Cooking can be time consuming — chopping peeling, baking, stirring, and more happens in the kitchen to achieve the perfect meal. While hard work pays off, there are a few hacks that you can use to make cooking a tad less stressful. From egg hacks to onion hacks, these 5 things will change the way you cook.
Cook a Burger Evenly
Have you ever made a burger and the patty ends up being uneven after it cooks? The trick to making an evenly cooked burger is by making the middle of the burger thinner than the outer part. The middle of the burger puffs up as it cooks, so when you make the middle portion thinner it will expand to the same size as the outer part of the burger. This means that the burger will cook evenly throughout.
No Bake Ice Cream Cake
Making ice cream cake from scratch is very time consuming. If you’re on a time crunch make a no bake ice cream cake. The way you would make an ice cream cake is by stacking ice cream sandwiches in a rectangular shape and cover it with frosting.
Omelette in a Plastic Bag
Making an omelette can be difficult, especially because you may not get the right consistency using a nonstick pan. Instead of dealing with this frustration, make an omelette in a bag.
In order to make this omelette you’ll need: eggs, toppings (diced ham, cheese, diced onions, diced peppers, etc.), and a zip lock bag. While you’re prepping your omelette, fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil.
Add two eggs to your zip lock bag, scramble it in the bag, add in your toppings, mix it all together, close the zip lock bag, and make sure all of the air is let out. Place your eggs in a bag in the boiling water for 13 minutes. Take it out of the water and roll your omelette onto a plate.
Because ginger has a strange shape, every time you peel it you may take of a piece that you can actually use. The way to get the most out of your ginger is by peeling it with the back of the spoon. It will only take off the bare skin and leave the flesh for you to work with.
This is the easiest way to peel your onions. Cut it right down the middle vertically at the root. Once this is done, you can peel the skin right off. No more crying.