Back at the Big Summer Potluck, all of the attendees received these marvelous gift bags loaded with goodies. One of the goodies was a last minute addition from Maggy of Three Many Cooks. It’s Trongs! She spied them in New York City and was intrigued. They are marketed to keep your fingers clean when eating messy foods like wings and ribs, but Maggy thought they’d be even better as a kitchen tool. They could be used to protect your fingers when chopping hot peppers or anything else that might irritate the skin.
Now, as my family would be happy to tell you, I hate getting my fingers dirty or sticky. So, not only would I be delighted to use them for ribs, wings, and kitchen prep, but maybe now I could actually eat Cheetos. Today, however, I tried them out for a more egregious dirty sticky finger situation – dredging.
I was making these Parmesan Zucchini Sticks, which are really too small to dip and dredge with a fork. I usually use my fingers and weep as they become fully encrusted with egg, breadcrumbs and cheese. Not today!
They took a little getting used to and the zucchini pieces got pretty slippery in the egg wash but I got the hang of it pretty quickly.
I breaded all of these pieces…
…and look, Ma! Clean hands! Relatively clean, anyway, and definitely no big encrusted nubs on the ends of my fingers.
Whoo-hoo! Call me a Trongs fan and pass me the Cheetos!