Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kitchen Gadget or Tool of Destruction? Mwahahahaha


Doesn't this look vicious? Like maybe it would be good to keep under your pillow at night .... just in case ....



Well, it is but a lowly meat tenderizer and not a tool of destruction and mayhem ....


I remember my mother using the edge of a plate to tenderize meat -- bang, bang, bang across, then bang, bang, bang the other direction. Made a little cross hatch design in the round steak!! Add some flour and bang, bang, bang again.



So, of course, when I grew up and tenderized my own round steaks, I used the plate method too!


But then I came across this -- and now I'm a bit scared to put it in my kitchen ....


Afraid that it might tenderize more than the round steak ....

(have I got you wondering just what kind of a cook I am?)
(or am I of the Lizzie Borden variety?)
Mwahahahaha

: D

♥♥♥  Linking my meat tenderizer (mwahahahaha) over on Rednesday at It's a Very Cherry World
  and  Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady.


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19 comments:

  1. Before I got a meat mallet, I used a drinking glass. Mallets work so much better. Yours looks like a really good one.

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  2. I love how the simplest tools are sometimes the most effective...

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  3. I used my meat tenderizer to mash potatoes before I realized that I actually own a potato masher. lol. Don't judge!

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  4. I had forgotten about my mom tenderizing meat with a plate! Thanks for the memories!

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  5. My family used these often. Just not this style.

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  6. I saw this tiny little lady of a chef point her 4 fingers together and tenderize a steak with lighting quick finger pecking on a cooking show. It was crazy to watch! I'd imagine she got about the same results as this tool would!

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  7. Great post! I use a rolling pin to tenderize my meat.

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  8. I does look kind of vicious!

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  9. I think I'm scared of that thing. lol! I use a glass to tenderize our meat. Cute post.

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  10. LOL! Well things were made to last and work better rather than today...so use it!! I'm sure it will work well! :)

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  11. This does look a bit scary from that angle!
    The plate method is creative...I like it :)

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  12. OOO, Lizzie, this does look like it would do the job (of tenderizing the meat !!!!) :))

    My mom and I used the plate method, too. :)

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  13. I love a gal who can work a good MWAHAHAHAHA into the conversation! Be careful- the meat you tenderize may be your own!! =O0

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  14. my husband uses a meat tenderizer in the kitchen too. Smack, smack, smack! And that's not kisses! {:-D

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  15. Too funny! That is quite scary looking isn't it?!

    Happy VTT!

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  16. My Mom had one of these and she would pound the life out of her meat as she made the best Swiss Steak in the world!
    I like your commentary...So very funny!
    I wonder if you have to have a license to carry one of these?
    Smiles,
    Carolynn

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  17. OMG! That looks vicious! I haven't seen one like that before.

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  18. I often worry about the chef knives I keep on a magnetic holder hanging on the wall. They are so out there for everyone to see and I worry that a robber or a home invader would use them on me. But ya gotta take chances right? Ha ha!~Ames

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  19. A troubling Kitchen Gadget for sure...no wonder our Moms and then Us used the Plate Edge Method! I do have a wooden mallet that looks a bit like your Mayhem Tool...less intimidating! Great presentation and nice photos...for a KitchenDestructo Gadget! Thanks for visiting my VTT post.

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