There’s more to cooking than just pouring various ingredients into a pan and turning them into something delightful. Beyond just serving up more frozen food and fast food, it’s pivotal for rookie chefs to assuage their consciences by instead honing their culinary skills – you can at the very least enjoy the fruits of your labour with a large plate of risi e bisi.
For beginners, there’s no need for you to spend most of the day chained to the stove, while you painstakingly go through the motions. Here are some guidelines to not only turn your disappointing dishes into mesmerizing meals, but also ensure that you have a hassle-free and safe culinary experience!
Float Test For Eggs
A simple way to accurately determine the condition your eggs are in is through the float test. First, place your eggs in a bowl of cold water. If you notice that the eggs sink directly to the bottom and lay on their side, they are perfectly okay to eat. However, if they float to the surface, it’s time to chuck them out. Also, if they sink to the bottom and stay upright, they perhaps aren’t very fresh, but still fine to eat.
Jar For Portion Control
Portion control includes the understanding of how much food energy or how many calories a serving contains. It is very important for the management of your body weight. Rather than using a food scale to keep track of your food intake, you can use a simple jar to measure out precisely one serving of the food item.
Sharpen Your Knives
Sharp knives aren’t just safer – since they’re unlikely to slip off your food – but they make the process of cutting and chopping much more efficient. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you invest in a sharp knife or a knife sharpener if you want to take up cookery.
Solving The Butter Problem
Sometimes, it’s hard to slice off the right amount of butter for your meal – maybe because it’s been lying in the fridge for days. But there’s a solution for this! All you need to do is heat up a tempered glass and, once hot, place it over the butter. This way, the butter will be warm and can be sliced off with ease.
Saran Wraps For Phones
We live in a digital age where we use our phones all the time – even for checking out recipes on the Internet. With the purpose of protecting our phones from any crumbs or residue, you can simply wrap up your phone in saran wrap.
Toothpaste For Cleaning Surfaces
If you’re new to the kitchen and are stumped as to how to clean up after, here’s a tip: use small amounts of toothpaste with a soft toothbrush or a sponge to brush the dirt off any metallic and silvery surfaces in the kitchen. After brushing it, rinse and polish the surface to a shine using a soft cloth.
Plate Sandwich For Cutting Tomatoes
If you want to cut tomatoes perfectly, first, place the cherry tomatoes on a plate and then place another plate over the tomatoes to make a plate sandwich. After that, you can run your knife right through the middle to chop all the tomatoes perfectly.
Don’t Rely On Ovens
Instead, trust your senses. You must keep your eyes and nose open in order to judge whether the food is actually cooked or not. If your food looks pallid after half an hour, don’t remove it from the oven just because the recipe tells you to.
Duct Tape For Stuck Jars
We normally use duct tape to make things stick together, but if you have a hard-to-open jar that can never get unstuck, all you have to do is stick some duct tape on the lid and yank hard in order to open it. Well, this is one more way we can use duct tape.
Tasting At Every Step
An experienced chef will always have spoons around to see whether the cooking process is on track. It is recommended that you don’t finish your dish without tasting it first, even if that means checking the balance of flavours in a minced meat pie or a raw cake mix.
Ziploc For Vacuum Sealing
In order to vacuum seal your food for a low cost, you can place your food items into a Ziploc bag, make a slight hole at the top, and sink the bag into a tub of cold water. You can then watch the bag suck out all the air to create a vacuum seal!
Separating Eggs And Yolk
You can separate eggs and yolks by taking an empty water bottle to suck out the yolks. By placing the opening of the empty bottle on top of the yolk, squeeze the bottle in order to vacuum up the egg yolks.
So, there you have it, folks! Some easy-breezy tips that can make your kitchen experiences a whole less painful. No need to dread that food haven any longer!