Unusual kitchen and culinary life hacking.
For some people, the kitchen is a frightening place, because there are a lot of sharp objects and things that can cause a fire. If you are one of these people or, on the contrary, you are not afraid of the kitchen and are an excellent cook, but want to learn some tricks to simplify your life, then you should definitely try the following ten kitchen and culinary life hacking.
1. Mayonnaise and Toasted Cheese Sandwich
What could be better than a hot cheese sandwich? These pan-fried carbohydrates with sticky melted cheese? It is incredibly tasty!
Surprisingly, there is one secret that will help make the roasted sandwich with cheese even tastier - in cooking, use mayonnaise instead of butter or margarine. Yes, the idea of hot mayonnaise may seem a bit strange to you, but mayonnaise only becomes bad if you let it stay at room temperature for too long. If you want to heat it up, nothing bad will happen. This is the case with meat.You will not eat chicken, which lay at room temperature for six hours, but you will, of course, have cooked it.
There are several reasons why mayonnaise is the perfect ingredient for making a toasted cheese sandwich. The first of them - it is easy to spread on bread, unlike solid frozen butter. Mayonnaise also gives the bread a golden brown color during roasting and a pleasant aftertaste. When you try the grilled mayonnaise cheese sandwich, you hardly want to go back to butter or margarine.
2. How to wash blackened pots and pans
Vinegar is an excellent ingredient, present in a huge number of recipes, but it is also a versatile and powerful natural cleanser. You can mix it with water and use to clear the kitchen hood of fat. It is also great for removing scale in a coffee machine and using it as a rinse aid for a dishwasher.
Moreover, vinegar can perfectly cope with the cleaning of burnt pans or pots.If the bottom of the pan is burnt, pour a small amount of water into it. Then add a cup of vinegar and bring to a boil. After that, remove the pan from the heat and add two teaspoons of baking soda. Vinegar and soda will react, and the mixture of water and vinegar will begin to sizzle. After the hiss has subsided, pour out the contents of the pan and clean it. If black peel is not peeled, add a little dry baking soda. A couple of minutes - and your pan looks like new!
3. Life hacking associated with onions
People eat onions for thousands of years, it is grown all over the world. Of course, one of the biggest problems associated with onions is that people cry when they are cut. This is due to the fact that onions emit a chemical that causes tears.
There are several life hacking, which will help you cut the onion, not bursting into tears. The first is to sprinkle a cutting board and knife with lime juice. The second is to put the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before cutting it. The third - after cleansing, leave it for 15 minutes in water. Fourth - convince someone to cut onions for you.
Another life hack is about what to do with onion leftovers. If you want to keep them fresh until the next cooking, brush the slice with a little butter and store in the fridge.
4. How to quickly peel potatoes
Cleaning potatoes is often presented as a punishment in television shows and films about military and summer camps, and all because it is a boring and time consuming task. The good news is that there is an easy way to peel potatoes without the hassle.
Boil a pot of water (it must be large enough to hold all the potatoes you are going to cook). While the water boils, use a sharp knife to make a small cut around each potato (as shown in the video above). Then dip the potatoes in a saucepan and boil them. When it is ready, transfer it to a bowl with cold water and ice to cool it. Then remove peel with light movements. This method will save you time and peel potatoes in just a couple of minutes.
5. How to heat a pizza
When it comes to warming up a cold pizza, there are a few ideas on how to do it in the best possible way. Some people think that you can just heat it in the oven at 350 degrees.For others, the only sure way is to hold it on the fire in the pan. In the latter case, you need to use oil to lubricate the pan, which, it is worth noting, forms a crisp.
And although both methods have a right to exist, one of the easiest ways to heat a pizza is to send it to the microwave. Of course, reheating in the microwave changes the texture of the pizza - and not for the better. To pizza after heating in the microwave tastes like freshly prepared, fill the ceramic mug with water by two thirds. Put a piece of parchment paper on a plate, and a pizza on top of it. Put the mug in the microwave and place a plate of pizza on top of it. Using one-minute intervals, heat the pizza at an average temperature.
The water from the mug will evaporate, creating steam that will heat the bottom of the plate along with the pizza. Parchment paper is needed in order to absorb moisture, which can turn your pizza into a sticky hot lump. Some people think that there is no need to complicate the process of heating the pizza so much.They say that if you just put a cup of water next to the pizza, it will make it taste fresher.
