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A Very Percent Of Millennials Don’t Know How To Cook Spaghetti, Fried Eggs, Garlic Bread & Rice

A Very Percent Of Millennials Don’t Know How To Cook Spaghetti, Fried Eggs, Garlic Bread & Rice

Last month, we learned that millennials put a high significance on convenience by eating out far more than previous generations. Now we find out that the repercussions of all that dining out could be that millennials don’t know how to cook. We’re not talking about complex culinary dishes such as consommé, soufflé, macarons, or beef Wellington. We’re talking about extremely simple basics such as spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, rice, and even a fried egg.

The website Porch did a survey to gauge the cooking capabilities of various generations. The study found that a scary percent of millennials don’t know how to cook elementary dishes that have very few ingredients and use fundamental cooking methods.

Here are the percentages of millennials who do not know how to cook these extraordinarily simple foods:
21% don’t know how to cook fried eggs (over easy)
28% don’t know how to cook an omelette
22% don’t know how to cook a cheeseburger
60% don’t know how to cook fried chicken
59% don’t know how to make salad dressing
50% don’t know how to make roast chicken
37% don’t know how to cook spaghetti and meatballs
50% don’t know how to cook a medium ribeye steak
51% don’t know how to cook salmon
28% don’t know how to cook mashed potatoes
25% don’t know how to cook broccoli
22% don’t know how to cook rice without a rice cooker
34% don’t know how to cook garlic bread
60% don’t know how to bake a birthday cake (Not from a mix)

But it isn’t just cooking skills that millennials are lacking, they also are not familiar with kitchen devices and measurements. An eye-opening 37% of millennials could not identify a butter knife and 44% couldn’t recognize a garlic press. A mere 46% of millennials could tell you how many cups come in a gallon and only 53% knew how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon.

This goes back to the fact that millennials prefer to dine-out rather than cook meals. Millennials admitted that they only cook 13 homemade meals each week and confessed that 18% of those were frozen or prepackaged meals. To their credit, millennials are leading all generations in watching YouTube videos and cooking TV shows to make a meal and were the highest at replicating the meal that they had seen.