Monday, December 7, 2009

A Favorite Kitchen Tool

I love my mandoline. I am seriously in love with this tool. Mine looks a bit different, but this Oxo tool gives you an idea, if you have no idea what I am talking about.

When I first asked for one, I was told by a foodie friend that it was a waste of money. Because it's only good for stir fry veggies. Oh contraire, mon ami! It's the best tool I have for slicing all kinds of veggies. I've even used it to slice garlic into thin slices. This morning, I used it to slice potatoes for home fries and while I was at it I sliced the onions that went in there, too. Cucumber salad would not be the same without it!

Don't get me wrong, I have a knife set and some pretty good knife skills, but I'm human. My slices are not always thin enough or uniform enough for my purposes. That's when I whip out that mandoline and slice away. The adjustable settings make it great for paper thin slices to chip size chunks.

Whenever I feel like my family is not eating enough veggies, I break out the mandoline and my favorite veggie recipes and get creative.

If your kitchen is without a mandoline, I recommend you run to your nearest kitchen store and pick one up.

1 comment:

Barbara Bakes said...

I have the OXO mandoline but I don't use it enough. I could use some veggie recipes that you use it with. I like the new look!

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