Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Kitchen Tip: Cherry Pitting
We lovecherries around here, but they are certainly a mess to prepare with those pits in the center. Since I do most of the pitting, I've tried to find a method that works for us.
We have a nice cherry pitter -- but, that isn't always effective, and the splash from de-pitting the cherries with this gadget leads to a new hue of cherry red all over our kitchen walls.
Instead, I opt for a cleaner cherry pitting method with only the simple kitchen knife. Since most of my recipes require cherries to be cut, this method is perfect.
Simply cut the cherry in half around the pit.
Then, twist the two halves apart.
Use the knife to score around the pit.
Then, pop the pit out. Sometimes it comes out by gently squeezing the cherry.
Then, in no time you have pitted cherries.
And, fairly clean hands!
Happy cherry pitting :)
This post is linked to Tammy's Kitchen-Tip Tuesday.