Also, add a little bit of water to the eggs. You would think an old lady like me would be a better cook. You would be wrong! Lol

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