Potato pancakes are a savory addition to a meal, but with all of the grating and other preparation, making them can be pretty time-consuming. The best shortcut to the potato pancakes that you’ve been dreaming about? The blender on your counter.
Toss your roughly diced potatoes in the blender for a minute. Then, just drain the excess liquid and you can get to making your pancakes in no time.
Hull Strawberries Easily
Strawberries are one of the most delicious fruits but removing the leaves at the top can be a pain. But a straw can take some of the labor out of the process for you. Take your sturdy plastic straw and place it at the bottom of the strawberry.
Then, push the straw through the strawberry from bottom to top, removing the leaves. It sure makes sense why they’re called “strawberries” now.
Avoid An Unpleasant Surprise
Citrus adds a lot of flavor to different foods and beverages. But are you tired of having lemon or orange juice squirt in your eyes and all over your kitchen when you cut into them? Before you cut into your citrus of choice, gently make a slit with the knife at the top of the lemon, lime, or orange wedge.
This will keep the juice from being pressurized and squirting everywhere.
Icing Made Easy
If you’re looking to make a beautifully decorated cake but don’t have the professional piping tools at home, all you need is to grab a plastic, Ziploc bag. That’s right, just a Ziploc bag. Fill the bag with your icing or frosting of choice and seal up the top.
Then make a small cut in the corner and begin squeezing the icing through. Once you’re comfortable you can really get fancy with your icing designs.
No More Brown Apples
Apples are one of the most popular fruits but they tend to be a little less popular when they start to brown (which can happen in just minutes). The best way to prevent your apples from going brown fast you ask? Lemon juice. Take your apple slices and soak them in a bowl of lemon juice.
Next, remove them and dry off the excess juice. Your apple should now stay whiter (and be tangier) for longer.