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15 Common Mistakes Beginners Make While Cooking [WATCH]

Beginners in the kitchen may feel overwhelmed at times when they’re stuck cooking a meal for guests and have no idea where to start – the constant fear of making a mistake looming over their already nervous state.

Mike from the Brothers Green Eats created this instructional video that highlights 15 common mistakes and tips to help beginner cooks get through the early days creating meals by themselves. Using a traditional stir fry as a platform, Mike runs through all obstacles and misconceptions newcomers would come across in creating the dish.

Some of the highlights include making sure the meat is dry before tossing it into the pan, controlling cooking temperature, letting your meat sit after cooking, prepping your veggies beforehand, proper seasoning, and presentation.

We highly recommend you check out this video to see each piece of advice put to practical use. Who knows, maybe even the more seasoned cooks may learn a thing or two.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.