How to peel a kiwi?
This article is all about how to peel kiwi without much hassle.
There are nine different ways to peel a kiwi. You can peel it using a knife or spoon. You can blanch it or may use ‘The Glass’ or ‘The Shove’ method to peel off its outerlayer with ease. Pro chefs can also peel a kiwi using a fork, a coffee stick or even a metal beater.
Nine different ways to peel a kiwi
1. With a knife
Make small cuts on the upper end of the kiwi. No need to slice the top and bottom parts. Make tiny cuts no more than 2-3 cm long. Keep them on an open tray in the freezer overnight. By morning the skin would have become hard and crumbly. You can easily remove the skin now with your hands and get an intact peeled kiwi
2. With a spoon
First, slice the top and bottom ends of the washed kiwi using a small knife. Take a spoon. Gently put it inside the fruit between the pulp and the skin. Make circles around the skin. After one full circle, the soft fruit will separate from its skin. Now gently pull the fruit out on the spoon. You will notice that this peeling method, along with taking very little time, is less messy.
3. By blanching it
Take a heavy-bottomed pan and fill it with water. Bring it to a boil. Wash the kiwi properly before dropping it in the water. Blanch it for less than a minute. Remove it and immediately run cold water over the blanched kiwis. The skin will become soft, and you can easily separate it with your hands.
4. The glass method
This is another hassle-free method of peeling kiwi. Take a knife and a glass. Wash the kiwi before use. Slice it in 2 halves lengthwise using a small knife. Press the edges of the kiwi softly along the edge of the glass and glide it circularly. The skin will gently peel off, and you will be left with a clean slice piece of fruit. Not just kiwi, you can slice mangoes and avocados as well using this method.
5. The shove method
In this really simple method, slice the upper and lower parts of the fruits using a small pointed knife. Now with your fingers, gently massage the fruit’s skin around its entire length using your thumb and first two forefingers. The pressure of your fingers will dislodge the skin from the fruit, and you will leave with a mess-free pulp.
6. With your hands
There are quite a few ways of peeling kiwi with just your hands. Let us discuss the most common ones:-
The messy way
Hold the middle of the fruit with your two middle fingers and tug it apart. It will be messy and a bit of a hurried manner of dealing with such beautiful fruit. But it is doable, especially if you have nothing else near you to cut it peel it with
The non-messy way
In the non-messy way, you use your nails to tear some skin apart carefully. Once some part of the skin comes off, carefully peel the rest of the fruit using your hands and a bit of your clean nails. Because it does not involve any tugging or pulling, the mess is minimal in this way.
7. Using a fork
In the fork method, slice the top and bottom parts of the fruit with a knife. Press the fork into the middle of the fruit and gently press the sides till the pulp gets separated from it. Now pull the fruit outside using the fork, and you have a clean, peeled fruit ready with the fork for hands-free use.
8. Using a coffee stick
It turns out we can peel a kiwi using a coffee stirrer or a coffee stick as well. Cut the edges of the fruit and insert the stick between the skin and the fruit. Run the stick in a circular motion around the pulp. This will dislodge it from the skin, and you can easily separate them in very little time
9. Using a peeler or even a metal beater
It turns out you can peel kiwi using a metal egg beater or, by the simplest way ever, the peeler. In the first part, slice the kiwi into two pieces. Gently press the metal beater into the kiwi and rotate clockwise till the skin separates from the fruit.
And by using a peeler, we can peel away the layers of skin till we see the fruit inside.