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Making Courgette Spaghetti with A Spirilizer
This week we were sent a Lurch Attila Hildmann Spiralizer. The Lurch Spiralizer is one of Europe’s Leading Spiralizer brands and we were really impressed with the machine. Sylvia and I decided to make Courgette Spaghetti which turned out quite nice.
The main ingredient of course was the Courgettes. We got the machine and made sure the suction feet were stable. We then chopped the ends off the courgette to enable Sylvia to stick the vegetable into the spiked grip pad. The pad was really quite strong.
We chose the correct blade for the job and then Sylvia began turning the handle which pushed the Courgette through the blade.
Making the spiral courgette spaghetti was quite fun. Sylvia enjoyed it and once we had a plate full we transferred it into a pan to boil.
I think the suction feet were really good and they ensured the spiralizer machine did not wobble. Both the handle needs winding at the top and the handle at the bottom needs pushing towards the blade to maintain pressure so mummy helped for safety reasons.
The machine had shelves on the back for storing the different blades which I think was really cool. it means your less likely to misplace blades.
Once we finished with the Spiralizer it was really quick and simple to clean and easy to store. Once the courgettes were boiled we drained the water, cooked a cheese sauce and poured the sauce over the courgettes.
The spaghetti didn’t come out perfect as it was our first attempt but it was fun and Sylvia said it was really tasty. She enjoyed making her own dinner. I think next time we would either make more boiled courgette or add less cheese sauce.
You can make all sorts with the Spiralizer including spiralized carrots, apples and potatoes. There are also a list of recipes to try and ideas that come with the spiralizer and we had a lot of fun testing it out.
Here is the recipe for Cheese Sauce.
- 2oz/50g mature Cheddar, grated
- 1oz/25g parmesan), finely grated
- 1 pint/570ml milk
- 1½oz/40g plain flour
- 1½oz/40g butter
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- a little freshly grated nutmeg
- salt and black pepper
Have you used a spiralizer before? Why not give one a try. It was quite fun.