Cooking is a fine blend of art and science and this blend sometimes results in accidents.
The end product is burnt dishes that can make you lose your appetite. Today, we will tell you 7 smart tips to fix burnt food.
1. Change the cooking pot
In case only the bottom part of the dish gets burnt, the easiest trick is to change the pot and avoid scraping the burnt food and mixing it.
2. Cut out the burned part
In case a particular piece of meat, vegetable, or any food is burnt during the course of cooking, simply cut out that part from the entire dish. By doing so, you can avoid spoiling the entire dish.
3. Use potatoes
Yes, you read it right. In the case of burnt food, the king of vegetables can save the day. Potatoes are known to absorb the flavours and odour of a dish. You can peel and roughly cut some potatoes if you have burned a container containing a dish. Add them to the pot and simmer the dish gently for some time. Remove and discard the potatoes.
4. Add acidic element
If the food is slightly burnt, add acidic ingredients and balance the flavour. You can choose from lemon juice, vinegar, white wine, red wine, or tomatoes, depending on the dish.
5. Use creamy products
In case the food is slightly burnt, you may add dairy products like cream, butter, milk, or curd. This trick is used for curries and gravies only.
6. Add sauces
When you have burned grilled food, add sauces to balance the taste. The sweetness of sauces like cranberry and gooseberry masks the burnt smell and makes the food more enjoyable to consume.
7. Use cinnamon
Depending upon the type of dishes like curry, spicy, or sweet milky dishes, you can also use ground cinnamon to fix the burned dishes.