Home-cooked food occupies the top spot in every foodie's list. Be it a comforting dal chawal, or even homemade pasta - there's something so delicious about every dish that is cooked at home. Right from the ingredients to the serving, we know what goes into the recipes every step along the way. But sometimes, even home-cooked food can turn out to be a disaster. In a recent Reddit discussion, users shared their funny home cooking disasters that left them in splits. From cooking fails to time goof-ups, there were plenty of hilarious stories that Reddit users had to share. Turns out even cooking at home isn't foolproof!
Here Are 5 Hilarious Home Cooking Disasters Shared By Reddit Users:
1. When food was more store-brought than home-cooked
Reddit user u/take7pieces started the discussion and shared the bizarre time when her friend invited her home for a meal. She was initially excited to try the food from a different region of her country China. But the food was overcooked, salty and inedible. Meanwhile, the user herself was a great cook. "Took me a little while to find out I became her family's free weekend cook," she revealed in her post.
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2. When vegan food turned out to be quite bizarre
Veganism as a concept is slowly picking up all over the world, but not many people understand it entirely. Reddit user u/Zera1930 revealed the time when her vegan friend invited her over for lunch to try a vegan omelette. Rather than using an egg substitute, she made a concoction with salty crackers and milk!
3. When the cooking spray got mixed up
Freshly grilled and barbecued food can indeed make for a lavish feast. However, Reddit user u/hurtfulproduct experienced a time when a home cookout gave some horrible results. His uncle used cooking spray on the burgers as well as the grill, only to figure out that it was not a cooking spray but a grill cleaner.
4. When food was air fried for too long
With devices like ovens and air fryers, patience is key. However, too much patience can also be a bad idea. Reddit user u/YukiHase revealed that her mom threw things in the air fryer at random temperatures and durations and this resulted in a home-cooking disaster.
5. When cooking was a misnomer
Cooking is generally assumed to be from scratch. Does cooking count if you are just taking ingredients out of a can and putting them into a pan? Reddit user u/theredgoldlady revealed her mother-in-law's recipe for stewed green beans - basically a mushy version of canned green beans.
What did you think of these cooking disasters? Tell us in the comments if you have experienced any such hilarious home cooking fails yourself.
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