Adventures Ltd Introduces
The Fun Gourmet Vege/Fruit Skewer
Hold the coloured end of the skewer in one hand and gently
push the other end into the END of the potato. You want
to make a spiral out of the LENGTH of the potato not the
WIDTH. The longer the potato the longer the spiral you get.
Poke the skewer into the end of the potatoe till the ring
meets the potatoe. Now turn the potatoe in an anticlockwise
direction with your left hand asyou turn the skewer handle
in a clockwise direction with your right hand.
Now turn the potato while holding the handle such that you
can feel that the cutting ring is moving through the potato.
Continue until the cutting ring exits the other end of the
potato. The end of the spiral should still be lodged in
the cutting ring so that as you continue turning the potato
more of the spiral exits the potato until the entire spiral
is out of the potato.
Now slide the potato which has a large hole in it , over
the coloured handle end of the skewer. Now gently free the
spiral from the cutting ring and slide it off the coloured
end of the skewer as well.
Sometimes the spiral will stay inside the potato and the
cutting ring will exit on it's own. In this case pull the
skewer through the potato so the potato exits over the coloured
end of the skewer. Now the spiral is still inside the potato
so take a paring knife and poke the tip of the blade into
either end of the spiral and gently turn your knife handle
while the blade tip is griping the spiral. Turn such that
the spiral starts to exit the potato.
Putting the tip of the paring knife into the end you first
skewer into you will now turn the paring knife in your right
hand in an anticlockwise direction while turning the potato
in your left hand in a clockwise direction. Turning the
potato in the opposite way you are turning the knife helps
to extract the spiral. If the spiral does not come out you
may have to push the tip of the paring knife blade in further
to get a better grip. Continue until the spiral is completely
out. Do this just above your bench top so if the spiral
falls it will not break falling onto the bench.
1) Cut a piece off the end of the spiral
(about the first one and a half twists of the spiral) and
thread that back into the end of the potato (the same end
where it came from) so it forms a plug. N.B.
It will only thread in one way, so if it doesnt want to
thread in turn it the other way.
Now you can fill the cavity with whatever you want to e.g.
cheese/mince etc.you decide..and then create another plug
from the other end of the spiral and plug the other end
of the potato. Now bake the whole potato.
2) Deep fry the entire spiral or cut half
way through the spiral the entire length of the spiral such
that you create half spiral rings that you can deep fry
and call "poor man's prawns!" Rinse the "prawns"
under cold water to get rid of the starch and then pat the
prawns dry with a cloth or paper towel before deep frying.
Sprinkle on some seafood seasoning, garlic powder and grated
cheese before serving. Delicious!! Kids love them.
3) Cut the potato, (the spiral has been
taken out of) length ways so you expose the cavity the spiral
came from and then lay the spiral back into this cavity
and bake. You can have more of the spiral exposed by slicing
more of the potato. Cutting through the exact middle of
the hole left by the spiral will result in half the spiral
exposed above the potato base.
Slicing more off the potato base will expose more of the
spiral when it is laid back into the cavity it came from.
You choose. Sprinkle seasoning over the "spiratoto"
before baking and melt a little cheese over the top before
serving. If you are doing a number of potatoes like this
you will have potato halves without a spiral. Slice a little
off the ends of two of these halves (with just the spiral
cavity) so they butt neatly together and hold them together
with tooth picks while baking. To make the potato
halves sit upright and not lay at different angles you may
have to slice a little off the base of them. You have now
formed a channel into which you can put fillings of your
choice. You can also connect a number of them together,
for ease of filling and cooking, and then take the toothpicks
out and break them up once they are baked. Now they are
ready for serving.
4) Spiral out a carrot, kumera or cooked
beetroot and use part of the carrot, kumera or beetroot
spiral to tread into the potato.
TEST THE CARROT AND KUMERA FOR HARDNESS. IF YOU FEEL YOU
HAVE TO TURN WITH MORE PRESSURE THAN WITH POTATO THEN STOP
AND PARTLY COOK THE VEGETABLE FIRST, TO SOFTEN THE VEGETABLE,
OTHERWISE YOU ARE RISKING BREAKING THE CUTTING RING OFF
FROM THE SKEWER.
Begin by screwing the piece of spiral into the potato by
hand and when it has got a grip on the spiral track inside
the potato use the tip of a paring knife blade from the
OPPOSITE end (poking
the paring knife up inside the cavity) to continue threading
the spiral into the body of the vegetable. (This is a safeguard
so that the spiral does not break on you ). Once the spiral
is firmly in place inside the cavity hand tread the plug
(refer to 1) above) into the end you just had the paring
knife in and then go to the other end with your paring knife
and continue to thread the spiral until it meets the plug
you have just put in. Now put the other plug in the remaining
end to complete your gourmet creation!.
Mix and match vegetables. For example if you put a carrot
spiral into a potato you have a "Potarrot!" and
if you put a potato spiral in a carrot you have a "caratato!"
You work out what a "kumatato" is and what do
you think a "caraumera" is!! Now there is such
a thing as a "potataroot" as well.
HAVE FUN AND IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS!!
Do not forget the skewer it is also the best apple corer
you have ever used
too, as well as allowing you creative ideas using the method
in 1) above.
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