14 Cooking Hacks That Can Make Your Life a Whole Lot Easier
According to this study, women spend around 3 years of their lives cooking food. We think that every housewife should learn these useful cooking tricks that will not only help save precious time but will also help discover a new taste of the foods you already know so well.
We at Bright Side have found 14 new tips that will make your cooking skills even more advanced.
14. How to cook a perfectly circular egg:
To make a perfectly circular egg, cut an onion ring, place it in a frying pan, and break an egg inside the ring. The onion won’t let the egg spread around the pan.
13. How to cook a tasty kebab quickly:
In order to make the process of cooking kebab faster and simpler, you can put one big piece of meat on several skewers, as shown in the picture. Do the same with other pieces. Then, you will only have to cut them in several places. This way, the pieces will be of the same size and they will need the same amount of time to be cooked. You can learn about cooking kebabs here.
12. Cook caramel barbecue in Coca-Cola.
Boil ribs in Coca-Cola in advance in order to make them sweet. Then, grill them for 4 minutes on each side to cover them in caramel. You can learn more here.
11. A simple way to peel eggs
Before boiling eggs, make a tiny hole in the shell with a pin: this will help you get rid of it later. The idea was shared here.
10. Make your cake perfect.
In order to make your cake perfectly smooth, put the spatula in hot water for a few seconds. This will help you slide the spatula under the cake. You can read more tips on decorating cakes here.
9. Cook many eggs simultaneously.
If you don’t have much time or if you need to cook a lot of eggs quickly, put them on a wet towel and put them in the oven for 30 minutes. We found this tip here.
8. Make a good breakfast in 5 minutes.
If you want to have a tasty and nutritious breakfast, you can make such baskets with ham, eggs, and cheese. They won’t take much time and they are delicious. You can read the detailed recipe here.
7. Cook your meatballs in an oven.
You can add meatballs to soup and eat them separately. In order to control the size of the meatballs and to flip them, use a special muffin tin. You can find out more here.
6. To get rid of extra fat, add rice.
Adding dry rice to the bottom of the tin will help you get rid of extra grease during cooking. It was checked here.
5. A simple way to cook several dishes at the same time
This is a really easy way to cook the necessary number of dishes in advance. For example, if you are getting ready for some event. If you want to cook chicken with 2 or 3 flavors, click here.
4. Use coffee grounds as a marinade for meat.
As it turns out, you can use coffee grounds as a marinade for meat. The acid that coffee grounds contain will make the meat soft, tender, and really tasty. Here is the detailed recipe.
3. Cutting chicken into thin slices
In order to cut chicken meat into thin slices, put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and then start cutting. Here, you can read more.
2. Blanching vegetables
Blanching is steaming or boiling food for 2 or 3 minutes. This method helps to keep vegetables fresh and to make them soft. For example, before baking or frying, boil asparagus in water for a few minutes. You can blanch almost anything: tomatoes (to peel them easier), onions, or broccoli. Here, you can see how a tomato is blanched.
1. This is how you should marinate onions to make it tasty:
You can marinate beetroots, carrots, onion, celery, and pretty much any vegetable. If you cook these vegetables this way, they get a great taste and flavor. They can be a base for an exotic sauce. Here is an example of an onion.
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