I know it looks like some kind of Medieval torture device but it is the Epica Manual Multi-Blade Vegetable Slicer. And I know come summer I will really have a boatload o’fun with it.
This time of year I had potatoes.
Not that potatoes aren’t fun.
I loves me some potatoes.
But in the summer I will have a GARDEN full of vegetables to run through this baby.
Oh the fun I shall have.
But for now I shall show you what I did with me potatoes.
‘Cause I wouldn’t just slice ’em and dice ’em and bake ’em.
THAT would be simple.
I made curley cues and wrapped ’em around some fish.
‘Cause that’s how I roll.
I think I’ve had too much coffee this morning.
To accomplish this surprisingly tasty meal – even the hubby said he’d eat it again and he is not a fan of the potato – you will need:
4 small red potatoes peeled
1/2 – 3/4lb small white fish fillets – I used bass ’cause that is what I had thanks to a friend
1 tsp olive oil – I used my Devo Herbs de Provence and it really added a lovely taste to the overall dish
salt and pepper to taste
canola oil for the pan
Using the vegetable slicer was really easy. I gave it a quick wash first and then I put it on my counter as instructed. I squished it down to engage the suction cups. This was my only complaint with my new toy – the suction cups didn’t suction. It slid around and I had to hold it down. I don’t know if it was my counter surface or what. Hubby is going to look at it for me. It wasn’t that big of a problem ’cause I had two hands and only need one to turn the handle.
You attach whatever you want to slice to the spikey end (I hope you don’t mind the technical talk). You realize you are stupid and turn the machine around because you are right handed.
You turn the handle and the potato or whatever you are using goes through the VERY SHARP blades and turns into, in this case, curly cues. There are three different blades to accomplish three different results.
I set the curly cues aside in a bowl with a bit of salt and pepper.
I put the fish fillets in a bowl with the flavored olive oil and some salt and pepper.
I took my basil out of the freezer ’cause that’s where I keep it.
I put a piece or two of basil on a fish fillet. These are small fillets from wild bass caught in an alpine lake. They are so sweet and tasty.
I then wrapped the fish with the potato curly cues. It took some time but I got better as I went along.
You want a hot pan. Heat a large fry pan over med-high heat and add about 1 – 2 TBS of canola oil.
Carefully add the wrapped fish. IT WILL SPIT A LITTLE.
Let them cook until you see the fish turning white.
Turn them over to brown on the other side.
Mine cooked in about two minutes on the first side and about a minute on the second.
I should have had the pan hotter so they would have browned more. I will the next time.
The fish was cooked perfectly. The potatoes were cooked. They were crispy yet soft. The basil was a perfect accent.
I served it with roasted (sigh) green beans. Always green beans.
It was a fun and delicious meal!
I know I am going to have a good time with my new toy.
It cleaned up very easily and it stores right back in its box.
It would make a great gift for crazy cooking types like me.
Here’s the technical stuff if you would like to know:
3 Blades, Unlimited Possibilities
The Epica comes with 3 interchangeable blades to give you a wide range of creative options. Turn out fine, 1/8″ thick strands or shreds that resemble angel hair spaghetti, perfect for salads or as a low carb substitute in pasta main dishes. Use the 1/4″ spiral blade to create delicious, restaurant-style curly fries from potatoes, sweet potatoes and more. With the flat blade, make curled ribbons that can be shaped into rosettes or fanned out for elegant garnishes or desserts. Even kids will enjoy eating veggies that look this good!
Easy to Use
Get piles of fancy-cut fruits and vegetables in less time than it takes to chop them with a knife! To operate the Epica Spiral Slicer, simply place the fruit or vegetable against the pronged wheel, and turn the handle while applying continuous forward pressure against the blade. Clean-up is also a breeze, as the Epica goes straight into the dishwasher.
Quality Design & Construction
The Epica is designed for both safety and convenience. Unlike a flat mandoline, it keeps your hands away from the blade, so there’s no danger of getting cut while slicing. And for safe storage, the blades snap into the base. To keep it from sliding around during use, the Epica’s suction cup feet anchor it to your work surface. Made of durable plastic with stainless steel blades, it’s backed by a one-year warranty. Size: 12″L x 10″W x 6″H.
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