For the average African, working in the kitchen is a responsibility that must be met with utmost importance. But most of the foodstuffs we keep in the kitchen especially the vegetables get bad in no time. Here are some 9 tips you must follow in the kitchen.
Do you know that your ability to keep foodstuffs in the right ways saves you from spending so much money in little time? Yes, you must be able to keep your food safe so that you can have value for money when you step into the market.
Here are some 9 kitchen management tips for the average kitchen user:
1. Never store Onions and Potatoes together because both produce a gas that causes either of them to spoil quickly.
2. Put two or three orange leaves in your hot palm oil on the fire. Let the leaves turn black before removing it. By then your palm oil becomes pure groundnut oil also giving your food a nice taste.
3. To avoid feeling peppering hotness on your hands after cutting pepper with bare hands scrub your hand with salt and red oil then wash it.
4. If you happen to over-salt a pot of soup, just drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb the excess salt.
5. If your Soup or Stew goes sour while warming it, add a little piece of Charcoal and remove it after warming, the taste will come back.
6. Never put citrus fruits (oranges, lemon, lime, etc) or tomatoes in the fridge. The low temperature degrades the aroma and flavor of these fruits.
7. When storing empty airtight containers, throw in a pinch of salt to keep them from getting stinky.
8. If your salt is becoming lumpy, put a few grains of rice in with it to absorb excess moisture.
9. To reuse cooking oil without tasting whatever was cooked in the oil previously, cook a 1/4″ piece of ginger in the oil. It will remove any remaining flavors and odors.