Food processor?

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Food processor?

Kkay Kkay
Mine just arrived in the mail. It's my first time having one, and I'm wondering what everyone uses theirs for.
08/30/2011
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Ansley Ansley
They're great for making pie crusts, salsa, dressings and the like. I'm sure it has a little recipe book. Anything you can think of, you can do!
08/30/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Pesto making
08/30/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Pesto making
I agree! it's great for pesto. I throw veggies in there instead of chopping them up, sometimes I'll use it to make pie crusts... there are tons of different uses!
08/30/2011
Antipova Antipova
It depends a little how nice it is. Mine I just use for chopping 1)salsas and chutneys, 2)nuts if I have whole ones and want smaller pieces 3)frozen cranberries if I want small pieces. it's the crappy little $15 variety with not much of a motor and average blades, and I have to grind for minutes if I want pesto.

My mom has a top-of-the-line Cuisinart, the thing can practically slice a banana. She can even whip cream in it. Try that with yours, just for kicks! A nice food processor does make good pastry crusts too, because very little heat gets introduced to the dough relative to when you mix with your hands.
08/30/2011
Kkay Kkay
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Originally posted by Antipova
It depends a little how nice it is. Mine I just use for chopping 1)salsas and chutneys, 2)nuts if I have whole ones and want smaller pieces 3)frozen cranberries if I want small pieces. it's the crappy little $15 variety with not much of a motor ...
link is the one I bought. I'll give the whipped cream a shot.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions ^_^
08/30/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Kkay
link is the one I bought. I'll give the whipped cream a shot.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions ^_^
I never made whipped cream in a food processor I wasn't aware you could. If you have a recipe please share. I always use my mixer to whip up some whipped cream.
08/30/2011
Antipova Antipova
I have a small kitchen so I have as few gadgets as possible, so I just whip it with a whisk! (And it's a special occasion that gets whipped cream, let my triceps tell you )

Simple recipe: one ingredient. Mom can just pour a pint of cream into her food processor, and process it on high until it's got peaks. My processor would just be stirring cream all night long, I'm afraid.
08/30/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Kkay
link is the one I bought. I'll give the whipped cream a shot.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions ^_^
Awesome! I think this is the same motor as my mom's, just with a different sized hopper. You probably can whip cream, I'm so envious!
08/30/2011
married with children married with children
I have a top of the line kitchen aid. I use it for making sauces, dressing, pureeing, grating, and some mixing. They are great little work horses of the kitchen.
08/31/2011
Antipova Antipova
Here's a chutney recipe, direct from the person who introduced me to it. He made it to accompany our office Thanksgiving chicken.

actually this chutney is very simple ...
ok this is recipe
take fresh green cilantro leaves...1/2 of that we got one bundle from store(i dont know exact weight)...put them in chopper(grinder)....ad d one small onion...10-15 small green chilleys....10-15 cashews....2 table spoon of plain yogurt...salt according to taste(put one table spoon, later you can put more if you need)
then chop for 30 seconds or up to that texture that we have.

chutney is ready...taste it...add more any of ingrediets if u feel after cheking taste...and again chop it.

thanks that you like my chutney

[sic]

"That texture that we have" is basically... you could spread it with a spoon or pour it out of the spoon, but there are still visible, discrete elements of the onions and cashews. The cilantro bundle is the standard size... maybe we used 4 oz? The chilis we used are Thai bird's eye chilis, but you can use jalepenos (not quite so tasty but still effective) if you can't find any.
08/31/2011
Kkay Kkay
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Originally posted by Antipova
Here's a chutney recipe, direct from the person who introduced me to it. He made it to accompany our office Thanksgiving chicken.

actually this chutney is very simple ...
ok this is recipe
take fresh green cilantro leaves...1/2 of ...
Thanks for the recipe ^_^ I might try a variation on this, since I'm allergic to some of the ingredients.

Also, gave the whipping cream a shot. It worked! I would highly recommend to anyone who tries it with a high-powered food processor to be CAREFUL, though. Mine finished in around 45 seconds to the will-stand-up-a-spoon consistency I prefer. It'd be VERY easy to over-whip and end up with butter.

As far as recipes go, Starkiller- when I make whipped cream I always add the sugar before I start whipping, go generous with vanilla extract, and for me I add powdered coffee to get a bite. Adding the sugar first means it won't be grainy!
08/31/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I don't think there's much a good food processor can't do...except dishes or laundry. It could even cut grass!
08/31/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I have the Magic Bullet. (Every time I mention it to people, they think I'm talking about a sex toy.)

It's . . . like a blender and food processor in one. I really like putting some heavy whipping cream and chocolate syrup in it for some easy chocolate mousse.
08/31/2011
Vinroe Vinroe
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Originally posted by Kkay
Mine just arrived in the mail. It's my first time having one, and I'm wondering what everyone uses theirs for.
I'm still mourning the death of my food processor. However when she was alive I used her for everything from a fresh mix of veggies for dips to potato pancakes to the stuffing for stuffed-chicken Marsala. She was very handy to have around the kitchen.
10/13/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
I usually just use it for mincing garlic and jalapenos. I add them to many recipes. I have a small one that only holds about two cups.
10/20/2011
AndromedaJane AndromedaJane
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Originally posted by Kkay
Mine just arrived in the mail. It's my first time having one, and I'm wondering what everyone uses theirs for.
I never used mine and gave it away
02/06/2012
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