Wednesday, April 15, 2009

10 Things To Do With a Bench Knife


The bench knife...my favorite tool. It's versatility makes it one of the best little helpers in the kitchen. Here are 10 things you can do with it.

1. Shuttle vegetables from cutting board to pan.
2. Cut brownies or bar cookies neatly.
3. Press balls of ground meat into perfect patties (using the side of the blade).
4. Cut soft or semisoft cheese.
5. Clear your cutting board of crumbs or scraps.
6. Level a cup of flour.
7. Smash garlic (using the side of the blade).
8. Score dough before baking.
9. Peel ginger (using the edge).
10. Scrape burned food off baking sheets and pans.

If you listen to rock'n'roll while prepping a meal you can also use it as an imaginary guitar...I tend to do that quite a bit.

If you have any other uses for your bench knife, please share.

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie
brent@cookapalooza.com

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