21 Essential Cooking Tips For Every Unsure Cook

Some people love to cook while others can't even use a toaster without burning their food. If you are an unsure cook, here are 21 essential tips for you!

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Some people are very passionate about cooking, but it isn’t the case when you classify yourself as an unsure cook. If you count yourself as one of those, be aware that many basic tips are given to help you. They can greatly simplify your cooking experience and make you a better cook. Here are 21 essential cooking tips ready to help you!

21. Removing seeds

To quickly remove the seeds from your vegetables, take a melon spoon. Its rounded edge is very practical.

20. Peel off garlic

Put the garlic in the microwave for 20 seconds to remove the skin easily.

19. Remove fat excess from cooked foods

If a dish you have cooked has to much fat such as a chop pork, grab some ice cubes and a paper towel. Wrap the ice in the paper towel and put it on the food. The ice will attract the excess fat that will settle on the paper towel.

18. Remove the skin from a kiwi

  • Slice your kiwi in halves.
  • Grab a glass and hold your fruit against the rim to slowly remove the skin. Your kiwi should fall in the glass.
  • You can also use the same trick for a mango and avocado.

17. How to froth milk

Are you a fan of Starbucks? Stop wasting all your money on their expensive latte. All you have to do is fill a half-full Masson jar with milk, close it with the lid, shake it vigorously for 30 seconds. Then remove the lid, put it in the microwave for 30 seconds until foamy. There you have a perfect latter for no money!

16. Peel an orange

If you have trouble peeling your oranges or lemons, put your fruit in the microwave for 20 seconds and try to peel it again.

15. Cooking corn

To cook your corn, put it in the microwave for 6 to 8 minutes with the peel. This one will take off of itself while cooking.

14. Cutting a banana in slices

  • Grab a banana and a sewing needle.
  • Take your needle, tuck it into one of the corners of your banana and slide it inside, going from left to right.
  • Repeat 1 inch lower, an another inch lower until you reach the bottom of your banana.
  • By peeling your fruit, you will see that it will already be sliced!
  • Now hand over your banana to a friend and ask them to peel it. The banana will already be cut in slices, ready to be eaten.

13. Boiled eggs

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  • To peel a boiled egg, grab a Mason jar filled with little water and put the egg in.
  • Cover the top with your hand and shake well.
  • Get the egg out of the jar.
  • You will be able to remove the shell without much difficulty.

12. Extracting more juice from your citrus fruits

To extract more juice out of a lemon, take it out from the refrigerator first. Then put it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.

11. DIY chocolate molds

To make your chocolate molds, all you need is a deep baking dish, brown sugar and melted chocolate.

  • Place the brown sugar in the baking dish and make sure the surface is thick enough for the object that will serve to mold the shape.
  • Place your object in the brown sugar, remove it gently, and drop it on the other side to be able to mold both surfaces.
  • Once both sides are molded, remove the object.
  • Pour your melted chocolate into the cavity left by the object and wait until it cools and dries.
  • Remove the cold piece of chocolate from the brown sugar when it’s ready.

10. Cutting a bell pepper

  • Cut the top and the bottom of your pepper.
  • Insert your knife in and move your pepper in a clockwise motion to separate it from the seeds.
  • Sliced the rest of your vegetables.

9. Grate cheese like a pro

Leave your brick of cheese in the freezer for 30 minutes prior grating it.

8. How to slice an onion without a tear

Opt once again for the freezer. Leave your onions in for 30 minutes. Do not do this trick, however, if you do not intend to cook your onions.

7. Stop your pan from boiling over

In order to stop you pan your boiling over while cooking pasta, lay down a wooden spoon on top of your sauce pan.

6. Rosting a chicken

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For a perfect fully roasted chicken, open it throughout its chest and lay it down in the oven on the breasts.

5. Cupcake molds

If you no longer have paper cups for your muffins, use some baking paper. Cut out squares and put them in the mold before putting your dough.

4. Heating your leftovers

If you are heating a pizza in a microwave, put a bowl of water next to it. Moisture will preserve the crunchiness of the pasta.

3. Master the plastic wrap

To avoid tearing your roll of plastic wrap, store it in the fridge, as professional cooks do. When the roll is cold, the film does not tear anymore.

2. Perfect egg

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Break the eggs directly into your pan and instead of adding oil, add water!

1. You can find many other tricks just as interesting as these ones in the video below.


Sources:

  • CaféDéclic
  • The Talko
  • How To Make Sushi