Cooking With Power Tools: Stuffed Zucchinnis





Introduction: Cooking With Power Tools: Stuffed Zucchinnis

About: Industrial design freshman. aspiring Inventor. hacking life, one bit at a time.
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In this short photo Instructable, I will demonstrate how the (nearly) ancient art of Zucchini stuffing can be semi-automated with the help of an electric drill:

Also including: A secret filling recipe.


2-3 lb. light-colored Zucchinis

1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup cranberries
1 cup chopped coriander
Some ground black pepper and cumin, per taste

Cooking Marinade:
Lemon juice from 1-2 lemons
2-3 spoons sugar
4-5 spoons olive oil


Electric drill
15mm drill bit
Low cooking pot
Mixing bowl

Preparation (please see video and photos):

1. Prepare the mix
2. Drill the Zucchinis
3. Fill the Zucchinis
4. Lay Zucchinis in a low pot, pour lemon juice, sugar and olive oil
5. Cook on low flame for 1-2 hours until Zucchinis are soft

Tip: Don't skip the lemon and sugar. This is what gives this dish it's kick typical taste.
Tip #2: Ground meat or chicken can be used instead of the coriander

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    71 Discussions

    I have to admit, I never would have thought to do it like that and I have been cooking for almost 50 years Good job!

    That was too much fun. I look forward to you next 'ible' with a power tool! And more Syrian cuisine, please! It's nice to learn how people eat things differently, and yet, still similar.

    amazing! exactly what my cooking needs, more power tools!!!

    also, excellent video instruction!

    The other guys here have said it all - a mans instructable for men.

    You are the Daddy.


    That is the coolest, most unique way i have seen somebody prepare food, great job!

    Perhaps some kind of belt sander potato peeler? Or a V8 powered Margarita blender....

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    we had something similar to the belt-sander-potato-peeler in the army... I wanna do something that has not been done before.
    I am thinking of cleaning artichokes with the help of one of those drill bits whose name in English I will never know (in Hebrew it is something like "cup drill bit") - attached a photo


    If you're interested it's called a "scie cloche" in French (ie. "bell saw")
    Not of any help but if you collect the same from many other languages that may lead your inventive spirit to something new…
    Who knows ?…

    It did have me thinking about bell peppers, but these are actually the easiest to stuff :) thanks!

    A "scie cloche" for bell peppers !… Of course ! … Why didn't I think of it myself ??…
    :) :)

    In the UK we just call them hole saws.

    I can see cooking becoming a full contact sport, I like it!

    A commercial potato-peeler has rotor in the bottom that is covered in coarse material like a VERY ROUGH sandpaper.

    THE BEST !

    Everything is crystal clear and, as said, there is no lapse in the recipe : much beter than with a step by step. The spirit of the recipe is here as well.


    (By the way, I understand that you use a Makita drill… Willl the result be the same with a Dewalt ?…)

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    thanks :)
    Dewalt will certainly do for aubergines, I doubt if it could go through Zucchinis :)
    (actually... I wish I had a Makita, this one's a cheapo Chinese make)