Now that the weather is working out more in our favor, I can foresee a lot of barbecuing in the coming months. And I’m excited! There’s nothing like that rich smoky flavor that you get from cooking your meat (and veggies!) on a grill as opposed to in the oven or stove. Despite the delicious food, the time spent outdoors and the socializing, there is an element that I do hate when it comes to grilling, and that’s the cleaning up. Oftentimes the meat or fish will stick to that grill—very stubbornly—and if you don’t get it off immediately, it’s basically stuck for life. And there is nothing worse than week old meat flakes ruining your next backyard dinner, or when you’re trying to flip your burgers but they fall apart because they’ve bonded to the metal.
So there’s a quick, easy and natural hack that solves this problem in no time. And all you need is one of nature’s most versatile vegetable: the humble potato. Cut your spud in half and stab it with a fork for grip. Then, once your grill is sizzling hot, rub the fleshy part of the potato all over the grill, and voilà! Instant non-stick! The heat extracts the starch from the potato, and that’s what gives your grill that non-stick coating.
Love those outdoor BBQs? Happy grilling! Lifehack and video by