View Full Version : Grating zucchini for chow mein
06-20-2009, 04:22 PM
I am starting to prepare "gourmet raw dishes". My first attempt was a blueberry pie. Today I made raw chow mein using zucchini. For this I had to grate the zucchini using cheese grater. I have a manual grater and it works fine, but when the zucchini becomes thinner, it's hard to grate it any more and it might even hurt my fingers. So I couldn't use about one-third of a zucchini and ended up using 3 zuchhinis instead of the 2 suggested in the recipe. Can you people suggest a better way for grating the zucchini? Are there better graters out there?
Also if someone can share their recipe of chow mein, that will be awesome :) Thanks.
06-20-2009, 05:57 PM
Get a spiralizer.
06-20-2009, 11:42 PM
I bet a grater in the food processor would work too - I grate carrots this way in my food processor.
06-21-2009, 02:09 AM
When you get to the small pieces.......POP them into your Mouth. But if you choose not a Food Processor would do the trick and you can get a starter at Target.
06-21-2009, 06:29 PM
I have an excellent mandoline with an angelhair blade, but I'm still going to spring for a slicer. The mandi is great, but a royal pain to clean up. Plus there's always the adventure of keeping your fingers away from the blades.
06-22-2009, 09:16 AM
I have a juliene peeler and I love it. The noodles are a bit larger than the spiralizer noodles and I like them better....of course it's just personal preference. It looks just like a vegetable peeler but it has what it needs to make the juliene slices. I haven't even used my spiralizer since I got one of these.
06-22-2009, 11:04 PM
I recently ordered a food processor (cuisinart) and it will arrive any day. If it has a grater (I hope it does), it will give it a try for making my chow meins ;)
BTW, I'll be interested to know what ingradients people use for making the sauce for chow mein. I used walnuts, dates, soy sauce, vinegar, water and some salt.
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