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Subject: Advice Needed:  Potato Chip Slicer
Newsgroup: rec.food.cooking

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From: crouse[at]fox.nstn.ca (Gerry Crouse)
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 19:06:10 GMT
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Anyone know of a slicer that will slice potatoes real thin real quick
for potato chips?  A friend has fond recollections of vendors at fairs
in Spain slicing potatoes directly into hot oil, cooking them for a
few seconds, then serving them in paper cones.  However, she can't
recall what they were using to slice the potatoes so quickly.

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From: shukisc[at]ix.netcom.com (Charles Shukis)
Date: 24 Jul 1996 23:00:11 GMT
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For thin, even slicing, nothing beats a good French mandoline.
Chuck

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From: chris.smith[at]zymark.com (Chris Smith)
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 12:16:55 GMT
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I have a manual slicer "As Seen on TV!"  It works great and you can
vary the thickness of the slices by changing the blade (5 seconds.)
If I was home I could give you the brand but I have seen similar ones
in almost every department store ie Bradlees, K-Mart etc...

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From: cmathew[at]iadfw.net (Joan Mathew)
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 15:03:03 GMT
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I don't know if this is quite what you're looking for, but Cuisinart 
makes a slicing blade that will slice extremely thin like that.  I don't 
think it comes in any of the original packages, but it is listed in their 
product catalog.

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From: Vickie McCorkendale 
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 17:01:43 -0700
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You need a Mandoline - not the musical instrument, but a stainless
steel flat cutting tool. It lets you slice just about anything into
thin slices with adjustable thickness capability. It can also make those
cross-cut potatoes you see at trendy fast food joints - the other great
thing it does is make julienning (is that a verb?) a breeze.

The only thing that may slow you down in your race to the quick
potato chip is the price of the things.  They run from $150 (super
sale if you see it this low - BUY IT!) to over $225!

The other (and cheaper) alternative is a V-slicer.  It's similar, but
usually not of the same quality, or as versatile.  But if you'll only
be using it once in a while, it may be just what you are looking for.

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From: penmart[at]aol.com (Sheldon)
Date: 28 Jul 1996 00:28:33 -0400
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Try a potato peeler, I do carrots with it for salads, nice thin even
slices.


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