Having a good mise en place makes cooking a lot easier, especially when you’re making something that has a lot of ingredients. Here are some tips on how you can make a good mise en place too!
Prep your ingredients
Wash the produce with warm water. Next check the recipe to see if any of the ingredients need to be further prepped — does the onion need to be diced, or the cheese grated? Check with an adult first before using any sharp kitchen tools.
Measure and portion your ingredients
Check the amounts you need for each ingredient — the quantities on recipes are usually measured in cups, tablespoons (tbsp) and teaspoons (tsp). Portion out what you need in separate bowls or containers.
Get your cookware ready
Do you need a frying pan? A spatula? Find out which kitchen tools and cookware you need for the recipe and place them on the counter, so they’re ready to use when you need them.
As you’re cooking, place any empty bowls and tools you don’t need in the kitchen sink to be washed later — remember to always keep your kitchen space clean and tidy!