What to do when life gives you {lots of} oranges!

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“I am here to lớn tell you you’ve been putting way too much effort into peeling an orange—but that’s all going to lớn change, with the help of a spoon.”


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Food và Wine Mad Genius Justin Chapple is back, và he’s here to save us from the famously messy & time-consuming task of peeling oranges. “The thing I hate about peeling an orange,” says Justin, “is that you’ve got lớn dig your thumb into it. You sometimes miss và go right into the fruit, or you leave a bunch of pith. But this trick is going khổng lồ change your life.”


All you’ll need is an orange, a spoon & a small paring knife. Score around the center of the orange with your knife—only cut about ⅛ of an inch deep, without puncturing the citrus segments—and then insert the handle of your spoon between the peel and the fruit. Work your way around the orange until you feel the peel beginning lớn release. You’ll be able to remove half of the peel—in one piece!—in a matter of seconds. For minimal mess, put the peel back on and use it khổng lồ guard the fruit while removing the other half.


This painless, juiceless, pulpless method will make it easy to lớn tackle Candied Oranges, Duck à l’Orange or any of your favorite orange and blood orange recipes. & these versatile citrus fruits aren’t the only thing you can peel with a spoon—check out this hack to peel your ginger in a breeze.


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Plus, if discarding a pile of orange-peel scraps has always felt like a bit of a waste lớn you, there’s an added bonus. Justin points out that, with this method, you’ll be left with “awesome little cups that you can fill with sorbet or fruit salad!” Or, you know, Jell-o shots.


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