An egg slicer for preparing foods for dehydration? You bet!
An egg slicer is a handy tool for the dehydrator. You may think an egg slicer can only do one thing—slice eggs. You would be wrong. An egg slicer is a magical tool that can slice many things. Those nice uniform cuts will also give us uniform drying, making an egg slicer the perfect tool for dehydrating preparation.
I recommend a heavy-duty egg slicer. A commercial-grade stainless-steel egg slicer with slightly thicker wires or one with blades instead of wires is ideal (see photo).
You can use it to cut:
- Bananas (peeled)
- Peaches, plums, and other soft fruits (peeled)
- Peeled kiwi and grapes
- Peeled apples
- Cooked red and new potatoes (peeled or unpeeled)
- Cooked beets (peeled)
Use your egg slicer to chop these foods as well. Slice the food, then turn it horizontally 90 degrees (that’s 1/4 of a turn) and slice it again, you’ll have uniformly sliced “sticks” of food. If you turn the food 90 degrees vertically and slice again, you will have diced food pieces.
NOTE: An egg slicer also works well on soft cheeses (like fresh mozzarella balls), olives (both green and black-pop in 3 or 4 for fast cutting), and avocados.
This is the Egg Slicer I use: NORPRO 5170 Deluxe Egg/Mushroom Slicer.
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