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.