Tuesday Treat: Slicer and Dicer!

A quick reminder! If you are in the Denver area, I’d love it if you swing by Our Mutual Friend Brewery TOMORROW around 7PM. I’m going to be hanging out, signing copies of Love Your Leftovers, and drinking delicious brews. Bring a copy of LYL or buy one there and get a free pint!


I realized two things over the weekend:

Thing One) I’ve been using my mandoline a ton recently. From this awesome beet gratin I made to slicing and dicing over ten pounds of potatoes for a deep fry party over the weekend, I’ve been putting it to the test.

It really is one of the coolest kitchen tools as long as you use the safety guard…

Thing Two) I haven’t done a Tuesday Treat in a while!

Those two things seemed to match up nicely, so here you have it! I’m giving away two spiffy mandoline slicers!

Tuesday Treat Rules!

This contest will close at 8PM PACIFIC time next Tuesday (05/06) and I’ll pick TWO winners at random from the full list of entries.

Unfortunately, I can’t ship overseas so just U.S. or Canada entries please.

How to enter?

Just leave a comment on this post with what you would cook with a mandoline and you’re entered to win!


Congrats to Becka (#122) and Elizabeth (#89) on winning the giveaway!

147 comments on “Tuesday Treat: Slicer and Dicer!

  1. I would make homemade potato/vegetable chips with my 4 year old daughter who is just starting to love helping out in the kitchen.

  2. I’m kind of boring, but I’d say tomatoes. I never seem to have a knife sharp enough to cut tomatoes without destroying them, and I’d like to have pretty little slices on hand for making sandwiches.

  3. We live near an excellent Asian market, and I’ve been making spring rolls a lot lately. A mandoline would make easy work of slicing the carrots and cucumbers!

  4. Homemade bread and butter pickles. 1 cup sugar, 1 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup water, Salt and Dill. half cucumber half onion – or all onion – pickled red onions for tacos.

  5. So many uses, so many recipes, so little time. My first thought was pickled beets and my second was slicing tomatoes for a TLT sandwich (Tempeh, Lettuce and Tomato!)

  6. With a mandolin, I would cook a gratin…chock full of the veggies in season here in the deep south right now…potatoes, squash, zucchini, etc. with lots of onion, garlic, seasonings, cream, butter and LOVE! :)

  7. I would make so many things, but I’d probably start with Spiced Apple Slices, and then Zucchini Rollatinis, then Grandma’s Fried Potatoes, then if I’m really feeling ambitious, I’d make some version of Confit Byaldi… yum!

  8. Ive been dying to get a mandolin slicer! I think the first thing I would do is make some veggie noodles out of zucchini and summer squash.

  9. Definitely want to do a pineapple jicama cilantro slaw for my shrimp tacos! The jicama is just so much better when it’s mandolin sliced and marinated in cumin and hot sauce :)

  10. If I was anywhere near Denver, I’d come see you.

    I’d make sliced STEAK with corn salsa. And my own pickles. And pickled ginger.
    And a beautiful sliced tomato salad.

  11. I was JUST looking at mandoline slicers this week trying to decide which one to get and haven’t yet pulled the trigger. I’d really like to be able to make some super thin baked chips at home.

  12. I would make a chop salad and put lots of veggies in it. Would be great for sprouts and small veggies.

  13. There are so many things I could make with this. There is, of course, the scalloped potatoes / gratins. Then I think about caprese salads, easy slicing for dehydrating, oh my, the list can go on…

  14. Potatoes veggies especially squash for squash lasagna “noodles” , Apple slices and anything else I can think of. A mandolin is a great kitchen worker

  15. I would make the Ratatouille from the movie, Ratatouille! Loved how everything was sliced in that, and the mandoline would be perfect for that!

  16. I would start with that awesome beet gratin!!! Love beets and never thought of making them that way. Then I would do Potatoes Anna. Just potatoes and butter (and a little salt and pepper), what could be better!?!

  17. I would choose a recipe like Veggie Pinwheels from your new book, Love Your Leftovers.
    Love the cookbook!

  18. No question, I would use it for potatoes. Would love to make homemade potato chips with different seasonings.

  19. I am on a new life changing path which includes eating better. Veggies are becoming a way of life. I’ve been thinking of a mandolin to make the preparation and cooking more fun. Thanks Nick..

