This Is the Fastest Way to Grate Any Vegetable
Remember those disk attachments that came with your food processor? It’s time to dig them out from the depths of the pantry. Instead of standing over a box grater, endlessly shredding carrots, look to them for an easier way to grate your vegetables.
There should be two disks that generally come with your appliance: a slicing one (it has just one, slim opening on it) and a shredding one (dotted with a handful of holes). Both can save you serious prep time in the kitchen. Use the slicing disk to shred leafy vegetables, and use the shredding disk to grate roots and other hearty vegetables.
Reach for the attachments and you’ve just made a countless number of recipes not only faster, but also easier.
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Keep in mind the longer the vegetable, the longer the resulting strands. While these swirls are desirable for some recipes, oftentimes short, one-inch shreds are what most recipes are based on. Simply cut potatoes, carrots, or other longer vegetables into smaller pieces for smaller shreds.
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Conquer Those Raw Brussels Sprouts Salads
Those shaved Brussels sprouts salads sure are eye-catching, but they never actually seem simple to assemble. But before you resort to just tossing the sprouts on a sheet pan and roasting them, remember the food processor. You’ll want to reach for the slicing attachment for this vegetable, but in no time you’ll have picture-perfect shreds for your new favorite salad.