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20 kitchen life hacks that will help you out in any situation

Surely every housewife has certain secrets of cooking various dishes.

And many of them are passed on from generation to generation, and remain a secret to other people.

And we share with the reader useful tips that are tested by the time and experience of thousands of people in the kitchen.

  • To keep the baking dough soft the next day, add a little diluted potato starch to the dough.
  • If you add a teaspoon of brandy to the dough instead of yeast, it will become much more fragrant and tastier.
  • For a beautiful golden crust on meat, spread it with honey before baking or frying.
  • Soak the rice in cold water for half an hour, then it will be crumbly after cooking. And so that he does not fall out, just fry the rice in a pan for a few minutes.

  • If you do not want to wait a few hours until the beets are cooked, then dip it in water and boil for 30 minutes, then drain the water and put the pot with the root vegetable under a stream of cold water for 15-20 minutes. Such a sharp temperature difference will bring the beets to readiness.
  • Fresh greens can be made fresh again by putting it in water with a few drops of vinegar.
  • If you dampen a knife blade with cold water, boiled eggs will not crumble when cut.
  • Adding vanilla on the tip of a knife can make the easiest vegetable salad more tasty and savory.

  • If you are going to make a biscuit or a pie, and the eggs were not at hand, then they will easily be replaced by a banana. Half an average banana can replace one egg.
  • To prevent the cheese from sticking to the grater, brush it with vegetable oil.
  • Beans or peas will cook much faster if you add a tablespoon of ice water to unsalted boiling water every 5-10 minutes.
  • The dried lemon can be made fresh again by dipping it in a bowl of water for two hours.

  • Cooking delicious burgers will be much easier if you leave the mince with the addition of onions, salt and spices for a few hours in the fridge. Then the chops will turn out much juicier and tastier due to the fact that the minced pickle.
  • To prevent the fish from burning, grease the fish itself with oil, and not the bottom of the pan.
  • Potato slices will not stick together or stick to the pan if they are washed in cold water before frying and then dried with a paper towel.
  • Before roasting chicken liver should be sprinkled with sugar, then it will be softer.