Can You Solve My Unique Food Requirement!?!?!?!

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  1. jonessmj

    jonessmj

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    I am trying to figure out what to use for my food with a function need.  I am looking for something edible that can be formed / cut to about the size of a toothpick.  It needs to have strength similar to a toothpick when dry as well.  I've been struggling with this for some time.  I've had a couple of suggestions from people to use sweet potato (possibly dehydrated???) or some sort of caramel (I've tried this but it has been too brittle - I may not be preparing it properly).  If you have other suggestions for what to use and how to prepare it I will be forever grateful.  Thanks!
     
  2. ordo

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    For a nutritive food, Ch'arki (Inca's dried and salted meat), could possible be fabricated that way.
     
  3. koukouvagia

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    Carrot?
     
  4. laurenlulu

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    More info? Is it for a dessert or savory? What is being skewered?
     
  5. ordo

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    Dried spaghetti. Perfect edible stuzzicadenti every time.
     
  6. chrisbelgium

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    You know, ordo, you made me think of some 20 years ago, where a lot of chefs finished many of their dishes with a few deepfried spaghetti stalks.

    I haven't seen it since, but maybe it would fit nicely for this question. Throw a few spaghetti stalks in not too hot oil (160°C). Perhaps a bit of salt for savory uses or sugar for sweet stuff? Careful, they will be very brittle!
     
  7. mezzaluna

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    Dried horseradish? It can be fibrous and wood-like.
     
  8. maryb

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    dried herbs on the stem, for sweet make hard candy toothpicks by pouring into powdered sugar molds
     
  9. chicagoterry

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    We've been down a similar road before with this poster, back in 2013:

    I thought this sounded awfully familiar.
     
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  10. kaiquekuisine

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    Dried yuca??

    Yuca is pretty hard and im pretty sure it would be strong enough. 

    That and i think of rosemary twigs....