I think part of the reason why I don’t eat more vegetables or fruits is because there's always a process—a simple one, but a process nonetheless. Having to wash my fruits and veggies is just flat out annoying. I just want to eat them, not take a shower with them.
I love to cook. There are few things more relaxing for me than spending an afternoon in the kitchen, and one ingredient that I throw into just about everything (seriously, everything) is garlic. It can instantly add a whole new level of flavor to a dish, and there's not much that it doesn't go with.
Ginger root is one of the most underappreciated and versatile spices around. It's simultaneously hot, sweet, and piquant. It's also a pain in the tush to peel, thanks to its thin, fragile skin and the thick, knotty rhizome that contains all the flavor.
While living alone, I grew to enjoy cooking. Not only was it necessary to my existence, but it was cheaper than eating out. One thing I really came to love was garlic, especially its smell. If a recipe didn't ask for it, I added it anyways.
In my family, if a food could be made instead of bought, it was made. It wasn't until I went to college and started eating dorm food that I tasted the store-bought versions of many kitchen staples. I quickly learned that there is an enormous quality difference between homemade dressing and the kind that comes in a bottle at the supermarket.
Certain foods like garlic, onions, and shallots are food staples for a reason—they're unbelievably flavorful and cost very little. However, with their papery thin skins, they're also a pain to peel.
Baking soda and blowing. Use the baking soda bath to loosen up the hard boiled egg from the shell. It's the secret to instantly peeling an egg without your fingers.
Like a lot of other fruits, mandarin oranges are delicious but annoying to peel. There are tons of tricks for peeling fruits and vegetables faster, but what if you don't want to peel them at all?
Step 1: The Problem It can be a frustrating thing… Spending precious time making cupcakes for an event, only to have the liners peel away from the cupcakes after they've been baked. Not the end of the world in the grand scheme of things, but, if you're concerned about presentation for a wedding, for example, the little things make all the difference. Step 2: The Solutions
Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to peel tomatoes. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time peeling skin off tomatoes.
If you're a home cook, peeling garlic is probably not your most favorite part of preparing a meal. Sure, the first one or two bulbs are a cinch, but once you start peeling garlic in larger quantities the inevitable stickiness arises and the garlic becomes harder and harder to disrobe.
Does the idea of peeling potatoes deter you from cooking them as often as you’d like? Try the trick in this how-to video. You will need a pot of boiling water and ice water. The skin will fall right off. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to quickly peel a potato.
The skin on a butternut squash is not the easiest to remove. But there are a few tricks to hacking off the outer skins of the squash. This video will show you the trick to peeling and cutting the butternut squash the easiest way. You could use a knife to peel, but the best option is a serrated vegetable peeler. Once peeled, it's a matter of slicing and dicing the squash to perfection, in the best manner. See all the details within the video.
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to roast and peel capsicum peppers like a chef. Roasting and peeling capsicum peppers for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here.
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to peel and devein prawns like a chef. Buying, peeling, and deveining the shrimp lookalike prawns is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to peel tomato skin off. Before peeling the tomato skin, users will need to have a boiling pot of water. Begin by cutting a little X-shape onto the tomato. Then put the tomato into the boiling water. Let it boil for about 20 seconds. Then take out the tomato and peel it where you cut the X-shape. Peeling a tomato is not common and difficult to do without boiling. People may choose to peel tomatoes to make tomato pies, marinara sauce or stewed tomatoes...
Gourmet Magazine's food editor Lillian Chou introduces cooking enthusiasts to a little-known method to peeling a ginger. She addresses the problem of cooks taking too much of the ginger off with the skin when peeling with a knife. To reduce this wasteful practice and get dependable results every time, she encourages the use of a spoon! This simple tool can take the skin (and only the skin!) off ginger without any hassle. It also is apparently very good at getting the hard-to-peel spots on gin...
Girl With No Name presents a video on how to easily peel, seed, and eat a pomegranate. Pomegranates are a very tasty and healthy fruit, full of beneficial antioxidants. However, peeling them can be a very difficult task, and can turn many people off to eating the fruit itself. This video explains the secret to peeling a pomegranate without staining your clothes or getting the juice everywhere. By following the video's instructions, you'll be able to eat a pomegranate without worrying about wh...
This how-to video is about how to peel an egg; many of us are not familiar about this east method of peeling an egg.
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to peel, chop and crush garlic like a chef. Peeling garlic for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. If there is a little green germ in the clove, make sure you remove it, because it is known to give people indigestion.
Create an effect which looks like a piece of paper is peeling off the page and then dropping from the screen. This tutorial shows you an easy and quick method to replicate this common and eye catching effect in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
There is more than one way to peel a potato. Watch this how to video and learn new ways of peeling potatoes with the Rookie Cook. If you loved potatoes before, you will love them even more know.
