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(Lifehacker)   You're peeling your cantaloupes wrong as well as choosing incorrect verbs   (lifehacker.com) divider line
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572 clicks; posted to Food » on 09 Jun 2021 at 1:25 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
<looks at thumbnail> Was there another way to do it? Wait until Lifehacker finds out that you can use essentially the same thing on mangos and avocados.
 
6 days ago  
Having never peeled a cantaloupe - WTF?
 
6 days ago  
I refuse to believe that there is somebody who doesn't remove the seeds immediately after slicing it open.
 
6 days ago  
The breakthrough is pre-scoring the wedges before slicing them off the rind. The author thinks any other way of addressing one's melon is akin to anarchy.

There. I saved you two very boring minutes
 
6 days ago  
Pure Genius!

From an aesthetic standpoint  I like to ball my melons; cantaloupes, honeydew, and watermelon blend well, berries are welcome too; sure it leaves waste but you can put what's left in a blender for a nice fruit smoothie
 
6 days ago  
Except if you are going to peel more than just one slice it is much faster to peel it whole and then cut it.  Double fail on this one.
 
6 days ago  
Nobody peels a cantaloupe. Not even Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Cantaloupes have thick rinds.
 
6 days ago  
they peel pretty easily/instantly if you nuke it for about 6 minutes then throw it on the ground.

if you don't plan on eating it.
 
6 days ago  

Beta Tested: Except if you are going to peel more than just one slice it is much faster to peel it whole and then cut it.  Double fail on this one.


I slice off both ends, turn it on one end and run my knife down the sides. Turn over and clean up anything I missed. Slice in half, de-seed, then lay a half face down and cut slices across the girth. Then cut those into individual pieces.
 
6 days ago  
I "peel" my canteloupes differently:

After cutting into wedges, I place one on its side, plant the tip of the knife into the cutting board at a slight angle (to match the angle of the rind) and push the canteloupe passed the knife blade much like pushing balsa wood through a scroll saw.
 
6 days ago  
Hack?

Err. This is how I've done it my entire life.

I must be a prophet.
 
6 days ago  

Thosw: Beta Tested: Except if you are going to peel more than just one slice it is much faster to peel it whole and then cut it.  Double fail on this one.

I slice off both ends, turn it on one end and run my knife down the sides. Turn over and clean up anything I missed. Slice in half, de-seed, then lay a half face down and cut slices across the girth. Then cut those into individual pieces.


Came here to say this. This is the same method I used when I worked as a chef, and was preparing the morning breakfast buffet, and would have 6 cantaloupe, 4 honeydew, and 2 watermelons to cut into chunks.
After a measure of time, I got quick enough to where I had enough time to carve a swan out of one to add for decoration.
 
6 days ago  
Step 1 cut in half
Step 2 remove seeds
Step 3 cut into slivers
Step 4 remove rind from slivers
Step 5 wrap slivers in prosciutto
 
6 days ago  
You don't just eat it like a large apple?  Maybe that's why I get those strange looks in the produce aisle...
 
6 days ago  
1. Stick a corn cob holder in each end.
2. Take off the rind with a belt sander.
 
6 days ago  

fasahd: Pure Genius!

From an aesthetic standpoint  I like to ball my melons; cantaloupes, honeydew, and watermelon blend well, berries are welcome too; sure it leaves waste but you can put what's left in a blender for a nice fruit smoothie

 
6 days ago  
OK, let me try this again.

fasahd: Pure Genius!

From an aesthetic standpoint  I like to ball my melons; cantaloupes, honeydew, and watermelon blend well, berries are welcome too; sure it leaves waste but you can put what's left in a blender for a nice fruit smoothie


Fark is not your personal erotica site
 
6 days ago  

fark account name: OK, let me try this again.

fasahd: Pure Genius!

From an aesthetic standpoint  I like to ball my melons; cantaloupes, honeydew, and watermelon blend well, berries are welcome too; sure it leaves waste but you can put what's left in a blender for a nice fruit smoothie

Fark is not your personal erotica site


Only when I shave my kiwis and add chunk pineapple
 
6 days ago  
FTA: Begin by cutting the melon in half, starting at the stem end and slicing threw to the opposite side.

Speech-to-text, maybe? Lifehacker authors are lazy.
 
6 days ago  

cyberspacedout: FTA: Begin by cutting the melon in half, starting at the stem end and slicing threw to the opposite side.

Speech-to-text, maybe? Lifehacker authors are lazy.


God forbid, What happens if you start your slice from the end opposite of the stem?
 
5 days ago  

fasahd: Pure Genius!

From an aesthetic standpoint  I like to ball my melons; cantaloupes, honeydew, and watermelon blend well, berries are welcome too; sure it leaves waste but you can put what's left in a blender for a nice fruit smoothie


hay!!! phrasing, there, Nunes. fark is not your personal grapefruit site!

40 degree day: 1. Stick a corn cob holder in each end.
2. Take off the rind with a belt sander.


what? no! you jack an arbor into each end and then spin it up on the lathe.
 
5 days ago  
She left out the part where you and everyone from your village pile big stones on the tracks in order to stop the melon train.
 
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