Category Archives: Machines and things

Holy chicken

Yesterday I decided to try the Darth Vader (Philips hot air fryer) for something else than potatoes and the thai fish cakes. So I did some reading and understood that I had to think it through myself . So I cut 4 skinless chicken breasts in 1-2cm strips, poured som panko (Japanese bread crumbs) in a bowl and seasoned it with paprika powder, barbecue seasoning, salt, freshly ground black pepper, Chili Explosion, round 1tbs olive oil and stored. Then in with the chickens trips and massaged the panic mixture on them evenly, Heated Darth to 200C and then in with the strips and freed for 7 minutes. And it turned out ver well, not one morsel was left after dinner. Made a dipping sauce out of equal parts of mayo and sour cream. Added Sweet Chili sauce, some Heinz chili sauce, tabasco, Red Tai Curry paste or Chipotle paste, salt, black pepper. Sadly no picture.

Love my gadgets

Before The DH I wasn’t that into gadgets and stuff, but he has turned me into them. Gadgets and things are FUN! And can make life so much more easy. Like in the kitchen. Oh bild 5-2

I do have the ordinary things like knifes . Everyone who does any work in the kitchen ought to have a good set of knifes. I love these (Anders Petter brand) cause they are made from one piece of steel so the handles can’t come of. BTW, I never use a garlic press any longer. I did buy the Jamie Olover one and although it is great, I too much of the garlic get stuck in the press. So I use a kithcenknife, whack the clove with the broad side of the knife, pluck of the peel and then press and drag the knife towards you over the garlic = perfect!  I also have various kitchen machines, but this new one is currently my fav since it uses only the bild 1-7

minimum of oil. I call it the Darth Vader machine (it’s a Philips Air Fryer) and it uses less than a tbs of oil to make fried potatoes for 3 😀

And I can’t (stupid thing to say, of course I can) cook without my battery operated pepper mill

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For crushing various other peppers etc. I use this wonderful pestel & mortar, the bowl is solid stainless steel as is the pestel, the stand and the handle is rosewood.bild 3-4

I always found grater to be bothersome and to large for just a quick nutmeg or parmesan grate until – I got my hands on two Microplane graters bild 4-3

They are the shit as my oldest would say. I have had them for 8-10 yrs now and they are as sharp now as they where when I got them.

You know I have been cooking since when, but there are two things that never have worked out – frying eggs and cooking rice. Well, with some sincere workout in the egg dept I have that covered now and thank’s to this “gadget” –bild-38

The rice cooker from Tupperware. Yep, you read right and it’s butt ugly – but – it works like a charm, perfect rice every time 🙂

So what are your favorite things in the kitchen then?