Kitchen Hacks You Can’t Live Without January 2, 2019

by Rebecca Down Tips and Tricks

The kitchen hacks you’ll hold on to for life. We bet you never knew you could peel ginger with a teaspoon…

At HelloFresh, our culinary team creates recipes you can cook easily at home, recipes that you can trust will be a hit around the dinner table every time. We asked our team to share their best kitchen hacks – Kitchen hacks that are so clever you’ll wonder how you lived without them!

5 Kitchen Hacks You Can’t Live Without:

1. Avocado Hack

Try this hack before giving up on the insta-worthy ingredient.

  • Cut a ripe avocado in half and remove the stone
  • Holding a large tumbler glass in one hand, and one half of the avocado in the other, push the edge of the avocado against the rim of the glass

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2. Ginger Hack

To help you navigate the knobbly bits of your ginger.

  • Peel ginger with the back of a teaspoon (instead of a peeler) to save you from wasting any flavourful bits before you chop it

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Try this hack in our Ginger Beef Stir-Fry.

3. Stale Bread Hack

Revive stale bread so you can cut back on waste!

  • Place the bread in a baking tray and cover with a little bit of water
  • Bake at 350°F and bake for 8 minutes until crusty

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4. Cold Butter Hack

For when your butter is too cold to spread.

  • Cold butter? Grate it with a box grater
  • Put it straight onto a piece of hot toast and watch it melt away

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5. Garlic Hack

To peel your garlic without the hassle.

  • Place your unpeeled garlic cloves into a sealed jar – old jam jars work well
  • Give the jar a good shake until the garlic skin is removed

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You’ll definitely be thanking us for this tip once you try it in our Garlicky Shrimp recipe.

Bonus – Egg Hack

Same thing! It’s time to get your egg hack on.

  • Repeat the garlic hack for hard boiled eggs with their shells on
  • Place water in an airtight container with the eggs, shake and peel

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1 comment

Androna says:

Great read! I strongly agree with the point about growing your own herbs and spices. It’s very simple to do, rewarding, and it really alters the taste! And once you get the hang of growing something simple like that, you can try your hand at growing other kinds of fruits and vegetables. Nothing beats the taste of something that you grew in your own backyard!

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