Can you cook in 10 minutes or less?

Philippines
October 30, 2008 3:02am CST
I love cooking and I also love to make special presentations with the food I cook. Lately I have been watching a local show which features recipes which can be cooked in ten (10) minutes or less. I love it and their recipes proved to be helpful. Now I can prepare our food fast. Can you cook fast? What food do you usually cook in just less that 10 minutes?
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 08
well, for me, cook is not a problem.... for me, the problem is the preparation time... i hate to cut and wash all the food that need to be cook... if all the food is ready cook, for sure, i can cook it very fast... i tell my dear, next time, he has to help me on cutting the vegetable all because i cutting vegetable so slow....
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• Philippines
5 Nov 08
He should help you, in the first place, you are preparing it for him. hehehe. . . It's good for you that you can cook fast.
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 08
yes... that's right... he has to help because i cooking for him...
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
You're absolutely corect in saying that it's actually the preapration that gives us the problem when cooking. Sometimes the prepration time is longer than the actual cooking time. Preparing the ingredients and cleaning the fish or pork is more tedious the the actual cooking.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
Well, i am not a very good cook... and it seems to take me forever everytime i cook because i tend to be very slow in cutting and chopping the main ingredients... aside for that... i do not have a great kitchen... so that make cooking more hard for me... But maybe if i practice more... and if i buy knives that are sharper... then i think i will be able to cook a lot faster...
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
With regard to your knives, I have bought recently 3 very sharp knives at a vietnamese store which they sold for only P25 each. It's a lot of help in cutting the meat and it helps reduce my preparation time.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
I think i need sharp knives... the ones i have at home are not sharp enough... so that is one factor why it is taking me a long time to cut the veggies...
• Malaysia
31 Oct 08
Well for me, just the really simple things like: half boiled eggs, omelets, bacon, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, well a lot of eggs. Also, just frying frozen food like nuggets, french fries, hash browns.. :) I can make a quick sandwich in 10 minutes as well, and not to mention whip up a salad too.. :) Oh, I can make instant noodles in 5 minutes.. :) lol...
@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 Nov 08
birds of a feather.lol.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
31 Oct 08
There are a few things, but very little. I would love to see that show.
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• Philippines
6 Nov 08
The show is entitled "QUICKFIRE" and it is aired in our local TV Station the Q Channel. It's a nice show.
• United States
30 Oct 08
sure i Can cook fried eggs in less that 10 min.
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• Philippines
5 Nov 08
that's definitely the easiest and fastest to cook. But be careful of the cholesterol.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
As some one pointed out most of the preparation, cleaning, washing and slicing is done beforehand in those shows where dinner is prepared in 10 minutes. There are however dishes that you can do in 10 minutes. For instance a stir fry with beef. Buy the beef that is already cut into strips. Stir fry the strips for 2 minutes, set aside on a plate. Chop up vegetables such as broccoli. carrots, celery, mushrooms an onion. Stir fry until crispy tender. Add the beef and favourite sauce, stir up to heat through, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, walnut or pecan pieces. Ready to serve in 10 minutes. Another favourite of mine is Western sandwiches. Cut up some ham and the white part of green onions, heat up a little olive oil in frying pan, fry ham and onions until onions are glassy. Scrample an egg with a spoonful of milk. Pour over ham- onion mixture. Toast two slices of bread, lift out ham onion egg omlette, put between slices of bread, eat with ketchup and dill pickles. Mushroom Omlette is another quick dish. Serve with a mixed green salad and a wholegrain bun.
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• Philippines
5 Nov 08
Thanks for that wonderful cooking tips. I really like it. I will try it so I can prepare our meal in less than 10 minutes. I also like the your menu, it's practical and nutritious. Love It!
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Steamed vegetables cut into small pieces with fish or chicken sliced thinly.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
That's healthy! Steamed foods are easier to prepare and it tastes good too.
• Malaysia
30 Oct 08
I think I can cook pasta in 10 minutes. Of course, the pasta sauce has to be those ready made pasta sauce. Steam eggs are pretty easy too. It also depends on how big is the kitchen. However, I don't really like to rush things. If I really have only 10 minutes to prepare, I will just eat yogurt or bread or biscuits.
