Monday, December 18, 2006

The Art of Cooking

Discovery is probably one of the most rewarding things in life. Learning to drive for the first time (hugging the side of the road), the first kiss (not so romantic), marriage (quite lovely), cooking (not a chef but a budding one). Cooking is not as hard as I imagined. Well I'm still learning the basics but I'm glad cooking is not an exact science.

This blog is my slow discovery on what cooking really is.

How long does chicken take to cook before I stop cutting it halves to make sure the pink is no longer pink?

2 comments:

spots said...

hiyee.. welcome to the world of cooking! u seem quite adventurous in ur dishes - that's so cool!

as for how long chicken takes to cook - it depends on how you are cooking it, e.g., braising / baking and also what part of the chicken u're talking abt e.g., breast meat / thigh / small boneless pieces or one whole carcass ??

simcooks said...

Welcome to the cooking world! We learn something new everyday.

For searing a medium sized chicken thigh, it's about 8-10 minutes on each side. I blogged about it here: simcooks.com/202/chicken-fettucine/
Hope that helps!
I cooked chicken the same way again today. 10 minutes on the skin side and 8 minutes on the other side. No blood. Yay!