The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is arguably the most successful game in the franchise, but mastering the game requires skill, time, and most of all, the ability to cook! Much of the gameplay is enhanced or modified through the use of cooking pots, but knowing what to throw into those pots is one of the most important aspects of the game.
All told, there are hundreds of different recipes thanks to the plethora of different ingredients available. If you don't want to end up with some Dubious Food, you might want to look into these ten best recipes from the game that will help you on your way through Hyrule to defeat Ganon.
10 SPEED THINGS UP
Early in the game, you will see that your speed and endurance are a hindrance to getting around. Not only are you limited in how long you can run, but it also keeps you from taking horses, moving past enemies, and climbing up cliffs. Boosting your speed is a quick and easy way to make Link move that much faster.
You will find that the Swift Carrot is ideal for this purpose, but if you want to make the most of it, you need to add something. Putting two Fleet-Lotus Seeds into a pot with three Swift Carrots will yield the Hasty Steamed Fruit. Three speed boosts for five minutes!
9 DON'T GET SHOCKED
There are a lot of enemies in the game who enjoy electrocuting Link and forcing him to drop his weapon. Not only that, it's really easy to get struck by lightning if you're not careful (and carrying a metal object in a thunderstorm). To help keep this from happening or hurting you, you can whip up something to save yourself the hassle.
The Electro Fruit and Mushroom Mix is one of the best recipes to ensure you aren't getting shocked all the time. Take three Voltfruits and two Zapshrooms and you will have everything you need for an added three electricity resistance for a full 12 and a half minutes.
8 KEEP YOURSELF FROM BURSTING INTO FLAME
When you visit Death Mountain, you will find out very fast that Link is not up to the environment. He will burst into flames if you're not careful, which is why it is vitally important to take some sort of elixir to keep that from happening. Fortunately, there is the aptly named Fireproof Elixir to help ensure the only thing on fire are your arrowheads.
To brew the Fireproof Elixir, you need to get one Red Chuchu Jelly and four Fireproof Lizards. Brew them up to create an elixir of one fire protection lasting 11 minutes and 50 seconds along with three hearts.
7 BUILD UP YOUR DEFENSE
You can wear all kinds of armor in the game, but sometimes, it's necessary to add that little something extra. You can increase your defense by consuming all manner of ingredients, but the best choice for any dish is the Fortified Pumpkin. These aren't cheap seeing as they cost a whopping 20 rupees each from Kakariko Village, but they're worth it.
By cooking five Fortified Pumpkins, you will make the Tough Fried Wild Greens dish. Eat this for five hearts and three defense boosts, which will last for four minutes and 10 seconds. This is especially useful when tackling a deadly enemy or a significant boss.
6 BOOST YOUR ATTACK POWER
Sometimes, engaging a difficult enemy with a boosted defense isn't enough. Adding a boost to attack power increased the likelihood that you will end your fight without breaking your favorite weapon since you won't have to use it as much. Eating a ton of bananas will help you in this arena, but a recipe exists that's a bit more powerful.
To make a Mighty Seafood Skewer, you need to get your hands on one Mighty Bananas, two Mighty Thistle, one Mighty Porgy, and a Razorclaw Crab. Stew those in a pot to get three attack boosts for four minutes and 10 seconds. It will also give you five hearts.
5 DON'T BURN UP
Each region of Hyrule is ruled by various characteristics, which can make it tough to survive for very long without some help. You won't be able to head out to Gerudo Desert and survive the intense heat without brewing up a nice meal of Chilly Steamed Fish.
You can find some Chillfin Trout in areas with cold water alongside some Cool Safflina. Add those to three Hydromelons, and you have yourself two suns of heat resistance lasting 12 1/2 minutes. That will give you more than enough time to make your way into the desert and find the oasis.
4 KEEP YOURSELF WARM
While the Gerudo Desert works to heat you up, there are places you need to travel that will freeze you to death quickly. The upper limits of mountains and a frigid region will require more than just a sweater and warm thoughts. You will need to create some Spicy Pepper Seafood to keep warm.
Cooking any of these ingredients on their own will give a boost, but the best recipe to keep you going requires two Sizzlefin Trout, one Sunshroom, and two Spicy Peppers. You will be afforded two levels of cold resistance for 12 1/2 minutes as well as seven hearts.
3 MAXIMIZE YOUR STEALTH
A lot of BotW involves sneaking around and keeping from being seen. This is especially useful when you are weak in the early parts of the game, but it remains a prominent aspect of gameplay throughout. Sometimes, you just want to avoid the enemies to reach your goal and stealth is the way to do it.
Boosting your stealth requires a number of different ingredients, but the best combination includes two Sneaky River Snails, a Silent Princess, and two Blue Nightshades. This will give you two stealth boosts for 10 minutes as well as six hearts to help you out if you're injured.
2 BUILD YOUR MAX STAMINA
One of the most frustrating aspects of the game early on is your weak stamina and endurance. It runs out all the time, which can leave you out of breath and vulnerable. Boosting stamina is one of the first things players do at the shrines, but there's a way to add an artificial boost so long as you can dig up some carrots.
For this recipe, you don't need anything fancy, just five Endura Carrots. Cooking them together in a pot will yield the Enduring Fried Wild Greens dish, which gives you 20 hearts and two full stamina wheels. These will boost you beyond what you already have, making this one of the best dishes in the game.
1 BOOST YOUR MAX HEARTS
Increasing your heart containers is a must for any player of BotW, but pushing them beyond their limits should be a regular part of gameplay. Picking up certain fruits and veggies, and tossing them into a cooking pot can increase your full hearts by as much as 20 and 25!
One of the easiest ways to do this is to head to Faron Tower and find the trees bearing Durian fruit. Cooking five together will yield a 20 hears bonus, but there's a better way to go about it. If you can scrounge up five Big Hearty Radishes and cook them together, you will get a bonus of 25 hearts!