Do you love cooking? There is no doubt that cooking can be quite rewarding, but it does require some effort. Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut down some of it? Indeed, there are some hacks that can come in handy for this purpose and experts definitely take advantage of them to cut down their cooking time, without making any compromises on quality of the food. Ido Fishman has shared some great kitchen hacks for everyone, whether you are a newbie or a seasoned cook.
You can take a look at them below:
- Easily peel a hard-cooked egg
If you want to peel hard-cooked eggs quickly, there is a simple kitchen hack you can use. Ido Fishman suggests that you don’t boil the eggs the traditional way. Instead, go with a steamer basket for steaming over a dozen eggs suspended over boiling water. Do this for 15 to 20 minutes and the shells will slip off on their own.
- Make the best roasted vegetables
All you have to do is place the pan in the oven while it is preheating. As soon as the veggies hit the hot surface, they will receive a delicious and quick jump-start on browning.
- Create a makeshift brush
When you cannot find your basting or pastry brush or you don’t own one, there is no need to worry. Ido Fishman suggests that you make a disposable and quick stand-in; make a small rectangle by folding a piece of parchment repeatedly. Use kitchen scissors for cutting fringe and you can use your improved brush.
- Make your own powdered sugar
Are you out of powdered sugar? There is no need to worry. Ido Fishman Chef suggests that you simply use a spice grinder for pulverizing granulated sugar and make your own.
- Cool things down
If you are sautéing some onions and they turn too brown, there is no need to worry. You can chill down the pan quickly by tossing in an ice cube. As per Ido Fishman, the water will quickly evaporate and you will be able to save your onions.
- Speed up your meat loaf
When you have a hankering for some meat loaf, but don’t want to wait for an hour to get your meal, you can take advantage of this kitchen hack. Learn the trick of divide and conquer, which means divvying up your meat into different portions in a muffin tin. Put it in the oven for 15 minutes at 450 degrees and you will have your meat loaf ready.
- Make your grains tastier
According to Ido Fishman, you can enhance the flavor of brown rice, millet, bulgar and quinoa by cooking them in tea-infused water. You can use smoky black tea i.e. Lapsang souchong, chai or even Earl Grey, as it is equally robust.
- Make some wine cubes
If you are left with a bottle of wine that you just cannot finish and you don’t want it to go to waste, then there is a kitchen hack for you. Ido Fishman suggests that you pour the wine in an ice-cube tray and put it in the freezer. You can pull out a couple of cubes for tossing into a pitcher of sangria or a wine spritzer or add them to a pan sauce that requires some oomph.
- Get a serrated knife
When your knives are overdue for sharpening and you just don’t have time to use the sharpening stone, Ido Fishman recommends that you deal with all your cutting tasks with a serrated knife. The saw-like blade will come in handy and can do a much better job than any dull straight-blade knife.
- Deal with the butternut
You can put a whole butternut squash in the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes and it will become a lot easier to cube, seed and peel it, saving you time and effort.