My kids think I am the only one on the planet that can cut an orange “properly.” I love that they think that. Their friends also tell me they love how I cut oranges. Then adults started telling me the same thing, which is when I started to believe there was something special about how I do it.
Hmmm…who woulda thunk it?
In this post I’ll show you my favorite way to cut an orange so you can see just how simple it is to get those picture perfect slices.
How I Cut An Orange
Here’s what I do. I slice the orange down the center. Notice the stem in the picture. It’s important that the orange is cut across the middle, not vertical through the stem part. Make sense??
If you did it right, it will look like this. So pretty. You’ll be able to see triangles with a white pithy center.
This is one of those special oranges that are a pinkish orange color, called a Cara Cara Navel Orange. Yum!! Just another reason why I love Trader Joes.
Ok, now take the knife to the side of the white center, and make a slice.
Do the same on the other side, avoiding the white center.
The goal is to get both the top stem and bottom “dimple” in one slice. Why?
So the white, pithy center is contained in just those two pieces, which leaves the rest of the slices nice and juicy and tender, with no membrane to deal with.
See? Perfect orange slices.
My kids argue over who gets stuck with the two end pieces. Usually, it’s mom!
Is this how you learned to slice oranges?
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