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A Whacking Tip

Now you probably think I've been resting on my laurels as Google cook and all, and that I was just a one tip wonder in the world of cooking. But fret not. Today I bring you another revolutionary cooking tip, down from the high tech to the low tech basics. This somewhat daunting tip which you must necessarily, try at home, was taught to me by my inestimable friend, Chris Millard. Who knew her tip could change my life with avocados and now yours as well.

You know what happens when you cut an avocado in two and easily peel and cut up the first half? You've got the second half left with that pesky big avocado seed stuck in the middle, and by the time you wrestle it out, the avocado is a mess with the only good result being what you can lick off your fingers. It's a shame to waste so much of that second half and now you don't have to. Simply lay the second avocado piece on a firm surface, take a sharp but not necessarily heavy knife (I'm partial to my paring knife) and give the avocado seed a good whack with the blade of the knife. Then pull up on the knife, and if you whacked hard enough, in addition to the whacking satisfaction, you'll find the avocado seed sticking to the knife leaving the second half seedless, perfect and ready to peel.


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