15 Foods People Intentionally Cook Wrong

Jordan Claes
Woman in the kitchen
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A good cook knows how to follow a recipe accordingly. A great chef, on the other hand, understands that there's always room for interpretation and ad-libbing.

At the end of the day, there's no one right way to do anything, but there are several ways to do something wrong. Have a look below and check out these 15 foods that people intentionally cook incorrectly.

Key lime pie

key lime pie
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"One day I[sic] accidently[sic] bumped and dumped my pepper bottle all over my freshly baked key lime pie. Got most of the pepper cleaned up but was still determined[sic] to eat it anyways. Turns out that black pepper on key lime pie is pretty good." - Reddit u/JdiJwa


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Redditor Electronic-Radio-388 says that whenever they bake up a fresh batch of brownies, they always prefer to leave them slightly raw in the center. That way, the brownies have a soft and gooey center, kind of like chocolate pudding.


kiwi lover
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Yes, I understand there's no cooking involved when it comes to kiwi, but according to Reddit user Shiola_Elkhart, they prefer to eat the delectable fruit with the skin on. If we're putting our cards on the table — I do this too!


risotto and rosemary
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"Julia Child puts it in the oven and it's never failed me. Every time I try to make it on the stove, it doesn't come out right. If it's good enough for Julia, it's good enough for me." - Reddit u/Suitcasesandspatulas

Chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies
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Reddit user madewithgarageband was making homemade chocolate chip cookies and accidentally added too much milk. When they were done, it turned out more like a cake and less like a cookie. A happy discovery if ever there was one.


steak and tomatoes
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Redditor RSNKailash says that the only way they can stomach a steak is if it's cooked well-done. I, on the other hand, prefer my steak to be so pink and bloody that it looks as if it could still potentially "moo" after you stick the fork into it.

Ground beef

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Reddit user Feeling-Arugula1691 says that they, as well as their father, like to overcook ground beef. Apparently, they don't "trust" the directions put on recipe cards. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you could eat raw meat right from the package and probably walk away unscathed.

Kraft Dinner

Kraft Dinner
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Boxes of KD Mac and Cheese is a staple dish found in cupboards and pantries all around the world. When Redditor New-Damage8405 makes it, they prefer to omit the milk and instead prefer to add a giant dollop of sour cream.

Hot dogs

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You probably thought that there was no wrong way to eat a hotdog, but you'd be wrong. According to Redditor ApprehensiveAd9014, they like to eat their hotdogs on the grill, burnt to an absolute crisp.

Spaghetti Carbonara


"My mom always cooked the heck out of the eggs until they were dry-cooked onto the noodles, then added crappy parmesan, bacon bits, green onion, and salt and pepper. Real Carbonara just tastes slimy to me." - Reddit u/letsdoittoitlars


sweet potatoes
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Redditor ZebraSpot recalls a time when their child kept pestering them to try sweet potatoes, even though they hadn't been cooked yet. In order to quiet the boy up, they acquiesced. Turns out that the child liked the taste of raw sweet potatoes and now the whole family eats them that way.

"I make my bacon extra crispy. And marshmallows are always burnt." - Reddit u/user

pan bacon
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I fail to see how any of this is incorrect? Crispy bacon is pretty much the best tasting, as well as the best smelling food in the entire world. And as far as burnt marshmallows are concerned, that's the only way I'll even touch a S'more.

Ham and Mayo sandwiches

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When it comes to making a ham and mayo sandwich, Redditor a_n_d_r_e_w says that they prefer to forego the meat entirely! That's right, they literally take two slices of bread, spread a thick layer of mayo on each one, and then stack them on top of one another.


Kevin's Chili 'The Office'
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According to Reddit user vesper108, they can't stand the taste of cumin. Cumin is of course a quintessential spice in any chili recipe, yet in spite of that, they choose to forego it.

How anyone could not like the taste of cumin is beyond me.

Spaghetti bolognese

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"My fiancé will take spaghetti with red sauce[sic], pile it into a piece of buttered white bread, fold it over and eat it like a sandwich. I'm not a fan, and his mother is still appalled. He's been doing this since childhood." - Reddit u/Timoune13

h/t: Reddit

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