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How to Peel a Pineapple and Not Waste so Much of it

Pineapples are usually peeled by slicing off the skin with a deep cut that removes the skin and all the eyes.  OK, its quick but a layer of edible pineapple is tossed out with the skin.  A better method is to slice off the skin with a shallow cut, leaving most of the eyes. 

Notice that the eyes have a pattern to them that can be lined up to cut out, 3 or 4 at a time, with a sharp paring knife making v-shaped trench cuts. 

This method leaves more pineapple on the pineapple. 


Then quarter the fruit, trim off the hard part, dice and place in containers to cool.  A $4.75 pineapple yields two nice containers of chunks that go for $4.50 each at the market. 

Waste not, want not . . .

 


 

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