Wednesday, June 21, 2006

How to Peel a Grapefruit

As promised... HERE WE GOOO

Peel like an orange

Now it's peeled and there's the white rind left over everywhere : P

Peel as much as you can off. I find starting at the navel up top makes it easier

Split grapefruit in half

Now skinning it! I work from the center downwards.

Here's the trickest part- separating the flesh from the rest of the fruit. It's easiest if you use your thumbs. Don't expect it to come off all in one piece either. My advice is to be gentle- squeeze too hard and there'll be juice in your right eye in NO time ;).

Now clean up any remaining white-stuff and pop it in your mouth!

It's a labor intensive process but worth it. I usually just sit over a trash can or paper bag and have at it. After eating a good juicy grapefruit I expect my hands to be sopping wet and a little prune-y. Making a mess with your food is FUN. Remember when you were a kid and you were told not to eat with your hands? That rule is OUT THE DOOR with grapefruit.

Let me know how you like it!


PS Feeling better today. The rest helped but the never ending list of errands is getting longer. EK.


pinknest said...

ohmygod your photo demonstration is totally hilarious! lol!

KleoPatra said...

And glad yer feelin' better, kiddo.

Dori said...

Looks good. I peel a grapefruit just like you. My husband thinks it's funny because he says it should be cut in half and then the peices taken out with the a spoon.

Tanya Kristine said...

well look how pretty your nails are! good presentation. you shoudl be a hand model

Vegan Momma said...

You know I just started peeling my grapefruit a few months ago. I used to cut them before.

Great post!

Urban Vegan said...

great pix of the play by play. peeling citrus fruit is one of my least favorite tasks.

Anonymous said...

please come to myhouse and do that for me! Honestly, I've never done it. I just cut it into slices and chomp down!

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

thanks a ton teddy!!! very very cool!!

Melody said...

Lovely nails!

I do it the same way..

funwithyourfood said...

Hi guys

I did this at like 630 am. Crazy eh?

Giving a play by play is fun for me. :)

thanks for commenting guys!

RunnerGirl said...

I actually never thought of peeling a grapefruit. I am going to try it though!

And like the rest, I like the play-by-play... very entertaining!

Eat on!

Jody from VegChic said...

LOL! I peel grapefruits and oranges just like you. Though I don't mind the white part of the segments, I think it taste much better without them.

It is messy, but worth it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I posted the cookie recipe tonight if you are interested.

I'll check out the rest of your blog.

Evil said...

I believe yoga tradition is the more love and care put into preparing food actually effects the effect the food has on the person consuming the food so if you take your time with food and prepare it with love it will be reflected when the person eats it.
thats why i love when I get a knife and cut open a melon or peel a grapefruit i share it with my wife and kids they love it.