Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Another fancy schmancy tool for the kitchen of the Mad Meat Genius was needed. A ‘Jaccard “Safehands” Mandolin Slicer’ is what was missing on the shelves of our arsenal of cooking tools. This is so much more than a sharp knife. This slicing tool has many different cutting blades for multiple purposes. It has three sizes of Julianne blades, grating tool, tomato slicer, straight slicing and most important a ‘Waffle/Crinkle’ blade. I have always wanted to make waffle/crinkle French fry’s. This mandolin has a patented ‘Safehands’ food holder. It is practically impossible to slice finger tips off if you use this guard. This new appliance should expand our cooking repertoire of fancy sliced food dishes. We will start off with slicing a potato and making some pizza.

A Yukon Gold potato was our first victim in this slicing device. We chose the straight slicing blade to start off. It took a couple of passes of the spud over the blade to determine the right blade height. Once everything was set the potato was sliced with the greatest of ease. It was kind of fun. The ‘Safehands’ food holder gave us a sense of safety guarding us against a super sharp blade. This tool has lots of potential and should be a lot of fun.

We placed our perfectly cut slices of Yukon Gold potato on some home made pizza dough that was covered with cheese and sauce. It was baked in our wood fired oven for several minutes. The pizza tasted yummy. This was a great first run for our new Mandolin slicer. Waffle/crinkle fry’s here we come.


Greg said...

That's a nice rig. We have one of the cheap ones. April has stitches to prove it.

Zoomie said...

I'm thinking scalloped potatoes with lots of cream, cheese and bacon between the layers...

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I've been wanting one of those! Looks like a good model.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, I know what your talkin about. I had a plastic V slicer bought from the County fair. I ended up with 8 razor cuts in the palm of my hand.

Zoomie, Ms. Goofy is thinking about scalloped potato's too.

Zia, I think the 22 year anniversary gift is a mandolin slicer. I think?

Chris said...

Yeah, we have the el-cheapo plastic box mandolin that we have used for about 10 years. It's time to get a more serious one like this, what's the average price retail? I almost bought one from Williams Sonoma last year and I think they were running a little over a buck, so I waited.