Two of these old forks came from my Granny's farm... one belongs to The Fan and the other is mine.  With this magic fork, I don't really need fancy kitchen gadgets.  It's true.  

This old fork with its bent tines scrambles perfect eggs, flips bacon in the pan, makes perfect fluffy omelettes, helps dredge world-famous chicken fingers, cuts dry ingredients into wet mixtures, stirs nuts into the brownie batter and well, you name it.  

If you have a Secret Weapon of your own, I highly recommend finding an old fork at an antique market and asking him to bend the tines just a bit.   You'll be surprised how many times you reach for it.  

For example, when whipping up a batch of banana French toast on the weekend:
 

I just don't even think I could do these things without that fork.  If they start selling these at Williams-Sonoma, remember: you saw it here first.

19 comments:

karen said...

So True

Laura said...

My best fork story is from my Dad. He said when he was growing up, if his Mom said, Save your fork, you knew dessert was coming! I've tried to carry on that tradition.

the treat girl said...

Amazing!!! I thought I was the only one with a random fork.....somehow it got mixed in with our stuff about nine years ago when we were having my daughters birthday party at the party room in our old neighborhood....I use it all the time for odd jobs and it brings me back to that day everytime I get it out.

Tammy said...

Oh, I swoon - banana french toast. Sounds and looks yummy. I will keep that fork advice in mind. Thanks for the tip!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Advice heeded.

alittlebitofscrap said...

Your toast looks so yummy! You are right, you can do most anything with a fork.. my family even eats ice cream with a fork... :)

scrappaleica said...

too funny, but how true!!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I'd really like a plate of that decadent looking banana French toast, please ... make it a double!

MJ said...

Isn't it amazing how sentimental we get over common household articles owned by family members? I use Grandma J's bowl from the farm for french toast and I think of her each time!

sassy studio said...

great story Saucy! I think you could make a fortune....I can hear it now....."everybody needs a Saucy Fork!"
(I mean that in the most proper way)

Trace Geworsky said...

oooh..ive never tried making banana french toast..is it easy?
Trace G
scrapper_t@mts.net

Amanda said...

I have some of my grandma's salt and pepper shakers, I love them. The history behind them is what makes them so special.
sabkhowell@msn.com

michelleb. said...

We had a "random fork" when I was growing up. Wonder where it ended up?

Mariie-Piier said...

Then maybe an old fork with those superpowers would be useful for a bad cook like me ?! :D
Oh no...not that bad, I can flip pancakes :D but that's it :P

michelleb. said...

Ok...I'm a little slow to catch on. Blogger does not show my email and I never left it in my comment from 4/25
mblaise29@yahoo.com

Tina Maharath said...

haha i have one of those magic forks for my cooking use!
tmaharath@yahoo.com

mblaise3 said...

I never used to think of a fork as much except for picking up my food. but now i think ill appreciate it more!! lol

Christine said...

My grandma has this super old pan and it looks disgusting but anything that is cooked on it turns out to perfection. It could just be because she is an amazing cook but even when I try and make something on it it turns out way better than if I used a new one.

Christine Bruce
crispy_crunch05@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who really wants you to post the recipe for the banana toast?