Ladies and gentlemen .... I'd like to introduce you to my newest kitchen friend - my Villaware food processor!
On Saturday I decided on a whim that I wanted to make my own bean burgers. In order to do this I needed a food processor so after quick deliberation with Paul (when Paul realized that no matter what he said I would probably just go buy one anyway) and a glance at Bed Bath and Beyond's website, I was out the door to buy a gadget I have wanted for quite some time now. This food processor can do pretty much everything. It mixes dough, slices, chops, grates, blends, creams, etc. etc. I can make blended soups, chop nuts, make salsa, make any type of dough I want, make coleslaw, and on an on.
The possibilities are endless!
So this weekend I played with my new toy. The first thing I made was my inspiration for getting the toy in the first place: Vegan Bean Burgers. The fact that these burgers are vegan really doesn't matter. What matters is, that in the food blog world, they are amazing.
Listen up people: These burgers are SO FREAKING GOOD. Make some. ASAP.
I made about 5 bean burgers by halving the recipe so I had them on Saturday night and Sunday night. Sunday night I tried using the "gourmet french fry" disc that came with the food processor, but after putting a potato through, I did not have french fries. Not even close. They were tiny matchsticks of all different sizes. I don't know if I did it wrong or what, but I don't know how they could call these fries!
They kind of look like grated pears. Anyway, that is indeed a potato. I obviously couldn't make fries out of that, so instead I made hashbrowns! I used this recipe, as the Simply Recipes website is amazing.
My hashbrowns turned out very tasty. The only thing I need to tweak is to make them less greasy as the raw potato absorbed all the oil and they were very 'greasy-spoon' style hashbrowns. A little ketchup and hot sauce made them sooooo good!
And as you can see there is another burger on the side. Can we just pause a second and check out the color on this burger ?!
After dinner I was craving something sweet. Ice cream to be specific. Only problem? No ice cream to be found in the freezer. But what I did have in the freezer was a frozen banana. I used my food processor to cream the frozen banana with a fresh banana into .... Banana soft serve!
Bananas went from this:
And with the help of melted chocolate chips and chopped pecans, to this:
Oh yeah. Thank you food processor!