11 Easy Kitchen Tips
Spending a lot of time in the kitchen can be fun when you’re passionate about preparing particular dishes, wanting to innovate and explore the space.
Unfortunately, we don’t always have a lot of time on our hands, and some tasks can quickly become tedious.
The good news is that there are plenty of tricks you can use to make your life simpler when you’re cooking.
By following these simple kitchen tips, you can say goodbye to some of the stress brought on by those tasks that aren’t so easy to perform. Are you ready to implement them?
Easy kitchen tip #1: Frozen butter
Putting butter in the freezer might not sound like a good idea at first, because it gets hard and is more difficult to use.
But when the weather is hot it’s the best way to keep it fresh and free from damage.
To make butter easier to use in almost all recipes, store it in the freezer and use a cheese grater to obtain just the right amount.
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Easy kitchen tip #2: Removing corn from the cob
Removing corn kernels from the cob can be simply and organized. Place one bowl face down inside another bowl, and all the corn will remain in the bottom bowl. It’s easy!
Easy kitchen tip #3: Peel a kiwi with a spoon
Removing the skin fo a kiwi fruit can be difficult, and sometimes you waste part of the fruit. To prevent this, cut the kiwi in half and scrape the pulp out using a spoon.
Easy kitchen tip #4: Frying potatoes
One of the problems you face when frying potatoes is that they stick to each other in the pan and don’t turn out like you want.
To avoid this, just soak the pieces of sliced potato in cold water just minutes before you start cooking. The water releases some of the starch, which helps keep them separate in the fryer.
Easy kitchen tip #5: Squeeze more lemon juice
Sometimes it’s hard to know whether a lemon will contain the amount of juice your recipe calls for.
So that the next one doesn’t disappoint you, put it in the microwave for a couple minutes, let it cool, and you’ll extract ore juice than you would normally.
Easy kitchen tip #6: Keep fruits from turning brown
After you cut up a fruit like an apple or a pear, it only takes seconds for them to oxidize and begin to darken.
If you want to keep them looking fresh for longer, place your slices in a bowl of cold water with some lemon juice.
Easy kitchen tip #7: Peeling tomatoes
So many recipes taste better when you remove the skin from tomatoes. This isn’t always easy, however, because a ripe tomato tends to come apart easily.
When you need to peel tomatoes, place them in a cup of boiling water for a minute or so and the skin will come off easily.
Easy kitchen tip #8: Chopping onion
Does chopping an onion make you cry every time? Say goodbye to this annoying reaction by putting them in the refrigerator for a few hours before you start slicing.
Easy kitchen tip #9: Burned rice
There’s nothing more disastrous and unpleasant than burning the rice right before lunch or dinner time.
To save your rice and eliminate that awful smell and smoky flavor, cut an onion into quarters and add it to the pot of rice for 15 minutes.
Easy kitchen tip #10: Peeling hard boiled eggs
Hard boiled eggs are delicious and a great complement to many recipes and sauces. The pain is having to remove the shell, which sometimes sticks to the egg when you try to remove it.
Don’t let this irritate you ever again! If you want your eggshells to come off in one piece, add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water you boil them in.
If you don’t trust this tip, you can also toss your hard boiled egg into a glass of cold water, cover the mouth with your hand, and shake it a few times. Your egg will peel in seconds.
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Easy kitchen tip #11: Grating cheese
Depending on the type of cheese you use there can be some drawbacks to grating it. Some varieties crumble and fall apart.
To make this a simpler and more professional experience, rub a little olive oil on the cheese and grate away.