The Magic of Vinegar
It helps everything from a salad to washing windows and polishing stainless steel!
- As a tenderizer for tough meat and game. Make a marinade in the proportion of half a cup of vinegar to a cup of heated liquid* such as bouillion. Or* for steak. you may prefer a mix of vinegar and= oil* rubbed in well and allowed to stand for two hours.
- To get rid of the "canned" taste in 4ranned shrimp* soak them in a little sherry and two tablespoons of vinegar for about 15 minutes,
- For a really fluffy meringue add 1⁄4 tap, of vinegar to three egg whites before beating,
- Add a tsp, of vinegar to the water in which you poach eggs to keep the whites from separating.-
- Add a tablespoon of vinegar added to the to in which you boil potatoes- will keep them nice and white. You can keep old potatoes from turning dark in the same way.
- To make rice white and fluffy, add a little vinegar to the water in which you boil it,
- To make your own low...calorie sour- cream, mix a cup of cottage cheese. a fourth cup of skim milk and a tsp. of vinegar. Blend*mix and blend some more. This is great on baked potatoes.
- When you're making mint sauce* keep the chopped or crushed leaves from turning brown by sprinkling them with a little vinegar.
- A tsp. of vinegar will cut the sugary sweetness_ and bring out the flavor it such desserts as emple..syrup.pie or peo04440.*
- Add a tbsp. of Vinegar to the fat in whichyou are,going'to deep fly,keep the food from absorbing too much fat and will eliminate the greasy taste.
- When you boil beef add a tbsp, of vinegar to water to soften the fibers and make the meat more tender to eat.
- A few drops of vinegar added to the water in which you are keeping your peeled potatoes will keep them from discoloring.
- Add a little vinegar to the water in which you boil a ham, it will draw out some of the salty taste and improve the flavor.
- To get a vice shiny top owirour homemade bread, take it out of the oven'when it's almost baked, brush the top with vinegar and return itto the oven to finish baking.
- Cake icing can be prevented from becoming sugary if you add a little vinegar to the ingredients before cooking. Same is true when making home made candy.
- A little vinegar added to the water in which you boil beets or cabbage will help the vegetables retain their color and will also cut down on the odor
- If you went to stew an old hen, soak it in vinegar for several hours before cooking it will taste like spring chicken:
- Try soaking fish in vinegar and water before cooking it. It will be sweeter, more tender and hold its shape better. When you are boiling or poaching fish, a tablespoon of vinegar added to the water will keep it fropm crumbling so easily.
- A teaspoon of vinegar added to the water in which you cook cauliflower will eliminate scum and result in a lovely white head of the vegetable.
- Add a tablespoon of vinegar to any gelatin recipe during the hot months to keep molded salads or desserts from melting so quickly.
- To prevent a jar of jam or jelly from spoiling, soak a cloth in vinegar and place it over the top of the jar before closing the lid.
- Remove fruit or berry stains frcelyour hands by clean. ing them with vinegar.
- Dampen your cleaning rag in-vinegarend water and use it to wipe your oven. It will prevent grease buildup.
- If you get lime deposits in your tea kettle, heat some vinegar in it and let it stand overnight, then rinse the next day.
- When you have to wash something very greasy or smelly a few tablespoons of vinegar in your dishwasher will cut down the grease and help remove the odor.
- A little vinegar added to the rinse water will eliminate dull soap film from glassware and make it shine.
- If you like to save peanut butter:4nd mayonnaise jars for storing other foods, make sure you rinse them, with vinegar before reusing them, to get rid of the odors of the former contents.
- Spots on your stainless steel kitchen equipment or on your bathroom chrome can be removed by rubbing the spots with a cloth dampened in vinegar.
- Minerals in food and water sometimes cause dark stains inside aluminum utensils. You can remove these stains by boiling water to which vinegar has been added.
- When you can't get the last bit of mayonnaise or salad dressing out of a jar, try dribbling a little vinegar into it, put the cap on tightly' and shake well, You'll be amazed at how much. mayonnaise you've been wasting.
- Use a mixture of salt and vinegar to clean off the coffee and tea stains from your china cups.