Ways to use white vinegar in cooking:
Sauces and Marinades: Use like any other vinegar to balance out sweetness, or enhance the saltiness without adding more salt. When used in marinades, it also helps tenderize meat. Distilled white vinegar is best in sauces with a lot of sugar (like BBQ Sauce), or dressings with a lot of strong herbs and competing ingredients (think Chimichurri).
Brining: Use a part vinegar to part water base in your brine’s. This will help tenderize the meat and also assists in cleansing the protein.
Pickling: Distilled white vinegar’s neutral flavor and color and won’t affect the colour of your pickles or detract from the herbs and spices you’re using. Also, considering its approachable price tag, it’s also great if you’re pickling in big batches.
Poaching Eggs: Add a splash to simmering water. It helps the egg whites set and gives you a more uniform poached egg.