Just an incredibly dorky ramble I posted on a Slack chat, which I am saving here for posterity.
okay so someone put the idea of getting a waffle fry cutter in my head (not naming names, as it was in a private channel) and I went to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy one only to find that the BB&B herre closed down sometime, and so I went to Target and found that they had, like, no knives or cutters anymore. I’m not gonna spend $100 on one at Sur La Table so I guess Amazon is my best bet. Anyone have any suggestions on waffle fry cutters there?
Rippled knife is okay, mandolin-style slicer would be better. In the latter case, it’d be great if it’s a good mandolin on its own too.
I already have a decent flat-blade mandolin cutter but I wouldn’t mind an upgrade in that department either.
or I mean I guess I could just buy pre-made frozen waffle fries too, honestly that’s probably a better deal
From a TCO standpoint anyway
Frozen waffle fries are about $2/pound and potatoes are about $1/pound. Waffle cutters seem to be $10-20 depending on style so that means needing to make at least 10 pounds of waffle fries before it pays off.
But think of all the other things I could waffle cut!
Like, I dunno, carrots or cucumbers or something
Also I could experiment with the geometry of doing waffle cuts at angles other than 90°
Imagine equilateral triangle waffles
Or with some extra work, penrose tilings
the possibilities are endless. or at least finite-but-unbounded
That said I would appreciate suggestions regarding how to cut my own waffle-cut vegetables. For science.