Another Use for Your Egg Slicer

April 26, 2010Katie

Maybe you have one of these little things stuck in a drawer in your kitchen.  They have all different sizes and shapes, but all of them basically do the same thing.

Slice eggs.

Maybe, like me, you resent the amount of space this little contraption takes in your valuable kitchen drawer space.

Maybe, like me, you want it to perform more than one task and not just set around getting rusty until your make a Cobb salad or egg salad? 

Justification is here!  

Try these uses for your egg slicer.  If you’re a mushroom lover like myself, and you buy non sliced mushrooms because, frankly, sometimes the sliced ones in the store a little pricier and look a little less fresh?

Use your egg slicer to slice them super quickly.

I think it took me all of about 30 seconds to slice this entire package.

Just make sure you take the mushroom off the top before opening again…

Or you’ll have a mess to deal with.

And BAM! You can knock out an entire bowl …….real fast!

Another use?

Strawberries.  Just destem and slice away.

Or if you place them just right, no need to de-stem!

Now, don’t you feel better about having that thing in your drawer?


  • Dina

    April 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Waa! I love my egg slicer - I had the really cool deluxe one - and it died this weekend. Seriously - I've used this thing for more things than most folks can imagine! But probably one of my faves? Slicing olives. Quick, easy, and all of a sudden the kids like to eat them - when they wouldn't touch them when they were whole! Go figure!
    1. dishinanddishes

      April 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm

      Oh my gosh! Olives! Great idea!
      1. sandyvincent

        April 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm

        You can also use it to slice bananas and kiwi (if it is soft enough). I put mine to good use when I make fruit pizza....
      2. dishinanddishes

        April 27, 2010 at 6:51 am

        sandy-bananas and kiwis - another use! Good idea
  • Mikki

    April 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    My egg slicer was really old and eventually broke. I miss it and I need to get a replacement soon. I love to use if for strawberries too.
  • Annette

    April 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Katie, I just found your blog through Tasty Kitchen. I'm loving your recipes and tips. I also loved your reflection on April 19th. I'm from OKC myself. We will always remember! Go Thunder, AY
    1. dishinanddishes

      April 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm

      Annette - YES! Go Thunder!
  • overconcerned

    April 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    This is incredibly creative! I've never thought of that... I especially like the strawberries. That's convenient for decorating cupcakes! :D Wei-Wei
  • sandyvincent

    April 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    You can also slice bananas and kiwi (if it's soft enough). I make good use of mine when putting together a fruit pizza...
  • Beverly Parrish

    April 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I love it....I don't know why I didn't think of that! Thanks so much and I love your blog....we need a new chicken recipe!
  • Maura

    April 27, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I LOVE this trick and I can't believe I just learned it! But don't use a cheap slicer....I broke mine on mushrooms!!!
  • vicky

    February 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

    have you tried slicing cooked beetroot with egg slicer

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