Fancy Appetizers Made Easy with WÜSTHOF Knives

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Okay I know what you are saying… this is not “busy mom” kind of food..Candy is going all “chef” on us again.. Well, that would be both wrong and right :D You see when you have the right knives for the job it can make preparing foods easy and you can even make fancy bites like mine! As you know my most favorite knife brand is Wusthof, I have not only done a previous review for them, I also have bought the brand in my professional knife kit! I stand 110% behind this brand as an aspiring chef!

Wusthof asked me to try their 6 inch Classic utility Chopper. At first glance it looked neat with the waves on the bottom. At second glance I had to pay attention because this thing is sharp! The first thing I did was chop 2 pounds of mushrooms with it and WOW, it was done in minutes.

This knife is designed to take care of all knife needs. I purposely left my main Wusthof 8 inch Ikon super knife in my kit so I could try the chopper for a while and it really did take care of all my needs from delicate concasse of tomato to thick slices of eggplant it took the job and made it easy and fast.I like the size as well it maneuvers well and the weight is balanced very well! As a person who honestly chops most everything by hand because, well, I paid thousands of dollars in tuition to learn how to do it professionally, I can say this knife would replace my chef knife at home for sure.

I used this wonderful knife to create an appetizer recipe for you. This recipe came to me nearly 2 years ago when I joined the competitive culinary club at college and needed ideas for competition. I never did get to make it but I had a dream last night what I wanted the final product to look like and I made it come true today!

Grilled Curried Eggplant with Tomato Concasse and Sour Cream & Chives

(seriously no measuring needed here just 1/2 tsp of the spices each that’s it!)

First thing you need to do is skin the tomato and take the seeds out. Score and blanch them

Then you want to do is chop your chives and then slice your eggplant

Take some oil and brush it on the eggplant slices, then sprinkle with the spices

then grill for a few minutes each side; meanwhile .. its concasse time.

CON-CUH-SAY

Don’t be scared its just perfectly uniformly diced tomato. After you peel them, you take out the seeds and the spines until you have the shell basically. it goes flat and you just take your time dicing, Really just a couple tomatoes will be enough practice and the results are gorgeous and more effective than just a plain simple slice. And when i saw uniform I mean SMALL, 2 mm cube small. Again just take your time.

Then it just need to be assembled: Eggplant on bottom, spoon of tomato, dollop of sour cream, few sprinkles of chopped chive. Go the extra mile and lean a long piece of chive against it to make it look pretty! I garnished my plate with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For the record my husband REALLY liked them! (tip: use a small round cookie cutter on the eggplant for uniform disks!)

If you make this at home PLEASE let me know and send me photos or if you blog, please let me know if you try it, I love when my friends try my fancy ideas at home!

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To help you make this recipe, Wusthof is giving away a 6 Inch Utility Chopper Knife! This fantastical knife retails for $99 and is available at Williams Sonoma and Amazon! This product is one of my picks for Mother’s Day, every cook in the home should have one!

Please fill out the Rafflecopter to enter and Good Luck!

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of Serendipity Mommy. She is the mother of 3 and a recent college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is a member of the American Culinary Federation and is pursuing a Food Photography business. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun and photography. Email Candace

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  1. Betty Baez says:

    Because my knifes barely do the job

  2. I would probably chop off a finger with this knife but… Oooh it’s shiny! Plus all of the knives in my knife block are cheap and dull :P
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  3. Oh I would love to win. YOu can never have too many knives. I need a better knife as my chef’s knife is getting pretty dull and this one looks like it chops well!
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  4. Maryden25 says:

    With this so cool knife in the kitchen? I’ll bet I can cook dishes as many as I can! I hope I can win this!
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  5. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    This knife looks spectacular! I’d love to have a good, sharp knife that’s easy to handle

  6. MommaMary says:

    A good knife in the kitchen rates right up there with having someone with a good appetite at the table. It just makes cooking easier when you have a good knife! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    The knife I have now is so dull I end up shredding things rather than cutting them
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  8. Pauline M says:

    I have never been much of a cook, but I’ve but it on my bucket list and have started trying out new recipes for my family! So far, they’ve loved what I made, but I’ve found that a really great knife can make things much easier in preparing my meals. This one looks great!

