As the experience of culinary shows shows, even experienced chefs have something to strive for. They don't even know about many kitchen life hacks, although our mothers and grandmothers use them “automatically” without thinking. Below in our material are the best tips that will take cooking to the next level.
1. Pests in flour
To keep insects out of the flour, pour it into a plastic or metal container and store it with one or two bay leaves. Dried laurel with its smell will scare away pests.
2. Storage of dairy products
Open dairy products tend to spoil quickly. However, we at Novate.ru know one life hack that can extend the shelf life. Just turn the containers over so that the lids are at the bottom, and refrigerate as they are. This will create a vacuum in the packages that will prevent microorganisms from entering.
3. Storage of eggs
If you accidentally break an egg and cannot cook it right away, pour the substance into an ice cube tray, add a drop of salt and sugar, and put it in the freezer. The seasoning will help preserve the egg's natural consistency so you can use it later.
4. Storing carrots
If you have harvested a large crop of carrots and want to preserve the root vegetables, place them in a box of sand. This storage method will significantly reduce moisture evaporation and prevent the carrots from drying out.
5. Lettuce leaves
Lettuce leaves in the refrigerator wither quickly, losing their taste and attractiveness. This process can be delayed slightly by storing the leaves in a glass jar.
6. Pickled onions
Fresh onions often taste bitter in salads. There are several ways to remove this bitterness. For example, you can pour boiling water over the fruit and leave it there for a few minutes, or marinate it in vinegar with a little sugar.
7. Onion shredder
Few people like to cut onions because of the difficulty in holding them. However, if you do not cut off the ponytails on both sides, it will be much easier to hold the head, and it will also not fall apart and slip.
8. Alternative to wine
Many sauces contain wine, but not everyone wants to use it, and sometimes the drink is simply not at hand. Well, it doesn't matter, you can replace white wine in the sauce by mixing a little vinegar and two teaspoons of sugar.
9. Snow white rice
There is one effective way that will allow you to cook snow-white rice, which is based on citric acid. It is necessary to pour the cereal into boiling salted water with the addition of a small amount of "lemon". It is also important not to put a lid on the pot until the rice is completely cooked.
10. Perfect broth
We missed the moment of foam formation in the broth - it doesn't matter. Pour a glass of cold water into a saucepan and the foam will rise from the bottom again. Also, if boiling chicken broth, do not add spices to it during the boil phase. Instead, boil the chicken with a small, whole onion and carrot. The color and taste of the dish will be great.
11. Soft chops
To keep your chops soft and tender, marinate them in a mixture of vinegar and vegetable oil. After an hour and a half, they can be fried. Try it - and you will never want to cook meat differently again.
12. "Knife" for the dough
Cutting soft dough with a knife is very difficult, since its blade is too thick and neat pieces are not obtained. However, if you use dental floss, the cut will be neat and the dough will not be damaged.
Got a coffee that tastes too bitter? Don't rush to get rid of it. Just add a pinch of salt to each serving of ground grains for a softer drink.
14. Homemade mayonnaise
Found out that you ran out of mayonnaise when you need it? We advise you to try to make it yourself. To do this, you will need a little sour cream, grated egg yolk and a spoonful of mustard.
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