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post #1 of 16
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What tool do you use to make those serrated kiwi and strawberries? I cannot picture how this is done. Please advise. Learning, thanks.

post #2 of 16
My hubs says just a paring knife and some patience. (He's a professional chef, so I ask him these things).
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post #3 of 16

I'm sure there are 'how to's ' on Youtube

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post #4 of 16
I've done something similar with oranges, but with smaller fruit I imagine it would be more difficult. You start while thw fruit is whole and make a zig zag all the way around and pull it apart. Good luck
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post #5 of 16
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So, I'm getting that it's practice time, right? Not the answer I WANTED! lol Sorry, I am just so new to this that there are sooooo many things I still need to learn that I don't even know when I am asking stupid questions, lol. You're SURE there isn't some Magic tool that does this FOR me? Sry, now I'm just being a brat. Thank you all for answering. God bless

post #6 of 16

Here is one on you tube showing how to cut strawberries 4 different ways and two others for kiwi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjZPL1HYqw0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruIgt_RBFso

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjOFtlkev-o


Edited by remnant3333 - 9/1/13 at 10:43am
post #7 of 16
It's knife work, if you have good tools its not the hardest thing in the world. You'll want to do it on everything once you get started!
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post #8 of 16

There is a gadget for it, it is shaped like a v . The one I have has a melon baller at one end and the v at the other end, it does make life easier and quicker. check it out here http://www.chefdepot.net/channelknife.htm

post #9 of 16
When I was a kid I saw a mall demo for a set of these garnish tools and I thought it was the most amazing thing ever!
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post #10 of 16
The channel knife night get you the look of the strawberry, but definitely not the kiwi.
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post #11 of 16

This is what mine looks like, haven't tried it on strawberries.EASY_FRUIT_VEGETABLE_MELON_WATERMELON_BALLER_GARNISHING.jpg_350x350.jpg

post #12 of 16
Oh! Well thats definitely not what I thought you were refering to! That looks great. That looks like it will give you the kiwis
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post #13 of 16
this is what I thought you meant.
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post #14 of 16

you can buy a professional pumpkin carving set (I say "professional" but I really just mean anything better than the orange plastic handled ones that we all know and love from the Dollar Store!, as they won't have the specific tool needed).  It's a V-shaped double sided blade. You attack the fruit from the side, while still whole, and just line up the edges and repeat around the entire fruit.

 

You can TOTALLY do this with a pairing knife too, it will just take twice as long as the tool mentioned above has TWO blades whereas the pairing knife is just one.

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post #15 of 16
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You gals and/or guys are SOOOOO sweet! Thank you so much for the time you took to send me all of the ideas and photos. You completely hooked me up on this topic. Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3

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