5 mind-blowing microwave tricks you seriously need in your life
When it comes to cooking, we all know the microwave is an easy go-to. It often means very little clean up, a shorter cooking time and not to mention, a heck of a lot less hassle than baking in the oven or cooking on the stove. So, the big question remains -- why don't we simply cook everything in the microwave?
Well, the truth is, some things are actually better off made in the oven or on the stove. Whether it be for the taste or the quality of the food, let's face it -- not EVERYTHING is right for the microwave. Despite this fact however, there are certain microwaveable items that you were probably completely oblivious to.
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That's right, microwave hacks are real and seriously awesome. So, if you're looking for easy ways to cook some of your favorite dishes, we've got your back! From bacon made in a flash to DIY popcorn -- we have a few microwave tricks just for you that will completely blow your mind and change your life. Take a look below and prepare to be floored.
1) Crispy taco shells
“@lifehacker: mug & microwave = Soft tortillas -> hard taco in 1 min : http://t.co/9sNOIG1iwcpic.twitter.com/gUcG8Mdi2J” u make twitter
— Michael Albalah (@michaelalbalah) June 24, 2014
Grab 2 mugs, 2 soft tortillas and a microwave-safe plate.
Place tortillas inside mugs and microwave for 1 minute.
Take out newly soft tortillas and toss in any meat, veggies, etc. you please in your taco. Delish!
2) Milk Froth
#DidYouKnow that you can make milk froth for your cappuccino using only the microwave? http://t.co/W1OxyuedYe#coffeepic.twitter.com/jGPbO3TxGK
— Devoción Coffee (@DevocionUSA) January 16, 2015
You'll need milk and a mason jar.
Pour milk into mason jar and cover with cap, then shake for 30 seconds.
Watch that foam rise and pour into coffee for the perfect Starbucks substitute!
3) Easier fruit juice
If you microwave fruit for 20 seconds before squeezing you'll get more juice. pic.twitter.com/8TLBDfgAvF
— Shaughnessy Service (@ShaughnessySK) July 15, 2015
Grab some fruit, a microwaveable-safe plate and a juicer.
Microwave fruit for 10-20 seconds.
Take fruit out of the microwave and JUICE, JUICE, JUICE.
4) Better bacon
Crispy #bacon, made in the #microwave - STAT! http://t.co/HRGh8lA89Fpic.twitter.com/wxFsYhFat6
— My Utensil Crock (@myutensilcrock) August 31, 2015
For this one, you'll need bacon, a microwaveable-safe plate and some paper towels.
Wrap the bacon in the paper towels and place in microwave.
Cook 1 minute per slice and presto -- crispy bacon goodness!
5) DIY popcorn
DIY Microwave popcorn. No chemicals. 1/2c corn kernels 1t each salt&olive oil. Paper bag fold @ top. 2 min in micro. pic.twitter.com/T8CZyxgl4Z
— Stacey Poon-Kinney (@SPKCooks) April 4, 2015
Make sure you have a paper bag and popcorn kernels
Place half a cup of kernels in the bag and fold the top over in a few times
Microwave for 3 minutes and you've got a perfectly tasty snack
There you have it! Microwaving just got a whole lot easier and arguably a whole lot cooler. Enjoy!
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