Recently I made Bango Muffins (yummilicious I might add). They are great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dinner time dessert.
But if you have ever eaten a mango, you know they can be quite hard to cut. They are extremely juicy and slippery, but amazingly good. My first experience with a mango was as a teenage girl living in the Philippines. Of course, they are even more amazing right off the tree. My favorite though was eating a green mango (not quite ripe) with sea salt. It makes my mouth water just thinking of it.
I found this video at YouTube on how to cut mangoes and it is very helpful for us visual people. But I always manage to do it wrong or wind up with a stinky mess so I was delighted to find this nifty little gadget at the store the other day.
It’s a mango cutter. It works just like an apple cutter. Stand the mango up and place the cutter on the top, just where the stone (core) would be and press down. It slides right on down and Wala! you have your mango without the stone. This cutter doesn’t take the sides off so watching the video is still helpful so you can get all of the fruit off. Or you can do what I do which is just eat the fruit off the sides yourself. You get a treat while making a treat.
Now if you are eating the mango it can still prove to be a bit messy and if you are baking with it you have to slide the fruit off the skin with a knife or spoon (I recommend small pairing knife) so it can still be a bit messy but I find using this I get more of the fruit off the stone than when I try to cut it.
So what one gidget or gadget do you have around the house that you wouldn’t want to be without?