The art of cooking can be laborious, either because we have little time, inexperience or an accident that may be difficult to predict.
From beginners to professionals, there are all kinds of accidents that can ruin food, recipes and even utensils.
Many people do not know some tricks, which make cooking much simpler.
This is why we present some tips that will be of great help to you.
1. Preparing crispy fries
Unfortunately, our fries are often pale, soft and tasteless.
To avoid this, consider the following steps:
- Peel the potatoes and cut into strips, if possible one centimeter wide.
- Wash with plenty of water.
- Prepare a pan with enough water and salt and boil potatoes for half an hour.
- Remove from heat and, when cool, place in freezer a few hours.
- When frozen, put the oil to heat at high temperature
- When you get the desired heat from the oil, pour the potatoes. It’s ready!
2. Keep the bread fresh
The bread is an ingredient that lends itself to the manufacture of simple and light dishes. Do not miss the opportunity to prepare something delicious!
- The best way to keep fresh bread is put in a plastic bag with the stem of a celery and close well.
- In this way, bread absorbs moisture and celery retains it. Since it does not have much flavor, it will not change the taste of bread.
3. Keeping the color of vegetables
Sprinkle some lemon on the red vegetables as you cook them.
In this way, you will be sure to preserve the flavonoids compounds responsible for giving color to certain fruits and vegetables such as apples, cranberries, onions and strawberries.
4. Recover a very salty soup
There is a popular saying that one who cooks salty is very happy. If you’ve had too much salt in your soup, the solution is simple.
- While the soup boils, add a peeled potato cut in four to absorb salt .
- If you have put in large quantities, add more potatoes until you like it.
5. To wait for meat during cooking
Baking soda has many uses to make cooking easier.
One of these uses is to tenderize meat.
- Sprinkle baking soda on all meat.
- Rub to adhere well
- Let stand in freezer for 4 hours
- Thaw and wash with plenty of water to remove baking soda.
Bicarbonate breaks down protein from meat, which helps to soften and make it easier to prepare.
6. Make ice cubes faster
Ice cream is very helpful in reducing bruising, removing chewing gum and, of course, cooling our drinks or accompanying a liquor.
If you need ice cream urgently, do not worry, you do not have to run to the supermarket to buy it.
Note the following steps:
- Heat the water until it reaches its maximum boiling point.
- Turn off the pan and pour the water into the ice cube.
- Put them in the freezer.
As incredible as it may seem, boiling water freezes faster than cold tap water.
This effect is known as the Mpemba effect, named after a student from a Tanzanian school who discovered it and made it popular.
7. Keep sharp kitchen knives
If you want to prolong the life of your expensive and keep them sharp, try to keep them on wood or on a magnet.
- Avoid using them on ceramic, glass or marble, as they will damage the blade.
- In addition, wash and dry immediately to prevent oxidation.
8. Catching the burnt pans
When you exceed the cooking time of a food and it burns, it is quite difficult to remove the burnt impregnated in the container.
Unfortunately, water and soap are not enough to completely clean up and remove this dirt.
Take note that your pan is flawless with little effort and time:
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar (20 ml)
- Remove the leftovers with the wooden spoon so that the pan does not peel or damage the nonstick plate.
- Then spread the vinegar in the pan and put it on the heat until it boils.
- Turn off the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Vinegar will take off all the dirt and remove the smell of burnt food.
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar (20 ml)