Simple recipes for an intimidated cook, please?
October 10, 2010 12:27 PM Subscribe
Most recipes in cookbooks overwhelm me--too many ingredients, too many steps. What are your best, tastiest recipes, with short ingredient lists?
posted by litnerd to Food & Drink (55 answers total) 105 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a novice in the cooking department--didn't have anyone to teach me, since my grandmother passed away when I was a teenager and my mother wasn't much in the home-cooking department. I've tried to learn on my own, but every time I see a recipe that sounds good, the recipe list overwhelms me--I never have most of it, don't know how to use it, etc. Therefore, my cooking thus far has been spectacularly boring and very repetitious.
I have a 7 1/4 qt french oven at my disposal, so stews and such would be good--but any category of meal, and I'm not a picky eater--meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, grains, all good. I can't handle much heat in my food. I've seen the Mark Bittman stuff, but would like mefi-specific/tested meals.
Please share your simple, short ingredients list recipes that still taste fantastic. Thank you!