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Old 03-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
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You guys seem to have issues with mandolins and losing body parts to the sharp edge.

Doesn't anyone use the safety device that comes with every mandolin? It's there to protect your fingers.

It looks like this (it's the black and red knobby part in this picture) and is guaranteed to eliminate cut body parts.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #12
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Wow ! That's a nice one.. what's the brand, and what's on the board ? asking just for perspective on size of the thing..........
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #13
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Wow ! That's a nice one.. what's the brand, and what's on the board ? asking just for perspective on size of the thing..........

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #14
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Here's another great cucumber salad - a little spicy:
Thai Cucumber Salad:
Thai Cucumber Salad Recipe - Food.com - 93536
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:53 AM   #15
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Nice recipe, very simple and tasty! I know another one simple dish. All you need is just cucumbers, sour cream and solt. Cover cut cucumbers with a sour cream, add solt, mix ingredients and left a bowl with a salad for 5-10 minutes.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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This is a great salad but, I have been reluctant to make it because of the amount of sugar it contains.

Does anyone have a feel for how much of it really gets absorbed?
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #17
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This is a great salad but, I have been reluctant to make it because of the amount of sugar it contains.

Does anyone have a feel for how much of it really gets absorbed?
I have no idea. The Danish recipes for cucumber salad vary wildly. There could be more water and less vinegar and definitely, you could use much less sugar.

I think the sugar is mostly to make the vinegar less sour. I use cider vinegar which is less harsh tasting and don't add much sugar at all.
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You guys seem to have issues with mandolins and losing body parts to the sharp edge.

Doesn't anyone use the safety device that comes with every mandolin? It's there to protect your fingers.

It looks like this (it's the black and red knobby part in this picture) and is guaranteed to eliminate cut body parts.
Of course I use the grabber/safety device.

My issue is with the crappy quality of my mandolin It doesn't make uniform slices (some of them are half or 3/4 slices) and it takes more effort than using a chef's knife.

I like the description "rustic slices".
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