Friday, April 26, 2013
Chop Chop! Kimchee Productivity
As I court the retail and wholesale world I need to hurry-up my kimchee productivity. I recently purchased a new kitchen tool, the Nemco Chopper II. It has a 1/2" gauge plate that’s perfect for making my cubed fermented radish (kkakdugi). For future uses, I can purchase adaptable plates that range from 1/4" to 1". Even on sale it was more that most high -end blenders ($230) but worth every cent.
With a few thumps with the push block I’ve cut my time into a third of what I can do with a sharp knife. I admit there’s much pleasure I get from using something that looks so medieval. I do have to mind the blades though, they are very sharp. I don’t want to find myself in the ER explaining a waffle shaped cut to the hand.
But Knife skills are not indispensable. After cutting the fries, I still use my clever to make perfect cubes. Of course this also cuts perfect thick wedges of French fries. I made sure to test that out first. In case you were wondering, deep fried radish is very gross. I think my new Nemco Chooper is going to get a work out this summer. I better check into the cost of blade replacement. I’m sure they’re not cheap.