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Old 09-07-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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ISO: food processor rec

I want to use my food processor more...can you direct me to a link or a different site that will have some REC requiring the use of the fp?

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Old 09-07-2006, 02:32 AM   #2
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I saw this on Alton Brown a couple of weeks ago and it looked wonderful! You make a cashew butter with the processor, then whisk it together over heat with cayenne and coconut milk and make a lovely sauce to put over chicken.

Click here: Recipes : Cashew Sauce : Food Network
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:01 AM   #3
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I went to Google and found these resources for you.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:09 AM   #4
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I tend to think of my FP as a convenience tool rather than a primary one, such as an oven. Hence, when I decide to cook something I look at the recipe and ask what is going to be needed to fix it. Sometimes it is a FP. One great use is to grate all the carrots for a carrot cake. Another is to make your own ground meats, although you need to be careful not to go too far = mush.
Pizza crust and pie crusts are good from the FP. Also make a roasted tomato sauce by roasting tomatoes and then pureeing in the FP.
I keep homemade bread crumbs on hand always which I make in the FP.
It is good for shredding cheeses and most particularly grating hard cheeses like parmesan.
Mine makes beautiful uniform sliced mushrooms. Also sliced carrots or cucumbers.
But, unless I need a lot of "stuff" when making it, I do not bother with the FP.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:16 AM   #5
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Jean Anderson has a great cookbook just on food processor cooking -
http://www.jeanandersoncooks.com/jea...n-anderson.htm
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:36 AM   #6
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Hummus or baba ganoush. Great on toasted pita chips. You can make your own chips but they now have them already toasted and flavored. I have recipes if you like for both.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:32 AM   #7
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I'm with Gretchen on this one - a Food Processor is just a "convenience tool". There is nothing magical that a FP can do that I haven't done by hand ... but it sure is nice, convenient, and easier at times!

It's more about knowing what your FP will do - and then putting it to work for that task than looking for recipes that require a FP.

I'll issue this challenge ... name one thing that a FP will do that wasn't done before it was created.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:20 AM   #8
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A FP DOES help speed you through some of the most tedious time-consuming tasks. Stuff that used to seem like hours to do, is now a piece of cake!

And with my K'Aid pearl Metallic FP, the most powerful home processor ever made, there is virtually nothing that it can't do!


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Old 09-08-2006, 11:28 AM   #9
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And with my K'Aid pearl Metallic FP, the most powerful home processor ever made, there is virtually nothing that it can't do!
Oh Drat! Mine is green. Guess I'm screwed - wrong color ....
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:55 AM   #10
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Oh Drat! Mine is green. Guess I'm screwed - wrong color ....
That's good! You know the green just doesn't develop the hp that the metallic one has. Maybe you can install an aftermarket supercharger!
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