Cooking Techniques

Brush up on various cooking techniques—and when to use them—right here. Our how-to guides to cooking techniques will make you a pro at many kitchen skills. Start with how to roast meat, a simple technique that can make a big difference. We show you how to get the best results every time with our step-by-step guide to roasting meat and poultry. A roasted turkey is a holiday tradition; our calculator helps you determine the time your bird needs to be in the oven. Roasting brings out amazing, sweet flavors in vegetables and garlic, too. Use our guides to roast these to perfection. Steaming, broiling, pan-searing, and stir-frying are more cooking techniques we cover in this collection. With our advice, you can master each method and apply it to any recipe you cook at home. Eggs are a staple in everyone's diet, but they're often overcooked. Use our step-by-step advice to cook eggs expertly by poaching, scrambling, baking, boiling, and more. Once you get these cooking techniques down, you'll be able to handle any kitchen adventure.

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Egg-Cooking Techniques: All Our Tips!
Cooking Methods for Eggs

Enjoy an inexpensive, protein-filled egg in one of these seven ways!

Watch: How to Poach Eggs

Try a poached egg for any meal. It's the star of eggs Benedict and so easy to make!

How to Boil an Egg

Boiling is a healthy, easy way to cook eggs. Learn the four steps to getting this cooking method right.

Cooking Techniques: Making Chicken Dinners
Cook Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts

Pull together a quick weeknight dinner that starts with skinless, boneless chicken breasts.

How to Roast Chicken: Spices + Recipes

Roast a whole chicken with our delicious spice suggestions and cooking times.

How to Make Fried Chicken (Including a Recipe!)

Go for the ultimate in comfort food with fried chicken. Your family will thank you!

Everything in Cooking Techniques
  • Crispy Deep-Fat Frying

    Make sure your deep-fried foods turn out crispy every time with our simple tips.

  • Frying Basics

    Here's what you need to know to fry foods safely for crispy results every time.

  • Roasting Garlic

    Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll soon be enjoying roasted garlic in your favorite foods.

  • Cook a Perfect Turkey

    Our roasting guide ensures that your turkey, chicken, beef, and pork turn out just right for the holidays.

  • Roasting Sweet Peppers

    Add tremendous flavor to your soups and sauces with roasted peppers. We'll show you how in four easy steps.

Other Cooking Methods
  • How to Toast Nuts

    There's no trick to toasting whole nuts and large pieces. It will make a flavorful difference in your recipes.

  • Broiling Meat

    Use our simple instructions and downloadable cooking chart the next time you broil meat for dinner.

  • How to Poach Eggs

    If you've never poached an egg, give it a try using our simple no-fail technique and tips.

  • Pan-Searing for Speed & Flavor

    Pan-searing is a great technique to add flavor or speed up cooking time. Here's what you need to know.

  • Simmering Basics

    We'll show you the basics of simmering your delicious soups, stews, and meat recipes for successful results.

  • Skillet Cooking Meat

    Before you grab your skillet to cook meat, know the right pan to select. We'll tell you what you need to know.

  • Steaming Basics

    You can make fresh and flavorful foods every time when you follow our easy tips for steaming.

  • Step-by-Step Egg Cooking Techniques

    We have step-by-step directions for eggs any way you like them, including baked, scrambled, frizzled, and more.

  • Stir-Frying Basics

    Stir-fry like a pro with our tips and instructions that will take you from compiling ingredients to final steps.



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