Saturday, July 25, 2009

Miracle Apple/Pear/Potato Peeler, Corer, Slicer

It slices, it dices, it Julienne fries!

There's a silly Disney Halloween movie called Hocus Pocus. It's about three witches from the original witch burnings 200 years ago in Salem, Massachusetts, coming to the present. I remember watching it with Katy and Sarah and laughing 'till I almost wet myself at Sara Jessica Parker bouncing around singing, "We're going to run amok! amok! amok!" There's one scene in the movie when Bette Middler walks into a kitchen and says, "Oooooooh, this must be the torture chamber."

Well, this little gizmo definitely looks like something from the torture chamber, but it is oh so handy to have around! I noticed it at the Revell Ace Hardware one day during a jaunt with Leslie and have thought about it ever since.

This thing is a hoot & a half. It takes a little getting used to, but after some practice, it's definitely worth it. You can just peel, core and slice, or peel, core, and slice an apple, pear, potato, or similarly composed fruit all at the same time!

My favorite thing to do is potatoes. I'll leave the peel on and just run them through the slicer/corer, which produces a potato slinky! Not sure what I'll do with slinky potatoes, but they sure are fun. Any suggestions?

Photo courtesy of MiracleGrill.


Jess said...

Could you continue to run them through, once peeled, and do thick slinkys? If so, you can make curly fries!


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