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Broccoli stem lovers: What are your cutting and trimming tricks (knife, mandolin, processor, grater) to produce your favorite uses for this beloved stem?

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Broccoli stem lovers: What are your cutting and trimming tricks (knife, mandolin, processor, grater) to produce your favorite uses for this beloved stem?

FoodFuser | Sep 11, 2009 04:58 PM

Seems to me that the main reason that the stem is under-utilized is that it's tricky to cut.

Consider the tough cuticled exterior, and the numerous leaf bases to trim (or not), lots of folks just throw it away rather than do the work to get to the treasure of the stem.

So, what cutting techniques do you use?

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