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Cooking tips that will change your life part #2!!!!
📜🍳Cooking tips part #2🍳📜
So this week I'm going to tell you about another 5 cooking tips that will make cooking delicious meals easier!
#1: You should store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light, and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor.
#2: To give poultry its best flavor you should brine it ( basically letting the meat sit in water with dissovled salt. ) This lets the meat absorb extra liquid and salt making a juicier and more flavorful final dish.
#3: If you see that you need more oil in the pan when sautéing you should add it in a stream along the edges of the pan so when it reaches the ingredient being cooked, it will be heated.
#4: When you deep-fry food you should hold each piece of food with long tongs when you add it to the oil. If you hold it just below the oil's surface for five seconds before releasing it will seal the exterior and stop it from sticking to the pot or the other food.
#5: When making meatballs or meatloaf, you should know how the mixture tastes before you cook it. To do that you should make a teeny patty and fry it in a pan like a mini hamburger. Then you can taste it and adjust the seasoning if you need to.
That's all the cooking tips for today next week there will be one last tip post and then the real recipes will come!
Fun fact: In South Africa, termites and ants are often roasted and eaten by the handful, kinda like popcorn.
I got my tips from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/profiles/talent/articles/100-greatest-cooking-tips-of-all-time
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