Cooking is one of the most necessary skills but also one of the hardest to master. Now, if you’re a home cook, you don’t need to cook like Gordon Ramsay, though it would be nice. Speaking of pro chefs, you might be interested to learn what sort of mistakes they see in home cooks. Check out our list to see how you can enhance your cooking game by a lot.
Pressing on meat pushes the juices out
One of the most rookie mistakes that a home cook (and even some pro burger joints) can make is pressing on meat. While the meat is grilling, you should leave it entirely alone. If you press on it with a spatula, it will produce a satisfying sizzle as the inner meat juices the hot pan or grill grates. However, this is not what you want!
All of that liquid goodness that sizzles on the pan is the juices that would have otherwise made your burger a lot more moist. So, next time you have a craving for burgers, toss the patty on a hot pan and let it cook on its own.