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15 Cooking Tricks Chefs Reveal Only at Culinary Schools

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Bright Side found out 15 simple but effective cooking tips every foodie should know. These secrets will help you to make your dishes taste just as great as Gordon Ramsay's (or even better!). How do restaurant chefs manage to cook delicious culinary masterpieces so fast? Professional chefs usually keep all their cooking tricks a secret and share them only with their students. TIMESTAMPS The perfect steak 0:47 The juiciest meat 1:31 Flavoring spices 2:24 Light and airy dough 3:05 Fish with a delicate crust 3:39 Cooking steak without oil 4:13 Creamy mashed potatoes 4:41 Excellent cream soup 5:29 The best pancakes 6:19 Sugar is not for sweetness 6:51 The most difficult one: perfectly fried eggs 7:15 Clear broth 8:10 Crispy bread crust 9:06 Cook onions correctly 9:46 Don't be afraid of garlic 10:32 SUMMARY - Don't fry a piece of meat that you've just taken out of the fridge. Leave it for an hour or 2 before cooking to let it come up to room temperature. Now you'll fry the meat evenly and get a great meal, regardless of how you like your steak done. - It takes time to fry chicken or pork properly, and you can dry them out very easily. To avoid this, many European chefs use a simple trick: they put the meat in a brine. It's very easy to make a good brine: take 3 cups of water, and add ¼ cup of salt and ¼ cup of sugar. Pour the brine into your meat so that the liquid covers it, and put the bowl in a fridge. - To extract natural flavors and enhance the taste of the black pepper or cumin in your dish, toss them in a pan over medium heat, toasting them until they're fragrant. After that, you can use a mortar and pestle to grind your spices. - If you want to make it perfect, here is a simple rule. Take the butter and eggs out of the fridge the night before to let them come up to room temperature. - If you want to fry fish on a grill, spread some mayonnaise on it to get a tasty, delicate crust. Take a pastry brush, dip the tip in the sauce, and lightly apply mayo to the fish. Add some salt, and then grill it. - Alain Ducasse, one of the most famous chefs in the world, revealed his secret for cooking a great steak. The steak is placed on its edge because it renders the fat. Now you're able to cook the steak in beef fat, plus it creates a delicious crust on the edges. - Before turning boiled potatoes into the mashed ones, you need to dry them properly. Just place them in a clean heated frying pan, and keep them there until the remains of water dry out. Don't let the heat fry them. When the potatoes are dry, you'll get the best creamy mashed potatoes. - Right before you start cooking it, fry all the vegetables separately with olive oil. Then add some water or broth. Frying will caramelize the sugar in the vegetables and enhance their flavor. The dish will be exquisite and tasty. - Regardless of the recipe you follow, always add two tablespoons of sour cream to the mix. This trick suits all kinds of pancakes well, and they turn out to be very tasty, fluffy, and free of cracks. - Sugar can be as good a seasoning as salt. Add a bit of sugar to a dish with pickled or fresh tomatoes or a tomato paste. The sugar reduces their natural sourness and makes any meal taste better. - The 3 components of perfectly fried eggs are a thick-walled frying pan, butter, and minimum heat. Heat up the frying pan, and add 1/2 tablespoon of butter. It has to melt slowly, not reach a sizzle. Break the eggs, and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add salt, and enjoy perfectly fried eggs. - A clear broth is the main component in many soups, sauces, and other dishes. To make a crystal clear broth, you need to cook chicken on a low heat without a cover for at least 3 hours. - If you bake at home, you might have faced difficulties with your crust: it's either too pale or too thick. You can solve this problem quite easily by putting a bowl of water into your oven when you bake. Instead of such a bowl, you can use a tray full of ice cubes. -Use a medium heat for frying, and add both cooking oil and butter to the heated frying pan. Cut the onions, and fry them with some salt. - If you still love to eat it but don't want to frighten away your date or wreck the negotiations, don't add garlic to the dish. Instead, you can apply some garlic juice to the plate. Thus you'll avoid the unpleasant smell and enjoy your favorite flavor. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ SMART Youtube: https://goo.gl/JTfP6L 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Have you ever seen a talking slime? Here he is – Slick Slime Sam: https://goo.gl/zarVZo ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (3 months ago)
Hey Bright Siders! Are you a meat eater? What is a perfect steak for you? Other cool cooking secrets are here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqX_6OCkr2U&t=3s
gets187 (11 days ago)
I'm a riversider
HarrisonCountyStudio (11 days ago)
AngeLife wow, that sounds good
Gray Transport services (2 months ago)
AngeLife (2 months ago)
BRIGHT SIDE 1.5” Ribeye, sous vided to 130F, seared 60 seconds each side
Kitten Lyric (2 days ago)
unpleasant smell of onions and garlic?! what? that is the best smell when cooking
Daniel Kerlagon (3 days ago)
I’m sorry what unpleasant smell of garlic and onion?
