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May 15, 2014 02:17 PM

Can I use food processor to slice bagel chips??

I like to make home-made bagel chips. I slice up bagels from "discount" bakery bin (VERY thinly), drizzle liberally with melted butter &/or olive oil, season and bake till crispy.

My yard sale slicer gave up the ghost recently. Have a Cuisinart DLC-7 Superpro FP... $ a thrift store with about 8-10 different slicing/shredding disks included. Can I use FP to slice bagels?

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  1. I doubt it. A Meat Slicer would be a better choice it you are going to use a powered Tool.

    1. Agree with chefj but then thought "Say, what about an electric knife? If it can slice roast turkey really thin, why not a bagel...?"

      1. That's what I thought. Thanks for input.

        1. Why don't you just try it?

          1. You might be able to if you freeze or partly freeze the bagels first, and also have the kind of food processor that has the setup for placing larger items next to the slicing blade (like a sideways potato, etc). Or perhaps you could cut the bagels in half or even quarters before slicing.

            However, many slicing blades that come with food processors cut slices that are just too thin for some purposes (1/8" or thinner)....and most food processors don't cut slices that are totally even in thickness every time. But some processors have an extra blade that can be ordered separately that'll cut thicker (1/4", e.g.), and some very expensive food processors come with adjustable slicing blades.

            Thanks for the idea! Love to make my own bagel chips but hassle to cut them up.