Sometimes impulse shopping can turn out really well. Take this unexpected purchase I made yesterday at a local kitchen shop ~ a julienne peeler by Kuhn Rikon. I had no idea what I was missing!
This little peeler is amazing at its one and only job: peeling vegetables into perfect julienned strips. With no more effort than a potato peeler, the fine tooth blades slice your zucchini, carrot or whatever else you can imagine into long and thin lovely morsels.
Unlike the learning curve and intimidating blade of a mandolin, the julienne peeler is very simple to use and handle from the very first day.
And at a modest $18 or so, to me it’s a must have for a cook’s kitchen. I’ll be using it for variations on summertime salads ~ including potatoes and yams ~ quick pickled veggies with rice wine vinegar, and even zucchini spaghetti.
It took literally 2 minutes to toss the zucchini in olive oil, garlic, s&p and a tiny splash of lemon juice, then a pat of butter at the end and a sprinkling of parmesan to finish it off. Delicious and it has the same consistency as noodles ~ highly recommended!