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 Post subject: Re: Avocado Hand?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:46 am 
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Carey:

This is one of the reasons us avocado-land-natives don't dice the avocado in the shell*. Scoop, then cut, not the other way around.

(the other reason is that you often split the shell, which then makes it a PITA to scoop out the flesh)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:17 am 
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I actually do what I saw in a California avocado promotion video now. Half, pit, quarter, then peel like a banana. They slice beautifully after that. But I will scoop if one is too ripe or not quite ripe enough to peel. I've never done the in shell dice since the near miss incident.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Carey:

We have some large spoons which are just about the size of a small avocado half, so it's the work of a few seconds to scoop them. I find that the peeling method is fiddly enough that it takes me longer than that.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:40 pm 
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Scooping is faster for sure. Now I want avocado toast.

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So, ironically, I almost got avocado hand myself last night.

I was doing the initial circle cut on the avocado to split it, and my knife went 3/4 of the way through on the first cut. How? I missed the pit. This avocado had the smallest pit I've ever seen, like the size of a large olive. Knife missed it completely.

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I've been laughing at this thread too much. You know that the next avocado is going to get me.

WAIT! The next avocado is tonight!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:46 pm 
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I just cut up 4 avocados tonight, and thought of this while I was doing it! I also got one of those tiny avocado pits in one of them.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Geez guys, be careful!!! It's awfully hard to mock stupid people when we're the people these things are happening to! (Plus, you never know....maybe the anti-avocado hand mocking committee has staged a mini pit conspiracy just to show us what's what...)

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Geez guys, be careful!!! It's awfully hard to mock stupid people when we're the people these things are happening to! (Plus, you never know....maybe the anti-avocado hand mocking committee has staged a mini pit conspiracy just to show us what's what...)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:38 am 
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TheFuzzy wrote:
So, ironically, I almost got avocado hand myself last night.

I was doing the initial circle cut on the avocado to split it, and my knife went 3/4 of the way through on the first cut. How? I missed the pit. This avocado had the smallest pit I've ever seen, like the size of a large olive. Knife missed it completely.


I always do that cut with the avocado on the board with knife cutting down and my hand over the knife. Now, I still do the stick-knife-in-pit in my hand, which is likely the most dangerous move.


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