6. How to quickly clean the garlic
Peeling garlic, like potatoes, can be tiring and annoying. The good news is that there are some simple ways to do this. The first is to put the cloves in a vessel or bowl (cover it on top of the other) and shake well. Thus, you can easily clean the garlic from the husks. The second way - before cleaning garlic, keep the cloves in the microwave for 20 seconds or dry them in a pan; then the husk will be easier to move away from the cloves. The third option is to put a clove of garlic on a cutting board and press it with the flat side of a knife (using a palm).
All these methods have their advantages (for example, garlic dried in a pan produces a terrific smell), but the choice is yours.
7. How to soften the butter
Cold or frozen butter can spoil everyone's lunch, since it cannot be spread on bread. Of course, you can soften it in the microwave, but this does not always work, because part of the butter can melt to a liquid state, and the rest will remain solid.Fortunately, there are a few secrets that will help you soften the butter in just a few minutes.
To begin, cut some butter and place it on a plate. Then pour hot water into a glass and allow it to warm up. After that, pour out the water, wipe the glass and cover it with oil. After a few minutes the butter should be softened.
Another way that works great if butter is really hard is to grate it on a grater; so it softens faster. In addition, you can immediately put the grated butter on toast and rolls without damaging them. This life hack is also useful during baking.
8. Ice cream from yogurt
If your refrigerator has yogurt in plastic cups, the expiration date of which will soon expire (and you know that you will not have time to eat it all by that time), do not rush to throw them away. Instead, pierce the foil with plastic spoons and send the plastic cups into the freezer. As soon as the yoghurt hardens, you will get ice cream, which you can enjoy at any time. This little life hacking will save you from unnecessary spending on food.Moreover, frozen yogurt is a tasty and healthy delicacy that will help cool off in the heat. It is important to remember that such an ice cream should be eaten within a month or two after freezing.
It is also important to remember that a plastic cup with yogurt should be wider than the bottom. Otherwise you will not be able to get ice cream out of it.
9. Do not pour out water after cooking pasta.
As a rule, most people pour out the water in which pasta was boiled. However, by doing this, they spend a unique kind of water that can be widely used.
Starchy water after cooking pasta can be watered plants and flowers, because it contains the vitamins necessary for their growth. It is also suitable for cooking. For example, it can be used in pesto sauce or homemade pizza dough, to which it will add a new deep flavor.
In addition, starchy water is great for washing dishes. You might think that the starch will leave a film on the dishes, but no! Starch acts as a natural detergent and perfectly dissolves dirt. But first you will need to soak the dishes, which means that after having a meal with pasta, you can relax a little and relax.
Go ahead.If your legs are tired after a hard day at work, you can hold them in warm water, in which pasta was cooked. Minerals contained in it will help relax your feet.
And finally, if your hair has no shine, try holding it in the water that pasta was cooking for about 10 minutes. This will revive your little hair.
10. Lifehacks associated with eggs
From eggs you can cook a lot of different dishes. There are several life hacks that will help you simplify the process of their preparation.
The first one is related to egg testing for freshness. Pour water into the jar and dip the egg into it. If the egg sinks to the bottom and lies on its side, then it is fresh. If the egg sinks to the bottom and stands, you can eat it, but you should do it soon. If an egg floats on the surface, it is not suitable for human consumption. Throw it at the one who you do not like (joke, throwing rotten eggs at people is a bad idea).
The reason why fresh eggs sink to the bottom and bad ones float to the surface is because the eggshell is porous. When the liquid inside the egg evaporates and is replaced by air, itonce in the water, it floats to the surface.
How else can you check the egg for freshness? Shake it and listen. If you do not really hear anything, then the egg can be eaten. If you hear the yolk fluttering inside, throw it away. It will make noise for the same reason as it floats to the surface: there is too much air inside.
The second lifhak is associated with the preparation of dishes from eggs. If you want your omelet to be beautiful and lush, instead of milk, add sour cream to the egg mixture (one tablespoon for every two eggs). This trick is used by restaurants serving late breakfasts (especially those that offer a buffet).
And finally, the third life hack revolves around one of McDonald’s, one of McDonald’s most favorite breakfasts of all time. If you want your eggs to look the same as theirs, then use steam. First you need a form for scrambled eggs in the form of a ring. It is inexpensive.
Break eggs and pour them into forms. To cook them, pour a little water into the pan, but so that it does not get into the molds. After that, cover the pan with a lid.This will create steam that will cook the eggs and make them soft and airy, as in the famous McDonald’s macmaffin.
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