Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Tater Mits

I've seen these "Tater Mits" on a few cookware websites. They're gloves which wash and peel your potatoes and other root veg, at the same time. This is due to the abrasive material on the palm side of the gloves. i find peelers can be fiddly and they take of too much flesh. A lot of the nutrients are also in the skin, which we tend to discard of. The Tater Mits leave just enough skin on to be nutritious but still removes the dirt on the potato. Obviously, if you want to get rid of all the skin, then just rub for longer. the only down side is you have to par boil the potatoes for a bit, and the skin should come off in 3 seconds. You can peel them straight away, and it'd take you 12 seconds...still not bad. The invention is Japanese, and has now become a big Teleshopping product. it may be kitch, and a little tacky, but it is a fresh look at how we handle and prepare vegetables. I like them and think they'd give a nice rough surface for roasted potatoes/parsnips so they're skins crisp up nicely. i'll defiantly be buying a pair pair for myself... not really for retail in any stores, but available to order online.

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