Cut Tomatoes Easier With A Serrated Knife

Cut Tomatoes Easier With a Serrated Knife

Unless you have a very sharp knife, cutting tomatoes is a messy affair. A serrated knife does better than most other knives.

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Over at The Kitchn they explain why a serrated knife is easier:

While you can cut tomatoes with a chef's knife (in fact, knife sharpeners sometimes use tomatoes as a test), your blade has to be ultra-sharp to do a good job. Because tomatoes have thin skins but soft, delicate flesh underneath, anything less than sharp won't get through the skin easily. You probably also have to apply a lot of pressure, running the risk of crushing the tomato.

But a serrated knife with all the little teeth? Those teeth grab onto a tomato's thin skin and cut straight through rather than slipping off the side or squishing the tomato with unnecessary pressure.

Why a Serrated Knife is the Best Tool to Slice Tomatoes [The Kitchn]


Comments

    Well I'll be. That actually makes sense. This'll make Taco Tuesday that little bit easier.

    Last edited 07/09/14 3:12 pm

      YESSIR! *salutes* I shall prepare.... THE KRAGLE!

    *clears throat*

    Ah-Doyyyyyyy!

    You need a sharp knife to cut things, revolutionary.

    Only serrated knife I have is the bread knife, all my knives get a couple of strokes through the sharpener each week to keep them ultra sharp. If they can't grab the side of a tomato, I'll add a few more strokes to get that edge back.

    A sharp knife is a safe knife.

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