Common Cooking Mistakes: Cooking Tips and Questions Answered - Cooking Light. 10. You overcrowd the pan. Result: Soggy food that doesn’t brown. Food releases moisture as it's cooked, so leave room for the steam to escape. It's easy to overcrowd a pan when you're in a hurry, particularly if you have to brown a large amount of meat for a beef stew. But the brown, crusty bits are critical for flavor, particularly with lower-fat cooking.
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