The microwave is now used in different ways, more than just being a food heater. In fact, chefs and food enthusiasts have created various recipes for it. Pastries, baked goodies, entrees, and even snacks are now made in the microwave. You will never believe that cooking processes like baking, frying, and grilling can be done in such a small heating box. So how do they do it? Here are 25 genius microwave-cooking tips that can help you in using the microwave to your advantage.
Rehydrating Stale Bread
Stale bread can be rehydrated inside the microwave by wrapping the bread slices with a damp kitchen towel. Place both inside the microwave for 10 seconds of high power heat and you should get results. If not, do the same procedures for another 10 seconds until you get the desired softness…
Cooking Greaseless Bacon
Cooking bacon in the microwave is much healthier and faster. Place paper towels on the plate and put the bacons over the towels. Also cover it with paper towels to avoid popping grease. Set the heat high for about 3 to 5 minutes and you’ll see greaseless, tasty bacon slices.
Defrosting Non-soggy Sandwiches
It is usual with frozen sandwiches and baked goods to get soggy when reheated in the microwave. To avoid sogginess, wrap the sandwich with paper towels. You’ll see the moisture stick on the towels instead of having the water stay on the bread’s surface.
You can toast nuts and almonds faster in the microwave, rather than doing the tiring conventional way. Spread the nuts on a microwaveable plate, set the heat on high, and let it sit for 1 minute. Stir every minute for 4-5 minutes.
Testing a Microwave Container
If you want to test a container for being microwave safe, have a mug with cold water placed inside the open container. Heat high for 1 minute. If the water is hot and the container is cold, then it’s safe. But if the container is hot, then it’s not safe to use in the microwave.