The internet is full of tricks and tips that promise to make your meals extra special. While some are a total hit, others are a complete miss. From ridiculous to outright genius, you can find a ton of advice online, but it doesn’t always mean it’s going to work for you. Below are five tried and tested food hacks that can make everyday meals taste like you’re eating at a Michelin star restaurant. Check them out!
Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwiches With Mayonnaise
Okay, this may sound outrageous at first, but hold on a second. While you may have heard that the perfect grilled cheese sandwich requires butter on the outer sides of the sandwich, there’s something else you can try. One of the best hacks for a crispier sandwich is adding mayonnaise. Give it a try (remember to put the mayonnaise on both sides, with the outer one frying directly on the pan), and your life will never be the same again.
Add Soy Sauce to Popcorn Butter
Everyone knows that the more butter in popcorn, the better and more divine the taste. By adding some soy sauce to the creamy butter, you will be bringing out the cheesy, savory, and nutty flavors of the popcorn. There’s no going back after discovering this hack!
Coffee In Brownie Batter? Yes, Please!
Who doesn’t love brownies? They are everyone’s favorite, and if you particularly love chocolate, adding some coffee to the batter can really help to enhance the chocolaty flavor. Contrary to what you may think, if you add a moderate amount of coffee, you won’t get a mocha flavor but a really intense, deep chocolaty explosion in your mouth.
Add Baking Soda When Boiling Spaghetti
If you’re looking for that delicious ramen-like texture, adding some baking soda to your spaghetti while boiling them can really help to make them lighter and bouncier. It’s best to add the baking soda to the already boiling water. However, you may not spot an instant change in taste, as it’s mostly in the spaghetti’s texture.
Mustard and Mac and Cheese Are BFFs
Mac and cheese is just perfect — melted cheese, creamy butter, delicious macaroni, and a dash of flour for texture — what can be better than that? Well, one of the little-known hacks you simply must know is that adding mustard to this beloved meal can make it extra tasty and awesome. Mustard really helps to bring out all flavors and marry them together in the perfect cheat meal.
Other Food Hacks to Try
The hacks don’t end here. A few others worth mentioning here include: putting seltzer in your pancake batter to get fluffier and lighter pancakes, as well as the delicious trick to add applesauce to your meatballs mix to make them extra moist. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can add some sparkling wine to your scrambled eggs. Yum!