While I love to cook and try new recipes and new techniques I am not one of those people who run right out and buy the newest gadgetry or feel the need to try out a new fad food. However, when I started seeing endless recipes calling for vegetable noodles I had to find out how to do this. It seemed one of the easiest ways would be to purchase a spiral vegetable slicer; or a Vegetti.
On an occasion where I was shopping with my mother I happened upon a Vegetti. I told Mother what it did, and she was intrigued. We purchased one.
Unfortunately, there was no zucchini at home that night. I made sure to pick some up at the store the following day so I could try my new gadget.
According to the package directions I could boil the noodles, microwave the noodles, or sauté the noodles. I chose the sauté method. My first thought was to only serve the zucchini noodles. On second thought I decided to make regular spaghetti, too. I’m glad I did. I personally enjoyed the zucchini noodles with the marinara. The Hubs thought the zucchini noodles a la Vegetti were good…as a side dish. He did not think they would be a good replacement for the pasta. Daughter Number Four was good with the regular or the zucchini, but Daughter Number Three was NOT having it.
I will definitely have to try using other types of vegetables in my Vegetti. I will also try other ways of cooking the zucchini noodles.
I think using this gadget was a huge success. 3 out of 4 people at my dinner table enjoyed the zucchini noodles – and no one would have expected Daughter Number Three to have liked them!
Whether you buy a Vegetti or use a peeler or some other gadget to create your own vegetable noodles, I highly recommend you try!