amazing gadget ~ the julienne peeler

 

julienne peelerSometimes 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.

julienne peelerUnlike the learning curve and intimidating blade of a mandolin, the julienne peeler is very simple to use and handle from the very first day.

julienned zucchini

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.

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!

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8 comments on “amazing gadget ~ the julienne peeler

  1. zucchini spaghetti – I must try this – thanks

  2. I love these julienne peelers- I saw them and thought it’s probably a piece of junk , but bought it anyway…. It’s frickin awesome!!

    • same here ~ the sales woman who recommended it to me asked if i’d like to see her demonstrate it. heck yeah i thought because i usually get these gadgets home and they don’t do what they said they’d do… she peeled a zuke and a carrot, easy peasy and i was sold

  3. Oh, I need to buy me one of these things.

  4. Alicia says:

    This does look really nice. I find I hardly ever use the mandolin because it is such a pain to get out and assemble. This seems much more practical.

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