View Full Version : Squash Noodles for Pad Thai Recipe
11-13-2006, 07:14 PM
I have been wanting to make that Pad Thai recipe for a long time already and finally got the sprouts and the Buttercup squash which I chunked, seeded and peeled to make the noodles. I cut the chunks to try to fit the Saladacco and proceeded to try to get angel hair noodles. The chunks slithered and slid around, spun out, the machine flipped over to the slicer setting so I had to hold it on the julienne setting while holding onto the machine and turning the handle.
How does anyone else do squash for the noodles? Is it just a pain no matter how you do it?
I had up til now only done round vegetables like carrots and zucchini so need instruction as to how to do a curved chunk like squash.
doubleg, I use a julienne peeler. It looks just like a plain veggie peeler except one side of the cutting part scrapes lines in top of what is being cut. The strands come out exactly the size and shape of spaghetti. Of course the length varies. Mine came from Publix but I have since seen them at Wal-Mart. There is also a link here somewhere to one that can be bought online. I prefer it to the spiral cutter for all things and it is so much easier.
Here is the link with picture for the julienne cutter (http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/catalog/product.jsp?productId=4082&categoryCode=CE). Mine looks just like that and didn't cost near as much. Works great!
11-13-2006, 07:29 PM
I'm not sure if you're referring to Alissa's recipe or not, but I believe she meant the yellow squash that sometimes is "crooked neck" or "straight neck" but not the hard squash. That's what I use and it works in the spiral slicer just as zucchini does.
11-13-2006, 07:40 PM
Thanks Doe and Rawkinlocs,
I believe I will use the julienne slicer. You never use a spiral slicer, Doe? Maybe I should sell my 3 spiral slicers off on ebay or something if the julienne slicer is so good. I do tend to jump for every gadget I can find and then realize that many of them overlap in their uses. I know that the julienne slicer wouldn't make such long continuous noodles, but we end up having to cut those sometimes anyway, right?
Yes Rawkinlocs, I figured that the summer squashes must have been what Alissa meant, but it is likely not the season for those anymore. I thought, why not the buttercup? It is actually good too.
11-14-2006, 10:53 AM
If you can't sell your spiral slicer(s) on eBay, I'd love one!
I am a poor college student and have very few funds, but I'm interested if you have an extra.
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