Food Processor

A Food Processor Is the Smart Way to Make Battuto for Your Timpano

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While you can finely chop up the onion, celery, carrot, garlic, pancetta and parsley to make the battuto for your Timpano’s Ragu, a large food processor with pulse functionality is so much easier.

Save time, energy, and get a finer battuto by letting a food processor do the work for you.

When making our battuto, we prefer a large food processor so that we have enough space to combine everything in one batch. (We use a 7-cup Cuisinart food processor but we are considering moving up to a larger capacity.)

However, a small processor can also work by dividing the ingredients into several smaller batches and combining in a bowl.

The key is to find a food processor with a pulse button or function. The pulse function on a food processor helps you control how much the ingredients are being chopped. Pulsing allows the food processor to work at its fastest speed and quickly stops when you release the button. This level of control is very important in that it helps to prevent ingredients from becoming purees when you’re looking for “finely chopped”.

Three of the most popular food processors with pulse functionality include:

Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor and Vegetable Chopper. Very affordable with lots of room.

Cuisinart 7-Cup Food Processor. We have used this food processor for years. When we bought it, the capacity seemed huge. Now, I wouldn’t mind something larger.

Cuisinart 9-Cup Food Processor. More expensive than other processors on this list, but it’s great food processor that looks even better on your countertop!