5 Cooking Hacks

Whether you love to cook or you think time spent in the kitchen is a chore, you'll love these 5 cooking hacks, which help make your cooking tasks just a little bit easier.

Whether you love to cook or not, it’s always nice to have easy trick up your sleeve to make things go easier. It might be cooking bacon in the oven or peeling potatoes with ease. Either way, these cooking hacks will leave you wondering why you haven’t been doing things this way all your life.

Pour Oil and Vinegar Into a Plastic Spray Bottle for Easy Salad Dressing

A food-grade glass spray bottle is perfect for adding oil and vinegar to your salad, sandwiches, etc. Just pour in the ratio you prefer and shake the bottle up before spraying. If you like, you can heat the oil ahead of time along with whole garlic cloves or hot peppers to infuse the oil with added flavor.

Scramble an Egg in Its Shell

Don’t want to deal with scrambling eggs in a bowl? No problem, wrap the egg in the sleeve of a shirt, twist the ends and grab the ends and rotate your wrists quickly to spin the fabric. Do this for a couple minutes to ensure that the egg is perfectly scrambled. This also allows you to hard boil eggs that have the yolk and white combined.

Cook Bacon Evenly in the Oven

Do you hate to fry bacon? Who likes getting popped by bacon grease? While you can cook bacon in the microwave, the texture is always really weird. Instead, place the bacon on a cookie sheet and bake it. Another fun tip is to create a weave pattern with the bacon, creating a large square. When the bacon is done, you can cut it into squares that perfectly fit your sandwich.

Use Your Waffle Maker for All Sorts of Things

Waffle makers aren’t just for waffles. You can cook hash browns in there to get them nice and crispy. You can do pressed sandwiches. You can even cook your canned cinnamon rolls in there. There are so many foods you can cook in a waffle maker.

Peel Potatoes Easily

Last, but not least, if you hate peeling potatoes, you’ll love this tip. All you need to do is cut through the peel, making a circle around the center of the potato. Boil the potatoes until fork tender and then place in an ice bath to cool them down enough to handle. When you pick them up, you’ll be able to easily wipe the skin off the potato. You’ll never peel potatoes the old-fashioned way again.

There are hacks for every room of your home. And there are thousands more great cooking hacks to learn. What’s your favorite cooking hack? Share yours in the comments below.

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