Can You Recommend a Turning Mandoline? (Recipes Too!)

Good Questions

Q: While watching an episode of Rocco's Dinner Party, my mom and I became enthralled with a device called a turning mandoline. The mandoline rotated to create long, noodle-like strands of potato which the chef wrapped around shrimp and then deep-fried.

I'd love to get my mom a turning mandoline for Christmas, but I have two questions. First, can anyone recommend a particular model? There are quite a few online, but with a wide price range, I'm not sure which models are reasonably priced and of good quality.

Second, do you have any other recipes that make use of this kind of slicer? I'm sure we could do some fun experimenting after we try the aforementioned recipe, but I think Mom would appreciate having some other recipes to try. And while this will surely make beautiful salads, I'm hoping there's a little more out there than that.

Sent by Amanda

Editor: The model pictured above is here:

Benriner Cook Help Spiral Slicer, $39.90 via Amazon

Readers, any thoughts on this tool? Do you have one? If so, what do you use it for?


Related: Product Review: Benriner Mandoline

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