Home cooking hacks
A perfect cook is the one who cooks in minimum time, saves effort and makes delicious food. So, a perfect cook has to know hacks which everybody doesn’t know. These hacks will make you enjoy cooking like never before. Hacks are specially required for bachelors, forced bachelors, students, wives and moms indeed. Whether you are a newbie or a goddess of the kitchen, you still might be stunned at some of the hacks we discussed. So scroll down to have a look at them.
- Prevent browning of potatoes
Cover sliced potatoes in cold water until in use for cooking. This will stop the Murphy to turn brownish which happens due to the release of starch and then oxidation happens to yield brown color of sliced potatoes.
- Laggard the rotting process of tomato
If you store the tomatoes with their stem portion downwards, you can slow down the rotting process. It works by preventing air from entering the tomato. This ceases the moisture activity inside it and thereby shelf life increases.
- Hurrying the ripening process
Seems you brought some unripe bananas from the market and now waiting for it to ripen. Well, you don’t need to wait too much as you just have to keep the fruit in a paper bag. The concentrated ethylene will automatically ripen it much faster than when kept in open.
- Prevent sliced fruit from going brown
Have seen mostly in case of the apple where your sliced fruit gets brown when you have some work and thus eating it slowly. Browning happens due to oxidation of fruit so either squeezes lemon juice or one share honey with two share water. This will coat the surface and prevent oxidation and thus browning too.
- Covering food in a creative way
Your hair nets are not just for covering your hairs but food also. You can cover the unexhausted food by fresh hair nets to keep away flies from contaminating it. Now you don’t have to replace plates or aluminum foil for covering foods.
- Examine whether eggs are palatable or not
There are plenty of times when we fall into a false position due to old eggs. Now keep a check on your eggs kept for a long time. Just dip it into water. If it sinks it’s edible and if it floats, it’s unpalatable. For the old eggs, the liquid inside it evaporates with time via the porous shell. This creates a gas bubble inside it and thereby old eggs float.
- Pocket out seeds from vegetables or fruits
Removing seeds from pumpkin or squash is a tedious task. But by using an ice-cream scoop, you can easily pocket them as scoop edge is sharp
- Fat skimmer
It is irritated of fats from sauces, stews, etc. Just wrap a few ice cubes in a towel and gently propel it along the surface to & fro. This will solidify the fats which can be removed by spoon.
- Remove eggshell from a cracked egg
Are you a newbie cook? If yes, then definitely you will spill some eggshell in your cracked egg. Now don’t fight with a spoon to take it out, Just make your finger wet and try to take out the shell with the same finger. Water is too polar and thus acts as a magnet for taking out the eggshell.
- Want more juice?
Lemons are hard to squeeze at times. Most of us leave the lemons without completely extracting its juice. Let’s make it easy for you. Keep the lemon in the microwave for 7-10 sec. Keep the lemon between the palms of your 2 hands and roll it properly. Now you will get more juice with too little effort. Give this trick a shot with lime also.
- Did your sauce turn sore?
You feel it’s acidic now and guests are waiting outside? Don’t worry then, just peel a carrot and boil it with sauce at a very low temperature. Remove it and serve when needed.
- Leftover gingers
We use ginger in lots of dishes nowadays. After grating ginger, we usually throw or keep its leftover art. Once we keep the leftover part, it dries up. So, home cooking hacks ignite you to freeze the leftover ginger in a sealed bag which can be reused. It prevents the withering of ginger and can be reused later.
- The ratio of rice to water
Many people just can’t get a ratio of water and rice. They are often confused which either results in the burning of rice due to less water or overboiled rice. So here is the hack. Usually, all rice requires two bowls of water with one bowl of it and boiling at the high flame to be done for 14-15 minutes for more than one person. Keep a close watch and hurray! You made beautiful rice.
- Ripen banana in 5-7 mins
Your chap asked for banana bread & is becoming impulsive to eat it. It’s a hot summer afternoon, shops closed and you have green unripe bananas at your home. What you can do is Microwave the banana for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees C in the oven. Now it’s edible. Just serve it on the bread and your chap is happy again.
- A new way to Use egg cartons
I hope you like a plantation. But you are obvious that making a mini garden in the kitchen will not be a good idea as it will eat up space. Wait then! What about the egg cartons which you either burn, throw, use as a bird feeder or use as packing material, what if I tell you that you can do your mini gardening with it. Yes!! You can pot herb seedlings in each egg space on the carton and hurray!
- Remove eggshell easily
While you boil eggs, adding baking soda or vinegar to the water will help you remove the shell extremely easily. Both baking soda and vinegar penetrate the eggshell, a help in easy removal.
- Preventing onions from forcing you to weep!
Cooking is a daily activity which we do multiple times in a day. Onions are a very important part of our dishes. But they weep you in the first place when you go to chop them. To save yourself from weeping, freeze the onion before you cook for at least an hour. The more they freeze, the lesser you weep!
- Prepare scrambled eggs with a microwave
Rinse your mug with non-stick oil. Break and spill some couple of eggs into it. Dust some salt and black pepper into it. Mix the jumble with a spoon. Microwave it for a total of 90sec by an interval of 30sec for three times. This easy process will give you your 12gm healthy breakfast in no time. Now you don’t need to miss your breakfast if you are late for the office.
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