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Cooking Vocabulary Words

Cooking Vocabulary words

Here are some important word that will help you to improve your cooking vocabulary.

Add: To put ingredients together; to put one ingredient with the others.

Bake: To cook in an oven by using heat.

Barbeque: To cook foods (primarily meat) on a grill by using fire or hot coals.

Beat: To mix quickly and continually, commonly used with eggs.

Boil: To heat water until little bubbles form.

Break: To separate into smaller parts by force.

Broil: To cook meat or vegetables on a rack with an extremely high temperature.

Carve: To cut meat into slices.

Chop: To cut into small pieces, generally used with vegetables.

Combine: To put two or more things together.

Cook: To prepare food by heating it, so the food is not raw.

Crush: To cause to separate or flatten by extreme force, often used with garlic.

Cut: To separate or divide by using a knife.

Fry: To cook by putting the food into extremely hot oil.

Grate: To divide into small parts by rubbing on a serrated surface, usually used with cheese.

Grease: To coat with oil or butter.

Grill: To cook by putting the food on a grill; similar to barbecue.

Knead: To press and stretch dough, usually used with making bread.

Mix: To combine two or more things using a spoon, spatula, or electric mixer.

Measure: To obtain an exact quantity.

Melt: to make something become liquid through heating.

Microwave: To heat up food within a microwave oven.

Mince: to grind food, normally meat, into small pieces. A machine is often used to do this.

Open: To remove the top from a can or jar.

Peel: To take the skin off of fruits or vegetables.

Pour: To transfer liquid from one container to another.

Put: To place something in a particular position or location.

Roast: To cook in the oven or over a fire.

Sauté: To quickly fry food by placing it in hot oil in a frying pan.

Scramble: To mix the white and yellow parts of eggs together while cooking them in a pan.

Slice: To cut into thin, wide portions.

Steam: To cook by placing the food above boiling water. Steam is the vapor that comes from hot water

Stir: To mix liquid ingredients by moving a spoon around in a circular motion

Stir Fry: To cook small pieces of food by moving it quickly in hot oil

Wash: To immerse food in water and make sure it becomes clean

Weigh: To measure the weight ( grams or pounds) or something




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