View Full Version : Cucumber pasta?
03-06-2011, 10:52 PM
Would one of those spiralizer gadgets be able to make noodles out of a cucumber? I prefer them over squash.
Also, is there a consensus on the best spiralizer? I kinda like the vertical one.
I've got the vertical and the horizontal and they each make different "thickness" of noodles. The vertical (mine is a Joyce Chen Asian Spiral Slicer) makes very fine - like angel hair pasta size.
The horizontal one - I bought mine from QVC (http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.K7702.desc.Fuller-Kitchen-Solutions-Manual-Vegetable-Curler-Slicer.cm_scid.zone)and the price is *right*. I've even ordered them and given as gifts. You're going to pay a lot more anywhere else and they're all the same (well, the ones that look like this that is). You can watch the demonstration video if you'd like to.
As far as a cucumber working -- I think it depends on the cucumber and if it's got a large seed bed. Or if it's a hot house cuke with smaller seed bed - that might work better. I've never actually tried a cuke in either of mine, so I don't know for sure.
You can always use a julienne peeler, they're in most stores now. Very inexpensive (usually around $5) and you just peel it top to bottom and have nice long matchstick shapes. *Ü*
03-07-2011, 02:37 PM
My spiralizer cuts cucumber into angel hair pasta. I prefer it over squash too.
03-12-2011, 04:02 PM
A julienne peeler! That's a great idea! I'll have to try to scope one out! That would sure save time chopping and make interesting food presentation! Thanks for the idea!
03-13-2011, 11:17 AM
I use a julienne peeler from William Sonoma that works really well. It's not expensive and comes in a set of 3:
I also noticed that they have this one as well:
03-13-2011, 02:22 PM
Thank you for the link! If I don't find one of these bad boys at the grocery store, I'll order one online. So cool!
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