Food truck owners are always looking to save as much money as they can to help keep their profits up. Food waste is one area that can help this cause that often overlooked. Starting today, we will filter in some handy cost saving tips that you can use to keep your food yield as high as possible.
Have you ever open a jar of honey to find that it’s turned into an awful looking crystallized mass? Instead of throwing it in the waste basket, try this trick to bring honey back to it’s original state:
- Place the jar in a bowl of hot water until the honey is smooth and runny, this should only take 5 to 10 minutes.
To prevent crystals from forming again, store the honey in a cool, dry place (not the refrigerator) and avoid the introduction of moisture.
Peanut Butter is a staple on many food trucks around the country, not only is it a common ingredient in many Asian (Thai in particular) but its also a great way to add a creamy texture to a menu item. The standard peanut butter sold in stores is full of sugar, or when using all natural peanut butter products, have a lack of taste. Today is National Peanut Butter Day, so we felt it would be the perfect time to share a simple and easy peanut butter recipe that can be made in a short time and will allow truck owners to keep their products as natural as possible.
Homemade Peanut Butter
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- 15 ounces shelled and skinned roasted peanuts
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the lid back on and continue to process while slowly drizzling in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.