7 Tips to Help You Cook Faster

Cooking can seem like a burden sometimes, even more when you have a very busy schedule. However, it is necessary to cook, at least once a week, to have a healthy lifestyle. Although it is very practical and easy to eat at a restaurant or to order in, this is not healthy and can be quite expensive. The food we make at home is the healthiest because we know exactly what ingredients we used.

However, it can be quite hard to cook, especially if you have a large family. And when you work 8-9 hours a day and you have other obligations besides it, it can be almost impossible to prepare meals for you and your loved ones. In this regard, we have prepared in the ranks below 7 tricks that will help you cook faster and spend less time in the kitchen.

7 Tips to Help You Cook Faster

Soak pasta before cooking so that it’s done in 60 seconds

It may sound weird but it really works! Soak pasta in water in a leakproof container and leave it for several hours or overnight. After that, you can cook the pasta really quickly in boiling water or just add hot sauce to it.

Add baking soda to caramelize onions 2 times faster

Add 1/2 or 1 tbsp of baking soda to 2 lb of onions right after they turn slightly brown in a frying pan. Right before your eyes the onions will caramelize and won’t burn.

Grate parmesan or any other kind of cheese at room temperature

At room temperature, cheese becomes softer and is easier to grate.

Freeze meat to cut it quickly for frying or making stew

Thanks to this tip you’ll get perfectly even, thin slices of meat that won’t take much time to cook.

Cook once and use leftovers to make other dishes

Turkey or pork are not-easy-to-cook foods and take a lot of time to make, but they’re perfect for family meals. The leftovers can be used to make different dishes during the weekdays. Keep leftovers in sealed containers and use them to make sandwiches, salads, and snacks.

Learn to peel potatoes quickly

Put potatoes into boiling water for 30 seconds. Then put them into a bowl of cold water. After 30 seconds, you can peel the potatoes with bare hands. No effort needed due to the temperature difference. Another way is to keep the potatoes in salted water for 15-20 minutes.

Quickly cook vegetables in sparkling water

Use sparkling water instead of still water to cook vegetables. Bicarbonate in mineral water breaks up vegetable cellulose and speeds up the cooking process. It will also make vegetables softer while keeping their color bright.


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