I just bought a mortar for 80 bucks just to make pesto because of this video

I just bought a mortar for 80 bucks just to make pesto because of this video

did I get scammed or is this really the best way to make pesto?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The best way is with a food processor.

    The most authentic way is with your mortar and pestle. Use it, savor it, and pretend your a 90 year old grandma in the Italian dolemites making pesto for your loving family.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, although you can speed it up by running it through a food processor then grinding it

      You won't get the same flavors if you only use a food processor

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >you can speed it up by running it through a food processor then grinding it
        what do you mean exactly?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do a pass in a food processor first, then transfer it to a mortar and pestle for a fine pound and grind
          This cuts down the amount of time it takes at the expense of getting more dishes dirty

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    80 bucks? lmfao

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, mortared basil is more intense

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Post your first attempt.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you were scammed for that price, but it is a lot better than the food processor. Don't get frustrated if you suck at it at first and keep grinding.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I just bought a mortar for 80 bucks
    >did I get scammed
    lol

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i dont get why people dont buy a lab mortar for like 10$

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >i dont get why people dont buy a lab mortar for like 10$

      Animal cruelty. The labs hate it when you grind the mortar against their fur. You have to press hard and this hurts. Ask me how I know (did ten years for the charge).

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >not made out of volcanic stone
    ngmi

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You could have purchased a stainless steel mortar and pestal for half the price. SS is inert for most items, it doesn't absorb oils and such, and it cleans up fast. You can put SS in the dishwater, sterilize if you have the setting, and use it to mill prescription and other drugs so you can snort them for faster effect. You got rooked anon.

      bad takes
      volcanic stone eats up half your grind and is a b***h to clean
      steel does not work at all
      the best material is marble
      the budget choice is ceramic
      wood is for dirty hippies

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >marble
        That's a funny way to say granite.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >steel does not work at all
        moron

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      axe used to make a body wash variety called "boost" that was red and was made with lava rock, it made me feel so PUMPED when I was using it, but they discontinued it years ago and I was never able to find it again, drove me crazy

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I just bought a mortar for 80 bucks
    it's literally a stick and a stone bowl how and why the frick would you spend 80 bucks on that

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i couldn't find any other marble mortar that came with a pestle made out of wood. that seems to be crucial because basil leaves are so fricking fragile. that's the only reason i didn't buy a food processor. it's this mortar and pestle

      https://www.amazon.com/Bembo-Mortar-Carrara-Marble-Pestle/dp/B07VLMSNC9/

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You could have purchased a stainless steel mortar and pestal for half the price. SS is inert for most items, it doesn't absorb oils and such, and it cleans up fast. You can put SS in the dishwater, sterilize if you have the setting, and use it to mill prescription and other drugs so you can snort them for faster effect. You got rooked anon.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can't speak for pesto but the guac i make in mortar and pestle tastes better than when i make it in a bowl with a fork. Also if you grind your spices in the mortar instead of buying pre ground trace amounts of each spice and their oils stays in the mortar adding to anything else you make in it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't want cinnamon or cumin or anise in my fricking salsa or guacamole.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    80 bucks? Shit, I stole one from the chemistry lab kek

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it makes you feel better OP, that mortar and pestle should last you a lifetime.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Grind your nuts in it, that will make a good pesto

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure you season it.
    Grind dry white rice into a powder at least three times, then mash garlic into it at least twice.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      are you fricking with me or do you really need to season a mortar

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You at least want to do the rice part because it'll get rid of all the pieces that'll break off while grinding with it. Unless you don't mind eating it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          He's right, there can be some rough material that will break off the first time you use it

          alright thanks. i'm gonna do the rice thing. can't hurt

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He's right, there can be some rough material that will break off the first time you use it

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not a fan of making pesto. It comes out well, but it's a lot of fuss over something you could just pick up for 5 bucks or so unless you've got family coming over and need to make some. Same with guac.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Smashing an avocado and cutting a tiny bit of veg and a fruit is moronicly quick and tastes a billion times better than any store bought brand ever.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I just had some jalapeno guac from Safeway that tasted pretty damn good. What's nice is the surprise factor. You buy it and are already eating.

        It's not about difficulty. It's about schedule. You can buy a guac to go, eat most of it, and throw it out. Or you can make it, but now you've got guac in the fridge, avocados hanging out on the counter next to tomatoes, and you've got to keep an eye on the guac the next few days.

        Unless I'm planning a meal that needs guacamole, I'll save on the dishes, prep, and storage. Same with pesto. Good pesto is harder to find than good guac, but you can use it as a base to save you time.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          True i guess. If counter or fridge space is an issue. Interesting. Maybe I'm just picky but store stuff never tastes fresh or it tastes like a frick ton of citric acid or weird stabilizer/color preserver or w.e.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >something you could just pick up for 5 bucks or so
      lol what
      you'll never find decent homemade pesto (food processor pesto obviously) under 10 bucks and it will be some mentally ill hipster selling it. industrial pesto is basically a completely different product that doesn't taste anything like real pesto

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spending a little bit more on something nice has never come back to haunt me in my life. Just make sure to use it OP.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can get one for like 10 bucks why would you spend 80 dollars for a thing you're gonna use to make pesto once, also you really won't be able to tell a difference between pesto made in food processor and pesto made in mortar, or even store-bought That guy just has a fancy mortar and pestle because he is a rich israeli youtuber, also if you wanted a wood pestle so badly you can buy one separately for $5-10

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >you're gonna use to make pesto once
      i've made pesto many times but had to stop because my cheap blender for 29 bucks broke. i've got some incredible greek olive oil and 36 month old parmesan that I only discovered recently. both ingredients are begging to be used in pesto. i'm really excited to try it because the oil and the parmesan are so much better than anything i've used before. the mortar and pestle should be delivered later today

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