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Subject: Potato ricer question
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Andy <Q>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 17:37:26 -0500
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I ordered a "garlic press-type" potato ricer. It comes with several 
plates with different sized holes.

My question, aside from ricing potatoes, what results would it have if 
used to press a chunck of pasta dough through it?

Aside from actually ricing potatoes, it's been mentioned for squeezing 
moisture out of frozen spinach and grated potatoes for making hash 
browns.

Just curious about the pasta angle?

I've got a foley mill I've used for mashed potatoes but this kind of 
potato ricer looks like it has other possibilities.

Anything else?

Thanks,

Andy
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From: address.in.sig[at]nyc.rr.com (Curly Sue)
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 22:38:18 GMT
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Andy wrote:
>My question, aside from ricing potatoes, what results would it have if 
>used to press a chunck of pasta dough through it?

Use spaetzle dough.  Pasta dough is too tough.

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From: Andy <Q>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 18:04:36 -0500
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Curly Sue wrote:
> Use spaetzle dough.  Pasta dough is too tough.

Sue,

OK, I will. Thank you!

Andy

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From: me[at]privacy.net (TammyM)
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 01:09:54 GMT
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Andy wrote:
>OK, I will. Thank you!

I've done this, Andy, and it works a treat.  I LOVE spaetzle!  And
spaetzle LOVES my hips!  :-)

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From: pjjehg <pjjehg[at]frontiernet.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 23:06:56 GMT
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Andy ...
> Just curious about the pasta angle?

Can't help you with the pasta, but I can tell you a lovely feature using a 
ricer.  We have a favorite recipe (follows) that requires the potatoes be 
boiled whole and unpeeled.  Well, yippy, skippy, the ricer essentially 
peeled the potato.  Now, isn't that nice?

Pam

CHEDDAR CHEESE POTATOES WITH SOUR CREAM (Bon Appetit R.S.V.P February 1987 - 
Cherrington's in Cincinnati)

6 servings

6 medium baking potatoes, washed, unpeeled, and whole---NOT cut in chunks

2 1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese (I use white for appearance)

1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter

1 c. sour cream, room temperature

1/3 c. minced onion

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Paprika

Boil potatoes until tender. Drain. Cool slightly; peel. Shred into bowl.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 8-in square baking dish. Cook 2 c. 
cheese and butter in heavy sauce pan over low heat until almost melted, 
stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream 
and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Fold into potatoes. Pour into 
prepared dish. Top with remaining 1/2 c. cheese; sprinkle with paprika. Bake 
until bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Can be prepared ahead; increase baking time to about 45 minutes.


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