William Santillo (6 days ago)
For light and fluffy scrambled eggs add mayo.
Pertamax7 (7 days ago)
Ok sir
Celestino Mastroianni (9 days ago)
This is a terrible video!!!
Derrick Fox (10 days ago)
Yes, they only tell you how to activate yeast in culinary school....not on like, the packet or anything
Very Cool Products (11 days ago)
Hi, Awesome Video. What other tips have you got? Right now I am looking at other methods Thanks again Have a great week
Mike Jones (11 days ago)
3:42 he's burning the cat
morgan1985uk (12 days ago)
What a load of bull sh*t. First tip is don't cook steak straight from the freezer. That's basic cooking 101. Hardly a secret
Eric S (15 days ago)
They need to fire the child molester they have narrating. Creepy as anything I’ve ever heard.
Jim Brewer (15 days ago)
I'll go with America's Test Kitchen for my cooking tips, they haven't steered me wrong yet, everything's done step by step and explain the reason for each step.
Wascoffee (16 days ago)
You went to school too learn this I learn this stuff in middle school
ralpho37 (19 days ago)
You lost me at frying steak...
Su Yee Sia (19 days ago)
Excellent cream soup heading was silent for some reason :(
Georgi Georgiev (21 days ago)
How do you fry on a grill?!
John (23 days ago)
Set the youtube speed to 2X or you will go CRAZY!!!
BeesOnTheNet (24 days ago)
There appears to be some confusion about the difference between bread dough and pastry. 🙄
Kamilla Iqbal (24 days ago)
I like using strawberries and white choc bark to make white choc strawberries
Kowboy USA (24 days ago)
Chewing raw garlic keeps pests away, even the human variety.
Secrets? These are all literally in each cooking show
the yzarc (1 month ago)
I've been saying no to non-stick pans before it was cool
this confirms my ideer about why most chefs are terreble at cooking vegan food. They dont know how to make things taste great without adding, butter, cream, milk, eggs, to everything they make, and the rest they learn is how to cook meat in different ways. :D
EASYTIGER10 (1 month ago)
Not necce-celery
Derek Fischer (1 month ago)
I regretted watching this
David McDonald (1 month ago)
Within three minutes, you've lost me.
pogi papaya (1 month ago)
7:35 what? cook the egg for 45 minutes?
Leonine (1 month ago)
Does anyone know what software this video was made by? Like, which software was used for the animations??
MR GUPPY 101 (1 month ago)
No I’m going to McDonald’s 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
joewger (1 month ago)
Add pie filling to cake batter to make a moist cake.
Ken Fletcher (1 month ago)
What a useless video. Full of mistakes and nothing secret at all.
OSRS Fiend (1 month ago)
Clearly clickbait since it’s on YouTube now
Zerth__ (1 month ago)
Bro, right off the bat; number 15, you should never defrost eny thing at room temp. Either leave it in the fridge over night or do it during the cooking process. Doing it during the cooking process may reduce the flavor, but it will avoid eny food born illnesses. Leaving it on your counter leaves it at high risk for food born illnesses.
beastybren (1 month ago)
Lose the music, very irritating!
sartorian darkstorm (1 month ago)
please these tricks you'll learn either by watching nearly any cooking video or by cooking at home... these are hardly culinary school exclusive teachings.. so pathetic
shane allen (1 month ago)
QUESTION!? how do you manage to cook the perfect chicken? i found the perfect chicken but it keeps jumping out the oven before i can close the door
SuperDynamite666 (1 month ago)
Sooooo basically use indian spices, thats all you gotta do! First take pan, some oil, sautee some onions abt 2 mins, then add some spicy green peppers or jalapenos, then after abt a min, add tomatoes, then after abt 2 to 3 mins add chicken, let them all fry for abt 10 mins, stir some, let chicken fry a bit, then add salt & turmeric, let it fry for another 10 mins or so, then add cilantro, chicken curry powder, cumin, etc, after a min, add a lil bit of water for gravy and let it shimmer for a min, Wallaaa! Use this technique for all your meats and itll work for most. Let me know what u think
SuperDynamite666 (1 month ago)
After adding salt & turmeric, cover and let fry btw
John Childress (1 month ago)
two words: cast iron.
