Do you ever know something is wrong but proceed to do it anyway? How about in the kitchen? Well, Redditor u/lolalovesme13 asked, "What's a common cooking "don't" that you "do" all the time?" Here are some kitchen confessions straight from home cooks.
1."I made fish and chips: smoked salmon with potato chips. I don't know...I'm not British."
2."I take the 'five second rule' very, very liberally."
3."I heat up grocery store roasted chicken with a glass of cheap wine and call it coq au vin."
4."My boss puts applesauce on his pizza, slaps the two slices together and eats it like a sandwich."
5."When breading things in a traditional milk, flour, egg, and breadcrumb mix, it's recommended to use one hand for the dry ingredients and another for the wet. That makes total sense, but I just use one hand for everything and keep the other hand completely clean. I'd rather have one hand I can use instead of two dirty ones."
6."I often eat Lunchables and just tell myself they're actually charcuterie."
7."I always overcrowd crowd bacon. It shrinks down eventually anyway."
8."Using dried herbs instead of fresh ones. I fully recognize that fresh rosemary, thyme, or basil tastes way better, but buying fresh herbs is pretty much a guarantee that I'll use them in one dish and then forget about them until they go bad in the fridge."
9."My husband makes spaghetti, tosses it in sauce, and sets it aside. He then spreads peanut butter on two pieces of toast, ladles a generous amount of the spaghetti onto one piece of the peanut butter toast, and uses the second slice to make a peanut butter and spaghetti sandwich."
10."I always bake with salted butter even though the recipe usually calls for unsalted. Come at me."
11."When I'm feeling lazy I put seasoned ground meat cooked with vegetables and cheese on flatbread and call it Mexican pizza."
12."I eat chunks of cookie dough while I'm making cookies."
13."My version of homemade fish tacos is heating up frozen fish sticks and wrapping them in tortillas."
14."I put melted cheese and tomatoes on bread and call it Margherita pizza."
15."When I'm too lazy to cook, which is often, I just pile whatever is in my fridge into a bowl until nothing else fits and call it dinner."
16."I'm constantly over-crowding the pan. I don't have time to cook in batches. If I can't make the ingredients fit in the pan at once, I'm not making that recipe."
17."When my wife was pregnant, she craved ramen noodles prepared with Kraft Mac & Cheese powder. I delivered on that craving."
18."They say not to rinse mushrooms, but I do. I’m not going to sit around with a brush getting off every bit of forest floor They’re getting a quick rinse. What's the big deal after all? Mushrooms get rained on.
19."I put MSG on everything. What can I say? It makes everything taste better."