There are avocado do’s, and then there is this major avocado don’t.
Cutting up avocados isn’t always easy, but one amateur cook apparently had absolutely no clue how to open the wildly popular green fruit when they tried slicing through one … and its seed.
On Sunday, one Twitter user posted a screen grab from a Food Network show, and it turns out that when it comes to cutting an avocado incorrectly, a picture is truly worth a thousand words.
The tweet has since garnered over 60,000 likes and provided a much-needed laugh as more people are being ordered to self-isolate.
While this person’s technique might be an unfathomable kitchen sin to most seasoned cooks, this person does deserve some forgiveness. The grab was taken from “Worst Cooks in America,” a show in which professional chefs mentor amateur cooks to help them become a little less disastrous in the kitchen.
“I’m watching Worst Cooks In America and one of them cut and avocado like this and lord help me,” wrote tweeter Dianna Anderson, who shared the hilarious moment.
“First off, why, but second, how? Is that knife made of laser beams?” said one reply.
Some were quite impressed by the knife’s ability to slice through a such a hard pit, while others were just thankful for the amusement.
Avocados have become an important staple in the United States, popping up in everything from guacamole to avocado toast. Today, Americans eat more than 4 billion avocados a year. That’s four times as many as the country consumed in 2000.
- Put a dish towel under your cutting board. This will prevent slipping.
- Lay the avocado on its side. Make sure you’re using a ripe avocado, it will be softer. If the avocado is super firm, try one of these tips to ripen it faster.
- Hold the avocado securely with one hand on top. Keep those fingers out the way.
- Slowly but deliberately cut lengthwise around the seed. Use your other hand to slice it all the way around the seed, starting at the narrower end.
- Twist and rotate. Use a big spoon to scoop out the seed and, depending on what you’re making, you can scoop out the flesh with a spoon or use a knife to cut chunks.
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