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How To: Crack open Alaskan king crab legs

In this tutorial, we learn how to crack open Alaskan king crab legs. First, you will take the crab legs and let them cool off so you can handle them. After this, find the bottom piece that was attached to the body. What you want to do is always start from the tip and bend it backwards. What you will see is the tendons come out. If you don't do this, you will end up chewing on them when you eat the meat. From here, you will bend back towards the middle of the leg and then you can remove the me...

How To: Cook rice without salt

Are you on a low-salt diet and need some healthy recipes that are friendly on your taste buds and wallet? This superb video serves up an easy and delicious recipe that will please everyone, whether or not the doctor has advised them to cut down on the sodium. The tutorial, one in a fantastic and free video series, offers excellent tips on how to properly cook your rice, as well as how to dress it up without damaging your health.

How To: Chop up an onion without tears

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut an onion without crying. Users will need to cut out the bulb of the onion. Begin by cutting out about 1/3 of the entire diameter of the onion. Cut it around the root part of the onion and take out the bulb part of the onion. Then remove the brown layer of the onion and cut down from the end point to the root point of the onion. Continue cutting the onion to your desired cut. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in cooking, a...

How To: Make a no-ferment, no-smoke thuringer sausage

This is a short video teaching you how to make a no-ferment, no-smoke thuringer sausage using a domestic oven. The process excludes the addition of coarse ground venison to the recipe which works to improve the texture. This clip is concentrated on the mixing and cooking process in a residential environment. Additional comments on pH are included. Stuffing, slicing and packing are touched on lightly using a 9" commercial slicer and residential vacuum sealer. The recipe is available at the end.

How To: Make home made jelly donuts at home

Delicious jelly donuts, made at home! For this recipe, you will need: 4 1/2 cups white flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 envelope of dry active yeast, 1 cup milk (room temperature), 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/2 cup of your favorite jelly and vegetable oil for frying. Make home made jelly donuts at home.

How To: Cook beef with pan-to-oven roasting

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook beef with pan-to-oven roasting. First, place your piece of beef on a flat surface and coat with olive oil, salt, and fresh pepper. After this, take the beef to a hot skillet and cook it on each side until slightly browned and charred. Next, place the beef on a baking rake and bake in the oven until it's just about cooked. After this, take the beef out and wrap it in foil, then continue cooking until it's cooked to your liking. When finished, let sit for ...

How To: Chop a no-tears onion

Learn the correct way to chop an onion without crying in this quick tutorial. Start by cutting the onion in half. Remove the outer skin leaving the root on the onion. Leaving it one will help to keep the onion together an will keep you from crying. The next step, which might seem a little silly, is to put a spoon in your mouth. This is one method that will keep your eyes from tearing up while you chop the onion. Next, you'll learn how to properly sharpen a knife. Next, you'll learn how to cho...

How To: Make and eat polenta, the traditional way

In order to make and eat Polenta the traditional way, you will need the following: 600 grams polenta flour, 1.5 liters of warm water, 2 liters of boiling vegetable or meat stock, salt, and a tomato meat sauce. Slowly add the polenta to the water. Add it a little at a time, stirring it constantly. A wire whisk may help you to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil. Add the stock one ladle at a time. Stir it as you add the stock. Allow it to cook for 30 minutes.

How To: Make pomegranate juice at home

In this video from jinip23 we learn how to make pomegranate juice at home. She takes 3 pomegranates and peels them and removes the seeds. You can use the inside peel as a cold remedy. Now take all of the seeds and put in a blender. Add a bit of water into the blender. Then add some sugar to it as well. Add as needed. Now blend it in the blender. You might need to blend a bit more. Blend until it is smooth. Then sieve the seeds away if you prefer the juice without the seeds in it. Once those s...

How To: Make pomegranate juice

In this video, Sheba is demonstrating how to make pomegranate juice. She is mixing the juices of pomegranate and oranges. It is just an option. If you want you can drink pure pomegranate juice also. Pomegranate is very good for heart and has cancer fighting abilities. So pomegranate juice is a very healthy drink. You have to cut the pomegranate into two halves and then extract the juice in a citrus juicer. Further you can also extract juice out of oranges and have a mix juice ready. If you pr...

How To: Make pizza dough base

In this five-part tutorial, learn how to make the perfect pizza crust with chef, Mark Gill, the executive chef at Little Creatures Fremantle WA. In each of these five short & informative videos learn how to start by mixing the ingredients by hand, how to knead the dough, shape the dough balls then pizza base, and finally, how to toss the pizza like the professionals! Make the perfect pizza dough for your pizza from today forward!

How To: Make crunchy tempura flakes for sushi

Vraymond02 shows how to make crunchy tempura flakes. Start by peeping a pan that will be used for draining. Mix your wet ingredients together, then put flour, water, and egg whites together to form your batter. Strain your batter, then heat your oil on high heat. Pour your batter slowly into the oil; drain when you're done. It should be crispy when done. If it's poured too fast or too much is poured at once it will bake a big dough ball that won't be right. Break the pieces up, wait 5-10 minu...

How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Open a can using a Swiss Army Knife

This is a video demonstrating how to open a can with a Swiss Army Knife can opener. To begin, place the can on a flat surface. Open the can opener on the Swiss Army Knife. Make sure that the hook of the can opener is on the outer ring of the can and that the cutting part is on the inside. Use the blade to puncture a hole in the can, pulling up on the handle and pushing the blade along the can. Move the can in a counter clockwise motion cutting along the way. Use the tip of the can opener to p...

How To: Make Fresh Caramel Popcorn in Under 5 Minutes

Do you ever crave that old cinema classic, caramel popcorn, at home? Well, with this video, you can learn how to make the yummy treat in less than 5 minutes! Throw some nuts in there and you have your very own homemade version of Cracker Jack! Enjoy, and don't forget the napkins - things can get pretty sticky!

How To: Make an edible Jell-O human brain for Halloween

Interested in making an edible Jell-O brain? With the right tools and proper ingredients, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about four minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own hello brains, watch this video guide.

How To: Make cotton candy using a cotton candy machine

In this video, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. You will need: cotton candy machine, cone, and flavored sugar. A Gold Medal Mega Breeze cotton candy machine will work best for this recipe. First, add in your sugar to the middle of the cotton candy machine and twist the spinner head to get the sugar evenly in the head. Next, turn on the motor switch and turn on the heat switch. Grab your cotton candy cone and catch the cotton candy with the cone as it comes out of...

How To: Make perfect rice in a cast iron skillet

In this video, we learn how to make the perfect rice in an cast iron skillet. First, place 1 cup of basmati rice into the skillet with 1 and 1/2 cup of water. Now, add in 1 tsp of butter and 1/2 tsp of salt into the skillet and turn it on high heat, and let it come to a simmer. Once it starts to simmer, stir it and turn the heat to low, then cover it. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and don't uncover it while you're waiting. When the 20 minutes is up, remove the lid for three seconds, then place t...

How To: Prepare homemade hash browns

Yes we know that there's been a huge food revolution (thanks in no small part to Jamie Oliver) championing growing your own sustainable food and eating fresh and well. However, how can you deny that your tongue doesn't salivate when you walk past an In-n-Out?