- Cut the package in half to make prep easier.
- Keep bacon from shrinking:
- Run it under cold water (and pat dry to avoid splatter) before cooking.
- Cook it with a millimeter of water at the bottom of the pan.
- Pan-frying bacon lets bacon cook in its grease.
- Cook bacon in the microwave by wrapping in paper towels on high for 3-5 minutes.
- The best bacon is baked open in the oven at 365°F for 10 minutes or on tinfoil at 400°F for 12 minutes.
- Baking prevents dry bacon and avoids grease splatter.
- Use a spoon to crack the egg instead of striking it on a surface.
- Wet your hands to pull out shell pieces.
- Get everything out of the egg by scraping the inside of it with a spatula or your finger.
- If it’s fresh, it’ll sink to the bottom and lay on its side.
- If it’s a week old, it’ll fall to the bottom and tilt partially upward.
- If it’s two or three weeks old, it’ll drop to the bottom and balance on the pointed end.
- If it’s rotten, it will float.
- Crack the egg in a shallow bowl.
- Squeeze some of the air out of a water bottle.
- Place the bottle’s mouth on the yolk, then slowly release your grip to push the yolk into the bottle.
- Squeeze the yolk out of the bottle into another container.
- Swirl eggs around in a frying pan with your favorite ingredients.
- Make scrambled eggs in the microwave:
- Beat them in a mug and mix in salt, cheese, and herbs.
- Microwave for 3 minutes.
- Put the previous night’s leftovers into scrambled eggs.
- Crumble overcooked bacon and add it to scrambled eggs.
- The conventional way:
- Whisk together eggs and other ingredients.
- Pour into a frying pan coated in butter.
- Add cheese on top of it and fold over, if desired.
- With a coffee mug in the microwave:
- Mix two eggs, cheese, add-ins, salt, and pepper in a coffee mug.
- Microwave for 30-60 seconds, stir, then microwave for another 30-60 seconds.
- Sunnyside up is the same as a fried egg, but only cooked on one side.
- Over easy cooks eggs more firmly by coating it with butter or oil while it’s cooking.
- Make fun designs by cracking eggs into cookie cutters.
- Make bell pepper eggs by cracking eggs inside horizontal pepper slices on a frying pan.
- Crack an egg into boiling water.
- Make poached eggs in the microwave:
- Crack eggs and place in a microwave-safe bowl filled with water and a pinch of vinegar.
- Stick toothpicks in the egg yolks, then wrap the container with plastic wrap.
- Cook for 30 seconds, turn and cook for 20 more seconds.
- Boiled eggs in water with the shell still on.
- The easiest way to peel a hard-boiled egg is to move the egg immediately from boiling water to ice water before cracking it.
- Add a pinch of baking soda to make shells slide off after cooling.
- Keep boiling eggs from breaking by adding two tablespoons of vinegar or a pinch of salt to the water.
- Boil cracked eggs by adding a little vinegar to the water to keep anything from boiling out.
- Test a hard-boiled egg by spinning it.
- It will keep rotating if it’s hard-boiled but will wobble if it’s uncooked.
- Eggs in a basket:
- Cut out the inner part of a bread slice.
- Crack an egg inside the bread in a frying pan coated in butter.
- Add sandwich meat and cheese.
- Place the cut-out piece on top and let it finish cooking.
- Eggs in a nest:
- Cut a hole in the middle of a slice of bread or press a square object into it.
- Butter the bread in the center.
- Place the bread onto a greased frying pan.
- Crack an egg in the middle, then add seasonings if you want.
- Egg burger:
- Cut out a circle in the middle of hamburger meat with a cup.
- Set the hamburger meat in a frying pan.
- Crack an egg open in the middle of the hamburger.
- Bake a dozen eggs for English muffins in a muffin tray for 15-20 minutes at 350°F.
- Make breakfast bites by mixing them with bacon or ham.
Crack eggs easily:
Test an egg’s age by adding a pinch of salt to cool water and submerging it.
Separate eggs with a water bottle:
Scrambled eggs are extremely easy:
Omelets are scrambled eggs with more form:
Fried eggs are cracked over a greased frying pan and cooked on both sides:
Poached eggs make are firmer with a white layer over the yolk:
Hard-boiled eggs go into numerous recipes:
Other fun ways to cook an egg:
- Mix batter and pour over a flat hot surface, then flip it when it shows holes.
- Make oatmeal pancakes by combining and pouring a quarter cup of instant oatmeal, two egg whites, and half of a mashed banana into a pan.
- Make flourless pancakes by mixing and pouring a banana and two eggs into a pan.
- Make perfect circle pancakes by squirting onto the pan with a meat baster.
