Happy Independence Day everyone! In honor of independence day I thought it was only fitting to make a post about star fruit.
But first, I want to tell you a story that reminded me of why I created this blog. I got charged $54 for a watermelon this weekend. FIFTY FOUR DOLLARS!!!
My cashier accidentally typed in the number for pre-cut watermelon instead of whole watermelon so I was charged per pound at the pre-cut price. The actual price of my watermelon was $6. When you purchase pre-cut watermelon, you’re purchasing it at NINE times the price of a watermelon.
I know that when you have a big party coming up it’s just easier to purchase a big platter and pick it up at the store. And if you have the means to do that then please don’t feel bad about doing so. However, if you’re like me and don’t like the idea of the grocery store getting a 900% markup on something that will take ten minutes to do (if your time is worth more than the $288/hour you’ll be saving, then I really need your playbook), then please use this short story to remind you of why you decided to learn these skills in the first place.
Once you get down the simple skills of cutting fruits and vegetables, your meal prep becomes such a breeze.
To round out this story, I thought you might want to know that I didn’t actually pay $54 for the watermelon. I caught the mistake before I paid. I don’t want you worrying about little ol’ me.
So starfruit! Let’s get crackin’!
1. Gather Your Supplies
- Star Fruit
- Paring Knife
- Cutting Board
2. Peel the tips of your star.
The tips of the star will probably be brown and limp. Use your paring knife to peel just 1/8 inch or less of the tips.
3. Remove both ends of your fruit.
4. Hold on with your non-dominant hand, and start at the other end of the star fruit making 1/4 inch slices.
Star fruit is just so darn cute. Toss these on top of a fruit salad and you’re golden.