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People Share The Foods They’ve Found Taste Way Better Cooked ‘Wrong’ (20 Posts)

It’s probably a smidge of sacrilege to cook certain things “incorrectly”, but isn’t cooking something like 98% experimentation? Aren’t we all just testing stuff to see what we like? Isn’t that recipe just severely underestimating how much garlic it needs? Yes, yes, and obviously yes.

Redditor u/ThymeandGarlic recently wondered:

“Is there a food you intentionally cook ‘wrong?'”

And the good folks of Reddit delivered. Here are some the best responses.

1. Cookies

“Cookies. I love under-baked cookies where the very outer edges are baked but the inside is still basically dough.” —u/Scrubbadubdoug

2. Drop biscuits

“I over-bake drop biscuits. I know I’m putting them in the oven for too long, but I like them extra crunchy…especially when served with gravy.” —u/BBG1308

3. Dry oats

“I love eating dry oats as a snack. I just put them in a cup and eat them with a spoon. I know this isn’t how Quaker intended for them to be eaten, but they taste delicious.” —u/KantalopeKat

4. Tacos

“One night I was drunk and decided to make tacos, except halfway through cooking I realized we had no tortillas. So I decided to make Sloppy Joe’s instead, but I had already added the taco seasoning. I liked it so much that now ‘taco Joe’s’ are a regular meal in my house.” —u/chrisguy40

5. Vanilla

“In any baking recipe that calls for vanilla, I never measure it. I just add whatever amount feels right, which is always more than what’s called for.” —u/IDoBeLurkin

6. Pancakes

“Pancakes. My grandpa is a terrible cook so when he makes pancakes they’re always burnt on the outside and basically raw batter on the inside. He thinks they’re fully cooked, but honestly, they taste so good that way. Now, my whole family just makes pancakes like that on purpose.” —u/belleandblue

7. Fettuccini Alfredo

“My mom used to make her own version of fettuccini Alfredo with garlic butter, sour cream, and a lot of that shitty pre-grated Parmesan. It was one of my favorite meals as a kid, and I still make it to this day.” —u/rebakong

8. Oven risotto

“Risotto. Julia Child puts it in the oven and this method has never failed me. Every time I try to make it on the stove, stirring and stirring, it doesn’t come out right. If oven risotto is good enough for Julia, it’s good enough for me.” —u/Suitcasesandspatulas

9. Burnt grilled cheese

“I intentionally burn my grilled cheese sandwiches. My mom always burnt them when I was growing up, so its become a comforting flavor for me.” —u/belac4862

10. Vinegar

“I love my salad dressing with way too much vinegar in it. I would never serve it to dinner guests, but boy do I love that sour pucker.” —u/Clove_707

11. Salmon

“I like my salmon with crispy skin and a char on the edges, but under-cooked so that the middle stays warm and pink and just opaque. Even if that’s not what the recipe calls for, it’s what I try to achieve.” —u/eatingissometal

12. Ramen

“I drain the water out of my ramen and eat it like a pasta rather than like soup. My partner makes fun of me for love of dry ramen, but I cant eat it any other way. No broth for me, please.” —u/Norwelby

13. As an Italian… no.

“I serve pasta by putting the plain spaghetti noodles in a bowl and then ladling the sauce on top rather than mixing it all together in the pot. I think tossing pasta in sauce before serving it ruins the dish.” —u/HestiaLuv

14. Roast veggies

“I swear that roasted vegetables taste better if you don’t flip them halfway through. I like them best when only one side is really well done and caramelized.” —u/bludstone

15. Overdone pasta

“I like my pasta overdone. Not completely mushy, but definitely past the al dente stage. I always overcook my noodles.” —u/PeachyandSpice

16. Burnt vegetables

“I think the majority of vegetables taste better when they’re burnt. Onions and Brussels sprouts are especially delicious, but carrots get incredibly sweet when they’re a little burnt on the grill. And burnt broccoli is so much better than properly roasted broccoli.” —u/beezac

17. Stale marshmallows

“I absolutely love stale marshmallows. They’re best at that crunchy, chewy stage before they turn rock hard. I purposely leave the bag open in the pantry to get that texture.” —u/robinchev

18. Cereal

“Instead of eating cereal in a bowl with milk, I like to eat small handfuls of dry cereal, each washed down with a sip of milk. It’s so refreshing.” —u/TheHumanRavioli

19. Burnt rice

“I intentionally burn my rice on the bottom of the pot. I just love that crispy part.” —u/LionofLan

20. Scrambled eggs

“I know lots of people love scrambled eggs cooked low and slow, but growing up I never had creamy scrambled eggs so I always overcook them for myself to this day. I prefer the texture of dry scrambled eggs to wet ones.” —u/stellazzi012