Are you guilty of watching TikTok all day? Guilty! But if you’re using TikTok to learn useful things, we think that’s totally a good use of your time. There’s a whole range of quick tips you can learn on TikTok, even cooking hacks that will make it easier for you in the kitchen.
They save time and are easy hacks that you can incorporate from the get-go. Isn’t that a bit lazy, you say? No, we’d call it efficient.
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How to remove avocado seed
Avocados are packed full of health benefits. They can help lower blood pressure and protect against heart disease. Best of all, they make your food look super cafe-worthy, insta-worthy, and just overall more appetising.
Most people would cut an avocado into half and then use the knife to hit the seed in order to get it out, and it’s the method that will appear when you google: how to remove avocado seed. But as TikTok shows, there’s a better way.
In this TikTok video by user thegingerfoodie, she stitches a video where she tries and verifies this TikTok hack. Simply push from the back of the avocado half with the seed, and it will naturally pop out – no-brainer. Try it and you’d wonder why you never did it that way!
How to keep avocado fresh
This is another one for the avocado lovers. Avocados can be a bit unpredictable if you’re not familiar with how they turn ripe. To prevent avocados from turning ripe, put them in a tupperware container of water and pop in the fridge. Then take it out when you want to eat them!
How to remove egg shell in seconds
Hard boiled eggs are a great addition to meals. They are high in protein and suitable for healthy recipes, but are also really great in potato salads, ramen, laksa, what have you. Boiling an egg is the easy part. The harder part is to remove the egg shell from the egg.
In this TikTok, user sendmarketingadshere shows a trick that chefs use to remove egg shells. After boiling, put the egg into a tupperware cold water, and then shake the egg in the tupperware with the lid on. The shell comes off immediately, almost in one piece, saving all that time and effort that goes into peeling little pieces of shell away.
How to dice onions easily
Typically, people dice onions by slicing first and then turning it to cut it the other way. That’s easy enough. But in this TikTok video, kellybazzle demonstrates a time-saving way to dice onions, which is never to cut the onion the whole way through when slicing it! The onion stays in shape and you can slice it the other way in the same method.
Finally, turn the onion to the side. When you slice through, you should get equal and even dices. Hard to visualize? Just click and watch!
Microwave tip: How to heat food evenly
It’s common knowledge that microwave ovens heat food unevenly. Or is it? This TikTok user shares a simple tip on how to heat food evenly and also heat a few portions at once. It’s as simple as moving your bowl to the side of the microwave oven’s glass tray so that the heat spreads out evenly!
She also shares a bonus tip: when reheating dry food like pasta, add a cup of water in the microwave so your meal doesn’t become too dry.
How to cut frozen pizza
Unlike delivered pizza that comes cut, you’d actually have to cut that frozen pizza that you heat up yourself. But the regular knife makes the cheese stick to it and you don’t have a pizza cutter.
Why, don’t bother! User conanharkin shares this useful tip to cut frozen pizza. If your pizza is already frozen, put it at the edge of the kitchen counter and simply bend. The frozen pizza has a brittle texture and will break easily. Then put it in the oven and boom. This is also good for portion control if you don’t want to eat the whole pizza.
How to cube hard boiled eggs – a lot of them
We’re not sure how many of us can actually put this tip to use since we don’t typically cook in such large batches. But in this video, user maesancheta demonstrates an easy way to cube hardboiled eggs through a wire mesh! You know, those that we use for barbecuing food?
This is useful for prepping a huge batch of egg mayo for egg mayo sandwiches or potato salad. Well, good to keep in handy for the next time you are serving food for camp!
Keeping spring onion fresh
Spring onions make everything look just a bit more professional, especially on Asian dishes. Compare fried rice, and fried rice with chopped spring onions on top. Or, a piping bubbling pot of kimchi stew vs one with chopped spring onions. See?
But storing spring onions takes a special skill. They dry out so fast in the fridge and can get a bit slimy within just a week. To keep spring onions fresh, chop them up beforehand and keep them in a glass container in the freezer. They stay fresh longer and you don’t really need to defrost them when eating too because usually the heat from the food would melt whatever little bit of ice there is.
Cooking in one pot
Sometimes you just don’t have the time to whip out the full three-course meal for your family. Don’t fret. Popping a few good ingredients in the rice cooker can serve up an equally good meal.
In this TikTok, with some soy sauce, mirin, garlic salt, shiitake mushroom, carrots, and lap cheong (Chinese sausage), user theasiantestkitchen shows the easiest way to put food on the table, all within one hour, all in one pot!
How to cook pancakes quickly
Okay, so this one really seems a bit crazy and we thought it could be some kind of parody. But apparently, this user laynahrose prepared pancake batter in a saucepan, and heated it up immediately. She got a huge pancake which she then cut up rather than individual round pancakes, but hey, it looks like it works.
We think it’s great for those busy parents as it is a one-pan recipe, which means less clean-up. And well, it all goes into the tummy, yeah?
How to store fresh fruit
Fresh fruit works a bit like spring onions, it adds a fresh pop of colour and is good for yoghurt toppings, pancake toppings, what have you. But fruits spoil easily and they’re also not cheap, so how do you get more runway out of them?
This user stephgigliotti28 shares a very simple hack, which is to store them in fruit jars. Does it work? Try it and see!
We hope these superb TikTok cooking hacks have made your life easier in the kitchen. You can even prop up your phone or tablet and refer to them as you go!
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