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Old 09-23-2008, 10:59 AM   #21
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It's good knife skill practice. I could dice those potatoes up before you can say "pulse".

I thought the FP would be good for grating cheese, then I broke the disk on the first try. Now, only the DW uses it mostly for baking. I hate cleaning the darn thing too.
I'm lucky if I can get it diced before it starts turning brown
You say knife skill.... I say get something with a motor in it
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You say knife skill.... I say get something with a motor in it
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:01 AM   #23
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Question Jeeks; You're into sauces and marinades.... do you use your FP to make them?

I'm not only looking into one for those cupcakes, but the chimicchuri sauce recipes I received said to use a FP. How else would you mix spices and oil up into a fine sauce?
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:05 AM   #24
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Question Jeeks; You're into sauces and marinades.... do you use your FP to make them?

I'm not only looking into one for those cupcakes, but the chimicchuri sauce recipes I received said to use a FP. How else would you mix spices and oil up into a fine sauce?
No.

I either mince myself or if I want it finer than that I use my blender and/or chinois.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:34 AM   #25
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If I have a blender still, I don't know where it is. That's why I was thinking a FP would make a good mulitasker, taking the place of a blender, mixer, good knife skills....
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:25 PM   #26
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It's good knife skill practice. I could dice those potatoes up before you can say "pulse".

I thought the FP would be good for grating cheese, then I broke the disk on the first try. Now, only the DW uses it mostly for baking. I hate cleaning the darn thing too.
Hmm, Jeekinz, yours broke grating cheese too? Mine lasted a little longer than the first try but it seems that good old cheese is "tougher" than we think!
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:50 PM   #27
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I keep vacillating about getting a FP. If I find one for a good price at a garage sale, maybe I'll get one, but until then I have become more proficient with my knives when it comes to cutting and chopping. Since I have a KA stand mixer, I certainly don't need it for bread dough. I have also started becoming a bit retro, and have made some dough recipes by starting my dough in a bowl with my Danish Dough Whisk, then turning it out on my granite island countertop to knead and finish the dough. I find it theraputic at times, and I often use the time to pray for people who have asked for prayers (old Catholic Slovenian custom).

BTW, why are you cutting potatoes into 1/8" cubes? That's really small for a potato.

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Joe, I agree about my knife skills and KA stand Mixer being the tools I use most, but especially when I am catering there are times when the blender and food processer come in really handy. I also have a little mini chopper that I use for large amounts of minced onion and/or garlic, even though I could easily do it with a knife as well. It was given to me, never would have bought it!
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:13 PM   #29
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BTW, why are you cutting potatoes into 1/8" cubes? That's really small for a potato.

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I like the taste and texture it give my one pot hamburger dish/concoction. More the texture than anything I guess. They cook super quick and add potatoes to the dish, but it's not like biting into a fried potato. It's hard to explain. Try it sometime. They're good in scrambled eggs, too.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:15 PM   #30
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Fred, you can always get diced canned potatoes!
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