Master D.I.Y. Stir-Fry by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

September 23, 2015

Just what is it about take-out stir-fries? They’re somehow always perfectly cooked—no raw veggies, but no mushy or soggy ones, either. They’re satisfying without being heavy. They’re big on flavor, combining salty, spicy, sour, and sweet in perfect harmony. And here’s some great news: You don’t have to order out to enjoy a great stir-fry. Take some tips from our Test Kitchen and cook up the ultimate D.I.Y. stir-fry—all you have to do is avoid these common mistakes.

1. Using the Wrong Pan
“Ideally, you should use a wok,” says Rick Martinez, BA‘s associate food editor, and lover of all…