  20. Oh man, despite the heavy lead potato gratins are taking over all other ideas, I am gonna have to go with that myself. Nothing like a warm potato gratin or scalloped potatoes to set off the comfort feel.

  21. I’d make nice clean toppings for our Bison burgers: thinly sliced onions, tomates, and an avocado are all must haves for a great burger!

  22. What a great tool to slice tomatoes, each one the same thickness, cucumbers and radishes for a tasty spring salad!

  23. Your comment on the fry party has me in the mood: potatoes for chips, onions for onion rings and pickles for fried pickle chips!

  24. I think I would start with buttered beets then try a nice radish salad. I’d make hubby the potato chips he absolutely loves. Scalloped potatoes would be a given!

  25. Zucchini chips, pickled beets (lacto fermented style pickles), and then I would use it to slice cabbage for fish tacos with chipotle coleslaw.

  26. Eggplant to make Moussaka or a veggie lasagna. Could also use it on squash and zucchinies to make ribbon slices lengthwise and grill those to throw into some pasta. So many things that can save time with a mandolin verses trying to cut uniform sized slices with a knife.

  27. Hmmm…I would use it to a) shred zucchini for zuchhini bread, and b) shred beets into a pile topped w/ a little greek dressing drizzle and feta cheese for a tasty salad!

  28. I would make pickled radish and onion salad and of course pickled cucumbers. I keep jars of each in the fridge all spring and summer.

  29. Vegetable casseroles of all sorts, as well as salads with thin cucumber slices and onions.

  30. I would definitely be making homemade french fries a LOT more. It’s just a pain to slice everything. Also I’ve always wanted to try potato chips but have never had the patience to slice them as paper thin as I’d like.

  31. I hate slicing potatoes, so I think I would start with something that uses sweet potatoes. Or one of the layered zucchini casseroles that I see on Pinterest. =)

  32. I think the correct answer is “what wouldn’t I make”. I used to have one of these and I loved it! I gave it to my daughter because she loved it too. I used it for so much, everything from apples to zucchini. Great for slicing hard root veggies like turnups and beets. So fast and easy.

  33. Onions… lots of them, we order a case of plants every year, and I dehydrate a ton of them!!

  34. I would enjoy using one of these, as I make Homemade Pickles, and I think that it would definitely be very handy to use when I make my Pickles!!! It would make slicing my Onions for the Pickles a breeze!!! :-)

  35. I would make those cute cucumber sandwiches that they serve at tea that are so simple but so good!

  36. I would make lots of different things to add to water so I drink it more! I have a friend who has one and she loves to put cucumber in her water and I am always jealous!

  37. I would welcome this Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline for my daughter’s Texas Wedding in October. I’m a single Mom on a budget. We’ll be serving a REAL Texas Barbecue with all the fixings. Jesus! I NEED this!!! How else could we prepare potato salad, onion & pickles for the BBQ accouterments, and all else to make it a true Texas celebration? And don’t get me started on the dessert table. And the bar!!! Slicing the fruit and veggie garnishes REQUIRE a speedy method of slicing!!! SAVE ME!! Please consider me for this wonderful preparation tool. PLEASE?

  38. I would love to try making your potato gratin for Mother’s Day this year. I like mandolins but a nice one is very expensive. Thank you for having this giveaway!

  39. I would slice up some turnips and radishes for pickling to use in salads, I think — something I can’t do very easily without a slicer!

  40. I would use it to quickly slice up potatoes and onions so they are more uniform (I have issues with that lol)

  41. There are tons of things I’d love to make that require thin, even slices. but my favorite is au gratin potatoes.

  42. Probably onions to warm up with, but give me time! I will be moving back to the US as 4 years overseas and will enjoy being able to get all the familiar ingredients again.

  43. So many things. I don’t have a mandoline, so I have a long list of things to make one day… I would probably make sweet potato chips first!

  44. I’d try sweet potato chips. And about 40 of the above mentioned items. I’m starving!

  45. So many things, scalloped potatoes for sure…..I’ll get to use my Michael Jackson glove if I win :-)

  46. just really finely slicing so many things – would particularly love it for salads. thanks – kath

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