Good·fellas thin

Goodfellasthin

Good·fellas thin (noun): Measurement of a slice of garlic cut extremely thin using a razor blade.

Throughout Andrew Carmellini's cookbook Urban Italian (2008), recipes repeatedly call for garlic cloves to be sliced "Goodfellas thin."

The term is a reference to a famous scene (see below) in Martin Scorcese's 1990 film Goodfellas, in which lead character Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) describes in detail how mob boss Paulie Cicero (Paul Sorvino) prepared dinner while in prison:

"In prison, dinner was always a big thing. We had a pasta course, then we had a meat or a fish. Paulie was doing a year for contempt and had a wonderful system for garlic. He used a razor and sliced it so thin it would liquefy in the pan with a little oil. It's a very good system."

In an interview with Gothamist, Gwen Hyman, Carmellini's wife and Urban Italian co-author, in describing the writing process, recalled, "We were slicing garlic and I asked how thin. See-through thin? I asked. And Andrew just said 'Goodfellas thin.'"


 





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A single edge razor blade fit the job in prison but in a home or restaurant venue a far more elegant solution exists: The Japanese make special knives for such purpose: tapered on one side only, the recto is flat with a portion scooped out, just like the marvelous Japanese chisels. designed to slice mostly fish in slices so thin, they become transparent they would surpass even the goofellow requirement and would serve equally well slicing fish for sushi and the small pepper meededfor the recipe. such knives are available from the Japan woodworker site:Japan woodworker .com.(Hey, I have nopersonal connection with these very helpful people other than covetting all the tools, knives and sharpening gear theyoffer for sale) Expensive: you bet but they also outperform the best German cutlery by at least a ratio of 10:1.Their finest are forged by samurai sword makers who these days have few samurai customers ordering swords

 

I love garlic in my food, especially in pasta. but I didn't know this way of slice it, with a razor!
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I like to use a truffle slicer for getting goodfellas thin slices of garlic. One of the small benriner slicers can work as well, just watch your fingers.

 

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