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Mandolins - Roxanne 21 - 04-19-2006

What do you use for those really thin sliced onions etc.??

I have a madolin but it seems as though I waste half of it with BIG chunks--and I'm afraid that I will take off my fingertip---even though I use the guard!!

Any suggestions for this supposed miracle slicer??

Re: Mandolins - Old Bay - 04-19-2006

There is a glove I wear--really makes me more comfortable--ask your retailer about it.

Re: Mandolins - cjs - 04-19-2006

I leave as much of each end of the onion as I can - just really kind of clean it off; then I cut it in half horizontally and start cutting large (cut side) down, then when it's too thin to do much more you just really have root. I can't use the gloves - they seem to get in my way. I use the guard, maybe it just takes practice so you're more comfortable w/the machine.

Re: Mandolins - Roxanne 21 - 04-20-2006

Thanks for the advice---I will try that next time. I did it the really amateur way--see, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!!

Re: Mandolins - cjs - 04-20-2006

We all just keep on keepin' on learning...