I invented this new way to seed bell peppers this weekend. I'm sure I'm not the first person to seed peppers this way, but I've never heard about it.

All you need is a small knife and a bell pepper. If you want to get fancy, you can use both a big knife and a small knife.

Step 1: Gather your materials...

You will need:
a bell pepper or similar
a small knife
a large knife (optional)
a place to cut
unfortunately most commercially-grown crops are self-terminating; i.e. the seeds will not grow if planted.
i found it a lot easier to cut around the heart right at the stalk, all the seeds will come out on that you have nothing left inside
Works like a charm :-) Good instructable.
I saw Ken Hom do peppers on T.v<em>. he just sliced the round portions off the pepper leaving the seeds all together! He must have done it 'like a million times!'</em><br/>
For all of you who seeded your peppers and are interested in growing your own peppers, check out my instructable. Its pretty fun and easy, check it out!<br/><br/><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Propogating_Peppers/">http://www.instructables.com/id/Propogating_Peppers/</a><br/>
You might find it quicker and easier to just stick your fingers in and pull the insides out in one go.. then a quick run under the water tap maybe..
Haha, "bonus" points if you find a baby bell inside? I de-seed my bell peppers the same way.
Great idea, here's another. Try leaving the seeds in for cooking,ie, stir fry. Simply cut peppers into strips and go from there.
I like to cut mine lengthwise, from blossom end to stem end (don't cut all the way through the stem end -yet), to separate the three lobes of the pepper (guess yer just sol if you got yourself a 4 lobe pepper). When wifey tires of the sandworm puppetry (apologies to the late Frank Herbert), I merely cut each lobe off at the stem end, and trim away the whitish pithy crud from the edges of each lobe. Then just slice,dice or eat the wee beggar as it is (ever try buttered rye bread, with a hunk of red pepper inside, sandwich-wise? D-lish!!!).
I use a teaspoon, although a grapefruit spoon would be even better.
>> frankly, I don't know what this is called The central part of the pepper which bears the seeds (the part you are removing) is technically called the placenta.
To seed, usually, means to plant in order to grow! The correct term for what you are doing is de-seeding. Cheers, Pat. Pending
I used to do it it this way, but after some experimentation I came up with an easier way (I find it easier anyway) - will have to take photos and instructablise it the next time I am using peppers for those posters who don't seem to like this method.
done that for years great minds think alike... ah I remember Home economics my teacher hated me cos I never had to scrape a pepper out...
I just cut a ring around the top and then twist up. It usually pulls the seed stem out with it. Then I just rinse it out to get any leftover seeds.
You could also use kitchen shears (or kitchen-dedicated scissors) to cut away the sides. I don't like cleaning bell peppers either. I tend to buy the frozen pre sliced variety.
I cut my peppers down the middle (lengthwise) and then pull out the seeds and pithy white bits out with my hands/fingers :p It saves quite a bit of time (when you have to seed a lot of peppers) as you don't have to fiddle with a knife :)
I've done it that way all my life and never enjoyed it. Super glad that it works for you. I know it's silly, but I've always avoided them because I never like cleaning them.
That's funny, that's the same way I do it!

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