It’s no secret that some materials that were made to make your life easier just, well, don’t. Case in point: foil! Sure, the handy tool is no doubt an essential kitchen staple because it protects the life of pans and helps to cook food properly, but it’s clear that the companies that created the sizes of pans never quite communicated with the ones who created standard foil sizes. More often than not, the width of the foil just will not cover the surface area of the pan. This can result in messy, greasy, or sticky situations—added clean-up we never want to deal with when making a quick meal. Lucky for us, the culinary whiz kids over at America’s Test Kitchen have detailed a genius way to make your sheets of foil twice as wide!
The first step in the process is foolproof. All you will need to do is tear off a sheet of foil (a standard size will do) and place it on the counter like so:
This helpful tip isn’t just for domestic gods or goddesses, it’s great for grillers who prefer their barbecue to their oven and campers who prefer their fire to anything else.
Voila! Now you have gained another culinary superpower. Gone will be the days of wasted foil, crinkled messes, and unevenly cooked dishes. Be sure to make use of this helpful foil origami technique. This seamless method will give you the confidence to try your hand at new recipes in the kitchen.
Is this foil expanding technique new to you or have you been doing it for years? Do you have other ways of expanding foil size? What are some of your favorite dishes to cook with foil? Let us know in the comments below!