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Have you ever had a recipe disaster?


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Have you ever had a recipe disaster?

chef chicklet | | Apr 18, 2007 11:33 AM

Or one that just bombed beautifully? And it affected your dinner plans?

Was it because you had never had the dish and being brave tried it out?
Or was it inexperience relying on a recipe for the correct spice and ingredient proportions only realizing later that the error was in the recipe, and not you?

Yes I have. I (and others) consider myself to be a fairly good cook. I can and do cook many cuisines pretty well. But my disastrous recipe, was a peanut sauce that was horrible to put it mildly and it ended up in the trash, ruining mine and everyone else's appetite.

It wa so bad the kids still talk about that sauce and have made me swear that I would not make that peanut sauce for them ever again. I can' t remember where I got the recipe, I just know it was way off, because I love peanut sauce (Thai anyway).

Well after all, I said that I would not make "that peanut sauce" again, and I am not a quitter.So needless to say, I have an ongoing search for that perfect peanut sauce recipe.
And now I think I know that I would know better...

So what is your recipe that went bad? And have you fixed it yet?

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