Thursday, February 28, 2008

How to Eat a Grapefruit (in my opinion)

You will need:

1 plate
1 bowl
1 spoon
1 sharp knife
1 napkin

*Place the grapefruit on the plate. Use the sharp knife to cut the grapefruit in half, parallel to the ends. Hold the edge of one half of the grapefruit gingerly with the tips of the fingers on the left hand (if you are right handed) and use the sharp knife to cut around each triangular section, being careful not to cut the membrane, but to also not leave too much fruit attached to the membrane. With napkin positioned to the left, dot fingertips to remove moisture in between touching the grapefruit. Sprinkle surface liberally with salt. Scoop out triangle sections with spoon, one at a time starting with the smallest ones. Again, dry finger tips with napkin. Repeat with other grapefruit half.

*Now squeeze the juice from both halves in to the bowl. Add more salt, if necessary. Either drink from bowl, or use spoon to enjoy.

You may not know this, but I have some OCD tendencies, and this is pretty big one for me.

Daily photo: 2/27/08


Carol said...

My goodness -- I didn't teach you ALL of that. This reminds me of your grandpa and his cake-on-the-plate rules!

Lacy said...


From an OCD aficionado

Catherine Chandler said...

My dad used to eat pink grapefruits a lot, usually at breakfast. When he was done, he would bring the grapefruit over to the kids' table and give us each spoonfuls of grapefruit juice. So indulgent :)