Lester Hitch (1 month ago)
This is moronic
Elliot Rook (1 month ago)
Working in a kitchen tells you some of these immediately, some are common sense. Some are absolute nonsense
tgblail (1 month ago)
it's called prep....
Dangeruss Curvs (1 month ago)
Umm. . U said to cook the egg for 45 MINUTES!??? I hope not... 7:39
K S (1 month ago)
I have to disagree, I like when there's a sweet taste to my pizza. I always put pineapple on top of it. 😍
John Mleczynski (1 month ago)
@10:00 Use both cooking oil and butter, then you say use only butter, which is it?
K S (1 month ago)
John Mleczynski 😂
David Johnson (1 month ago)
Can you do a video of cast iron cooking skillet
David Johnson (1 month ago)
I love you all, as a good cook...much appreciate all you show.....happy learning😁
Justin Key (1 month ago)
Let a steak come to room temp for an hour or two? Let me get my steak with a side of salmonella, please!
Dave Barajas (1 month ago)
.........Well....still waiting to hear those secrets. Suppose I'll check back later.
Matthew Hall (2 months ago)
Considering that culinary schools are like the firm in the film, The Firm, whoever brought us these secrets risked their life. Thank you
Ben Luu (2 months ago)
Literally basic cooking techniques...
Graham Oliver (2 months ago)
Nothing new here, waste of time watching...
Tim North (2 months ago)
Cast iron pans, the original nono-stick pans. I love them!!
aaron grisham (2 months ago)
Gordon Ramsey has a collective of 18 Michelin stars. Nobody on this comment section will ever have that many. Don’t compare the two.
Tom Hassell (2 months ago)
He sounds like Baymax
Nikhil Sharma (2 months ago)
So I should carry garlic oil with me at all times and tell the restaurant not to add garlic
Rebekka Hay (2 months ago)
Yet again you talk as though your audience is a bunch of pre-schoolers... 😳🙄 It's demeaning and offensive.
l g (2 months ago)
i thought he said cook the fried egg for 45 minutes....
Sonja (2 months ago)
Anyone dancing in their seat to this music?
Sonja (2 months ago)
I'm a bit upset that this video is not vegan friendly. I see eggs, butter, and most of it talks of meat. You could maybe talk about how to grill the vegan impossible burger and give tips on how to cook vegan food well so help gain more vegans as a part of a solid veganhood
Ken Fletcher (1 month ago)
I want to see a tip on how to grill a vegan.
jaffesalad (2 months ago)
Thank you, Asif.
Average Joe88 (2 months ago)
12 minutes I'll never see again
James L.G. (2 months ago)
People over react to garlic way to much....
Robert Daugherty (2 months ago)
Health department won't like this🙄
Canadian Babe (2 months ago)
" onions.. use oil and butter and salt".... 20 seconds later: "you should only use butter to cook onions " Smh
Andreas Christensen (2 months ago)
Number 15: Burgerking foot lettuce
Imbangela (2 months ago)
Knew all of this from Gordon Ramsey
Garrett Tang (2 months ago)
Did they show a pH meter going down to represent it being "less acidic"? I think there's something wrong with that.
Douglas Patterson (2 months ago)
Spongey Cake (2 months ago)
#9 or you can just add sour cream and butter and you get creamy mashed potatoes...
Freakenfishzilla (2 months ago)
"Nobody likes a sweet pizza" Somebody has clearly never been to Italy (you know, where pizza comes from..) I have witnessed Italians eat pizza as a main, followed by Nutella topped pizza as a desert.
Jonathan Baker (2 months ago)
I’ll never get those 11 minutes back...
Trip Mo, Bibs? (2 months ago)
Terncote (2 months ago)
You say cook onions in oil AND butter, then you say only use butter to cook onions. There were a few other inconsistencies in the other tips too, like _how to make excellent cream soup_ makes no mention of how and when to add the cream. Someone needs to proof read and fact check the scripts.
John Lupo (2 months ago)
Nathan (2 months ago)
This dude sounds like the mafia boss from the simpsons
Stephen Lerma (2 months ago)
Why Bain tho
Thomas Wolf (2 months ago)
Potato are fluffier if you use a ricer rather than mash them.
