How To Peel And Slice A Mango

Video: My love for mangoes is deep and eternal, but there is no denying that they are slippery little buggers, which makes them a pain to peel. Fortunately, there are two easy ways to peel the gorgeous, golden fruit, neither of which require any single-use, fruit-specific tools.

For the first, which is my favourite, you’ll need a knife and a drinking glass. The video shows you how it’s done, but all you have to do is slice each side off the pit, then, holding it firmly by the skin, slide the edge of your glass in between the flesh and the skin. Dispose of the evil skin (which I am very allergic to), slice as usual, and enjoy.

The second method is also quite easy, but requires a bit more active peeling. Simply peel the fruit with a vegetable peeler, leaving two little circles on either side. Using these skin circles as grip pads, slice the slippery fruit from the pit, then peel off the little circles and dice it up however you like.

Oh, and if you are also allergic to mango skin, rinse the fruit off before eating, otherwise your lips may puff up in a most unattractive and uncomfortable fashion.

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