[Sca-cooks] Helpful Hint from Whomever #987

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat Aug 1 17:49:14 PDT 2009

We don't really eat mangoes in this household but I have read numerous
reviews that say this OXO item is great for taking the pits
out which they seem to do before peeling.


Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but it happens to me 
> all the time, and I can envision several applications for the 
> solution. The problem is how to peel a ripe mango, or maybe an 
> avocado, without crushing the flesh and leaving deep thumbprints. 
> Sound silly and a measure of male culinary incompetence, or is this a 
> problem for others as well?
> Well, the lady jammed a Philip's head screwdriver deep into the pointy 
> end of the fruit, and well into the pit, and using the screwdriver as 
> a handle, peeled it with a sharp Swiss/bow vegetable peeler, and 
> neatly sliced chunks of fruit pulp off the pit.
> No thumbprints or crushing, minimal lost juice.
> Adamantius 

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