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13 tricks that once and for all save you from unpleasant surprises in the kitchen


According to the study, women spend about 3 years of their life preparing food. Perhaps, every hostess should become familiar with culinary tricks that will not only save precious time, but also open up a new taste of long-familiar products.

We have selected for you 13 new secrets that will make your culinary arsenal even richer.

13. How fast and tasty to cook kebabs

To make the process of cooking kebabs faster and easier, you can strung one large piece of meat to several skewers at once, as in the example. And further similarly other pieces. Then you will only need to cut each of them in several places. So you can make pieces of the same size, and they will be prepared evenly.

12. Cook caramel barbecue in a sauce of Coca-Cola.

Boil the ribs in a mixture of Coca-Cola in advance so that they take its sweetness. Then grill them for 4 minutes on each side - this will help the meat to harden.

11. A simple way to clean the eggs.

Before cooking, make a tiny hole in the shell with a pushpin: this will help you to get rid of the shell without any extra effort.

10. Make a perfect decoration of the cake

To make the cake glaze coating perfectly smooth, dip the spatula in hot water for a few seconds. This will help the spatula to slide over the glaze and smooth it without melting it.

9. How to cook many eggs at the same time

If there is very little time and you need to quickly prepare a large batch of eggs, put them on a damp towel and put in the oven at 160 ° C for 30 minutes.

8. How to cook a hearty breakfast in 5 minutes

If you want to pamper yourself with a delicious and hearty breakfast, try making such baskets of ham, eggs and cheese. They will not take you much time, and the result will be pleasantly pleased.

7. Cook the meatballs in the oven

Meatballs can be used as a soup or used as a separate dish. To make it easier to control the size of the meatballs and more convenient to turn them over in the cooking process, use a special form for muffins.

6. To get rid of excess fat, add rice.

Adding dry rice to the bottom of the mold will help remove excess fat during baking.

5. A simple way to cook several dishes at the same time.

This is a very convenient way to prepare a large number of various dishes in advance - for example, if you have some kind of celebration.

4. Use coffee grounds as marinade for meat.

It turns out that the spent coffee grounds can be used as a marinade for meat. The acid contained in the thickener will make the meat soft, tender and very aromatic.

3. Cut the chicken into thin slices - very simple

To easily cut the chicken fillet into thin slices, put it for 10-15 minutes in the freezer and only then proceed to cutting it.

2. Blanch vegetables

Blanching - treatment of products with steam or boiling water for 2-3 minutes. This method allows you to keep a juicy kind of vegetables and makes them soft. For example, before frying or baking the asparagus should be boiled in boiling water for a couple of minutes. You can blanch almost all vegetables: tomatoes (for better peeling of the skin), onions, broccoli.

1. So you can pickle onions to make it fragrant, with a bright taste.

You can pickle not only familiar tomatoes and cucumbers, but also other vegetables: beets, celery, radishes, carrots, onions. With this method of cooking, they acquire a richer taste and aroma, become the perfect side dish or base for an exotic sauce.

And what are the culinary secrets in your piggy bank?