If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Monday, March 12, 2012

Use your gadgets Part 3

Another gadget I found in my decluttering is this potato ricer.
I think Jeff bought it about 7 or so years ago and I think he saw the Barefoot Contessa or Alton Brown or one of those tv chefs use one.
The first time I used it was for a big Thanksgiving meal and  I cooked at least 5 pounds of potatoes.
Jimmy helped me that day and we were both tired from squeezing that many spuds.  

this Sunday,  I only cooked 6 small potatoes.
Ricing just a few potatoes goes really quick and easy.  

See how fine they are?
I just added a little half and half cream to them until they creamy
and a little salt and pepper.
They were really good mashed potates - very light, and smooth

If you like really smooth potatoes,  then you should try a ricer.

Cook your potatoes all the way tender so your won't have to work up a sweat while you press them  through.

But if you cook mashed potatoes for a crowd,  I would not recommend ricing unless you have some helpers with  muscles.  



about the Pampered Chef 4 loaf baking pan- I looked on the Pampered Chef sight and they do still sell it. 
 I think it is $34.  

I've got one more gadget to show you later,  as soon as I work up my nerve to use it anyway. 
Any guesses on what it might be?  

7 comments:

  1. I have never seen or used a potato ricer, I have only heard of them.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  2. I have a potato ricer that I inherited from my grandmother. We always used it to make gnocchi... grandma was Italian. Makes me want to go cook right now!

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    1. I've never ate gnocchi but have seen it TV. I can sure see how riced potatoes would mix up smoothly in gnocchi

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  3. No potato ricer here, my hubby must be watching the same cooking show he keeps telling me I should get one!! Heck no I say, I am the queen of kitchen gadgets already. Looking forward to seeing your next gadget!

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  4. I wish I had a ricer!! Maybe I will put it on my wish list.
    I think your next gadget will be a mandoline. It is the scarriest tool in the kitchen and I would need a lot of nerve to get mine out. Every time I use it, I cut myself! Right now, mine resides in a box in the basement. If I hadn't paid so much for it, I would surely throw it out. I can't wait to read along as you declutter. Your inspiration makes me want to go and clean out a drawer...

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    1. you are right that the next gadget is a mandolin. Mine has a guard and I will certainly be using it.

      I am loving my cleaned out spaces. I worked on the file cabinet yesterday. When Jeff came home, he needed a phone number and I remembered seeing it on some papers I just filed, I would not of known where it was if I had not just seen it either.

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  5. My son put a potato ricer on his Christmas list last year but I never found one. I'll have to ask him if he ever got one.

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Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda