Let’s face it—there are some of us that have a hard time boiling water. And that’s okay! Some people are just inexperienced in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn, right? In fact, sometimes we just need a few basic hacks and tips to get us going in the right direction. Maybe, over time, we can even stop using our microwaves!
Here are 12 surprisingly easy cooking hacks that will take your meals to the next level.
Get ready to impress your family, your friends, and yourself!
1. Cook your pasta in the sauce at the last minute.
This will allow the noodles to absorb the flavor of your sauce. In case the sauce turns out too thick, you can simply add a bit of pasta water to create the texture you prefer.
2. Use sugar as a seasoning.
Sugar isn’t just great for making baked goods. It turns out that it also makes excellent seasoning, particularly when you are cooking a dish with tomatoes. It counteracts the sour taste to give you a more pleasant and rich flavor.
3. Cook your steak when it’s at room temperature.
Don’t grill your meat right after taking it out of the freezer. Let it sit for a couple of minutes until it gets to room temperature before cooking. That way, it’ll cook more evenly.
4. Cook the perfect egg with just three components.
Cooking the perfect egg can be tricky so make sure to have these three components when cooking. Get a thick-wall frying pan, add 1/2 tablespoon of butter, and cook in minimum heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Don’t forget to add salt!
5. Use sour cream to make the best pancakes.
No matter what kind of pancake you’ll be making, always add 2 tablespoons of sour cream to your mixture. It’ll help you create pancakes that are really tasty and fluffy.
6. Apply mayo to your fish to get a nice and tasty crust.
With a pastry brush, apply a minimal amount of mayo to your fish and season with salt before grilling. This simple tip will help you get that nice golden crust.
7. Know when to add your herbs.
Dried herbs should be added while you are cooking to enable their flavors to infuse into your dish. Fresh herbs, meanwhile, should be added after you are done cooking. They can get bitter if you overcook them.
8. Use an onion ring to make that perfectly circular egg.
You don’t need any fancy tool to make that perfect egg for breakfast. Just cut an onion ring, place it in your pan, and break the egg inside it.
9. Prevent the cutting board from slipping by placing a wet towel underneath it.
Then, take a few layers of plastic wrap and create a ring out of them using your hand. Make 4 rings and place them under each corner.
10. Roast your garlic in the microwave.
Roasted garlic tastes delicious but they take a long time to make. A faster way to make it is to put a bulb of garlic in a small bowl with some oil and water. Wrap the whole bowl in plastic wrap before you put it in the microwave. Cook until the garlic is soft.
11. Make juicy burger patties by placing ice cubes in the middle of the patties.
Right before grilling, press a small piece of ice cube into the center of your patty. This will prevent it from drying out.
12. Use a frying pan instead of a giant pot when cooking your pasta.
The wider area of your pan will allow the water to get hot faster. Consider picking the right size of pan according to the amount of pasta you’ll be cooking.
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