Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Kitchen Tips and Tricks...Part 1
Below is a list of very helpful kitchen tips I have learned throughout the years. Some we all know about but I bet there will be one or two that will be helpful. I will periodically post kitchen tips and tricks, let me know if these were helpful?
1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
2. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle - perfect shaped pancakes.
3. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
4. To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.
5. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature & roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.
6. To easily remove burnt-on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop-skillet will be much easier to clean.
7. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.
8. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh-if it rises to the surface, throw it away.
9. Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
10. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.