Friday, July 11, 2008
How to peel & slice an avocado
To peel & slice an avocado: Cut the avocado in half by sliding your knife in until it meets the seed. Then rotate the avocado around your knife, using the seed as the pivot point. Grasp the avocado in 2 hands, slightly turn each half, and pull apart. Remove the seed by chopping into it with your knife (not too far), twist and remove the seed. Discard the seed. Hold one half in your hand and slice the meat into the desired shapes being careful not to slice through the skin (and your hand). Using a large soup spoon, scoop the meat of the avocado out of the skin. If not using right away, place slices in a bowl and cover with something acidic--lime juice, orange juice, vinegar, etc.