Cooking is difficult and complicated as-is. As if it wasn’t enough, even cleaning up after you’re done cooking and eating can be a serious challenge. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! You can still get all that cooking and cleaning done with only half of the hassle! Check out these amazing kitchen hacks that will change your life!
Next time you’re going to put butter on a dish, make sure to cut it into tablespoon-sized pieces. Doing so will allow you to just grab a piece from the fridge when you’re cooking. It’ll save you the time and energy to cut and measure while making a recipe.
If you want to make a quick and fresh marinara sauce you’ll get endless compliments for, do this. Halve your tomatoes and then rub them against the grater side with the largest holes. Of course, have a bowl at the ready underneath it.
This will make the best consistency and make the sauce taste like it’s from a restaurant.
We all know how frustrating it is to have fish stick to the grill or pan. Not only is it a mess when taking it out, it can be such a pain to clean up after. To avoid this, cook the fish on a bed of lemons. This will also give the fish a delicious zesty flavor.
It can sometimes be tricky to cut meat into thin pieces, especially if the meat is tough or your knife is too blunt. What you can do to get around this is put the meat in the freezer for 15 minutes before cutting it.
The cold will cause the meat to be more firm which will make it easier to cut. To top it off, this always works well for fish or chicken breasts as well.
No Pie Pan
If you really want to make a pie but don’t have the right pie for it, don’t worry, you still can! All you need to do is spread your pie crust on a greased baking sheet. Then, add a mixture of almonds and sugar. After that, add the fruits while leaving a small border around the edge.
Fold the edge over the fruit and brush it with milk or melted butter. Sprinkle some sugar on top and bake!
Pasta In A Pan
Waiting for pasta to cook can be annoying, we all know that. If you find yourself always biting into raw pasta shells, ditch the pot. Instead, try cooking your pasta in a pan!
Lay the pasta in the pan and cover it will some cold water. Heat and stir it occasionally until the pasta is fully cooked. Add a little water if you need to. The water should evaporate away and save you the time having to strain it.
Keep Your Knives Clean
To save yourself some precious kitchen space, use this hack. Get yourself a long magnet you can mount on the wall – make sure it’s a strong one. This will become a shelf of sorts you can store your knives on.
Not only is it cleaner, but it’s also safer and more hygienic than a knife block while saving space. It’s much better than plunging your hand into a drawer full of knives.
It can get really messy to make hash browns in a skillet. Aside from breaking apart when flipped, they get completely soaked in oil. Skip all the complications by cooking them inside a waffle iron instead.
Not only will they cook more evenly, they’ll use less oil and stick together. Just arrange them neatly and push the press down.