You see it at all parties... those that think no one is looking and they double dip, right? On Thanksgiving, I was preparing my vegetables for the platter, and as I was cutting everything up, I started cutting them very small. Bite size pieces. Pieces only 1 inch long. Dip once and it's gone! Everyone was remarking that it was easier to dip and put on the appetizer dish.
Total Time: Just minutes depending on how many veggies you are doing. It's a
Yield: As much as can be eaten according to the crowd you are feeding
Source: *Light Bulb went off in my brain*
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When I was a kid we had a carrot curler. Think of it as a vegetable peeler on one end of the gadget, peeling a thin uniform layer of carrot as the vegetable rotates around a small spiked spindle, and hand-powered on the other end of the carrot by turning a crank on the gadget, the carrot being held on the crank end by jamming it into a holder which twirls as the operator turns the crank and applies pressure toward the vegetable-peeler end. Out come the most perfect carrot curls, which if freshened in ice water make the most delightful little-girl curls for a great vegetable tray!
Pampered Chef, which does in-home presentations probably has a website. I have seen their apple peeler in action. You would need to ask if that works on carrots or if they have a separate item for carrots.
Here's a device that is supposed to curl carrots:
To make carrot curls, cut thin strips of medium sized carrots with a vegetable peeler. Roll each strip and fasten with a tooth pick. Chill in ice water.. Remove toothpicks and serve. Makes beautiful garnish for plates and soups.
By Sarah Muise
I've been looking everywhere for the same thing, and I found it!
It's called a Beriner BN5 Vegetable Turning Slicer. (At least that's the Brand and Model that I was looking for.) If you type that into a Google search, it will show MANY listings! I found it on several sites, the cheapest had it for $79.95, it's usually around 100.00. I was looking for the one with a fine blade, because some of the other brands and models only come with three blade, which does not include a fine blade. So, good luck! And remember to use Google.com, because I've tried yahoo and other search engines and they didn't show it :)
Add an elegant touch with this handy curler. Just like sharpening a pencil, you can have ribbons of carrots for garnishing. Use also with squash, zucchini and parsnips. Dishwasher safe, 4-3/4" long.
These are made by Norpro and look like a big pencil sharpener with a handle. They are great - I think you can get them from Amazon.com.
This is an amazing twist on the typical veggie tray. For Thanksgiving, why not create a turkey shaped veggie tray. The steps needed to make one of your own follow. Then all that remains is the eating.