Kyanni Ferguson (2 months ago)
3 hacks I've learned. In sunny side up eggs, just add a little water under your egg instead of all of that butter. Cuts out calories. Bake your meats instead of frying them. Baste every 10 to 15 minutes until done. The meat will be super moist and flavorable, depending the seasoning you use. And the best one yet, use one big marshmallow in your brown sugar once you are done using it, the sugar will stay moist. Oh and instead of water in your chocolate cake recipes, add fresh original coffee. It will heighten the taste of the chocolate. One more, before boiling your potatoes, add salt and a lid full of oil to the water. Make sure to cut the skin in a complete circle all the way around the potatoes and when the potatoes are done the skins will pull off like sleeves. 😉 Now, with these hacks mentioned. Let me let you in on something very vital to your souls. Jesus is on His way, we are living in latter days. Do your research. Prophesies are coming true right before our very eyes. Read the book of Revelations. Pray for God to open your eyes and Pray for Him to get you Heaven ready. It's almost time to go back home to Heaven. I love baking and cooking so much that I asked the sweet Lord if I could be of help in His kitchen, cause I love it so much. Idk what the answer is yet, but we'll see. In Heaven, we don't have to eat unless we want to. And there will be no killing of no animals, that includes fish. Wonder what that's going to be like? My lovelies, Don't Say You Haven't Been Warned About Jesus' 2nd Coming, cause after reading this, you technically have. Pray all day, read your Bibles daily, and go to church, Spread the "Good News,"to whomever will listen. It's almost time to leave this earth and enjoy the wedding feast in Heaven. Believe me or Not... It's Very Much True... Loves ya and Jesus does, too... more than you could fathom...🌹💛🌈👑
StlBelle H (2 months ago)
I'm positive no one in charge of this video got these "secret tips" from an actual chef. This is rubbish. 😔
StlBelle H (2 months ago)
I'm on #8, there better be a real, useful cooking tip included here.😐
riblet1000 (2 months ago)
These are neither tricks or secrets. This video is weak.
Zephyr Lee (2 months ago)
7:38 Break the egg and cook for "45 MINUTES"
Cajun Plaisance (2 months ago)
45 minute fried egg? SERIOUSLY! I can fry a dozen in 7 minutes flat.....Mash potatoes, tip...add a tablespoon of mayo.... Want a beautiful sunny up egg? Separate the yolk from the whites before putting in the pan and cook in butter low heat. Keep in mind, electric is very different from gas stoves. Electric stoves can be unpredictable. Want amazing french fries, after you cut them, soak them at room temp for 2 hours with salty water. Be sure you paper towel pat dry before putting them in hot oil. Cooking meat? Season and sit at room temp for 2 to 3 hours before cooking, especially grilling. The season settles into the meat grains better than in the fridge. It also cooks less in time and the flavors will be more pleasing to the pallet.
Jonathan Reed (2 months ago)
Here's my trick: If your date doesn't like the smell of garlic, ditch them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
T K (2 months ago)
You know nothing Bright Side
Malcolm Wilkins (2 months ago)
I read the comments first and the downvote ratio - seemed you wasted peoples time - didn't watch
terredee (2 months ago)
NOT a meat eater. Too much focus in this video on eating animals.
HunterXray (2 months ago)
"Nobody wants a sweet pizza." I guess I'm different. I like pineapple and bacon pizza with a sauce that is a bit sweeter than marinara.
AngeLife (2 months ago)
Takes a trained genius to lower the heat under a frying pan
Garbage Human (2 months ago)
What's with the awful stock salsa music? It's like it was made from some low budget Mexican sitcom.
Agopolis23 (2 months ago)
This video actually sucks balls
Cheryl hutchinson (2 months ago)
The music is horrible. I couldn't watch it because I heard the awful music over the words.
Kris Sisk (2 months ago)
FRY a steak? No no no, steak is meant to be grilled. As for the rest of these "tips".....these aren't secrets. Helpful tricks, yes, but relatively well known by anyone who likes to watch Food Network.
zvczvcvzxcv (2 months ago)
90% of this video is him telling you about what he's going to tell you about.
gavin crump (2 months ago)
This is click bait trash
Ryan mowery (3 months ago)
Use a food mill after you dry the potatoes. Its better than a mixer.
wayne harrison (3 months ago)
This video gives me a headache and Agita?
Nick (3 months ago)
I'm not adding mayo to fish. Sorry.
thought patrol (3 months ago)
so you're rushing home to eat a steak and your suggestion is to "leave it for an hour or two before cooking"? what kind of cretin wrote the script? also can you suggest what kind of meat comes to room temperature in an hour or two from the freezer? good grief.
Sean C. Leavey (3 months ago)
7:06 🍕 looking at you, entire Republic of Korea. 🍕

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