18 culinary life hacking, which will significantly simplify cooking
Attention readers even more useful tips that will help make cooking much easier.
Note at least half of them is literally everyone, because you never know when such things will be useful.
1. Soften butter
Quickly soften the butter.
Fill any suitable container with boiling water, pour out the water, put the package with oil there, cover with a towel and wait a few minutes. This trick will quickly soften cold oil, which will significantly speed up the cooking process.
2. Lemon juice
Squeeze the maximum juice from lemon.
Instead of squeezing lemon by hand, use meat tongs. The tongs will allow you to securely fix the fruit and squeeze it literally to the last drop, which is quite problematic to do with your hands.
3. Buttermilk Substitute
A simple alternative to buttermilk.
Buttermilk is a non-fat cream often used to make bread, cereals and sauces. But do not be upset if you did not have this ingredient, because you can replace it with milk with the addition of one tablespoon of vinegar.
4. Fresh strawberries
Extend the life of strawberries.
To keep the strawberries fresh as long as possible, soak them for 10 minutes in a container filled with six glasses of water and two glasses of vinegar. After soaking, strawberries should be well dried, packed in a sealed bag and put in the refrigerator.
5. Potato storage
Put a couple of apples in a potato container. This trick will prevent the germination of tubers.
6. Wash potatoes
Wash the potatoes from dirt.
A dishwasher can easily and effortlessly clean the potatoes from dirt. Simply place the tubers on the rack and start the machine in rinsing mode.
7. Fixing the spoon
Fix the spoon in the pan.
Wrap the end of the handle of the spoon with a rubber band so that it can be left in the pan during the cooking process, without fear that it will slip and sink.
8. Easy to peel eggs.
Easy to peel eggs from the shell.
In a pot of boiling eggs, throw a slice of fresh lemon and let it boil for a few minutes. Such a simple trick will make it easy to peel the eggs from the shell.
9. Marinade for meat
Unusual marinade for meat.
It turns out that the spent coffee grounds can be used as a marinade for meat. The acid contained in the thickener will make the meat soft, tender and very aromatic.
10. Thin Chicken Slices
To easily cut the chicken fillet into thin slices, place it for 10-15 minutes in the freezer, and only then proceed to cutting it.
11. Crispy salad
To prevent lettuce leaves from fading and remain crunchy, transfer them from the bag to the container, cover with several paper towels and tightly close the lid.
12. Viscous products
Work with viscous products.
Process the measuring cups and spoons with a cooking spray so that honey, jam and other sticky substances do not stick to the dishes during use.
13. Remains of grated cheese
Protect the grater from contamination.
Cultivate the grater with a cooking spray so that cheese and other products do not stick to its blades.
14. Baked vegetables
Vegetables, baked in the microwave.
Almost all vegetables can be baked in the microwave. It is much faster and more useful than baking vegetables in the oven. Just chop the vegetables, put them in a deep dish, cover with three layers of paper towels and bake in the oven for 2-6 minutes.
15. Sauce for pasta
Perfect sauce for pasta.
Incredibly, muddy water remaining after cooking pasta contains starch granules and is an ideal ingredient for making pasta sauce. This sauce is better to soak the pasta and will not allow it to stick together.
16. Hot pepper
Stop burning from red pepper.
Any fatty drink, milk, salt, bread or cucumbers will help to neutralize the burning sensation from red pepper in the mouth. If the red pepper juice gets your eyes, wash them with cold green tea, decoction of chamomile or milk.
17. Cooking fish
Cooking fish in a pan.
Instead of pouring oil directly into the pan, grease them with fish steaks. This trick will make fish meat juicy, tender and not fat.
18. Fried potatoes
Fried potatoes with a golden crust.
In order for potatoes to fry, they will get an appetizing golden crust, cut it into slices or slices, wash and dry each piece with paper towels. By the way, it is worth noting that this trick works with meat.