Every time Jim gets back from a race, he always says, “You’ve gotta get Rhonda to explain to you how to slice bananas!”
He says that she does it in such a way that it’s easy to snack on a single banana over time — without it turning brown.
So, at the races this weekend, (yes, I actually went with Jim for once!) I asked Rhonda to show me.
Okay everyone, I’ve learned the secret. Here’s how to slice bananas within the peel!…
How To Slice Bananas
This may be old news to some people, but I’ve never seen it done like this before.
I think it’s ingenious!
- Take a whole banana in the skin and slice it long ways from tip to tip. But here’s the important part: Only slice deep enough to cut through the thick banana peel on top — not all the way through the banana itself or the skin underneath.
- Then, cut off the 2 end tips of the banana — this time all the way through the top layer of skin, the banana itself, and the skin underneath too.
- Finally, slice all the way through the banana and skin in tiny bite-sized pieces. Then, one by one, remove the peel and eat.
I thought that the 2 ends of each slice would turn brown in no time since they’re obviously exposed to the air. But they don’t really.
As you can see in the pictures, they do begin to brown around the edges, but not entirely. And the middle and sides of the banana remain firm and white.
Now, see how to pre-slice a banana from the inside, plus the correct way to peel a banana (like monkeys do)!
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