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Kitchen and Garden Food Processing Tools

Discussion in 'Farming, Gardening, & Homesteading' started by twp, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I'm creating this thread as a catch-all point for recommended tools for the Prepper Kitchen and Garden.

    Please feel free to add links to articles on food processing tools, kitchen devices and garden tools.

    Give special preference to hand powered tools, but don't feel limited to only those. Electric kitchen tools may still be functional in a post-event world, particularly if they run on low voltage DC sources.
     
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    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I'll start with a link to a site which I check daily. The author posts recipes and kitchen equipment reviews.

    The Iowa Housewife
     
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    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I would like to recommend a kitchen tool used for slicing vegetables. It is commonly called a Mandolin (like the musical instrument).

    There are a huge number of brand names and a wide range of good, mediocre and bad models.

    It pays to do some research and look for user reviews on each brand and model.

    DO expect to pay more for a higher quality and sturdier model. Mandolins get some heavy work loads and you don't want it to fall apart soon after you start using it.

    I'm not going to recommend any particular brand/model and invite all of you cooks to post their recommendations and warnings.

    I'll start with a generic warning. The Mandolin is a vegetable Guillotine and will do major damage to fingers if you are not careful. It looks simple in the hands of a good cook, but do start slowly and have bandages at hand...
     
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    I have to take pics my kitchen tools n all for canning and other cooking items.as for recipe sites. I'll have to look through the diff sites im a part of
     
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    Please do @jimLE, it would be great to have some help when I get into canning mode here in a couple weeks.
     
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    Theh1st pic,is a 4 thickness slicer.it's great for slicing potatoes.carrots. Celery. Amongst other foods42nd pic.are the 2 potatoes i sliced up for scalloped potatoes I'm. Fixing up.I've even used the slicer to make potato chips.

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    Those slicers are incredibly handy. Just make sure to keep your fingers out of the way. I've had a couple of bad days because of that.

    What recipe are you using for the potato chips?
     
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    So true about watching out for the fingers.
    As for potato chips
    I simply choose the potatoes i want to use.slice on the thinest setting possible,on the slicer.then deep fry them in a seep cooking pot,and cooking oil.then i dip them out.and let them air dry in a wire strainer.and every once in a while. I'll grab the strainer and flip them around some.eventually i'll add salt.
     
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    Now im wondering to what spices i can go with.:D.im thinking in terms of powder here..cayenne pepper. jalapeño. cheeder.. to what ever else i think of..only real issue i have with this.i'll. Be the gunnie pig.lol
     
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    I've actually always wanted to to try BBQ flavored homemade chips. Have you tried that yet?
     
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    No i haven't. But yet.i haven't tried any other flavor's on my home made chips yet.
     
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    that i can use besides salt.the one's with a question mark.are the one's im not sure about using. .i had jalapeño powder once.don't know what became of it either.and i no.i didn't use it up..lol


    Sugar & cinnamon for cinnamon toast?
    Cinnamon?
    Cayenne pepper
     
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    Thinking of what types of chips I have had over the years. Sea salt and vinegar would be the easiest. I do like the chips with black pepper as well, and a little cayenne pepper could be really nice.
     
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    I never liked the vinegar chips.im thinking of trying the bbq recipe
     
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    I wonder how they would taste using the cheese powder from a macncheese package?
     
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    That might work.
     
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    I actually was wondering how they did that, but I could see that working. I wonder if powdered ranch dressing mix would work as well.
     

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