What's the first thing I should make with my mandoline?

I got a mandoline for my birthday, but now I can't remember why I wanted it to badly... Oops! What's the first mandoline-practically-required recipe I should make? Preferably not gratin.

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HalfPint
HalfPint February 2, 2017

How about vegan lox, made with carrots: https://food52.com/blog...

Ok, maybe not ideal with a long carrot, but you could make smaller strips.

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EmilyC
EmilyC February 2, 2017

A root vegetable tian? Can't imagine making one without a mandoline!

Or I've had my eye on this salad for ages but have never made it -- http://www.101cookbooks...

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel February 2, 2017

Yummmmmm!!!

inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen February 2, 2017

Potato chips!!!!!
Here's a link:https://food52.com/recipes...

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Smaug
Smaug February 2, 2017

Penelope Casas' "poor man's potatoes".

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Nancy
Nancy February 2, 2017

A salad including raw shaved root vegetables that are often cooked (out of necessiry or custom). Kohlrabi, celery root, parsnip. And others that aren't root veg, but taste good in thin slices.

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Valhalla
Valhalla February 2, 2017

I use mine for salads and if you have any interest in kimchi--slicing turnips for turnip kimchi is fantastic!

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caninechef
caninechef February 2, 2017

I do not have a mandolin but I am planning to make these okonomiyaki tonight. They look like one of the most popular recipes on the site: https://food52.com/recipes...

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amysarah
amysarah February 2, 2017

When I first got a mandoline many moons ago, I went on a Pommes Anna bender. It's sort of the perfect food: https://cooking.nytimes...
Also, cucumber salad. And zucchini "carpaccio".

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ChefJune
ChefJune February 2, 2017

Potato chips! Nothing quite so wonderful as home-made, fresh potato chips. :)

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PHIL
PHIL February 2, 2017

Francis Mallmanns Domino potatoes https://food52.com/recipes...

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Sam1148
Sam1148 February 2, 2017

A quick look to make sure you a first aid kit on hand. Those things require a blood sacrifice. Yeah..you say you'll always use the guard except when you just 'need that one thing quick'.

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PHIL
PHIL February 2, 2017

been there....

Valhalla
Valhalla February 2, 2017

I use the metal gloves (they look like a shark suit)--got them from Amazon. Good reminder to be safe!

AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames February 2, 2017

Gotta get me some of those gloves . . . my blood sacrifice was gruesome, to put it mildly. (I haven't used my mandoline since.) Good advice, Sam. ;o)

Posie (Harwood) Brien
Posie (Harwood) Brien February 2, 2017

Beet chips! The prettiest, and so delicious.

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aargersi
aargersi February 2, 2017

1) Get Kevlar gloves. Do it now. Amazon.
2) Gratin potatoes
3) Pear pie the dense stack crumb topping way.

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel February 2, 2017

Pear pie!

Bevi
Bevi February 2, 2017
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Melusine
Melusine February 3, 2017

Beet (and other root vegetable) chips -- simmered in a sugar syrup and then baked. The original recipe calls for a curried sour cream dip; I use the spiced yogurt from the Mujaddara w/Spiced Yogurt recipe instead -- lighter, and since I was living in Tajikistan when I first made this, I could make the yogurt.
The recipe is from Epicurious: http://www.epicurious.com...

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ktr
ktr February 3, 2017

sauerkraut or kimchi

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff February 3, 2017

Put your copy of "The Rat Movie" aka "Ratatouille" on, and make Thomas Keller's version of the title dish. What?! You don't have the movie? Now that you have a mandoline, you need it more than ever!!

And yes. Get those gloves.

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Kyle
Kyle February 4, 2017

What do you like to eat?

I'd watch this.
https://www.youtube.com...

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Lost_in_NYC
Lost_in_NYC February 5, 2017

Spend some time running test samples with the mandolin to try the different blades and thickness with different vegetables. Seems easy on paper but it can really make a difference when you actually want to use it for a real recipe. I bought a PL8 mandolin a few months ago (research, youtube videos, etc) that looked really easy to operate but when I tried it at home, it was a lot harder than I had anticipated. Returned it and have my eyes on a Benriner now instead.

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