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Old 11-24-2008, 01:16 PM   #31
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The thing I like about homemade fries is the uneven shapes and that some are crispier. Next time I dice potatoes though, I'm going to try the method/vid Buzz posted, where you leave the slices stacked.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:58 PM   #32
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ok ive been meaning to uplaod these.

pic 1. cut around the top but not threw

pic2 "popping the top" it should pop off in 2 pieces.

pic 3 the view after the top is popped

pic 4 pulling out of the seed core and interior ribs

pic 5 patting the bottom to get the few seeds thatm ight have fallen.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:04 PM   #33
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ok ive been meaning to uplaod these.

pic 1. cut around the top but not threw

pic2 "popping the top" it should pop off in 2 pieces.

pic 3 the view after the top is popped

pic 4 pulling out of the seed core and interior ribs

pic 5 patting the bottom to get the few seeds thatm ight have fallen.
This is a good technique to use, especially if you're going to stuff them as you get very little waste.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:07 PM   #34
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Thanks IC, I pride my self on little waste. One thing from Culinary school that really got into me.

The only waste is the seeds really. that goes into my mini compost hole in the garden.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:10 PM   #35
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Thanks IC, I pride my self on little waste. One thing from Culinary school that really got into me.

The only waste is the seeds really. that goes into my mini compost hole in the garden.
I guess the only thing that would be hard is if you wanted to serve the tops, but you can use the same technique and make your cut further down the pepper.
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I cut off the top of the pepper, pop the stem out. Cut the part I cut off in tow pieces. One goes to Bear and one goes to Liam (Chocolate & Black Labs). I cut the bottom off and that goes to me. We all love raww bell pepper.

I then take my 8" Henkles and go around the inside and clean out the membrain and centers. Lay it on one of the ends cut in tow and then slice as thin as you want. Turn sideways and go for the dice, if that is what you are after.

Don't know if that is the "proper way" or not, but Bear, Liam and I love it and we are also getting nutrition that is good for us.

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Old 12-17-2008, 04:06 PM   #37
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Thanks Ghetto. I wasn't picturing the stem staying with the pepper after the top was popped, and being able to neatly drag the insides out.
Very good illustration.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:46 PM   #38
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Thanks Pac. I tried becuase im not much for words.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:48 AM   #39
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Four pages on how to cut a Bell pepper? Too funny!!

I just slice them in half lengthwise, stem & all. Then just scoop out the seeds & ribs, which takes about a nanosecond. If I'm stuffing them, that's how I leave them. Have found that stuffing them lengthwise is SO much easier to do, as well as SO much easier to eat, then doing them upright. If I'm slicing &/or chopping them, I just take it from there. Thank God no rocket science necessary, since I'd never pass the exams - lol!!
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