Want cooking hacks that will make your time in the kitchen easier, better and more fun? We’ve rounded up some awesome culinary hacks that will turn you into a master cook in no time!
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Ingenious Cooking Hacks To Use In The Kitchen
Hacks are huge right now and with good reason! More people are finding new creative solutions to age-old problems like tear-jerker onions and easy homemade bread. What does this mean for us? Even more time spent in the kitchen as we test, try and (if we’re lucky) come up with our own cooking hacks! And, as we all know, more kitchen time is never a bad thing. Below are some of our favorite kitchen/baking/cooking hacks for home chefs of all experience levels. Make your time in the kitchen better with these innovative shortcuts.
1. No-Tears Onions
The days of passing the task of chopping onions to your significant other are behind you now! For tear-free onion chopping, place your onions in the freezer for 15 minutes before dicing. This will reduce the tear-inducing compounds found in onions.
2. Broken Egg Shells
We’ve all had it happen to us before, and if you’ve never experienced the trauma and heartache that is broken egg shells in your batter, then consider yourself one of the lucky few. The next time this happens to you, wet your fingers before attempting to grab those shells out. Wetting your fingers will make the task a lot easier.
3. Waffle Iron Hash Browns
We’re sure this is a hack you’ve seen before, but it’s so great that a list of cooking hacks without it just wouldn’t be the same. If diner-style hash browns is what you’re looking for, try making them in a waffle iron. A waffle iron is a great “hack tool” to have in the kitchen as it doubles as a sandwich press and can even make perfect cinnamon rolls and roasted chicken! Here’s 25 more inventive waffle iron recipes to try out!
4. Perfect BLT
The perfect BLT has arrived with this crisscross bacon hack! To ensure you get crispy bacon in every single bite, crisscross your bacon like so (see above).
5. Homemade Hard Shell Tacos
These tacos are a bit wider than traditional hard shell tacos, but you’ll find that these are able to hold more filling and stand upright on their own! The finish? Crispy, crunchy and heavenly.
6. Brown Sugar Softener
Keep your brown sugar from clumping by putting marshmallows in the bag! Genius! If you don’t want to put marshmallows in the bag, you can also use apple slices or a wet paper towel to retain your brown sugar’s moisture.
Head over to Homemade Recipes for the full list!
Will you give these ingenious cooking hacks a try? Let us know below in the comments!
This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.