Food hacks make preparing food easy and fun. They come in handy when you want to save time in the kitchen.
Check out these five incredible food hacks you’ll enjoy learning and try out at home.
5 Great Food Hacks
1. Strawberry Trick
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. They go well with many different foods, such as oats, morning cereal, frozen yogurt, salads, and even smoothies. However, when we cut the top of the strawberry using a knife, we waste a lot of this delicious fruit.
The next time you’re about to clean strawberries, take a straw. Wonder what to do with it? Push the straw into the strawberry, from the opposite end all the way through, until the top pops off. Get rid of the top and pull the straw out. This way, you’ll have very little waste.
2. Grating Onion
Some dishes require that you use finely chopped, or minced onion. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a regular grater to get the work done. It is easier and faster than the hustle of chopping it with a knife over and over.
You could also use the finer sides of the grater to mince garlic.
3. Lemon Juice Trick
Normally, when extracting lemon juice for a dish, we cut the lemon in half, squeeze out the amount of juice we need, and then put the remaining half in the fridge to be used at a later time. The problem with this is that we usually end up with lemon halves that are dry and rotting. Eventually, we throw them away, because once cut open, the lemon doesn’t stay fresh for long.
To prevent this wastage, take the lemon and roll it on the kitchen counter or cutting board. Using a large, sharp pin, make a hole into the center of the lemon. Be careful not to bore the hole all the way through to the other side of the lemon. This way, when you squeeze the lemon, the juice will effortlessly come out. And, you’ll be able to preserve the lemon whole in the fridge, which means that it’ll stay juicy and fresh longer.
4. Reviving Old Bread
If you have old bread that’s still fresh enough to eat, but dry and not as soft, you can give it a new lease of life. Simply put the bread in a basin, and pour water over it on all sides. Next, heat the bread in the oven at 160 degrees Celsius, for about three minutes. Then, turn it to the other side and heat for another three minutes. Et voilà! Your old bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just as it was when you first bought it.
5. Egg Peeling
To easily peel a boiled egg, first you need to smash it on the bottom and the top. Then, roll it with your hand really hard over the kitchen counter. After this, when you start to peel the egg, its shell will literally fall. You could also slice it in half using a knife, and then scoop it off the egg shell using a spoon.