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Pampered Chef: Creamy Pasta: Chop SD tomatoes?

  1. bridgetbakes

    bridgetbakes Member

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    I am making Creamy One Pot Pasta for a show tomorrow night. I have done this a number of times before and when it gets to the sun-dried tomatoes I usually have someone slice with the Forged Paring Knife.

    However, I wondered if anyone has ever tried using the Food Chopper to dice sun-dried tomatoes before? Since I am already showcasing our Forged cutlery earlier in the recipe, I would love the chance to show off the Chopper. I am just wondering if it is sharp enough for SD tomotoes or if it would make a big mess?

    Anyone know?:confused:
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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  2. bridgetbakes

    bridgetbakes Member

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    Bumping up...:chef:
    HELP!
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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  3. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm thinking that Sun dried tomatoes would be too sticky to chop well with the food chopper. Is there something else you can chop instead of using a knife?
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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  4. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I have only used a knife, the one time I tried it it didn't really work that well.
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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  5. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I use my old old kitchen shears, NOW I'll be using the NEW shears!!!
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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  6. bridgetbakes

    bridgetbakes Member

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    Ginger, thanks for the great idea to use the Kitchen Shears! Cutting sun-dried tomatoes with a knife is so messy!

    Would still love a great idea for how to use the Food Chopper in that recipe though...;)
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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  7. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    You could leave a few florets & small pieces of carrots & maybe say, If someone in your house doesn't like BIG pieces of veggies, you could do this.....HTH :D
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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  8. cheflorraine

    cheflorraine Member Gold Member

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    Definitely don't use the food chopper for the sun-dried tomatoes... I tried that (just at home) and it doesn't work at all because the tomatoes are just the wrong texture.
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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  9. munkee41182

    munkee41182 Member

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    I'd say the Kitchen Sheers or even the Pizza Cutter.
     
    Nov 13, 2009
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  10. bridgetbakes

    bridgetbakes Member

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    Just thought I would let you all know that the Kitchen Shears worked like MAGIC in cutting the oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes! Truthfully it was a lot less messy than using one of the knives. Since I show off 2 of the knives earlier in the recipe, showing off another product like the shears works great.

    THANKS for the suggestion!
     
    Nov 16, 2009
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