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Peeling a cucumber with a knife

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#31 Shaya

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 03:35 PM

The key is to clean it as soon as you finish using it so theres no time for dried on crud to accumulate.

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Easier-said-than-done when you have a kid (or two) in your arms while you are cooking, eating, washing up.... The dishwasher can be a blessing for those tools that get forgotten in the chaos of a busy home.

I almost always peel cucmumbers with a knife - usually I cut a segment and go around in a circle. It comes off like a charm. I do the same for zucchini.

#32 annecros

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:38 PM

My guess is that most of the answers above could read:  I do it this way because my mother did!


(Well, that was my theory before santo_grace posted!)

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Nah, mom was all about the vegetable peeler. Actually, now that I think of it, she was quite aggressive in her wielding of the peeler...

#33 lcdm

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 09:14 AM

I always use a knife to peel veggies and fruit ; except carrots, than I use a peeler.


#34 insomniac

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 09:17 AM

I always use a knife to peel veggies and fruit ; except carrots, than I use a peeler.


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ditto, except add parsnips to the peeler list