Welcome to Flavour Hacking, the new food video series from Fine Dining Lovers, where we look at basic ingredients and explore the best cooking and hacking techniques to get the very best out of them and bring them to restaurant-level deliciousness.
Using chefs’ tips and tricks, as well as a little appliance of science, Flavour Hacking explores ingredients through the lens of four main themes: caramelisation, the Maillard effect, umami and enhancers, allowing you to transform your home cooking and bring it to a whole new level.
The first episode investigates how to cook eggs. With a little understanding of the basic make-up of egg whites and egg yolks, we can understand how they react when subjected to different chemical and cooking processes.
How to Make Scrambled Eggs
The key is low and slow - follow our tester in the kitchen to learn the best way to cook scrambled eggs. With these flavour hacks, you’ll have creamy, delicious scrambled eggs every single time and you’ll never look back.
How to Make a Fried Egg
Learn the chef's trick for cooking fried eggs, which uses a little more oil and a constant medium temperature.
Cured Egg Yolk
Egg on egg, like you’ve never tasted before. Cooking an egg in the dishwasher? Try it, you won’t regret it.
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