What is the first thing you've ever cooked?

United States
February 17, 2009 2:37am CST
There are so many different meals to make what is the first meal you learned how to cook?
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• United States
17 Feb 09
The first thing I ever made was fried chicken..I knew that the chicken had to be clean and everything but the hardest part to me was trying to figure out whether or not the chicken was actually done or not..when I found out that I actually did a good job, I kept making it until my friends got tired of it..
• United States
17 Feb 09
Yeah that was my problem also on how to see if it was done or not it's dangerous with chicken because you can get sick by it being raw
• United States
17 Feb 09
Yeah I was glad when my mother took a look at it and told me that it was done properly. I am so much better at it now that I can probably do it in my sleep.
• India
18 Feb 09
Rice is what i cooked first if I remember right. I am sure glad have come a long way from my initial days of disasters.It sure was tough in the kitchen initially and didn't think I would ever be able to really get anything right. Today however, there are so many cookery sites and videos for the beginners. One of my favorites is www.ifood.tv just love the variety of recipes and videos here.
• United States
18 Feb 09
thanks for the website! it's great!
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
The first thing i have ever cooked is boiled egg. It was a hard boiled egg that has to stay in the casserole for 15-20 minutes. Else if i get it before that time, it will be soft boiled egg only. Pretty funny although it was like a scouting day for us, and as a girl scout, you will tend to experience like outside school and home, so you will be in a camp for 2 days and learn things from the natural way. We have also tried to use cooking egg by placing them under the soil, first we dig a small hole, put the egg inside and then cover it back with the soil itself. And then use some woods and put fire on top of it since it will not be done by using the sunlight of course, it takes only 20 minutes to make it a soft boiled egg, although it is really a hard work for us little girls during that time.
• United States
17 Feb 09
wow thats interesting i've never heard that before lol
• India
17 Feb 09
The first thing i learned to cook was kheer, a sweet dish. I am very fond of sweets and want to try my hand. So my Mom taught me how to cook it.
• United States
17 Feb 09
I've never heard of that before what kind of sweet is it?
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Feb 09
This is a nice question. I think the first dish I ever cooked is coffee or omlet. Lol. :-)
• United States
17 Feb 09
lol it took me a while to learn how to make an omlet i can never flip it right lol
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
24 Nov 09
It was probably cookies with my mom when I was a kid. I also baked a cake in my Easy Bake oven. The first thing I cooked all by myself was chipped beef on toast. I learned how to make it when I was in 7th grade in Home Economics class and mom actually let me make it by myself at home. My mom is a big neat freak so it was hard for her to give up her kitchen to someone else. But she would usually let me make stuff that I made at class at home. The next thing was some seasoned hamburger inside puffed pastry and topped with cheese. After I made the chipped beef on toast for my family my mom started making it regularly so I guess she liked it.
• United States
18 Feb 09
The first dish I ever learned to cook was spagetti and meatballs. Its still my favorite to cook, I used my own homemade sauce now.
@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
17 Feb 09
I think the first even thing that I cooked where rock buns, we made them at school at the homeconomics lesson. I was so happy with my buns, that after school I wanted to prepare more of them, we we passed the whole week eating buns.
• Ireland
17 Feb 09
The first thing I probably tried was to fry an egg...but i couldn't figure out why it didn't taste nice for ages after cooking it...then i realized i forgot to add oil on the pan XD...
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
my first dish i ever cooked was chicken adobo (a filipino dish-a mixture of chicken, soy sauce vinegar and spicies). i really love eating adobo that my mother is cooking every time i had my vacation. i missed it very much so what i did is to learned how to cook it myself so i wont be missing it so much. now, i got the secret to the flavor...tnx to my mom..
@1rickyme (146)
• India
17 Feb 09
i think the first recipe i learn t is doing egg curry
@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I started out with eggs. I remember making egg salad all the time when I was younger and omelets. I got really good at breakfast stuff in the 5th or 6th grade. Been a cooking fool ever since. Not so difficult but at a young age everyone used to love my eggs. That's how I started out. Now there's nothing I can't cook.