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Marvels of the Kenwood Chef

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by teuchter, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    You will make one of the finest potato dishes ever, "Rostini".
    Anyway I use a sieve and a spoon to puree vegetables. A power tool to do this would be lush. I could cook for a hundred.
     
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  2. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    At the weekend a cauliflower was grated in the food processor attachment, along with a pear, which became a kind of salad thing.

    Yesterday I used the remaining grated cauliflower to make a kind of cauliflower hash brown thing. It included an onion which I tried putting through the "fine slicer" which resulted in more of a mush than fine slices, but it still seemed to work once I'd cooked it.
     
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  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I was imagining a mutant variety of curly fries, or something.

    I'm definitely going to be doing some rostis with the help of the food processor.
     
  4. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Elephants think I’m cute #brap

    Why the fuck does the mincer have a picture of fish on the front? Fish fucking mince? For what? Fish sausages?

    Fuck that!
     
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  5. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Ah rostis, now that is motivational talk. :)
     
  6. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Exactly my question too.
     
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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model amid a crowd of stars

    it's a talking point.
     
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  8. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Elephants think I’m cute #brap

    Probably 80% of this was Chef sliced:

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    100% of this was Chef battered, kneaded or mixed:

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    Easy Chef ottolenghis:

    i) top and tail fennel bulbs. Drop through slicer. Put in bowl w/ lemon juice, olive oil, salt / pepper, tarragon & parsley. Feta & pomegranate seeds over top.

    ii) get a half tonne of root veg (carrots, beetroot, swede, parsnip, turnip, celeriac). Obliterate all. Add dill &a coriander, dress w/ a red chilli in a bit of vinegar, rapeseed oil, honey & lemon juice. Poppy seeds, flaked almonds & pomegranate over top.

    iii) sort-of-Waldorf needs the bowl / whisk for the maple mayonnaise, and is then mostly a case of dropping red cabbage, apples, celery and red onion into the processor.

    I've probably posted those before tho, so apologies for being a bore :oops:
     
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  9. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    This is beautiful mrs quoad. And you've managed to translate Ottolengi into something not impossibly intimidating. Thank you. :thumbs:
     
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  10. existentialist

    existentialist Spartacus? No, never heard of him.

    I didn't think you thought language like that. :eek:
     
  11. Dovydaitis

    Dovydaitis Official fishco fish groupie

    :D for some odd reason this has me cackling on the bus home
     
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  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Well, it turns out that mincing fish is one way of removing the bones.

    People perhaps had a more pragmatic approach to food in the 70s.

    Minced Fish

    "not unduly deterred" :thumbs:
     
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  13. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Elephants think I’m cute #brap

    Fixed it for you.

    Must say, I hardly find this encouraging:

    "Some of the residual bones in mince from fillets or gutted whole fish are needle shaped and sometimes more than 6 mm long, which exceeds some specifications for limits of bone. Bone particles in mince made from frames, that is the skeletons of whole fish from which fillets have been removed, but which still carry some flesh, are blunt and irregular in shape; these would meet a specification that bones should not be capable of piercing the soft palate, but might not meet a specification limiting the permitted weight of bone present."​

    Other innovations on the same theme include minced glass surprise burgers. (Contain only limited 6mm needle sharp shards, and will fail less progressive tests that measure minced glass not only by sharpness, but also by weight).
     
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  14. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Elephants think I’m cute #brap

    To draw an analogy, if one went to a top surgeon in the field of amputation and asked for one's leg to be removed, one would be pretty fucked off, I reckon, if one awoke to find that it was still attached but *had* been passed through a 5mm mincer screen.
     
  15. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Elephants think I’m cute #brap

    "I thought I asked you to remove my leg!!!"

    I did. It has been effectively minced, though it is still attached.

    "There are jagged chunks of bone splinters sticking out the side of the leg mince!!!! JEEESSSUUUUSSSSS!!!!"

    Yes. As you accurately note, I removed the bones, too.
     
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  16. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Elephants think I’m cute #brap

    It also invites the prospect of filleting hammers replacing the unfashionably more conventional filleting knife.
     
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  17. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Are you in the pay of Big Filleting by any chance mrs quoad ? :hmm:
     
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  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Just been down to the vegetable shop in Loughborough Junction with which bimble will be familiar.

    All this will now meet the KC.

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  19. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    That's the 'before' pic.
     
  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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    Parsnip rosti, with a little help from the Chef.
     
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  21. existentialist

    existentialist Spartacus? No, never heard of him.

    I think calling yourself "the Chef" smacks a little of grandiosity, TBH.
     
  22. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Hello Kenwood chef owners!
    I'm thinking of getting one.
    I will need it for making cakes and bread, chopping nuts, making breadcrumbs, chopping veggies and fruit, making soups.
    Would this be the place to start?

    Kenwood Khh300WH MultiOne Stand Mixer, White at John Lewis

    I've had so many cheap and crap appliances to do the above, that I'm happy to invest.
    I'd be interested in your most loved attachments.
    Can I make smoothies too?
    Thanks SB
     
  23. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    CHEF UPDATE

    I've recently installed something something like this

    Mixer Lift

    Now the Chef lives inside a cupboard under the counter but can rise securely and splendidly by the magic of counterbalancing springs to counter top level with the smallest effort.

    I recommend a Chef Lift to any Chef owners with small kitchens. Your Chef need not take up counter space when it is dormant, and you need not be put off using your Chef by the hassle of dragging it out of a cupboard.
     
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  24. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    What sorcery is this? Does the mixer hang upside down attached to this thing and spring up vaulting over a lever into position ? I don’t believe this contraption actually exists outside of your imagination. My mixer now lives in the hall cupboard behind the loo rolls and cat food.
     
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  25. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    This is a film of me earlier today.

     
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  26. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    That looks very unstable. Surely the Chef, at full speed, will wobble it to bits?
     
  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I've tested mine at full speed and it's fine.
     
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  28. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Sorry no-one replied to your enquiry at the time.

    Did you get one yet?
     

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