Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon

Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

This is the first part of an super easy and delicious post that I'll share later this week. (Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles!) In the meantime though, I'm so happy to have discovered this method of peeling a kiwi, I just had to share it! How do you peel a kiwi fruit?

Am I the only person that didn't know this? Is this old news? If so, why didn't you tell me?! I peeled half a dozen kiwi fruits the other day in just a couple minutes. As an added benefit, they looked a whole lot nicer than any I've peeled in the past. Check this out!

First, slice off the ends.

Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Then, slide a spoon underneath the skin at one end.

Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Rotate the fruit and slide the spoon all the way around the fruit. Repeat on the other end. Remove the spoon and gently squeeze the fruit and it should slide out of it's skin without any difficulty at all.


Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

I'm still excited about how easy this was. I'd love to know; what other food prep tips might I be missing?

When the first kiwi fruit I peeled last week wound up looking rather mangled, I decided to check and see if there was an easier way. Sure enough, there was!  I found this short video, watched it and then tried it. Obviously, the method works and it is so very simple. I can't believe I've been peeling them any other way.

If you are wondering about the limes and oranges in the background, I was making this Honey Lime Fruit Salad when I took these pictures. Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great way to peel a kiwi. In the past when I peeled a kiwi I would mangle them also.

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  2. Great idea! I don't peel my kiwi's, you can eat them with the skin on.

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  3. I have eaten them both ways. However, in some recipes (and especially in smoothies) I prefer them peeled. Now that this is so simple, I'll probably peel them every time!

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  4. It looks great...not all mushed like when I cut the skin off :) Sometimes I pack a kiwi in my lunch and just spoon the fruit right out of the skin, like a grapefruit, but I haven't tried peeling them like this yet.

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  5. Just like you do with a soft boiled egg. Smoothies, huh? YUM!

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  6. Oh wow!!! Thanks Mary, I usually peel most of the kiwi away. Can't wait to try this

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  7. I've never tried peeling a kiwi fruit. I'll normally just scoop it out with a spoon. This is indeed a very good tip. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. If it makes you feel better, I have never peeled a kiwi using your newly discovered method either. Apparently I am out of the loop!

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  9. I had not idea!! thanks - great piece of info!!
    Mary x

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  10. Im amazed how you peel a kiwi!! how smart you are! thanks I had not idea!

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  11. One of your earlier commenters mentioned that she eats them with the skin on. I've never heard of that, but I guess it's no different than eating a peach with the skin on!

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  12. When we buy kiwi (here in New Zealand) we msotly get a litle plastic device to scoop them out.
    Talking about a kiwi can not go without telling about aour new variaty..brand name Zespri that has the sweetest gold fruit inside;))

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  13. I've always peeled kiwis. This is a much easier! Thank you, Mary!!
    PSI have never eaten the outer peel and never will. ;-)

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  14. Nice one! I love kiwi fruit, but hate getting any of the furry skin!

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  15. You are amazing... I still can't do that with my spoon.

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  16. I have a chef's knife technique book (from the CIA) that has a lot of different skills like this to pick up.

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  17. Haha, I love your enthusiasm! I grew up with a kiwi vine behind the barn and this is how we peeled them. Yours look so perfect! Can't wait to see the recipe you made with them :)

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  18. I had no idea! Thank you so much and I would have told you if only I had known. Thanks again! Great idea.

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  19. I had to peel like 10 kiwis for St' Patricks day to send in with Taylor for a green food and it did take me forever. I think I must have used my vegetable peeler. This is a great tip!

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  20. That is a great way to peel kiwi- its so simple!

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  21. OMG!! This is brilliant - I actually avoid using kiwis as I hate peeling them but Ive just tried this and it works a treat!! Thanks so much!!

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  22. I'm so glad you liked it! I was thrilled to see it actually worked too.

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