10 cooking tricks you wish you had known about sooner

These kitchen hacks make your life easier

We love handy kitchen hacks – anything that makes cooking a little easier! We love to cook, but some tasks are just awkward and time-consuming. These kitchen hacks ensure that your dishes are ready much faster. We wish we had known that much sooner!

It can be that easy.

1. Peeling eggs

Do you think peeling eggs is a lot work? Not with this trick! Fill an empty jar or glass halfway with water. Put your egg or eggs in and close off the glass with a lid or your hand. Shake it well for a few seconds and then take the egg out. You’ll see that the shell slides off the egg easily. This trick also works with a lot of eggs at the same time. Really handy!

2. Peeling eggs 2

When you don’t think the first trick is for you, you can try this next egg-peeling trick. Crack the top and bottom of the egg against the countertop. Then roll the egg with a flat hand forcefully over the countertop. You’ll see that the shell comes away from the egg and slides off easily. Another option is to cut the boiled egg in half and take the egg out of the shell with a spoon.

3. Garlic

The next trick in the kitchen saves a lot of misery and smelly fingers. You just need a glass jar for that too. Place the whole bulb of garlic in the glass jar and screw on the lid. Shake the jar for a few seconds and that’s it. You will see that the garlic cloves detach from the bulb and the skin around it peels off. Open the jar, discard the skin, and return the garlic cloves to the jar to shake off the remaining skin. After about 30 seconds, all the skin will be removed. This way you don’t have to fiddle around with cloves and use your fingernails. It saves you a lot of effort!

4. Peeling kiwis and mangos

We usually eat kiwis by cutting them in half and eating the fruit with a spoon.But what if you want to eat a fruit salad?Simply get yourself a glass and a knife.Half the kiwi lengthwise with the knife.Then push the kiwi out its skin using the rim of the glass.Same goes for a mango.Cut the sides off the mango and use the rim of the glass to get the mango out of its skin.It’s a lot easier than cutting the mango with a knife!

5. Needle in a banana

Do you also feel a bit awkward when you eat a banana in public? With this cooking hack, you take you banana with you pre-cut in its skin. You start at the top by sticking a needle in the banana at the longest curved side. Next, move the needle from the left to the right through the flesh of the banana. Repeat this process a few times with a few centimetres in between until you reach the bottom. Then when you peel your banana, it will be sliced and ready to eat! This way you can eat the slices straight from the peel. Try it once without other people knowing what you’re doing. When you open your banana, nobody knows how it is possible that it is already cut!