teach me how to cook!22
Hi, Nicole here. A very average cook, based on the fact I do the same dishes everytime.
My New Year Resolution was to expand my cooking and become a lil bit better at it.
PUT your recipes down below that I can try.
Things to remember:
- I am a university student - I don't have a whole lot of money, but will have most spices and stuff!
Currently I have my cookbook with:
- Satay Chicken Salad
- Saag Aloo curry
Here's how mine went.
Sweet and Savory Potatoes and Apples:
2 Russet potatoes, cut however you'd like them
1 Golden Delicious Apple, cut into cubes
2 Carrots, cut into slices
Deli Meat, cut into diamonds. Can be replaced with any type of meat (including raw) as long as you know how to prepare it.
1 Cup of Chinese Cooking Wine
1/3 Cup of Soy Sauce
1/2 Tbsp Cornstarch for thickening
Cumin to taste
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp White Sugar
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, pepper.
Scrub/peel and cut potatoes. If bigger chunks, soak in salt water and boil briefly to soften. If thin slices, no soak is necessary.
Cut apple in half, then core both sides before cutting into cubes.
Wash/Peel carrots, and cut them into 1/2 inch or thinner segments.
Pour enough oil to cover the entire pan, and then pour a bit more, and bring the heat to high.
Add carrots and potatoes once the oil begins to flow easily when tilting the pan. Flip the veggies occasionally, making sure they heat evenly.
While waiting, mix all your spices together in a separate bowl while stirring, with starch added last.
When the carrots are a bit soft, add in your meat. If you're using raw meat you may need to adjust the heat or cook it for a bit longer.
After your meat is heated or cooked, you can add your apple chunks and turn the heat to medium. Heat for a short while, before pouring your spice mix into the pan. Stir evenly. You can let it sit for a while at low before serving. You can also add additional salt.
Generally works with a variety of starchy/savory veggies, and also works with a lot of meat.