Mine is the potato ricer.
I only use it to make mashed potatoes about a dozen times a year, but it is truly irreplaceable for that consistency.
You can’t even begin to approach ricer consistency with hand tools or a processor and I find mash is so much worse without that smooth airy texture
What's a dish you had growing up that was routinely prepared nowhere close to what most people expect?
I was listening to Francis Lam talking about linguine with clams, where he described what his family made as more like soup than sauce. And how he fondly remembers how good it was. And that got me wondering: What other dishes do people remember growing up with that were prepared differently than how most would expect?
For me, it's my mother's "veal paprikash" that had no paprika, instead getting its flavor and color from Heinz ketchup. It was my dad's most favorite thing to eat!
What recipe do you have that made people floored it was so good? They came back asking for more. Request it every get together/holiday etc. Not a typical dish or commonly know dish?
I love trying peoples personal recipes and trying new things! Different or simple!
Let’s hear em!
ETA- sorry I didn’t give mine! This is mine and my bfs: Smoked Cream Cheese Pepper Jelly Dip Smoked block of cream cheese loaded with seasoning and once smoked costed in Tobasco Pepper Jelly and served with wheat thins