Lenny and I used to love to watch Good Eats on The Food Network. Good Eats was a TV show where the host, Alton Brown, decoded culinary customs, explored the origins of ingredients and explained why you cook certain foods a certain way. The what, when, why and how of cooking. I have always been interested in how and why. How do you do that? Why do you do that? Well, check out these Favorite Alton Brown Recipes and you’ll find out!
Well, my Lenny has me beat on the inquisitive factor. He loves science and the science behind cooking. He really is a great cook. I’m not sure why I don’t let him cook more often. Oh, yeah, I remember. He’s a “messy cook.” He leaves a food storm in his path. Literally. He’s gotten better and tries to keep things clean, but it doesn’t work. I’m one of those people who clean as I go. By the time I’m through preparing a dish, my dishes have already been washed, dried and put away.
Back to Good Eats. I’ve really learned a lot watching Alton Brown’s show. We’ve even tried several of his recipes and even more of his techniques and concepts. So, I thought I’d share with you a few of our favorite recipes from Alton Brown.
In this recipe, Alton Brown shows you how to turn your “dry turkeys” into bygone days and unlocks the secrets of juicy turkey that cooks in just two hours. This turkey is not only juicy and delicious, but it’s easy and quick to prepare.
My family loves homemade soft pretzels. I have a couple of different recipes that I like to use, but this recipe is by far our favorite. They take some time because you have to let the dough rise, but man, are they ever delicious! We like ’em best while they’re still warm. Of course, at my house, you don’t have to worry about anything lasting too long. This recipe is just one that you have to try!
Do you know the secret to really good scrambled eggs? The secret is “low and slow”. If you rush the cooking, you’ll end up with rubbery eggs. Want soft, creamy, yummy eggs. Then follow this Perfect Scrambled Eggs Recipe and you’ll be making perfect eggs, too!
These are just a few of the recipes we’ve tried and have made over and over and over again. One of the things we liked most about Good Eats was the way Alton Brown would explain the concepts behind the cooking. Like, why should you cook eggs over low heat? For these recipes and more, check out Alton Brown on The Food Network.
Til next time…