Introduction: How to Peel a Kiwi Using a Spoon
Anyone who has ever peeled a kiwi, either for slicing or just plain eating, knows that it can be a sticky, prickly, headache. This demonstrates how simple it can be to peel one quickly and easily with a spoon.
Step 1: Why a Spoon?
Lets first take a look at methods of peeling a kiwi:
Peeler = using a peeler often smashes the fruit, it is time consuming, and leaves those prickly hairs every where.
Fingers= using your fingers is a sticky mess, leaving juice dripping down your sleeves, and chunks of peel sticking to your fingers.
Spoon=using a spoon is fast, relatively mess free, keeps the fruit intact, and doesn't shave all those pesky prickly hairs off.
So let's perform this magic trick...
Step 2: Getting Started
To begin you will need:
A ripe kiwi
A plate or cutting board
To get things started, take your knife and gently cut off one end of the kiwi. It is best to do this on a plate or cutting board to prevent scratching your table top/counter.
Step 3: Spooning
To spoon the kiwi:
`Insert the spoon just beneath the skin on the cut end, with the cupped side facing the fruit.
`Push the spoon under the skin towards the other end of the kiwi.
`Sweep your spoon around the fruit just beneath the skin until you come full circle.
NOTE: If you just plan on eating it yourself you can just eat it by the spoonful straight out of the peel, using the skin as a natural "cup" then throw away the peel when you are done. It's a fast, mess free snack.
Step 4: Remove the Peel
At this point the skin/peel of the kiwi will be very loose around the fruit.
To remove it:
`Gently push the fruit out of the peel
`fold the peel back over the attached end of the kiwi.
`Now take your knife and cut off the peel & remaining end of the kiwi.
`You can now slice your perfectly naked kiwi into slices for everyone to enjoy
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