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Chopping flaxseed

Jan 19, 2006
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I have a customer asking how to use the food chopper to basically grind flax. I doubt this can be done with anything in the PC arsenal, but I thought if anyone had ideas, it would be some of the culinary geniuses around here. My only thought re: the FC is to oil them up first, but they just seem a bit small for that tool...
 

soonerchef

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Feb 17, 2006
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I have no idea but am curious to hear the answer, I had a host ask me if the food chopper would chop coffee beans!
 

snugbug

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Feb 1, 2006
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I haven't tried with coffee beans or flax seeds but I'd imagine the micro-plane grater would work well for those items. Gotta have the right tool for the job!

Sarah
 

DebbieJ

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Oct 6, 2005
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I was going to suggest the Microplane also. Those flax seeds are small and would probably make a big mess with the chopper.
 

EmmaLeeM

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Mar 2, 2006
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I use a coffee grinder for my flax seeds. It works well. I don't use the one that I have for coffee, don't want them to taste like coffee!

Emma
 

Chef Kearns

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Feb 8, 2005
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I agree with Emma, it seems like the flaxseeds would make a mess on the counter. An inexpensive electric coffee grinder is your best bet. I have two. I use one when I make Indian food (to grind up the spices) and the other for things like the flaxseed.
 
Jan 19, 2006
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When I've ground flax, it's always been in a coffee grinder. Since flax is so susceptible to static electricity, it seems like they'd really fly everywhere, much like they do in a coffee grinder....

Thanks for all the discussion, guys! If I'm feeling adventurous, maybe I'll try a few tools and see if anything works okay.
 
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