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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Secret trick for cutting cherry tomatoes

This trick is super awesome! (100 points if you figure out what he's going to do ahead of time; I had no idea.)
(Top photo by The Novice Chef. Via Swissmiss)

65 comments:

Elizabeth Jaime said...

Mind blown!!!

x Elizabeth of Thompson & Prince

Alex Williams said...

I like this. I spend half my cooking time on prep work, so I'm always looking to save time.

Lauren Knight said...

What?!!! Ha, ha! That is so great!

Lauren E. said...

My issue with grape and cherry tomatoes is that they're so dang slippery and my knife never seems sharp enough to slice them quickly. I use a little serrated paring knife and it goes SUPER quick now.

Alyssa said...

uh, this is AMAZING.

!!

Meadow said...

Ha that's kinda neat. I wouldn't want to dirty up 2 more plates, though. My trick is simply to use a very sharp knife... then it's easy and takes no time at all.

Tia | Tina and Tina said...

I saw Rachael Ray do this with plastic lids!(from coffee cans or sour cream tubs

laura said...

Super! But now I want to know what the recipe is for that amazingly yummy looking roasted cherry tomatoes you have pictured above.. *drool*

Ashleigh Blatt said...

Ha! Now THAT was amazing!

Joanna Goddard said...

laura, yes! it's here: http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2012/11/garlic-roasted-cherry-tomatoes/

Laura@FitMamaLove said...

Well, that was awesome! I think I'll need to sharpen my knives before trying it for it to go smoothly.

Vikike said...

Haha that's weird!

meg-made said...

Amazing! I love it!!! Totally wish I could claim the 100 points but alas, had never thought of that! Brilliant!! xx

Jenn said...

I have a feeling if I try this, I'm going to end up with a broken plate on the floor, lol. Also, since when did Alex start commenting! How sweet!

Kari said...

Brilliant!

poisonwood said...

Genius! I hope I remember to do this next time...

Rachel said...

Haha! I was skeptical that this was going to be interesting but I am now in awe.

Eliza Lewis said...

Genius!!!!

megan said...

This is really neat!

17 beats. said...

great tip ! BUT when he says sharp knife, he means SHARP KNIFE.

Amy Lauree said...

What! Did not see that coming. Great idea.
p.s. I love that your husband commented and sounds like an ordinary commenter, so nonchalant about it. funny.

Alicia said...

I had seen that before and still forget to do it that way! Duh!

Thoughts by Beth said...

Genius!

Julie Doherty said...

I've seen this before. I spend too much time on Pinterest ^^

KismeTKate said...

I've seen this before and 1) it's not worth it to me to dirty 2 plates, and 2) it doesn't work as well if your knife isn't sharp and, 3) you basically squish the little 'maters to death in the process. Cool idea though!

Jessica Pearson said...

Woohoo! 100 points for me! I just saw this on Mels Kitchen Cafe blog a couple weeks ago.

Jasmine Davis said...

Totally do this with plastic lids already. Great tip!

13bees said...

Ha! I thought he was going to just say to use a serrated knife. Much easier....

Matilda Hankinson said...

I've seen this before, but with halves of those old plastic bulk CD cases. And I was always like, who even has those anymore? But this makes so much sense!

Zywie said...

I've watched the Rachel Ray show just once so far, and this tip was on that one episode, haha.

Miss Noggin Head said...

Awesome! I bet I would press the plate down too hard and squish them! I also love how people noticed your husband's comment and how it seems like he is a regular poster... Too cute!

Ms. Magpie said...

NO. WAY. The time I have been wasting!

Amanda said...

Okay, I did not see that coming! Genius!

Lisa said...

I am at once fascinated by this idea and fairly certain that I would somehow sever a hand in the process.

Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life said...

I'm with Meadow, I can't decide if it's worth it to dirty two dishes just to cut my tomatoes.

http://americanmadeguidetolife.blogspot.com/

kate reymann said...

I am with the serrated knife crowd.

Stephanie said...

Whatt! That looked so quick and easy.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, amy lauree, i thought the same thing! too funny.

Marty Alix said...

OMG what a time saver!

Marty Alix said...

OMG what a time saver!

Ashley said...

So, this is really funny...last week I'm in the other room and I hear my husband (who is supposed to be throwing together salads for lunch, which includes slicing cherry tomatoes) and I keep hearing all these dishes banging around. I finally asked what he was doing and he said he was trying some trick for cutting cherry tomatoes that he saw on YouTube...now I get it! Didn't sound like it worked so well for him...

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

how have I never seen this before? friggin brilliant!

kaitlyn said...

mind. blown.

Hannah Hosh said...

I just got sucked into DaveHax Youtube videos for a good half hour. Thanks for that! ;)

Kathleen Heffner said...

This is awesome!

Jody Winter said...

Jesus!

Eva said...

So cool!

Jess said...

Ha this is hilarious also his voice is super funny weird robot English. Thanks

aly said...

That is so Clever!!! It takes me so long to cut all those tiny tomatoes in half when I'm making a salad!

Cheryl said...

Brilliant!!!

Emily said...

This man is a genius.

Also, I LOVE that Alex comments on your posts! So sweet :)

Emily said...

This man is a genius.

Also, I LOVE that Alex comments on your posts! So sweet :)

Gina said...

hahahahaha I've just remembered myself cutting cherry tomatoes one by one yesterday. Silly head. No more!

Miachel @ Spiced Curiosity said...

This is amazing!!!

Erin W. said...

So simple, but so brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?

Erin said...

LOVE.

Leah said...

This is genius!

aMsquared said...

Yessssss, happy days!!

Anna Hoffman said...

OMG I'm loving this!

Susie said...

OMG this guy is AMAZING!!!!

visit me at june lorraine xx

Amanda Carrington said...

This is so simple and effective. What a great idea!

Mandie Segura said...

Love this! I *just* cut two pints of grape tomatoes up a few days ago for a simple recipe with a lot of kick. This will make it even simpler! :)

Carly Travis said...

that is genius

Sonia B said...

Love the idea

Maryn Masumiya said...

Definitely going to try this! Point taken about the dirty dishes…but why not just eat off them afterwards? ;)

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