How to Get Rid of Burnt Tastes
As any experienced home cook knows things can go wrong with pot on the stove top very quickly if distracted by the phone, children or chores. What ever can you do to save the flavor in your favorite foods? A few minor tricks of the trade might allow for dinner to be saved after all.
Utilizing another pot carefully scoop the uppermost layer of the contents into the other pot; being quite careful not to scrape the burnt food on the bottom of the pot. You should be able to save a decent amount of your meal this way and before trying the next part to save the flavor put the burnt pot in soap and water to soak.
It has been said that cutting up a potato and adding it to the pot can remove the burnt flavor. It is done by absorbing the unwanted taste into the potato it is important to remove the potato before serving the food. Also, it is recommended that one add a few teaspoons of milk to the mixture in an attempt to either cover up the burnt taste or absorb it.
While it depends on the make up of your dish it is possible to drown out the bad taste by adding pepper, chili powder or other spicy herbs to help draw the flavor in that direction. This may not be suitable for all dishes or for everyone who eats this dish as not everyone is accustomed to such spice.
The ultimate suggestion that has been proven over and over again is our good ole friend peanut butter. Starting with one tablespoon add to the dish and stir completely in. Allow to sit for 3 to 5 minutes and taste. If more peanut butter needs to be added add one tablespoon at a time until the burnt taste is gone. This could take up to 5 or 6 tablespoons. Ultimately you should no longer taste something burnt and you should not taste peanut butter either. How this works is not proven yet work it does.
No matter how much your desire to just throw out dinner pot and all that is not always practical to do. Our urge is to just start over yet there are times that starting over will not work if our time and ingredients are limited. With a bit of patience and trial and error it is possible to not only save dinner but wow your guests with your cooking skills. Now saving the burnt pot is another story.