There are many different types of vinegar out in stores, but white vinegar is the most useful and the most versatile by far. When it comes to cooking, it is used not only as an ingredient but as a method for improving flavor, preserving food and even making food look better! White vinegar has oodles of household cleaning applications too. Here are our top picks of uses of this amazing product.
- If your leafy veggies like lettuce are wilted, soaking them in cold water with a little vinegar can perk them right up.
- You can still hard-boil a cracked egg by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the boiling water. The vinegar prevents the egg white from running out.
- When making mashed potatoes, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar once you've used enough milk to retain whiteness.
- The acid content and tangy flavor makes it an excellent ingredient in a marinade for meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables. Vinegar can also tenderize tough cuts of meat.
- For homemade pickles using cucumbers, cauliflower, cabbage or carrots, a simple solution of vinegar and sugar does the trick.
- Make a simple homemade salad dressing with vinegar and olive oil, with some garlic or lemon and voila! So much healthier than something out of a bottle.
- Steam from a boiling a bowl of vinegar and water can loosen caked-on food and get rid of odors in the microwave.