Saturday, June 11, 2016

Veg O Matic Deluxe Review and a Cheesy Beer Scalloped Potato Recipe

So, this past week I have been having some fun playing with my new kitchen toy, Ronco Veg-O-Matic Deluxe.
At first I was a little intimidated because, having no cable or satellite tv, I had never seen it "in action" If you haven't and want to check it out here is the link to the Veg O Matic Deluxe Explanatory Video.  It's a nifty little chopper/slicer. I foresee it getting quite a bit of use.  French fries, and sliced onions are uniform, Garlic is a snap, just peel and place in the smallest dicing gadget. Apples, well, so much easier leading to many more apple crisps in the near future!
The cutting edges are very sharp, so be careful. Also, common sense tell you that you have to push down quite a bit harder with a potato or apple, than a zucchini or pepper. It wont cut it by itself. :)

Using my Ronco Rocker Knife to prep the veggies.

Apples are a cinch!

One tiny problem, make sure the veggies/fruit being cut actually FIT in the slicing area.

On to the recipe! Slicing the potatoes was so easy that I decided to make a scalloped potato dish that night. 

Beer Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

 6 large Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced
3 large onions, sliced thin
4T Butter
4T flour
1 12 oz beer, your choice
1 pint light cream
Scallions, chopped
1 10 Oz. block colby jack cheese, shredded, divided, saving half for top
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Set aside. butter in a large saucepan till bubbling. Whisk in flour and stir till lightly browned. 
Slowly pour in beer and whisk till incorporated. Slowly pour in light cream and stir constantly until slightly thickened. Add 1/2 the shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Stir. Remove from heat.
To arrange the dish, place a layer of sliced potatoes, then a layer of onions, repeat till onions and potatoes are gone. Pour cheese sauce mixture over the top. 
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and scallions. 
Bake, covered, for approximately 1 hour. Remove cover and bake about 15 minutes or till a light golden brown. 
Cool and serve. 


 Disclaimer. Ronco sent me this item free of charge to try out and review. My opinions are solely based on what I thought of the product. I received no monetary compensation to write this review. 


Unknown said...

Awesome review.... I want the rocker knife... :)
I bet those scalloped potatoes were awsome!!!!!

Kim said...

They were. So gooey, not something should be eaten every day, but a good treat! I do love the knife, it's different. Not bad for $10

Jenny Hartin said...

Great review!

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