- Mix new ingredients into pancakes:
- Make bacon pancakes by dunking bacon in pancake batter or pouring it over bacon.
- Make apple or pineapple pancakes by cutting and dipping apple or pineapple rings into pancakes.
French Toast Casserole
- Cut half a loaf of dried bread or 6 day-old biscuits into 1-inch cubes.
- Whisk 6-8 eggs with 1/2 cup of milk or whipping cream.
- Mix the eggs/dairy mix, cut bread, sausage or bacon, and salt/pepper to taste in a large mixing bowl.
- Let soak for 1-24 hours.
- Bake in greased casserole dish at 350 degrees F ~20 minutes (until golden brown).
You can bake potatoes in the microwave.
Cook and shuck corn by putting unhusked corn in the microwave for 2-5 minutes, cutting on one side, and sliding the cob out of the husk.
When boiling cob corn, add a pinch of sugar to bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.
Make a giant pita sandwich:
- Cut out the inside of a bread bowl and add any ingredients you want.
- Put the top back on and flatten it with a weight.
- Cut it into slices.
- Grate three orange rinds.
- Simmer two cups of orange juice in a pan.
- Blend the rinds with five unseeded oranges into a pulp, then add it to the pan.
- Let the mixture simmer for a few hours.
- Let it cool, then place it into jars.
- It will keep for three months in the refrigerator.
Make a sandwich roll:
- Flatten bread with a roller, add slices of cheese, and roll up tightly.
- Set it on medium heat with butter in a pan.
- Press and turn the roll to brown it and keep it together.
Make a spaghetti sandwich:
- Set cooked spaghetti in slices of bread.
- Add garlic and any seasonings.
- Bake in a sandwich maker or oven.
Make mashed potatoes:
- Bake whole potatoes on a bed of salt on a baking sheet until you can easily poke holes in the skins.
- Peel the skins and set them aside.
- Fry the skin in butter for a few minutes, then add a half cup of milk to the frying pan.
- Strain the milk through a strainer, then add it to the cooked potatoes.
- Add salt and pepper, then whip or mash to your desired consistency.
- Season both the outside and the inside of the chicken before you cook it.
- Bake or broil the chicken.
- Turn off the heat when you see clear liquid from slicing it.
- Partly boil root vegetables like carrots and potatoes.
- Drizzle them with oil, then finish cooking them in the oven.
- Cut potatoes almost all the way through.
- Drizzle olive oil, butter, sea salt, and pepper on top.
- Bake at 425°F for 40 minutes.
Bake a French baguette:
- Mix 1 cup of warm water, two teaspoons of active dry yeast, a tablespoon of salt, and two tablespoons of sugar into a bowl.
- Let it stand for five minutes in a warm place for the yeast to activate.
- Add six or seven cups of flour to a bowl and create a well in the center.
- Pour in the yeast mixture and blend to make a firm dough.
- Cover the dough with a wet cloth and place under the sun.
- In a separate container, toast two tablespoons each of sesame seeds and poppy seeds in two tablespoons of olive oil.
- Remove the dough from the bowl and punch it down, then let it rest for several more minutes.
- Place the dough on a baking tray and make three or four balls from it.
- Elongate the dough balls into ovals, then make deep diagonal cuts.
- Bake at 400°F for 30-40 minutes.
Make Doritos seasoning by pouring crushed Doritos into a dispenser.
Big Mac secret sauce:
- Stir the following ingredients together in a small container:
- A quarter cup of salad dressing (like Miracle Whip)
- A quarter cup of mayonnaise
- Three tablespoons of French Salad dressing
- Half a tablespoon of sweet pickle relish
- A teaspoon of sugar
- A teaspoon of dried minced onion
- A teaspoon of white vinegar
- A teaspoon of ketchup
- A pinch of salt
- Microwave on high for 25 seconds and stir again.
- Cover and refrigerate an hour before serving.
- Use a coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle to grind three dried tablespoons each of:
- Grind and add in a tablespoon of garlic powder.
- Grind and add in a teaspoon each of:
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dried thyme
- Dried rosemary
- Black pepper
- White pepper
- The seasoning will keep for six months.
- Mix the following in a pan:
- 10 tablespoons of coriander seeds
- 8 tablespoons of cumin seeds
- 2 tablespoons of mustard seeds
- Let them thoroughly brown, then thoroughly mix in:
- 5 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- 10 tablespoons of pepper
- 2 tablespoons of ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons of cloves
- A tablespoon of ground cardamom seeds
- 3 tablespoons of turmeric
- 2 tablespoons of ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons of chili powder
- Let it cool, then grind to a fine powder in a coffee grinder.
Dry herbs yourself:
- Microwave them in a cup for 2-4 minutes.
- Crumple the herbs onto paper towels.