Celebrity Chef 's cooking tips will improve your cooking drastically
1. Add a spring onion to your mashed potatoes
Gordon Ramsay gives his mashed potatoes more spice by stirring in no fewer than three chopped spring onions. In addition, add a little whipped cream and butter and you have a mashed potato to die for. Impress your guests or yourself with this easy way to make mashed potatoes a little more special.
2. For the creamiest scrambled eggs, a combination of butter and crème fraîche is key
Gordon Ramsay's method for creamy scrambled eggs starts with the addition of cold eggs and butter to a saucepot. Stir them constantly over medium heat for about 30 seconds, then remove them from the heat and stir for 20 seconds.
3. Repurpose your leftovers into a totally new meal
Rather than just eat leftovers, turn them into something new and exciting. "I love a nice two-fer," the Barefoot Contessa posted on her Instagram account, "I make a big batch of something and use the leftovers to make a second, completely different recipe the next day. This Tomato & Eggplant Soup is a hearty winter lunch, and I use the leftover soup as a sauce for delicious Baked Pasta with Tomatoes and Eggplant. No one will even know they’re eating leftovers!!!"
4. Cook perfect fried eggs by tipping the pan and spooning the hot oil back over the top of the eggs
This Spanish-inspired cooking method popularized by José Andrés consists of heating up 4 tablespoons of olive oil, tipping the pan, sliding an egg into the oil, and spooning the hot oil onto the top of the egg. It yields perfectly cooked fried eggs every time.
5. Unripe fruit? Put it in a paper bag with a banana
The hassle of having to wait a long time for your unripe fruit to be ready to eat is a thing of the past. Gordon Ramsay has a tip on what to do when you have bought fruit that is not yet ripe. “You have to put a banana in a paper bag along with the unripe fruit. Put the bag in a dark place and the banana will make your other fruit ripen faster.” This tip was shared on the chef’s own YouTube channel.
6. Heat store-bought corn or flour tortillas on a skillet so they taste soft and homemade
Chef Aarón Sánchez suggests this clever trick to warm up store-bought tortillas and ensure they're the perfect consistency for all of your taco needs. Just toss your tortillas into a skillet and give them a squirt of equal parts water and oil.
7. Cook risotto with hot stock to keep it nice, starchy, and creamy
Geoffrey Zakarian says that using hot stock to cook risotto helps bind everything together and keeps the rice nice and creamy. Cold stock, by contrast, brings down the temperature too much and messes up the cooking process.
8. Use lasagna sheets whenever you're making pasta...not just for lasagna
According to Gordon Ramsay, lasagna sheets are an ideal pasta shape to pair with thick, hearty sauces. They can even stand up to meaty sauces like ragù. So next time you're thinking of making rigatoni Bolognese or tagliatelle in cream sauce, try swapping in lasagna sheets and fold them into your sauce.
9. Give your chicken a delicious crispy jacket by preparing it in buttermilk
Anyone who has ever eaten a fried chicken knows that it is all in the crust. But how do you make that tasty, crispy crust? Gordon Ramsay swears by buttermilk. The buttermilk makes the chicken extra tender and gives the chicken a fresh taste and the flour sticks well!
10. Easy garlic peeling hack
Have trouble peeling your garlic? Gordon shares an incredibly easy tip that will speed this annoying task up considerably. Simply crush it with the flat part of your knife’s blade. The peel will come off very easily, saving you a lot of time and hassle!
11. Store your avocado’s without them turning brown
Sometimes you only need one half of an avocado. But if you store the other half in the fridge, it will have turned brown in a very short while. To prevent this from happen, pour some lemon juice in a bowl and store the avocado in it, exposed side facing down. The lemon juice will stop the avocado from oxidating, which is the process that causes it to turn brown. You will be left with a fresh avocado half!
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