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Off Topic => The Pub => Food & Drink => Topic started by: slope on April 23, 2018, 05:11:52 pm

Title: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: slope on April 23, 2018, 05:11:52 pm
J'adore les choux de Bruxelles and enjoy cooking many varied and exciting recipes with the little beauties. A fancy has come up for a salad, possibly combining them with lightly toasted flaked almonds, Parmesan cheese and a 'French' dressing. I have a wonderful late 1960s beech wood and stainless steel "Waefa" Suisse mandolin, which only gets used once a year for preparing potatoes for the Chrimbo 'Dauphinoise'. I wouldn't think such a robust classic tool lends itself to anything smaller that potatoes, lest one's fingernails and slivered fingertops were required in the dish also.

Can anyone recommend a more modern and safer way of shaving lovely fresh green round crinkly orbs?
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: citoyen on April 23, 2018, 05:41:24 pm
A very sharp 10" cook's knife?

Personally, I would try the mandoline. We've had a nice modern stainless steel mandoline (with an assortment of blades) sitting in the cupboard gathering dust for several years until I decided to start making it earn its keep, so I try to use it for lots of different things. I've not done sprouts on it but I have done radishes. It comes with a slider attachment to keep your fingers clear but I don't like it so tend to go freestyle. Avoiding fingertip-removal is mainly a case of being very, very careful.

Talking of mandolines, one of my all-time favourite TV cookery clips...
https://youtu.be/YhuRkJcZCfI
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: Kim on April 23, 2018, 05:51:00 pm
I've seen some pretty weird sounding topics on YACF over the years, but this one must surely deserve some kind of award?
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: Jurek on April 23, 2018, 06:08:48 pm
This (http://www.divertimenti.co.uk/cuisipro-sgt-box-grater.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwiPbWBRBtEiwAJakcpPHc2j9vUtZevhDaLAwMhifpGxby7pmLy9Wtas4EEBRIzwb8SItf0xoCvGsQAvD_BwE) box grater from Cuisipro has a mandolin with a blade the edge of which  has been chemically etched (as indeed all of the blades on the other sides have been) as opposed to more conventionally stamped, making it a Very Sharp Indeed tool.
And one of my favourites in my kitchen armoury.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: slope on April 23, 2018, 06:19:34 pm
Talking of mandolines, one of my all-time favourite TV cookery clips...
https://youtu.be/YhuRkJcZCfI

 :D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: slope on April 23, 2018, 06:28:59 pm
This (http://www.divertimenti.co.uk/cuisipro-sgt-box-grater.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwiPbWBRBtEiwAJakcpPHc2j9vUtZevhDaLAwMhifpGxby7pmLy9Wtas4EEBRIzwb8SItf0xoCvGsQAvD_BwE) box grater from Cuisipro has a mandolin with a blade the edge of which  has been chemically etched (as indeed all of the blades on the other sides have been) as opposed to more conventionally stamped, making it a Very Sharp Indeed tool.
And one of my favourites in my kitchen armoury.

That looks good - thank you.

Many years ago when I lived in a very rural hamlet in Wiltshire, my partner and I used to drive up to that London in our 1972 orange Mini Clubman to get precious haircuts and visit Divertimenti - even though we still considered ourselves 'hippies'  :-[
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: Jurek on April 23, 2018, 07:00:21 pm
This (http://www.divertimenti.co.uk/cuisipro-sgt-box-grater.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwiPbWBRBtEiwAJakcpPHc2j9vUtZevhDaLAwMhifpGxby7pmLy9Wtas4EEBRIzwb8SItf0xoCvGsQAvD_BwE) box grater from Cuisipro has a mandolin with a blade the edge of which  has been chemically etched (as indeed all of the blades on the other sides have been) as opposed to more conventionally stamped, making it a Very Sharp Indeed tool.
And one of my favourites in my kitchen armoury.

That looks good - thank you.

Many years ago when I lived in a very rural hamlet in Wiltshire, my partner and I used to drive up to that London in our 1972 orange Mini Clubman to get precious haircuts and visit Divertimenti - even though we still considered ourselves 'hippies'  :-[

Divertimenti.
A bit of a culinary Mecca.
So much stainless and copper.
So little time.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 23, 2018, 08:12:15 pm
Like Slope, I'm a big fan of sprouts. Kim, I suspect is not. Nevertheless... Aren't any of you foodie cyclists making your mandolines earn their keep by using them to shave your legs?  :o
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: Crumbling Nick on April 23, 2018, 10:18:01 pm
I've seen some pretty weird sounding topics on YACF over the years, but this one must surely deserve some kind of award?
I had an instant image of hairy sprouts followed by (image of) electric razors. There might be the basis of a film there somewhere :demon: .
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 24, 2018, 12:50:03 pm
I've seen some pretty weird sounding topics on YACF over the years, but this one must surely deserve some kind of award?
I had an instant image of hairy sprouts followed by (image of) electric razors. There might be the basis of a film there somewhere :demon: .

I expect there's pr0n about it in Internetland.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 24, 2018, 02:52:15 pm
I've seen some pretty weird sounding topics on YACF over the years, but this one must surely deserve some kind of award?
I had an instant image of hairy sprouts followed by (image of) electric razors. There might be the basis of a film there somewhere :demon: .

I expect there's pr0n about it in Internetland.
I expect it looks a bit like this:
(https://janheine.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/weigle_shaving.jpg?w=640&h=439)
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: Canardly on June 07, 2018, 09:34:13 pm
Try fried sprouts, now there's a thing.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: ElyDave on June 08, 2018, 05:05:54 pm
I only ever slice thinly and saute, boiling is  :sick:
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: LEE on June 08, 2018, 05:13:57 pm
Turns out this post wasn't a euphemism after all.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Brussels sprouts shaver implement, please
Post by: slope on June 08, 2018, 05:15:42 pm
I only ever slice thinly and saute, boiling is  :sick:

Or if small, just halved and saut├ęd in butter and Malden salt until tender to suit and preferably with the odd crispy dark edges :)

But back to my OP - I settled on this excellent advice

A very sharp 10" cook's knife?