It’s really cool when you can cook tasty dishes. But if you cook them fast using your own tricks, it’s even more awesome.
Bright Side has collected some cooking hacks that will definitely impress you. Enjoy!
The easiest way to bake potatoes:
Cut your potatoes in half, sprinkle a good amount of salt, and pour some olive oil. Place them on a baking sheet (cut side down) and bake at 400°F for about 30-40 minutes. Use a fork to check if it’s done. For more details, click here.
Frozen pies can really help you.
Many people who want to cook a pie face the problem of soggy bottom crusts. But freezing a pie before baking eliminates the problem because the bottom crust begins baking before the filling has thawed and it doesn’t have a chance to soak up the excess juices that would normally make it soggy. Don’t forget to wrap the pie in plastic wrap or foil before freezing. Detailed instructions can be found here.
It’s easier to cook pasta in a frying pan than in a casserole.
Since the surface of a frying pan is wider, it heats up faster and can really save your time. It’s rather convenient, isn’t it? The method is described here.
Cook vegetables in the oven.
To cook steamy vegetables in the oven, rinse them and cut them. Then lay them out on a long sheet of parchment and bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes. Click here for more details.
Don’t be afraid to freeze onions for further use.
This hack is going to help you when you have to cook soup, meat, or a garnish in a short time. Peel and cut your onions. Then put the pieces in a baking pan and place them in a freezer. Don’t forget to cover the mold with aluminum foil and freeze it for several hours. Then put your onions in a zip-top bag. This is what this website recommends.
Use leftover pasta to make muffins.
Here’s a great method to use leftover pasta. It’s also a good way to add hidden vegetables that kids don’t usually like. These freeze and reheat well too. Click here for details.
Freeze chicken marinade for your convenience.
As a rule, when we come home after a long day at work, we start cooking. To make this process more pleasant, try to freeze a piece of chicken in marinade. Choose a recipe that you like.
A good way to mix candy and ice cream
To make this dessert, you’ll need any ice cream you like, your favorite chocolate or candy, and a flat beater. Chop your candy bar and add it to the ice cream. It’s a thick mix so use a heavy duty mixer and a flat beater. Not to miss any details, read the instruction here.
Homemade baked chips
Cut corn tortilla in triangles, spray oil, and sprinkle some salt. Then put them in the oven and bake for 10 minutes at 450°F. The recipe is really simple, click here for details.
Before cooking, put some Greek yogurt on your salmon.
Slathering on a bit of Greek yogurt makes the fish ultra tender and helps the breadcrumbs stick to the fish. The recipe was taken from this website.
Now it’s really easy to cook perfect poached eggs.
To make the perfect dish, the eggs should be fresh. Add some vinegar, crack the eggs, and put them in the water one by one. For each added egg, you have to increase the cooking time by 20-30 seconds. For more details, click here.