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5 Things You Can Do with an Apple Divider

5 Things You Can Do with an Apple Divider

Words Marian Bull

Apple dividers aren’t just for apple season. There are so many ways you can use them year-round for slicing all kinds of produce and making your cooking and cutting that much easier.

Yes, fall is great—colorful orchards and apple picking, pies laced with cinnamon, all sorts of cozy smells coming from ovens, sweaters galore. But don’t say goodbye to your divider during other months. Discover five ways to use your apple divider beyond the traditional apple.

Potato Wedges

If you find big enough potatoes (like big ol’ Idaho or Russet spuds), you can slice a small bit off one end, stand it up straight, and use an apple divider to slice it into even wedges for frying or roasting. This will save you a whole lot of slicing time and make for more even cooking since all your wedges will be exactly the same size. Roast in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh rosemary.

Want more potato recipes? Try these delicious latkes and pressure cooker mashed potatoes, plus learn how to use a mandoline to make different kinds of French fries.

Onions for Kebabs (and More!)

If you tend to get extra-teary when slicing and chopping onions for braises, stir-fries, or salads, try using an apple divider; this will give you thicker wedge-like onion slices that you can cook as is—this size is particularly good for fajitas and kebabs—or quickly chop down to a smaller size. Try kebab-ing those onions with boneless, skinless chicken chunks, and mint, and serve with a Greek yogurt dipping sauce.

Mozzarella Ball

If you’ve got a fresh round ball of mozzarella, use the apple divider to cut symmetrical segments for pasta and salad—or both! Toss them into a pasta salad with good olive oil, lemon juice, shallots, roasted tomatoes, and garlic.

Doughnut Holes

Here’s a fun one! Roll out puff pastry or biscuit dough and reach for your apple divider; you can make cute little triangles that puff up in hot oil. An easy fried dough treat, best when sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar on top.

OXO apple divider

Don’t Forget About Pears

Apple’s good buddy the pear is also easy to slice with this divider. Throw those slices into a spinach salad with goat cheese and toasted walnuts, or top with a slice of sharp cheddar for a quick snack.

Still hungry? Try these easy ideas for fresh apples and our favorite sugar-free applesauce recipe.

By Marian Bull

Marian Bull is a freelance writer for OXO, an editor, and cook living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Lucky Peach, Saveur, Bon Appétit, The New Republic, and BuzzFeed. She hates apricots.

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