[Sca-cooks] Helpful Hint from Whomever #987

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Sun Aug 2 09:20:30 PDT 2009

I haven't used this trick, but I find that a really sharp knife will  
bite into mango flesh nicely even while it simply rests lightly in the  
palm and/or fingers of the other hand.

On Aug 1, 2009, at 7:18 PM, 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.

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