How To Open a Pomegranate ~ Pomegranates can be a tricky fruit to open but there is a secret to opening them that is utterly simple.
When I was 16, I learned how to properly open a pomegranate AFTER being laughed at and mocked for the way I was opening one.
I guess it was too much fun for them all to watch me mutilate this poor defenseless fruit to actually stop me. Finally, after I opened it or hacked it open, my friends took a fresh, Michelle-free pomegranate and I was taught how to open one correctly.
I have been using pomegranates in several recipes lately. I love working with seasonal fruits but it occurred to me that there are some that do not know how to open one properly. Since I used to be a teacher, why not ‘teach’ you all how to open one?
How to Open a Pomegranate
1. Holding the fruit firmly and with a sharp knife, slice through the flesh about an inch and a half or so from the top and go cleanly around.
11. Using a wooden spoon or mallet, pound the back of the pomegranate. This will work the seeds out. NOTE: In the image, I used the handle of a knife. PLEASE DO NOT do it this way until you are more experienced opening these. Use the mallet, spoon or any heavy handled utensil.
Are there any other fruits or veggies you want to learn to deal with? If so, leave me message in the comments.