The processor is an appliance that was introduced to the market during the 1940s, with a format similar to that of the blender we know today.
Since the 70s they began to be produced with a more sophisticated design and, from then on, they became one of the most used accessories in the kitchen.
However, despite all the time that has been part of many homes, there are still many people who limit their use to or mix certain ingredients.
What few imagine is that it is also quite useful to facilitate other tasks that can be complicated to do by hand or with other elements.
Are you interested in knowing them?
1. Make butter
Did you forget to buy butter and you need it? If you have a little cream you can do it in a matter of seconds.
Incorporate the product inside the processor, leave it running for four minutes and pass it through a sieve to remove the serum.
Then add a quarter cup of cold water (62 ml) and process it another 30 seconds until you get the desired texture.
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2. Cake or pie base
Make sure everything is well incorporated and with the desired texture for a cheesecake or lemon cake.
Many people prefer to discard in old bread because it is hard and does not taste the same as freshly prepared.
However, so as not to waste it and take advantage of it in other recipes, you can process it a few seconds until you get bread crumbs.
Although prepared make the homemade version by incorporating the flakes in the processor.
5. Homemade mayonnaise
If you want to make a homemade and delicious mayonnaise, mix two egg yolks with a tablespoon of lemon juice (10 ml), a pinch of mustard and salt.
After obtaining a homogeneous product, incorporate a little olive oil and continue processing until you get the desired texture.
6. Baby food
For this reason, instead of spending money you can prepare homemade porridge with vegetables, fruits, oats and other organic foods.
7. Instant sauce
Place tomatoes and other ingredients in the processor to obtain a homogeneous, thick and smooth sauce.
8. Crispy potatoes
Are you one of those who dies to prepare crispy potatoes like those in the bags? Now you can do it at home without using a special device.
Never before have you been so crispy!
9. Butter of nuts or peanuts
The nuts are usually difficult to process when you want a soft and delicious butter.
Put them in the processor with a little water and a pinch of salt to get a suitable pasta to accompany other recipes.
10. Minced meat in seconds
To prepare your hamburgers or meatballs, simply introduce the meat into the processor until you get the desired texture.
In fact, you can add salt, pepper and other seasonings to make it taste better.
11. Make a creamy pesto
- ½ cup of pine nuts (75 g)
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 3 cups fresh basil (90 g)
- ½ cup of olive oil (100 g)
- Salt and pepper to taste)
What should you do?
- Incorporate all the ingredients in the processor and make sure you get a homogeneous paste.
- Use it to give a special touch to your favorite foods.
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12. Homemade hummus
With the help of a processor the preparation of hummus will be much simpler.
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas (70 g =
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- ½ tablespoon of cumin (5 g)
- ½ cup of sesame paste (60 g)
- Salt to taste)
What should you do?
- Put all the ingredients inside the processor and activate it until you get a creamy consistency.
- Serve with a little paprika, chopped parsley and olive oil.
Did you know these uses of the processor? Now that you know how useful it can be in your kitchen, do not hesitate to get more out of it.