5. Onion Strings
That’s right. Not a typo. Rings are so yesterday. And if your kids don’t like onions, they will love these strings. You’ll need flour, buttermilk, and canola for frying. First peel the onions and slice them very thinly with the vegetable mandolin. Soak in buttermilk , and then fry it up.

6. Homemade Potato Chips
Make your own potato chips using your microwave. A tasty and easy alternative to store-bought potato chips (not to mention economical)! A mandolin would make slicing the potato into paper thin slices a breeze.