I love reading other people’s tips and tricks in the kitchen, even though it might be re-posted a lot of times, but I still enjoy reading it.
Today I want to share mine: Precutting the Essential Ingredients.
My core ingredients in majority of my cooking are onions (brown, white etc), garlic, and ginger.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to peel, cut and mince all of those, but isn’t it better if you have all of these pre-cut in advance so you can shorten the cooking time?
I also like to save some containers with lids (in this case I saved Fage Greek Yogurt containers) to store my precut ingredients. The size is decent and it’s very versatile. Beside, why would you want to spend extra $$ just for storing your ingredients? Of course no need to save LOADS of them.
Granted, cutting onions is pretty tricky. It’s a hit and miss for me as well. Sometimes I can go through it without shedding any tears, but there’re times that I had to stop and wipe away my tears and cleared up my nose.
My onion cutting trick:
Hold your breath when cutting the onions. Turn away from the onions when you need to catch a breath. So far it works wonderful for me and I can go on cutting the onions without shedding any tears.
Do you have any cooking tips and tricks? Please share