There are kitchen tips, secrets and tricks that you need to know in order to know how to prepare and preserve your ingredients. Take note and check.
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There is kitchen secrets which are passed down from generation to generation, overcoming the barriers of time and becoming engraved in the history of those who are truly passionate about the art of cooking.
Do you want to find out which are the famous techniques that will make life easier in the kitchen? So take note and find out how to preserve and prepare your favorite ingredients and foods.
21 kitchen secrets that will be useful to you
Butter without “rancid”
If you want to get rid of rancidity easily, cover the butter with the following mixture: cold water and a spoonful of baking soda. After 15 minutes, wash it well in two waters.
Do you know if the fish is fresh?
Take note and don’t forget: fresh fish has red gills, bright eyes and very tough meat.
Learn to preserve bread
When buying bread, choose whichever is best cooked, store it in a fabric bag, in a dry place and try placing it next to a celery stalk or with a raw potato with its peel well washed and dried.
Is the oven too hot?
To make sure the oven is hot enough, place a pan of cold water in it.
Double lemon juice
Before squeezing the lemon, immerse it in a bowl of hot water for approximately 15 minutes. To extract as much juice as possible, you can gently tap it on the kitchen sink.
Do you know how to preserve lemon?
To preserve for longer, store the lemon in a tightly closed glass container.
Preserve peeled avocado
Brush the avocado with lemon juice and the fruit won’t turn black.
Clean the egg whites well
Do you want to know how to clean the small yolk fragments that insist on falling into the egg whites? It’s simple: use the eggshell itself. Just bring the pieces of shell closer together and the yolk fragments will be drawn into them.
Separate (without dramas) the white from the yolk
Don’t know how to separate the yolk from the egg without bursting? Just break the shell and let the contents drip over your fingers – which should be slightly open. So, in a simple way, the yolk is in the palm of the hand and the white falls out.
Don’t know if the eggs are spoiled?
Place the egg in a glass with water and a little salt. If the egg comes to the surface, throw it in the trash, as it is spoiled.
How to prepare eggs for your recipes
Did you know that, just before using, you should remove the eggs from the fridge? This small step can change the outcome of your recipes. Whipped egg whites, for example, may not be as firm if the egg is too fresh.
Reuse the mayonnaise
Did the mayonnaise curdle? Make your own sauce from there: remove the mayonnaise from the glass, put an egg, vinegar and salt in it, and add the mayonnaise, little by little. Mix well and you will see that the consistency is the desired one.
Prevent the kebab skewers from getting burnt
So that the wooden/bamboo skewers do not burn when preparing the barbecue, soak them in water until they are very wet.
Is the pineapple ripe?
If you want to know if the pineapple is ripe, remove a “petal” from the center of the crown – if it’s easy, you can peel and enjoy.
Vegetables already cooked even greener
Before cooking the vegetables, add a teaspoon of sugar to the water. In the case of spinach, after cooking, soak it in cold water.
Add even more color to the beets
To make your cooked beets an amazing color, add 3 tablespoons of vinegar to the water. Simple and effective.
Learn how to preserve lettuce leaves
Store the lettuce leaves in a tightly closed plastic bag, in the refrigerator. This technique will ensure they last up to 5 days. Another important tip is not to wash them before storage, but only when cooking.
Fresh parsley all year round
Cut the parsley very finely and store it in a plastic bowl in the freezer.
Want to freeze cod?
First of all, the cod must be desalted. To freeze, dry the fish with a clean cloth, brush its entire surface with good oil and store it in the freezer – in a vacuum container or very tightly closed. Defrost the cod normally.
Learn how to unmold your pudding
To unmold the pudding and avoid dramas, run cold water through the mold before adding the preparation. Let the pudding cool completely.
The trick that ensures the baking of the cake
The trick that ends our list of kitchen tips and tricks is already an old acquaintance: stick a toothpick in the dough and, if it doesn’t come out dirty, your cake is well baked and ready to come out of the oven.