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• Philippines
5 Nov 08
I can't cook pasta fast. For me, it entails a lot of preparations. It's nice of you to cook that fast.
• Qatar
30 Oct 08
yes i can....to those food which are easy to prepare and easy to cook like eggs, omelet...
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• Philippines
5 Nov 08
Eggs are very easy to prepare but don't eat much of it for that would ber bad for your cholesterol.
@crazy286 (269)
• India
30 Oct 08
i can cook maggi in less than 5 min. make some salad in less than 10 minutes and they taste good. thats our usual menu for dinners
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• Philippines
5 Nov 08
You mean the maggi noodles? That's really very easy to prepare but don't eat too much of it for it's not good to you health.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
yes of course i can cook less than 10 minutes. it is very easy to cook a fried egg or even a fried fish in a medium fire. some of my menus at dinner time is not a long minute to cook for me for i have to prepare first the ingredients in the afternoon and then at around 6 pm i will cook the food.
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• Philippines
4 Nov 08
Yeah, you're right. It's so easy to prepare egg and fish and there are many ways to cook it .
@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 Nov 08
i cant cook in 10 mins unless it is maggie noodles.lol.i do not like cooking but i love to eat.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
hehehe. Maggie noodles can be cooked in around 5 minutes. It's delicious specially if egg is added to it.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
26 Nov 08
i do add some veggies also to it.that makes it 10mins.
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
I think I am able to cook in ten minutes. However in ten minutes time usually I only prepare simple dish. Whenever I want to prepare a dish early in the morning, I would prepare the ingredients first at night. So in the morning I would just do the cooking and my husband can eat a freshly home-made cooking which is steaming hot and delicious. For example if I want to prepare fried spaghetti I would boil the spaghetti at night and keep it in a closed container and put it in the fridge. I will cut in advance the chicken meat in little pieces. I will prepare the onions, ginger and garlic by pounding them with the blender and then keep it in the fridge. The same goes with the vegetables which I will put into the spaghetti, all of them are washed and cut in advance. In the morning I only have to heat the pan with a little oil, sautee the onion, garlic and ginger. Then I put in the chicken meat and let it cook for 5 minutes. After that I put the sauce, salt and flavor. Then I put the vegetables together with the spaghetti. The stirring only takes about 2 minutes and now it is ready to be served.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
I can see that you are very organized. Good for you and I admire you for that. I got a better idea from you in preparing the ingredients in advance. Thanks.
@Aevelor (53)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Only thing I can cook fast are Ramen Noodles... 1) Get bowl 2) Fill bowl with water 3) Insert noodles into bowl 4) Microwave bowl for 3 minutes...*ding* 5) Stir in the seasoning with a fork and you're good to go
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
Noodles is easy to prepare. I like the one which is spicy. Yummy. This is good when you are very hungry but have no time to prepare.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
6 Nov 08
I don't cook at all, though I don't dislike cooking. Recently I have ordered an induction cooker from a friend and it will arrive in few days. This equipment cooks many items very fast in about 5 to 10 minutes. Thanks for this nice discussion!
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
This is the first time that I heard about induction cooker. What is it? Is it the same as microwave oven or oven toaster? It's intriguing and I think that's nice if I can have it. Thanks for the info.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
30 Oct 08
dorisday1971, I do not know if you notice and had been observant enough, but a lot of things have been prepared beforehand in a cook show. So, just like them cooking up a meal to me is done barely within 10 minutes, however, that will also depend on what you are cooking as well. Let's face it a soup in ten minutes is simply not possible and even then I am just wondering how that pot of soup will actually taste like. Anyway, just to let you in a bit, cooking is all in the preparation and state of mind. Starting with the selection of meat, greens, seasonings, then the cuttings and the order of cooking them. So, the more you prepare and be prepared, the better your dishes will turn out. Take it from me. Have a nice day at the kitchen.
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
There's no better taste than cooking it with a bit of "hearty" feel in it. You're right, if you really cook it special, then you really have to prepare for it. I guess, you're a good cook.
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• China
9 Nov 08
yes ,of course ,if it is simple.but often it's hardly