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  • How To Cook Bacon

    How To Cook Bacon

    Learn how to cook bacon with Chef Mark. Bacon recipe: Ingredients Thick or thin slice bacon Parchment paper Cookie sheet pan/tray Tongs or metal spatula Small glass bowl Procedure 1. Pre-heat oven to 375oF. 2. Lay bacon on parchment lined sheet pan 3. Place in oven 4. After 5-7 minutes check to see how much fat has been rendered and poor excess off into bowl. 5. With Tongs turn bacon over if crispy texture is desired. 6. Remove bacon when […]

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  • Live Class Archive – How to Roast Prime Rib...

    Follow along as Chef Mark demonstrates how to roast prime rib and bake ham. For the full recipes that accompany this video please visit: https://learntocook.com/prime-rib/how-to-roast-prime-rib/ https://learntocook.com/ham/how-to-bake-a-ham/ Interested in attending a live cooking class? Check out our free live cooking class schedule.

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  • How To Cook Pork Chops

    Learn how to cook pork chops with Chef Mark. Pork Chop Recipe: Ingredients 2, T bone or Porterhouse thick cut pork chops, about 1 inch in thickness 1 tsp. Sea salt ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2-3 Tbsp Olive oil 1 cup vegetable stock Procedure 1. Heat a thick bottomed skillet over medium heat. Wash and dry the pork chops well. 2. Salt liberally both sides of the pork chops. 3. When the pan has preheated, add a couple […]

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  • How To Bake A Ham

    Thinking about ham for the holidays? Learn how to bake a ham with Chef Mark. Baked Ham Recipe: Ingredients A 9lb. Picnic Shoulder Ham Pineapple Chunks Whole Maraschino Cherries Brown Sugar Procedure 1. With paring or Boning knife as demonstrated loosen meat around arm bone and shoulder bone. Cut of a flat section of the shoulder end of the ham. 2. Soak overnight in water keep refrigerated 3. Next day bring ham to room temp ( as ham is already […]

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  • How To Roast Prime Rib

    Learn how to roast prime rib with Chef Mark. Roast Prime Rib Recipe: Ingredients 4-5 lb. Standing Rib Roast. USDA Choice Sea Salt Twine Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped Dry mustard Roasting pan with rack Procedure 1. Set pre-heated oven to 325oF 2. Trim any desired excess fat and truss the roast as demonstrated. 3. Score the fat cap in criss cross fashion. 4. Make a mixture of sea salt, finely chopped fresh rosemary and ground mustard with a little water […]

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  • How To Roast A Chicken

    Follow along as Chef Mark demonstrates how to roast a chicken. Roasted Chicken Recipe: Ingredients 2 oz. sweet butter Sea Salt Twine for tying the Chicken 1 tsp.Freshly Ground Black pepper Procedure 1. Wash and pat dry the chicken well. Allow it to sit at room temp for about an hour. 2. Set oven at 450oF to preheat. 3. Salt and pepper the inside of the cavity, also salt inside the neck. 4. Truss the chicken as demonstrated starting with […]

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  • Knife Skills

    LearnToCook.com would like to share some knife advice with you! Knife Safety  The safe use of knives is imperative for obvious reasons. There are only a few rules to remember, but they are crucial. A Sharp Knife Is A Safe Knife Using a dull knife is an invitation to disaster. If you try to force a dull knife through the surface of a food product, it’s more likely to slip and cause an injury. Also, if you do happen to […]

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  • Live Class Archive - How to Make Stuffing & M...

    Follow along as Chef Mark demonstrates how to make stuffing and mashed potatoes. For the full recipes that accompany this video please visit the following: https://learntocook.com/stuffing/how-to-make-stuffing/ https://learntocook.com/potatoes/how-to-make-mashed-potatoes/ Interested in attending a live cooking class? Check out our free live cooking class schedule.

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  • How To Make Sweet Potatoes

    Follow along as Chef Mark demonstrates how to cook candied sweet potatoes. Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe: Ingredients 3 Medium sweet potatoes ( about 2 pounds) 1 Cup water ½ Cup granulated sugar ½ Cup firmly packed light brown sugar 4 Tbsp unsalted butter Juice of 1 Valencia Orange 1 Cinnamon Stick Pinch of salt Method 1. Peel the potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half lengthwise into 3 or 4 wedges, depending on the size of the potato. […]

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  • How To Make Cranberry Sauce

    Learn to make fresh cranberry sauce (relish) with Chef Mark. Fresh Cranberry Sauce Recipe: Ingredients 14 oz. fresh or thawed frozen cranberries ¾ Cup granulated sugar ¾ Cup orange juice, most pulp Zest of 1 naval orange Method: 1. Warm cranberries in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar and orange juice and cook until sugar is melted and berries begin to burst ( 5 to 6 minutes ) 2. Stir again, add orange zest, and continue cooking for […]

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  • How To Make Stuffing

    How To Make Stuffing

    Follow along as Chef Mark shows you how to make sage and mushroom stuffing. Sage and Mushroom Stuffing Recipe: Ingredients: 1/2 loaf artisanal whole wheat bread, diced into med sized cubes 1 Tbsp XV olive oil 1 medium sized onion, small dice 2 celery stalks, small dice 1/2 lb brown crimini mushrooms, chopped, stems removed 1 bunch Tuscan kale, stems removed, medium diced 1 Pippin or Granny Smith apple, cored and diced 1/4 cup Italian parsley, coarsely chopped 1 Tbsp […]

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  • How To Make Mashed Potatoes

    Learn to how to make mashed potatoes with Chef Mark. Mashed Potatoes Recipe: Ingredients: 4 lbs russet or Yukon gold potatoes, do not cut or peel ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter 2 cups buttermilk Salt & white pepper 1/4 cup milk Method: 1. In a pot, cover potatoes with cold, salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cook 20 minutes or until tender; drain. 2. With a fork and paring knife peel potatoes while still hot but cool […]

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