How to peel a fruit

Step by step recipe:

  1. 2 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #1
    You will need the following utensils:Cut top and bottom off the fruit.
  2. 3 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #2
    Split the skin vertically into 4 quarters of similar size.
  3. 2 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #3
    Pull off the quarters of skin. With them you can make delicious candied peel.
  4. 2 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #4
    If necessary, trim any remaining white pith from top and bottom.
  5. 1 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #5
    Put the fruit in front of you, remove the white pith by cutting in vertical strips all round the fruit.
  6. 2 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #6
    Complete the operation by trimming off any remaining bits of pith. It's easier if you turn fruit upside down at this stage.
  7. 7 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #7
    You should get a "clean" fruit. It is now "pelé à vif", but you need to separate the segments of flesh.
  8. 1 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #8
    For the first segment, choose a large one and cut from the outside towards the centre, following the left-hand membrane (transparent skin).
  9. 2 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #9
    Then do the same thing with the right-hand membrane.
  10. 1 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #10
    And so separate the first segment.
  11. 1 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #11
    For all the other segments, start again with the left-hand membrane, and cut from outside to centre.
  12. 1 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #12
    Now comes the critical moment, when the blade of your knife reaches the centre: turn it gently half a turn (exacty as if you were turning a key to lock a door), and continue cutting, this time back from the centre towards the outside.
  13. 1 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #13
    You will notice that there is only a little to cut, because the turn pratically detaches the segment.
  14. 1 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #14
    Then remove the segment... You might need to finish by removing a few pips or pieces of membrane.
  15. 5 min.How to peel a fruit : Photo of step #15
    Do this for all segments.
  16. Have a look at this short video, to see how to peel a grapefruit...
  17. ...and in this one, a kiwi.

Remarks:

This operation is rather long, but what a result! If you make a fruit salad like this you will be surprised (so will your guests) by the sweetness of your dessert (no hint of bitterness from the pith).

I suggest that you work over a strainer on a bowl, or use a chopping board with a small reservoir to keep the fruit juice that runs out. Similarly, squeeze all unused parts of the fruit before discarding them.

Source:

Home made

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