9 Cooking Tips that Everyone Should Know


I am not the world’s best cook.  I’m sure you know this, as a few days ago I documented making my very first omelet, something I probably should have made years ago!  But I am always on the lookout for some cooking tips and tricks to make my life easier.  So I took a wander through the Recipe4Living Encyclopedia of Tips and this is what I found:

Here are my favorite cooking tips that I learned; some are obvious but simultaneously genius, some are very surprising, and all are just plain helpful.  Check them out!

1. For perfectly cooked fish, measure fish at its thickets party and cook, using any method, 10 minutes per inch of thickness.

2. For perfectly grilled burgers, make a tiny hole, about the what your index finger could fit through, in the middle of her burgers. During grilling, the hole in the middle will disappear but the center will be cooked the same as the edges.

3. To avoid the browning of avocado flesh when exposed to air, immediately place the peeled fruit in lemon juice until ready for use.

4. To peel a tomato, peach, or anything else with skin, dip quickly in a pot of boiling water. Stick a fork into the stem and use a paring knife to easily remove the skin.

5. Dried out coconut can be revitalized by sprinkling with milk and letting it stand for about ten minutes.

6. Slipping garlic clove skins off is easy if you zap them in the microwave for about 15 seconds first.

7. Use an egg slicer to cut kiwi fruit.

8. Quick and easy way to separate lettuce cups. Cut out core. Hold cavity under cold, running water until leaves are easily separated by water and fingers.

9. Before placing double crusted pies in the oven, loosely wrap aluminum foil around pie crust edges. This will help the edges from browning too quickly. Remember to remove the aluminum about 10 minutes before pies are ready to come out of the oven so the crust is properly browned.

To read HUNDREDS more helpful hints, click here!

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  • http://www.scrumptious.co.za Juno

    Thank you for these tips Kathryn. I am a great fan of cooking tips, and will add these to my personal collection. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments about my ratatouille soup recipe. Juno

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    not what i expected. Some obscure but great tips here

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