Kinda wish I had learned some of these sooner.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent a lot of time cooking in your kitchen over the past year. To cut through some of the work that goes into making all those delicious dishes, read on for tons of super easy (and super helpful!) 🔪
If you are cooking a recipe that calls for sautéing onions and garlic, prepare the onions first.
Add brown sugar to tomato sauce to make the flavor richer.
To make the oven-baked fried chicken taste good, add a little mayonnaise to the usual breadcrumbs and eggs.
When squeezing limes, cut the bottom off first so that all the juice runs through the fruit rather than getting stuck in the peel.
Sprinkle flour over bacon to reduce grease splattering.
And for a mess-free bacon experience, cook it in the oven rather than the stovetop.
Know when to use ground pepper versus crushed pepper.
Cracking eggs? Use the eggshell to pick up any broken stray pieces.
Crack the eggs on a flat surface rather than the edge of the bowl.
For a safer and less stressful cooking experience, sharpen your knives.
Rinse the rice before cooking to prevent it from getting thick.
Reserve the stems of herbs and add them to soups, stews, or broths while they’re cooking.
Use a bench scraper to easily move food from the cutting board to the skillet.
Find the sweetest watermelon by looking for a yellow patch and listening for a hollow sound.
Rejuvenate old cookies by placing a piece of bread in your cookie container.
Make sure to cook all the water first.
After you have finished cooking the steak, let the meat rest.
When making pie dough, use a grater to get small pieces of butter.
If you find a recipe online that you want to use, check the comments for any tips or precautions.
Use more than one type of vinegar when seasoning salads.
When preparing fried rice, prepare the pan by cooking an egg in it first.
Scale up your sheets with a little bit of aluminum foil.
When it comes to heat, you don’t feel the need to constantly flip or stir things up.
Generously salt the pasta water.
Do not add the pasta until the water has already boiled.
Finally, whatever you do: don’t do Rinse the pasta after it has been cooked.
What is your favorite cooking tip or trick? Share in the comments below!