I Convinced My Grandma to Share Her Secrets and Top Cooking Tips that Always Save the Day (and My Cooking Disasters)!

Debbie Obierika
Debbie Obierika
I am a versatile writer with passion for curating interesting and thrilling content that wll keep my readers glued to their screen.

Cooking tips are very essential as they make hard tasks simpler. Today we are going to be doing something different and I’m sharing some cooking tips I got from my grandmother and you definitely need to try them. I have tried a few of them and they always saved me from my cooking disasters. 

Here are some cooking tips you need to adopt to make your cooking experience easier.

Cooking tips

Cooking tips are tips, tricks, and suggestions that help improve one’s cooking skills and outcomes. These tips can be related to different cooking techniques, such as baking, grilling, frying, or roasting, and can be on any topic, such as temperature, ingredient substitution, measurement, equipment, and more. These tips help make cooking easier, faster, and more efficient.

Who Needs These Cooking Tips

Literally, anyone and everyone needs these cooking tips. As long as you spend some time in the kitchen making food for yourself, your family, or for commercial purposes, these cooking tips would be of great help. Cooking tips are oftentimes stumbled upon when trying to either fix a problem or try something new.

Simple Cooking Tips You Need

Cooking tips

There are several cooking tips, however, in this article, we will be highlighting 11 cooking tips I got from my grandmother.

1. The first would be to wash your meat thoroughly with lime or lemon. It kills off all the bacteria & gets rid of all that awful smell. 

2. When boiling rice or pasta always add a tablespoon of butter. It gives it a wonderful aroma & makes it taste even nicer.

3. If you don’t like the skin of the chicken and you happen to be the one taking it off, all you have to do is get a cloth or napkin, place it on top of the chicken part & pull the skin off. Easy! 

4. If you aren’t sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in about 10cm of water. Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage. Trust me when I say this is a tip that you never know you need until you do.

5. Best in not knowing how to properly spice soup and if it gets too salty then you definitely need to jump on this tip. If you over-salt a pot of soup, just drop in a peeled potato, the potato will absorb the excess salt.

6. Some tips can literally save the day and this is definitely one of them. For burnt rice, place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavor. I am trying this one of the cooking tips out.

7. Don’t store your bananas in a bunch or a fruit bowl with other fruits. Separate your bananas and place each in a different location. Bananas release gases that cause fruits (including other bananas) to ripen quickly. Separating them will keep them fresh longer.

8. After working with garlic, rub your hands vigorously on a stainless steel sink for about 30 seconds before washing them. This helps remove the lasting odor.

9. When chopping vegetables, toss a little salt onto the cutting board, it will keep the leaves from flying around.

10. Drop moi moi broad leaves in the freezer, and leave them frozen and hard for as long as you want, when it’s time for moi moi making or ofada rice, rinse and use your fresh-looking leaves.

11. Sprinkle some salt on fresh pepper while pounding to prevent your pepper from jumping out of the mortar and landing on the floor. Of all the cooking tips, this particular tip has been a helpful one. 

There are several cooking tips that are very helpful in the kitchen and in making your cooking experience worthwhile. There are so many more tips that can make cooking so much more fun and seamless, you can share your own tips with us in the comment. 

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Debbie Obierika
Debbie Obierika
I am a versatile writer with passion for curating interesting and thrilling content that wll keep my readers glued to their screen.

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