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Can You Solve My Unique Food Requirement!?!?!?!

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I am trying to figure out what to use for my food with a function need.  I am looking for something edible that can be formed / cut to about the size of a toothpick.  It needs to have strength similar to a toothpick when dry as well.  I've been struggling with this for some time.  I've had a couple of suggestions from people to use sweet potato (possibly dehydrated???) or some sort of caramel (I've tried this but it has been too brittle - I may not be preparing it properly).  If you have other suggestions for what to use and how to prepare it I will be forever grateful.  Thanks!

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For a nutritive food, Ch'arki (Inca's dried and salted meat), could possible be fabricated that way.

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post #3 of 10
Carrot?

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post #4 of 10
More info? Is it for a dessert or savory? What is being skewered?
post #5 of 10

Dried spaghetti. Perfect edible stuzzicadenti every time.

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post #6 of 10

You know, ordo, you made me think of some 20 years ago, where a lot of chefs finished many of their dishes with a few deepfried spaghetti stalks.

I haven't seen it since, but maybe it would fit nicely for this question. Throw a few spaghetti stalks in not too hot oil (160°C). Perhaps a bit of salt for savory uses or sugar for sweet stuff? Careful, they will be very brittle!

post #7 of 10

Dried horseradish? It can be fibrous and wood-like.

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post #8 of 10

dried herbs on the stem, for sweet make hard candy toothpicks by pouring into powdered sugar molds

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We've been down a similar road before with this poster, back in 2013:

 

 

How to make an edible skewer?
started on 05/10/13 last post 05/14/13 at 8:06pm 18 replies 3864 views

 

 

I thought this sounded awfully familiar.

post #10 of 10

Dried yuca??

Yuca is pretty hard and im pretty sure it would be strong enough. 

That and i think of rosemary twigs.... 

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