Husking tomatillos can be a sticky business. By peeling off the papery husks under warm running water you can eliminate a lot of the mess. To learn how to peel, roast and blend tomatillos into a quick salsa.
In this how to video Chef Jean Pierre shows you how to peel and dice a tomato. Peeling, seeding and dicing a tomato comes in handy when you want make your own homemade tomato sauces. Before you know it you will be peeling and dicing like a professional.
In this tutorial, we learn how to peel a hard boiled egg. Before you do this, when you boil your eggs, make sure to boil them with a little bit of white vinegar to make them easier to peel. To start, lay your cooled eggs on a hard surface. After this, gently crack the egg on the hard surface, then start peeling out the outer hard shell from half of the egg. After you peel half, crack it again and start peeling the other half. To make it even easier, after you peel half, blow on the half that ...
Otoro makes peeling oranges look easy. Step 1: Cut off the top and bottom edges of the orange.
For the longest time, I only ever did one thing with mangoes. I would cut off a chunk of the fruit, squeeze some lime over it, and eat it straight out of my hands as though it were a watermelon slice. I didn't do this because I loved devouring mango in the messiest way possible; I did it because I had no clue how to peel a mango. As such, I never cooked with mango: I ate it directly off the peel, or didn't eat it at all.
Peaches—to peel, or not to peel? For some, it's not a question at all. The fuzz on the outside of the fruit is enough to turn some off to it completely, even though the peel doesn't have a bitter taste. Others may not mind the peel, but don't want it in their pie or cobbler. Regardless, getting rid of it is a gigantic pain.
I always have fresh ginger around in my kitchen, but before I started to use it on a regular basis, I made a lot of mistakes when it came to prepping it. It has a very different texture from most other produce, and the thin, papery skin makes peeling it a little more difficult. Speaking of peeling, I learned the hard way that a knife is not a great tool for peeling ginger. I didn't have a peeler at the time, and I'd used a paring knife to peel potatoes and plenty of other vegetables, so I fig...
Peeling garlic is one kitchen task that every cook, from the newbie to the experienced, is always trying to make easier. Methods vary, from shaking heads of garlic inside a container to using the microwave to help peels slide right off.
Peeling apples is pure grunt work, especially if you have a recipe that calls for a lot of 'em, like apple pie. You can make this task go by much more quickly if you use something from your tool box—your literal tool box, that is.
Hard-boiled eggs are such an amazing snack, but there's nothing quite so frustrating as trying to get all the shell off without damaging the egg underneath. I've ended up with many a sadly pitted and pockmarked egg that somehow doesn't taste quite as good as when it emerges all white and smooth.
Have a need for drama? Sick of doing kitchen prep and having no one appreciate just how much work you're doing? Then take a tip from a few seriously lazy cooks and peel a few pounds of potatoes in less than sixty seconds using a power hose, a bucket, a drill, and a cheap toilet bowl brush.
Shrimp is one of my all-time favorite foods. It's versatile, delicious, and incredibly fun to use in the kitchen.
Knives are among the most important utensils in any kitchen; it's hard to even conceive of cooking a decent meal without them. However, many different foods can be prepped without a knife, and some are actually better off without one. If you don't believe me, then check out these 10 creative methods for chopping, peeling, mincing, and slicing knifeless.
Hard-boiled (also known as hard-cooked) eggs are notoriously easy to mess up. We've all ended up with tough, rubbery egg whites and overcooked yolks that have that unappetizing gray-green ring around the edge. An ideal hard-cooked egg has a firm yet tender white, while the yolk is creamy and well-done without being mealy.
Interested in peeling a dragon fruit by hand? With the proper technique, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video lesson can present a complete overview of the peeling process in about a minute's time. For more information, and to get started peeling your own pitahayas, watch this video guide.
Peeling some fruits can be quite a nuisance. And some fruits are even impossible to peel, hence the watermelon. Mangos are something of the sort, you dont really 'peel' them persay but more of an extraction. Mangos are quite delicious but peeling can sometimes come with a little trouble. This video tutorial will demonstrate exactly how to peel a tropical mango with a creative approach. This is a great way to peel and cut a mango especially if you are making a salad, some juice, or anything in...
You need to stop vampires and you love to cook with garlic. Watch this how to video and let the Rookie Cook show you how to peel and cut garlic. Mincing and peeling garlic is so simple you will never buy the bottled kind.
The man in the video shows us how to peel an egg open in 5 seconds by slamming the egg down on the counter (not to hard but at a sufficient speed) and rolling it for a bit then peeling it off with ease. As shown with the comments on the video's page, this task is not as simple as the title states. It takes a lot of practice to crack the egg just right without smashing it, but if done correctly, gets you that perfect, out of the shell, hard-boiled egg. This video teaches you that practice make...