How to Cook Carbonara

Carbonara is a delectable dish that originates in Italy a long long time ago. The important thing to know about carbonara is that it is delicious! In order to learn how to cook Carbonara, all you will need to do is follow these easy steps.

This is how to cook carbonara

You will need the following ingredients:
- 6 ounces spaghetti noodles
- 3 to 5 ounces pancetta
- 3-4 egg yolks
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbls olive oil
- 2 tbls butter
- 4 tbls single cream
- Black pepper and salt

Start by heating the water for the pasta, and in the mean time, you can make the sauce. You should choose the medium heat, add olive oil and butter in pan, and then cook the Pancetta in it until golden brown. In the mixing bowl, beat the eggs, Parmesan, single cream, add salt and pepper. When spaghetti noodles are done, pour them into the pan with Pancetta, and add the creamy mixture. Reduce the heat, and stir until spaghetti noodles are well coated.

This is very popular and tasty dish usually used as a first plate in Italy. However, there might be some variations of the recipe, especially when it comes to cream that is preferred in the USA, but not that much in Italy.

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How to Cook Polenta

Many people wonder how to cook polenta quickly and easily. Polenta is a delicious and easy dish to cook, especially if you know the easiest way to cook polenta. Interested? Read the simple and easy polenta recipe below.

This is how to cook polenta

You will need the following ingredients:
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup coarsely ground yellow cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt

Add water and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat. Slowly shake cornmeal into the saucepan while constantly whisking with the other hand on medium heat. Continue to stir until the polenta thickens (should take 20 to 30 minutes) Stir in olive oil. Pour polenta in bowl. Serve. (Duh.)

Polenta is a great dish to be served with chicken parmesan or a delicious pasta dish. You can add to the aesthetic value of your dish by adding a simple garnish such as spinach. Polenta is a great source of fiber and is very healthy. The best part of a nice meal is having other dishes and drinks that compliment each other well.

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How to Cook Lasagna

Need some help learning how to cook lasagna? It is actually quite simple and delicious!

This is how to cook lasagna

First step is to brown some onions and garlic in olive oil until the onions are transparent. Then brown some ground beef in a skillet and add salt, pepper and oregano to it. Mix the onion and ground beef mixtures together.

Next, lay some slightly undercooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of a casserole dish. Then layer mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, the ground beef mixture and prepared tomato sauce in the casserole dish. Finish with a top layer of the tomato sauce and then top the whole thing with a layer of Parmesan cheese. Finally, bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted throughout the whole dish.

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How Long to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs

This is how long to cook hard boiled eggs

Many people do not know how long to cook hard boiled eggs. Simply place the eggs in a small to medium saucepan and cover the eggs with around two to three cups of cold water. Sprinkle a pinch of salt in the water and bring it to the boil. Now turn off the heat and leave the eggs to cook in the hot water for 15 minutes. Now your eggs are ready and you should run them under cold water for one minute. To test eggs, spin them around gently on a flat surface. They should spin freely and not wobble.

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How to Cook Chestnuts

When learning how to cook chestnuts, it’s important to remember one simple rule: Good ingredients equals good dish. This is true of all dishes, especially simple ones like chestnuts. This delicious recipe is super easy to follow:

This is how to cook chestnuts

In a large skillet sauté 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, 3 Tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup of chopped green onions until tender. Add 2 pounds of shelled chestnuts, 4 cups chicken stalk and a dash of seasoned salt and seasoned pepper. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and chestnuts are tender. Puree the chestnuts in a ricer or food processor. This type of chestnut recipe is often served in Europe, Asia and Africa in place of a potato side dish.

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How to Cook Tofu

Everyone should know how to cook tofu, and the tastiest way is also one of the simplest. First, something to remember when first learning how to cook tofu: All Tofu’s are NOT created equal. Don’t be afraid to shell out an extra $0.79 for the better brand, extra-firm variety. The wrong tofu will simply turn into mush on your frying pan and you will be left with nothing but gooey bitterness for you over-zealous frugality. ONce you have the right ingredients, however, you’re ready to make a delicious and super-healthy dish!

This is how to cook tofu

Begin by drying the tofu block and cut into 3/4-inch cubes. Pour 2 tablespoons oil into a skillet, heat to medium, and cook tofu, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a bowl and toss with 2 teaspoons soy sauce, or 1 tablespoon of your favorite stir-fry sauce. Garnish with crumbled seaweed or grated fresh ginger.

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How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs

Learning how to cook hard boiled eggs isn’t hard. Here is an easy recipe for hard boiled eggs.

This is how to cook hard boiled eggs

Layer a few eggs in a saucepan and cover with two inches of water. Slowly let them come to a boil so they won’t crack. To keep the egg whites from oozing out, add a tablespoon of vinegar. Once the eggs boil, take them off the heat for several seconds. Lower the heat and set the pan back on the burner and simmer 60 seconds.

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How to Cook Eggs

Learning how to cook eggs is really very easy. Our family likes giant omelets on a Sunday morning. Here is a recipe that my family loves and by adding different ingredients you can make delicious egg meals.

This is how to cook eggs

Chop ½ small onion, ¼ zucchini, and 4-5 mushrooms and sauté in olive oil. Wisk 3 eggs in a small bowl with ½ cup milk. Pour into skillet with vegetables and cook at medium heat for approximately 3-4 minutes. Next, grate the Monterey Jack cheese on top of the eggs and let it melt. When cooked thoroughly, fold over and slide out onto plate and top with salsa.

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How to Cook Mushrooms

This is how to cook mushrooms

The easiest and tastiest way to learn how to cook mushrooms is by sauteing them in olive oil. Cut the mushrooms up into bite sized pieces and throw them in some hot oil. Add some fresh chopped garlic and onions to the pan and cook the mixture until browned. If you don’t want to brown the mushrooms then add the garlic and onions to the hot oil in the pan before the mushrooms and cook for five minutes, then add the mushrooms.

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How to Cook Spaghetti

Spaghetti is one of those foods that we go to as a reliable standby. It’s one of the essentials in every cook’s arsenal. Learning how to cook spaghetti is very easy.

This is how to cook spaghetti

Boil 1 quart of salted water for each half pound of dry spaghetti. Add the dry noodles and reduce the temperature to a slow boil. Stir occasionally. Spaghetti is done in about 10 minutes. Personal preference and the size of the noodles will dictate the actual time required for it to be done for you. One quick and fun method of testing noodles is by taking one out of the pot and throwing it onto the ceiling. If the noodle sticks to the ceiling then it’s fully cooked! (Don’t forget to take it down from the ceiling and throw it away.)

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