Cutting Ripe Papaya: Less Pain

Cutting Ripe Papaya: Less Pain

Since I was 10 years old, my main duty is to help in the kitchen whenever there was someone is cooking and it is a must if my aunt is in there. I think that is how, EE, her daughter learn to cook, she is way better than me and able to cook for a party up to 30 people. That is a lot of work!

I hated it whenever my aunt bought a ripe papaya from the market because that means it is going to be my job to cut them and it’s going to be my uncle.. to eat them.. haha Thinking about a girl with small hands holding a big papaya and trying to cut it when the ripe papaya is so slippery!!! Anyway, I managed to survived.. (and my uncle has to eat salty papaya in the papaya juice)

I have improved to be a papaya cutting expert. :)    Here is how I cut a ripe papaya, less pain, less messy and less salty as you barely touch the papaya with your salty hands. 😀

1. Set up your cutting area, by the sink is the best. There you should have your cutting board and a knife. The reason you need to be close to the sink is that you can wash your hands whenever you need and you won’t splash the papaya juice all over the kitchen. I used to cut the papaya on the newspaper. I think it still makes a mess.

Some Thai people prefer taking the seed out with chopstick on this step. I used to do it but there’s no need. To pull the seeds out right now will cause bruise as you have to squeeze to hold a papaya in your hand.

2. Then cut the skin out from a side. Lay the papaya on the cutting board, see? you barely touch it. Follow the photos to see how.. when you are done at this step, rinse the papaya well with clean water as there is white milk come out from its skin. This milk could cause your skin irritation on the lips.

Last step!

Enjoy your real sweet papaya!

Merry Christmas to everyone! and thank you for visitting my blog! 🙂

(^_^) Joy~

Author: Joy B

Sawasdee Ka! I'm Joy, the owner of Joy's Thai Food Recipe & Cooking blog. I have been cooking since I was little with my mom and aunts in northeast Thailand. I want to share my childhood Thai recipes with you. Please help me make this the best site I can by completing my survey! :) Joy To contact me use the email address below, or find me at Google+.

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