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Sep 27, 2012 07:32 AM

What Do You Cook Best?

It may not be terribly impressive, but I have a knack for cooking pasta perfectly every time. Capellini or pappardelle, farfalle or capunti, it makes no difference. When I cook it, you can bet it will be just al dente and salted ideally.

So here's the place to blow your virtual trumpet. What do you cook best?

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    1. re: Harters

      If you asked dad back in the day, that wasn't so easy.

      1. re: Harters

        and I'll make the eggs

        Twice a year we have BLT and egg parties.I will cook to order,from a list of 70 options.FUN

        1. re: Harters

          Honestly, that is the one thing I screw up regularly!

        2. Most any fish in filet form. I love it, make it often for myself, and have played with so many preparations and flavors.
          Now, ask me to bake a cake, and we'll have some problems, hehe...

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          1. re: alliegator

            Pulled Pork & BBq Ribs, and sausage gravy.

            1. re: Nanzi

              I'm pretty good with the ribs myownself, if I do say so myself.

            2. re: alliegator

              That's pretty impessive, because fish is easy to screw up.

              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                Why, thank you! But I assure you, a lot of failures have happened along my road to fish success.

            3. Ooh, fun thread!

              Eggs. Scrambled, poached, over easy, etc. Comes from years of staring at my nana while she cooked.

              I'm with alliegator on the not-so-adept-at-baking.

              1. Anything I can braise or stew.

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                1. re: lsmutko

                  I'm with you on that, I just love the long, low, slow magic!

                2. My dhal puri is now something I'm very proud of after years of dismal failures and much disappointment.

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                  1. re: Duppie

                    The Khantessa makes a fine puri, but making bread of any sort has never been part of my repertoire. I leave that to her!

                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                      This particular puri is essential for a West Indian Roti and I have chased it ever since I moved to the US. I have attempted to duplicate the ones I remember from my youth but haven't been successful till about 6 years ago when in a cloud of flour and tawa smoke it all came together.

                      1. re: Duppie

                        A duppie in a cloud of flour and tawa smoke--if I saw that I'd think somebody had put an obeah lady on me.

                        1. re: Perilagu Khan

                          Careful...I still remember how to sic a Lajabless on you instead.