Introduction: Fastest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper

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I’ll show you a quick and easy way to slice bell pepper or capsicum if you live in Australia.

Step 1: First Start by Cutting Off the Very End of the Pepper.

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Then cut through the top about half an inch in.

You might have to use a small amount of force to get through the stem.

Step 2: Next Cut Down the Side of the Pepper, So It Can Be Laid Out Flat.

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Cup off any of the bitter white parts, along with the centre which holds the seeds.

Stand on one end and shake off any seeds.

Step 3: I Like to Cut This Is Half Making It Easier to Slice.

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The best way to slice consistently and safely is to slightly hold the end of your fingers in protecting them and using your knuckles to guide the knife.

Slice the pepper into strips. Then in half.

Repeat with the other half.

Step 4: ​Take the Top of the Pepper and From the Inside Push the Stem Out, It Will Simply Pop Out Whole.

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Finally, slice the top and bottom of the pepper.

Step 5: There You Have It! a Quick and Easy Way to Slice a Bell Pepper or Capsicum If You’re an Aussie.

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Comments

Cueball21 (author)2017-11-28

Great demonstration video. I've been using this method for several years now but I never thought of popping out the cap end with my fingers. I'll waste even less of my peppers now that I've seen your video.

I also learned that you folks in Oz call them capsaicins! I know that peppers contain capsaicins but didn't know that they were called by that name.

Cheers, John! Well Done!!

John deCaux (author)Cueball212017-11-29

Yeah, we're a little different haha

RobertB509 (author)Cueball212017-11-29

Close. It's capsicum.

wingnutzster (author)2017-11-29

I run a diner in a small town, we are a classic bike themed diner/workshop place of interest - a vintage and classic biker's paradise, we just opened actually to rave reviews. One of my most popular offerings is the 'Ducati' burger rich in red peppers and chilli and this tutorial opened up a whole new idea in how I present the burger - thank you

bbqandbeer (author)2017-11-26

Yup, thats how Ive been doing it for over 40 years.

TrudyNC (author)bbqandbeer2017-11-28

Yep, me too! ;) Only thing different is that I peel the pepper before slicing. ;)

Titi3 (author)TrudyNC2017-11-28

Could you post how you peel it?

TrudyNC (author)Titi32017-11-29

I use a potato peeler to peel the skin off the pepper. I do the same thing with tomatoes. Yeah, I know you can toss 'em in hot water and that's great if you're doing a lot of tomatoes, but if you're just looking for one slice for your sandwich, just peel around the slice you want.

Wild-Bill (author)2017-11-28

Or a Kiwi

Next time I make a Pizza. Nice method, so thanks for the instructable.

AmyLuthien (author)2017-11-28

I expect this technique will work in all other countries as well. ;)

donna1906 (author)AmyLuthien2017-11-28

What about the northern hemisphere?

AmyLuthien (author)donna19062017-11-28

Yup, even the countries in either hemisphere. ;)

thehoss (author)2017-11-28

I've been doing it that way except for removing the stem. I would just cut around the stem. I will certainly add step 4 to my routine. Thanks much!

Cueball21 (author)thehoss2017-11-28

Same as me Hoss!

lclaiborne (author)2017-11-28

Cool! New to me, thanks for posting. Looks much easier.

RonGarza (author)2017-11-28

E pluribus capsicum!

llebsemaj (author)2017-11-28

thanks, will start doing your way, much more efficient than mine

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