Monday, January 25, 2010

Potato through an Apple Peeler-Slicer-Corer

Yes, that's a (sweet) potato in an apple peeler/slicer/corer. I'm making "Double Potato Soup" from Leanne Ely's Saving Dinner and I couldn't find a vegetable peeler in my kitchen to save my life. Then I noticed that potatoes--aka pommes de terre--are as solid and thin-skinned as apples. And I've easily peeled and sliced some 15 pounds of apples for Thanksgiving pies, using a handcranked apple peeler-slicer-corer. I was going to pull back the slicer/corer blade and only peel tonight's potatos, when I realized I needed the potatoes cut for soup anyway.

I had to cut the potato in half--the ones I bought were too large to fit the hand-crank machine otherwise. I'm loving this shortcut. The potatoes were all peeled and cut miraculously fast.

Leaving me with plenty of energy to enforce dishwashing upon children this evening, making sure this time all my cooking tools go back into proper place.


Elizabeth-W said...

Clever! Just one question: What did you do with the cores? Because I'd be totally tempted to put them in school lunches and try to pass them off as carrots. You know, just for kicks.

Johnna said...

The sweet potato cores did look like carrots! The regular potatoes, not so much. Uncooked potato is basically inedible, I'm assuming that's the case for sweet potato too.

I sliced the potato cores and threw them into the soup.

Elizabeth-W said...

I figured as much. Probably would have thought to torment my children after I'd tossed them in the pot. :)