What do you do with your food processor?

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  1. french fries

    french fries

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    So I didn't have a food processor for months and today just received a new one. Only... now I forgot what I used to use it for, except for shredded carrots.

    What do you use yours for?
     
  2. phatch

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    Wet bread dough.
    Volume veg/fruit prep.
    Volume cheese grating.
    Making salsa.
     
  3. mike9

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    I use mine for grinding up to a pound of meat for burgers, making ruff puff, pureeing anything else that won't work in the blender.
     
  4. koukouvagia

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    Pastry dough
    Quickly shred veggies for meatballs
    Pesto
    Tyrokafteri
    Mirepoix (for when I need it to melt j to a stew)
    Fresh breadcrumbs (for pangrattata )
     
  5. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Good call on the pie pastry. I forgot about that one.
     
  6. chefbuba

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    Mostly for collecting dust. I'll make some pie dough or shred cabbage for slaw on occasion.
     
  7. brianshaw

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    Ditto
     
  8. chefbuba

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    I actually have three. One an older smaller KA that was in my food truck that I had taken from home. I finally broke down and bought another to replace that one right around my birthday a couple of years ago. Then another showed up on my doorstep a few days later from my mother as a birthday gift. It is the same as the one I bought, even the same color.
     
  9. mike9

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    I have two - a 9 cup Cuisinart and a 3 cup Cuisinart I use both on a regular basis.
     
  10. docjavadude

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    Carrot shreds, of course. (Mmm carrot cake!)
    Bread dough
    Pizza dough
    Making almond flour (and other nuts)
    Hummus
    Pesto
    Enough gazpacho to run like a river out the bowl's center hole tube.
     
  11. butzy

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    Hardly anything.

    I mainly use a pestle and mortar and a stick blender
     
  12. teamfat

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    I have a really nice and heavy Cuisanart from maybe 30 years ago. I use it maybe once or twice a year. I think the last time was early this summer to make a batch of Jamacain jerk paste.

    mjb.
     
  13. peachcreek

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    Makes good mayo. I like it for finishing pate. Hummus.
    Also makes cool counter top art just hanging out looking kitchen-tough.
     
  14. butzy

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    The stick blender makes a very quick mayonaisse!
    But, I have to admit, after reading Teamfat's post, I remembered I used it for Jerk seasoning as well :)
     
  15. french fries

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    Great, thank you all for all those ideas, some of them I didn't remember but will use all the time of course like hummus, bread crumbs, vegetable purees (like celery root or turnip or cauliflower)... I'll have to try shredding cabbage with it, never tried and sometimes it can be quite consuming by hand.

    I'd love it if you are willing to share your recipe/directions for making ruff puff!?
     
  16. french fries

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    Turns out I use it more than I thought I would! So far I've used it to make:

    - milkshakes
    - vegetable soup
    - shredded carrots
    - shredded turnips
    - shredded beets
    - celery puree

    ... and I'll also use it to make marinades, and eggplant caviar or smokey eggplant dip...
     
  17. peachcreek

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    I used mine to make hummus and baba ganouj last week.
    Both turned out great.
     
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    Pastes mainly.

    - Hummus
    - Babaganoush
    - Olive paste (let's say tapenade but I change the recipe every time)
    - Used once to make a pie dough but I guess I'll be using the Kitchenaid for that from now on...
     
  19. mike9

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    I've tried several, but at the end of the day this one turned out flakier than the others.

     
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  20. french fries

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    Thanks Mike!