Many home cooks are guilty of committing a kitchen sin.
While chefs make sure no food goes to waste by using bones and carcasses, many of us amateurs fail to do the same.
Using meat scraps is easier than you may think.
Many boil them down to make broths or stock, which you can use in an array of dishes.
Alternatively, you can use them to make rich gravies or sauces.
On Reddit, foodies revealed how much of a difference this can make to your dishes.
On a cooking hacks thread, a Redditor advised: “Save all bones and veggie scraps!
“Keep them in a plastic container or bag in the freezer, and once it's full, make broth.
“Seriously the best soup starter, plus it's frugal and waste-free!”
The amateur cook’s tip is backed by chefs.
One responder replied: “My chef refers to stocks as ‘liquid gold’ and uses them in everything.”
Another said: “Yes and put it all on a cookie sheet and roast with salt and pepper for a little while before starting the broth. Learned this from a chef friend.”
And a third added: “Homemade stock is the truth. There is no substitute.
“Once you start using it you will never use anything else.”
So will you be trying the food tip any time soon?
If you already make your own stocks and broths, you might want to read up about other cooking hacks instead.
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