Monday, September 24, 2007

Stooopid Product and a Recipe

Stainless-Steel Knorks

The convenience of a fork and the function of a knife in one simple and safe utensil! Set of 2 durable, stainless-steel knorks feature a 4-pronged fork with a built-in knife on the side. Great for everyday use or for travel, and offers a safe alternative to knives for young children! Dishwasher safe. $12.98

Does anyone see any problems with this?

I already use the side of my fork as a knife if the food is tender enough.

Why would I want "a built-in knife on the side"? Won't I cut my tongue on it?

How can putting a knife in your mouth be "a safe alternative....for young children"?

I'm just sayin.'

And because Pflower's husband and the G-man requested it, here's the recipe for the "freakin' amazing" potato salad (their words, not mine), exactly as I made it (happy now, Lo?). You could eat it with a knork.

Potato Salad

9-12 medium sized, new red potatoes, peeled, cubed, and boiled just until tender (about 30 minutes, but check them at 20)
9 eggs, hard-boiled, chopped
2-3 tablespoons of onion powder (because I can't eat raw onions)
3/4 C dill pickle relish
3 tsp salt
3/8 tsp pepper
1 C light mayonnaise
2 1/4 C prepared Ranch dressing (I used Kraft Buttermilk Ranch)
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
Real bacon bits (about 3/4 cup, I think--just eyeball it until it looks good)

While the eggs are boiling, start peeling and cubing the potatoes. Put them in a large stock pot. Cover the potatoes with water (about an inch over the top of the potatoes) and put on to boil. By the time you finish with the potatoes, the eggs should be done.

While the potatoes cook, peel the eggs and chop them up into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients.

When the potatoes are tender (but not mushy--don't overcook them), drain the water and add them to the rest of the ingredients while they are still hot. Warm potatoes absorb the flavor of the dressing better.

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate until serving time (the longer the better).

NOTE: You could add 3 small onions or 18 green onions, chopped, if you prefer real onions to onion powder. If you like the crunch of celery in potato salad (and I don't), you can add 6 stalks of celery, chopped. (Of course, if you do either of these things, it won't be exactly the same way I made it the other night.)


pflower10 said...

Bless you! You have just saved my marriage.

Gerb said...

Knorks? Seriously? You didn't make all that up? Wouldn't you have to remember not to cut the right side of your mouth when sliding that baby out of your mouth?

My oldest boy and his fellow scouts have re-named their "sporks" for camping: "spornifes". (pronounced: spor-nif-ay) Why leave the knife out?

Julie said...

Anything to help a friend.....

And what the hell are you doing still awake at 10:44 pm????

Obviously the same thing I am.

Go to bed.

Julie said...

Gerb: Sorry, my comment was meant for pflower. Who knew you'd be up late as well?

No, I didn't make it up. Go to and look up Knorks.

spor-nif-ay's, eh? I like it.

AzĂșcar said...

That potato salad looks delicious. I'm a fool for a good potato salad.

Elizabeth-W said...

I'm so glad you mentioned where you found those--I KNEW I'd seen them somewhere. And here is the sad thing: I'd only thought the first half; my brain never got to 'gee, I might get injured with this product'!
I think you ought to buy a set and then sue Lillian for pain and suffering.
That recipe looks superb!! (all except for that bacon business at the end) Thanks for sharing it--if it's so good it's saving a marriage it's definitely worth a try :)

Julie said...

Azucar: Yeah, a good potato salad can really make a meal. My MIL's potato salad is the best.

Elizabeth: Just leave out the bacon bits--it will still taste yummy. Who knows? It may convert Shazzy to that Armageddon food stuff.... ;-)

Deborah Gamble said...

Potato Salad can save a marriage? All those Dr. Laura books make it sound like much harder work than boiling a few eggs and potatoes!

Lucky Red Hen said...

I wish I could've tasted this delicious sounding concoction the other night ;o) Thanks for the recipe. I'm always looking for a good cold one (Cathy has an awesome warm one).

Lyle said...

Are the dorky knorks made for ambidextrous use or do you have to eat with a specific hand in order to take advantage of the "knife" part?

~cari~ said...

Knorks are for dorks.

Skewedview said...

That's too funny. My thoughts exactly as I read. "What's to keep you from cutting the inside of your mouth?" I guess, after cutting the meat with your Knork, you pick it up with your Kningers and toss it in your mouth.
They'll sell a million of 'em.

Audrey said...

maybe this product is a bit like cigarettes? Natural selection?

Sue said...

Oh man. Knorks. And I'll bet people buy them too.

Potato salad takes SO LONG to make, but I might have to try this. Yum.