How to Fry an Egg: And 20 Other Basic Cooking Techniques

Best of 2010

The braised leg of lamb with balsamic demi-glace and chiffonade of fennel is one thing, but sometimes you just need to know how to fry an egg. We dove deep into cooking basics this year, starting with our Home Hack Month in February and continuing through the months that followed. Here are the how-to’s, tutorials, and videos for the top 20 techniques that form the basis of our cooking.

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• 1 How to French-Cut an Onion
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• 3 How to Fry an Egg: The Video
• 4 How to Slice a Bell Pepper
• 5 How to Roast a ChickenAND MORE...
• 6 How to Learn Basic Knife Skills: The Video
• 7 How to Steam Vegetables
• 8 How to Mince Garlic: The Video
• 9 How to Cook Brown Rice
• 10 How to Carve a Roast Chicken
• 11 How to Cut a Chicken into Parts
• 12 How to Make Homemade Stock
• 13 How to Make Bread
• 14 How to Knead Bread: The Video
• 15 How to Shape Dinner Rolls
• 16 How to Make a Soufflé
• 17 How to Make a Béchamel White Sauce
• 18 How to Make a Silky Sweet Crème Anglaise
• 19 How to Make Creamy and Luscious Scrambled Eggs
• 20 How to Poach an Egg

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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