A lot of people feel like cooking is a chore. You can make cooking more interesting and even fun if you acquire more skills and become able to cook anything you want: start by reading this article.
A good tip when cooking with oil is to put it on the sides of the pan so it’s already hot when it slides down into the food. Doing so will maximize the flavors of the food you are cooking by keeping them inside the food.
It is a good practice to place cut potatoes in a bath of cold water for about half and hour, before frying in order to get crispy fries. By leaving the potatoes to soak up cold water, the fibers are reinforced. This makes it so when you fry them, they’ll withstand the heat better and won’t break down completely.
You can make healthier mashed potatoes with the same taste and texture you love by substituting cauliflower for potatoes in equal proportions. Since cauliflower is bland, it will mix right in with the potatoes along with the other ingredients. You’ll still be able to enjoy mashed potatoes, but with less fat and calories!
Are you going to cook with fresh basil? Store the basil within a glass. With water you then want to cover the stems. Place the glass of basil leaves on the counter in your kitchen, and watch it keep its freshness for weeks. You can even grow new basil plants if you feel like changing the water every day or so. The stems will sprout roots; that’s the wonder of plant life. You can cut the basil every once in a while in order to spur further growth, thereby making basil available for even longer.
When you store things like flour, baking mixes and sugar, you should use containers that are airtight. Airtight containers will keep your foods safe from bugs, and allow them to stay fresh longer because they are not exposed to air. These containers are easily purchased online or at your local department or even grocery stores. Wherever you get them from, the freshness of any food you intend to store in them is well worth the investment.
As you can see from this article, cooking can be fun and interesting. When you use these tips, you can use your creativity to enhance an activity that you once viewed as a chore.