We all know that pasta isn’t good for us. It’s full of carbs and is so dense that we usually feel full to the point of pain when we eat. Being so full after dinner makes us want to be lazy and park it in front of the tv while we nap before bedtime. Sadly, I’m pretty guilty of this. Well, not the tv part, since I don’t own one *gasp* but I do park my butt in bed and sit there with a book instead of playing with my dogs or doing something that needs to be done.
But you know what? I’ve figured out the secret to being able to eat some really amazing pasta and not hate yourself (or your scale) afterward!
Yeah, you heard me. Sure, we know about spaghetti squash, but who wants that added step and time to cook dinner? Not me, I’d rather spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. It gives me more time to read. It’s my guilty pleasure. So when I heard about this handy little gadget that would allow me to spiral up some veggies in seconds to pop in the pot to cook, I jumped all over it. I wanted it. Badly. It needed to be mine.
The same day it arrived in the mail, I promptly oohed and ahhed over it, washed it, and set to work. I wasn’t very hungry so I didn’t want to make an entire meal, but I just had to try it out. Tossing it to my dad to ooh over, I heated up some canola oil and grabbed a potato from the bin.
We popped the potato in the slicer and started twisting. Beautiful, perfect spirals came from that potato, creating amazing curly fries. They cooked much faster than if we had cut it into lengths for regular fries. Crispy and delicious, we didn’t have any problems with them cooking evenly thanks to the regulated sizes on the SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer. Everything was the same measurements that came out of it.
We tried out both ends as well as the gripper that comes with it. The smaller end is more suited to making pastas and pretty salads while the bigger end is absolutely perfect for potatoes or to slice some zucchini to make break with. We didn’t like the gripper part, though. It seemed to just shred whatever we were trying to slice. We ended up just popping a butter knife in the end of the vegetable and using that to turn it once it got too small for our hands. We also didn’t like how much of the vegetable would go to waste as you can’t turn it once it gets so far down without risking some fingers. Not really a big deal though since it’s a vegetable. And it’s the chef’s right to eat whatever they want. I’m HUGE on raw veggies and prefer them to cooked ones so I usually just eat whatever is left over.
This is a super handy device in the kitchen, it’s right up there with our kitchen scale and our food prep thingie-ma-jig. You know, that loud thing that slices, dices, and pretty much acts like a blender but isn’t? I can’t for the life of me think of what it’s called right now. If you think of it, let me know in a comment below. Otherwise I’ll be forced to leave my comfy bed and dig under the cabinet for it. I’m pretty curious now.
But yeah. This thing equals awesomeness. I think I’m going to try putting a lemon in there next and see if it can create those cute twirls that top alcoholic drinks in fancy bars. I bet it can. I’ll put pictures on here if it does!
You can buy the SuperSwizz on Amazon and I really encourage you to do so because it’s full of awesome powers. It can turn meals fun and healthy and I’d bet that your kids would be more inclined to eat their veggies if they got to help make them into spirals.
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