  9. ky2here says:

    Because I always use cheap knives and I need a good one.

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  10. I would like to win this because I don’t have a good knife. I use steak knives for everything!

  11. alyce poalillo says:

    I have some great kitchen equipment but I have never had a good set of knives and would love to have at least one really good one to make my prep easier.

  12. robyn paris says:

    because i love cooking and need a good knife to cut my food

  13. I want this knife so that I can pretend I am a chef like you!
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  14. coliebear says:

    I would like to win this knife because I need a good knife for cutting fruit and veggis.

  15. Shannon Baas says:

    I need a new knife.

  16. I have the worst knife set – dull and doesn’t cut a thing correctly.
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  17. Would be a great addition to my kitchen – love to cook! grammypenny@frontier.com

  18. Joanna Allison says:

    I would like to win this knife because I need a good quality knife that will stay sharp.

  19. I love having great knives in the kitchen and right now I only have two I really love (and consequently use them for almost everything whether I should or not, LOL.) I’ve heard so many awesome things about Wusthof knives and stare longingly at them when I’m shopping… I would be so excited to finally add one to my kitchen!
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  20. I’d like to win this knife because I’m learning so much about cooking by being in the kitchen and I’d like a knife that wasn’t a cheapo from the supermarket.
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  21. Cynthia C says:

    I’d like it for my son, who enjoys cooking but doesn’t have any good knives. He would love this one!

  22. Ann Fantom says:

    I’d like to win because I don’t own any high quality knives.

  23. Kristi C says:

    I would like this knife because I really need to replace my current kitchen knives, they are old and not very sharp.

  24. Tari Lawson says:

    I have never owned a good quality knife and I know how important they are.

  25. Jennifer B says:

    because all my knives are dull and cheap

  26. Tracy L Davis says:

    I would like to win this knife because we have no sharp knives

  27. mickeyfan says:

    I LOVE knives and have nothing of this size. My current chef’s knife is really too big for my hand, so think the size of this would be perfect for me!

  28. pamela james says:

    I would like to win because cooking is so much easier with a good knife!

  29. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’m really trying to be a better cook! Thanks for hosting!

  30. I need a good quality knife to chop up my veggies better.

  31. Rochelle says:

    I would like to win this knife because it would help me mince food so fast. Thanks!

  32. So I don’t chop another fingertip off with dull knifes :-o

  33. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to win this because my knives are dull and old.

  34. Adrienne gordon says:

    I need a good knife for cutting bulk meas I get.

  35. Sheila K. says:

    I’d like to win so that I can gift the prize to my sister for her birthday—she’s a gourmet cook!

  36. kristen m says:

    I would love to win this knife because we recently replaced our utility knife with a terrible one! We made a bad choice and I need an actual good replacement!

  37. John Billiris says:

    I’d like this knife, because I have Victorinox knives, but Wusthof is supposed to be even better.

  38. Kristie says:

    I love to cook, however I do not have really good knives. I would love to add this knife to my kitchen.

  39. I don’t have any quality knives right now so this this would be great

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  40. lisa kay says:

    Love to win this ..=)
    My knives are at least 15 yrs old
    not in good shape

  41. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would love it because I own one of their paring knives. It’s the best knife I’ve ever owned! I would love to own another. I do a lot of cooking and I’m trying to get better knives :)

  42. I would like to win this knife because I know they make an excellent knife. I entertain and cook a lot and having good knives is so important.

  43. Anthony says:

    All my other knives are old and dull and won’t cut very good.

  44. jules mcnubbin says:

    i desperately need some really nice knives in my kitchen!

  45. Because all my knives are super dull and I want to see what using a new knife is like

  46. I’ve had a set of “good enough” knives for many years, but I’d love to upgrade and have a few excellent knives like this one.

  47. Paula Tavernie says:

    The only knives I have is Steak Knives and my hands get so sore after cutting veggies and stuff up! Could really use this!!
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  48. People say you should get one good knife and this looks like the one!

  49. Daniel M says:

    need a good knife, all mine seem kinda lame

  50. Cheri Anne says:

    I would love to win this knife because I’ve heard that Wusthof is one of the best (No wonder it’s so expensive), and my current knives probably pale in comparison.

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