Do you have a kid who is a wild/messy eater? Or someone who just doesn’t like to touch anything gooey or wet? Unfortunately, I have them both!!
One of them constantly makes stains everywhere, and the other one avoids touching orange slices. What kind of family do I have? So I had to come up with a solution!
And I did! Some hockey moms found it helpful so that their kids don’t have to touch orange slices with their smelly hands!
In this tutorial, I’ll show you a simple food hack for cutting an orange.
What you need
- Orange (remove a sticker and wash)
- knife (the one you are comfortable with)
- cutting board
First, watch the tutorial, and I’ll explain how to do it in writing next.
Food hack for cutting oranges
Step 1: First, cut an orange into 8 pieces.
Step 2: Next, take one piece, and hold one edge firmly. Then start cutting in from the other edge.
Step 3: Since the inner layer of the peel is moist, apply a light sawing motion for smooth cutting. Remember to always keep your hands away from the blade. What you need to do here is follow the natural curve of the orange. To clarify, you cut on the line where the fruit and the peel (skin) meet.
Step 4: Once you cut in from the edge and curve, you are naturally changing the angle of the blade. When you get to about 2cm away from the edge (the place you are holding), angle the knife down to cut. This is where you can hold and eat the orange piece.
Step 5: Now, replete the same process for all orange pieces. Just pretend to be an iron chef to present & serve! As you know we eat with our eyes, too!
What do you think of the food hack for cutting oranges?
It is simple, yet very practical for many occasions. Although we wash our hands before we eat, sometimes it’s not a choice.
Since you pick up the orange by the tip, you can avoid touching the whole fruit. This will reduce the chance of getting sick. It’s a win-win situation for keeping our bodies safe!
Try this simple food hack for cutting oranges for fun!
Thoughts for knives
For some reason, I used to believe sharp knives would cause a cut on fingers very easily. But I have found out it’s the opposite. As you might already know, dull knives require more strength to cut anything, which can lead to a painful injury.
In the video, mine wasn’t as sharp as it should be. And of course, I knew it as soon as I started slicing! So make sure to take care of your tools for your safety. Surprisingly, sharpening a knife is quite therapeutic!