5 Brainlessly Easy Recipes for the Cooking Novice

These recipes are not just easy. They are brainlessly easy. You can't get it wrong on the first trial.

1. Baked Potato

This recipe just involves washing the potato and putting the potato in the oven. For food safety purposes, you may skin the potato before baking it. Set the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. It will be done, soft, and ready to eat by then. You can eat baked potatoes with anything! If you have leftovers or condiments in the fridge or pantry, then you may go ahead and use them.

5 Brainlessly Easy Recipes

2. Baked Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Sweet potatoes and yams have the same cooking method as the white potato. You just bake them in the oven at the same time and temperature, and they are done! For food safety purposes, I would not consume the skins, if I were you.

3. Baked Kale Chips

This recipe just involves washing the kale leaves under a sink, cutting the leaves into bite-size pieces, and setting them in the oven until they are crispy like chips (American) or crisps (British).

4. Porridge

Porridge is extremely easy to make. No matter what you do, you will get porridge. The porridge may be very thin or very thick, depending on the water-to-grain ratio. The grain used in the process of making porridge may be oats (very popular in Western cuisine) or rice (very popular in Asian cuisine). The flavor may be sweet (common in Western cuisine) or savory (common in Asian cuisine).

To make porridge, you just need to add grains and water together. The more water you use, the thinner the porridge will be.

5. Hard-Boiled Egg

The process of making hard-boiled eggs is very easy. You just have to place the eggs in water. Then, you boil the eggs. When the water starts to boil, you may tone down the water's heat a bit, so the insides can be thoroughly cooked. After about 20 minutes of cooking time, the eggs should be cooked and ready to eat. You may extract the eggs and put them in cold water, so that you can hold the egg and peel it.


Most Helpful Guy

  • If you don't know how to cook these then I'm sorry the world is getting dumber by the year.

    Everyone should know this by 14 years of age.


Most Helpful Girl

  • Love the idea of this MyTake, one thing-20 minutes seems like a long time to boil an egg, get it boiling for a minute then remove from heat and let it sit in the hot water for 10 minutes. It's cooked but still orange and yummy.


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What Guys Said 2

  • Boiled eggs is my secret to success ✌

  • I'm a huge fan of sweet potatoes in the fall... they are excellent:)


What Girls Said 2

  • Nice, even I can make such dishes, cool MyTake :)

  • I like the hard-boiled eggs, my fav from the list.