Difficult cooking techniques or recipes
February 13, 2013 10:14 PM Subscribe
I'm a curious amateur chef looking for some challenges. What's given you the most trouble in the past?
posted by Ephemeral10 to food & drink (39 answers total) 62 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 22-year old male about to finish college and start my job in a new state. An important skill that I've wanted to work on is my cooking ability (you know, to, *ahem*, woo the ladies and all). I began seriously challenging myself to do that these past couple semesters, when I've finally had my own kitchen to work with.
My culinary journeys thus far have included (all with varying degrees of success) frittatas, chilis, egg drop soup, stuffed bell peppers, rice pilafs, marinated meats, and many different combinations of vegetables and spices in a frying pan. I want to get to a point where I can cook a meal that's both delicious and interesting. I want to be proud of a meal. With an eye to the interesting half of "delicious and interesting," I've been in search of meals that are technically difficult to do right, so that I'll be able to practice them.
So, my question for all the experienced chefs of the green is, what are some of the most difficult dishes you've ever tried to make? Did you ever manage to finally do them right, and what advice would you give someone who wants to give those recipes a shot?