Only real kitchen masters can slice an apple without a knife, peel an egg in one motion, and prevent onions from bringing them to tears. They know all the tricks of cooking and enjoy sharing them with us.
LetssBuzz collected for you 9 of the coolest culinary secrets, just in time for the New Year’s festivities.
Yogurt drops are delicious and, more importantly, healthy snacks, especially loved among children. They’re easy to make: put yogurt into a plastic bag or a confectionery syringe, squeeze the drops out onto a cookie sheet, and put them in the freezer for 1 hour.
Slice onions without crying
To not let onions bring you to tears again, put them in the freezer for 15 minutes before you start cooking.
How to peel eggs easily
Boiled eggs will be much easier to peel if you put a slice of lemon into the pan when cooking. By the way, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda has the same effect.
How to bake without eggs
If you are going to bake scones or other pastries but you suddenly realize you’ve run out of eggs, you can use bananas instead: 1 egg = 1/2 banana. The taste won’t be any worse for sure.
This trick will be truly appreciated by all coffee lovers and those who simply cannot wake up in the morning without a cup of freshly brewed espresso. Add a pinch of salt and cinnamon to ground coffee before brewing. The salt helps to get rid of burned beans’ bitterness, and cinnamon adds an amazing taste.
A fast way to peel garlic
To save time peeling garlic, just put it in the microwave for 15 seconds — it will make the husk easier to remove.
The most delicious bell pepper
When buying a bell pepper, turn it over and look at the bottom. If you see 3 bumps, it’s a “male“ pepper; 4 means it’s a ”female.“ “Females” are sweeter, and it’s better to use them fresh. ”Males” are more solid, and their flavor is deeper, so they’re great ingredients for various dishes.
Slicing pastry without a knife
You can use dental floss to quickly cut cakes or rolls into equal parts.
Better than fries
If you think there’s nothing better than French fries, try cooking this: make thin cuts in potatoes, sprinkle with olive oil, put butter slices into the cuts, and add salt and pepper to taste. Put them in an oven preheated to 220°C for 40 minutes. Potatoes cooked this way have every chance of becoming your favorite dish.