To know when it’s time to turn the steaks, shake the frying pan a little. If the meat slides easily, then it’s time to flip them over.
Don't serve meat as soon as it is cooked. Let it sit for a few minutes, for the best texture and flavour.
Put a layer of lemon slices between the fish and the grill, to prevent the fish from sticking.
To soften butter quickly, heat a glass of water in the microwave. Then pour the water out, and place the glass over a piece of butter. The butter will start melting after a few minutes.
When baking something with a cheese coating, add the cheese 5 minutes before taking the dish from the oven. This stops the cheese from burning or turning into a hard crust.
Lay a kitchen towel underneath your cutting board to keep it from slipping.
Mashed potatoes will be brighter and whiter if you use warm milk, not cold milk.
To test an egg for freshness, gently drop it into a deep bowl of cold water. A very fresh egg will sink to the bottom. Eggs that float to the surface have gone bad.
To make mayonnaise quickly, blend an egg with 150 ml of olive oil.
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