What's the Best Way to Shred Hard Root Vegetables?

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Q: I recently got an immersion blender as I need to be on a mostly liquid diet due to a medical condition. I'm loving making pureed soups, but have run into a slight problem. Many of the recipes call for carrots, sweet potatoes and other harder vegetables to be shredded. What is the best method or product for the job?

I have very limited space, and am looking for tools that can withstand use almost every day. What do you recommend?

Sent by Danielle

Editor: Danielle, you might already have a great tool at your disposal — did your immersion blender come with a mini chopper attachment? Although it would require shredding vegetables in small batches, it's very powerful tool.

If your immersion blender didn't come with a chopper attachment, you may be able to buy one directly from the manufacturer. Here's a link for buying the extra accessories for the popular Cuisinart SmartStick:

SmartStick Parts & Accessories at the Cuisinart website

Readers, what tool would you recommend for shredding hard vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes?


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